Author’s Note: What follows is a 22 page script I wrote in aid of my application to the National Film and Television School. I imagined this grand sea-battle which (as you will find if you have the privilege of visiting HMS Victory in dry-dock at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard) is bursting with individual stories of heroism and grit the likes of which you will struggle to find in modern times. Unfortunately I was told recently at the NFTS Open Day, that they prefer original pieces of work, so today I’m back to the drawing board – which means I have no reservations about posting this for general consumption! Enjoy.