Britain celebrates 200th anniversary of Trafalgar victory

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Britain celebrated the 200th anniversary of Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson's victory in the Battle of Trafalgar with thousands of events marking the historic fight. Queen Elizabeth II was to lead the tribute, lighting a beacon at sunset beside Nelson's preserved flagship HMS Victory in Portsmouth, on the southern English coast, upon which the British war hero died during the battle. A total of 1,000 beacons were to be set ablaze across Britain to mark the day the British navy battered a combined French and Spanish fleet and eliminated the threat of invasion.

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