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Wednesday June 29 2005 07:53 GMT
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In pictures: Trafalgar celebrations
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Historian Alex Naylor plays the part of Nelson during the Trafalgar 200 celebrations in Portsmouth. Thousands of people are travelling to the city to take part in the event.
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The celebrations will feature a re-enactment of the Battle of Trafalgar using "tall ships" and crews dressed in historical costumes.
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Crew stand in the rigging of a tall ship during rehearsal for The International Fleet Review, which will form part of the celebrations marking the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar.
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A total of 167 ships from the Royal Navy and 35 nations are taking part in the International Fleet Review. This giant is HMS Ocean.
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After dark, a huge firework display started...
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It was one of the biggest firework shows in Britain, and recreated the storm which destroyed French ships after the battle
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Red fire illuminates the Gran Turk in the Solent
Queen remembers Trafalgar victory
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