Horatio Nelson's flag signal at the Battle of Trafalgar, 1805 by unknown

Horatio Nelson's flag signal at the Battle of Trafalgar, 1805

unknown

Fine art poster

More products…
  • Amazing giclée print quality
  • 280gsm thick fine art print paper
  • 100+ year colour guarantee
  • Dimensions:
    • x cm overall ( x in)
    • x cm image ( x in)
£14.95

Image information

Add to wishlist
Close

Our prints

We use a 280gsm fine art paper and premium branded inks to create the perfect reproduction.

Our expertise and use of high-quality materials means that our print colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.

Read more about our fine art prints.

Manufactured in the UK

All products are printed in the UK, using the latest digital presses and a giclée printmaking process.

We only use premium branded inks, and colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.

Delivery & returns

We print everything to order so delivery times may vary but all unframed prints are despatched within 2-4 days via courier or recorded mail.

Delivery to the UK is £5 for an unframed print of any size.

We will happily replace your order if everything isn’t 100% perfect.

Horatio Nelson's flag signal at the Battle of Trafalgar, 1805 by unknown zoom

Horatio Nelson's flag signal at the Battle of Trafalgar, 1805

At about 11.30 hrs in the morning of Monday 21 October 1805, as the British fleet was sailing into action against the Combined Fleets of France and Spain at the Battle of Trafalgar, Nelson ordered a special signal to be flown: 'England Expects That Every Man Will Do His Duty'. Although the most famous signal in naval history, it has often been misquoted.

Other navies have used their own versions of the famous words. Napoleon was so impressed that he ordered a translation: 'La France compte que chaqun fera son devoir', to be displayed in all the ships of the Imperial Navy. The great Japanese admiral Count Heihachiro Togo signalled at the start of the Battle of Tsushima against the Russian fleet on 27 May 1904: 'The fate of the Empire depends upon today's battle: let every man do his utmost!' Nelson's signal is still flown by HMS 'Victory' every Trafalgar Day.

  • Image reference: D8080

Discover more

More by the artist unknown.

Explore the collections Bestsellers, Nelson, Navy, Nation.