A member of the staff of the Directorate of History and Heritage of the Canadian Department of National Defence, Donald E. Graves is the author, co-author or editor of sixteen books on military and naval history subjects.
His fields of specialization are the Napoleonic period and the Second World War.
Did you know?
The fort with its back to the sea
Fort Nelson, which sits proudly above Portsmouth Harbour, originally pointed its guns inland. At the time it was feared that a French attack would come by land, and not sea.
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