I mostly collect Nelsons Navy books[along with WW1] I have a load of them and I say this without any opinion of what's right in the modern world but:
In Nelsons Navy, sailors were hanged from the yard for Homosexual acts.
Nothing was more heinous in the Navy's eyes.
Two I remember were hanged for it and they hadn't had shore leave for 3 years!think they needed to be cut a bit of slack on that occasion
It wouldn't fly now nor should it but I think Nelsons attitude would be more than quizzical.
I also have a fine book"A Sailors War" about the battle at Jutland so I'm looking forward to the TV programme coming up.
BTW we lost over 6000 sailors,the Germans lost 2000 yet we won!
Don't see it myself except for Jellicoe not chasing the German fleet preferring to bottle them up giving us control over the North Sea,a good decision from him.
8) Everyone seems to recall Big Sylv and I've heard Black Kath and Irish Pat mentioned 8O Can it be that I'm the only old and bold who remembers that vision of beauty and paragon of virtue;- Gordie Joyce? :roll: