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BEST OF BRITISHLord Nelson has mauled Monty and given Wellington the boot - to be named Britains greatest military hero. It was plain sailing for the victor of Trafalgar as he emerged comfortable winner in a poll of famous names. Admiral Nelson gathered 27 per cent of the vote - with nearly half of the 18 to 24s backing him. Nearest rival Field-Marshal Montgomery was on 19 per cent. Andy Smith, from the UK National Defence Association, which commissioned the poll of 1,006 adults, said: Im not surprised. Horatio Nelson was a brilliant naval commander and a charismatic leader. Trafalgar put an end to Napoleons plans to invade Britain, and ensured British dominance of the oceans for the rest of the 19th century. Nelson famously spurred on his men to victory at Trafalgar with th快三开奖助手破解版无限积分 e words England expects that every man will do

his duty. Known for bold action, he could also disregard his orders ... once putting a telescope to his blind ey

e and saying he could not see the signal to cease the attack. He was fatally wounded by an enemy sniper as he beat the combined French and Spanish in October 1805. Richard the Lionheart, Bomber Harris and Falklands hero Colonel H Jones are also among the heroes most respected. The UKNDA, which is backed by three ex-chiefs of staff, campaign for a sufficient, appropriate and fully-funded Armed Forces. Uknda organiser John Muxworthy, a former Naval officer, said: These are interesting results w

hen our Royal Navy is vastly under-funded. Many still do not realise 90 per cent of our exports and imports are by sea. The poll by ComRes also revealed

almost a quarter of young adults didnt know any top milit

ary heroes. LEADERS HE DEFEATED (IN POLL) 1. Admiral Nelson A complex leader who loved his men and personal glory. At Trafalgar sailors wept when they heard of his death. Born in Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk, he joined the Navy at a

ge 12 and was a captain by 20. He married Frances Nisbet in 1787, but had an affair with Emma Lady Hamilton. 2. Field Marshal Montgomery Bernard Montgomery was born in London in 1887. Wounded in WW1, in 1942 he inspired the dispirited 8th Army to victory at El Alamein in north Egypt. 3. Duke of Wellington He conquered Napoleon at Waterloo. Born in Dublin in 1769, Wellington commanded the British Army between 1827 and 1828.

He died in 1852. 3. Duke of Wellington Oxford-born Richard I was King of England for 10 years. He went on the Third Crusade in 1191 - he had some success but never won Jerusalem. 5. Bomber Harris One of the most controversial figures of WW2, Harris oversaw the air war against Germany, including the saturation bombing of cities, killing many civilians. 6. Ki

ng Henry V The medieval warrior king who beat the French at Agincourt in 1415. He achie

ved his aim of regaining the lands in France held by his ancestors. 7. Lord Kitchener Controversial figure. On Your Country Needs You WW1 recruitment poster. He burned farms and put families in camps in the Boer War. 8. Colonel H Jones A true modern war hero. Awarded VC after his death - he was killed while storming Argentine positions Regiment on the Falkland Islands. A true modern war hero.

Awarded VC after his death - he was killed while storming Argentine positions Regiment on the Falkland Islands.