Waterloo 1815: The Birth of Modern Europe

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Osprey's study of the most famous battle of the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). Waterloo holds a special place among the great battles of history. The climax of more than twenty years of war, it was indeed a close-run affair, matching two of the world's greatest generals - Napoleon and Wellington. This volume covers the entire campaign including the battles of Quatre Bras, Ligny and Wavre, with five full-colour maps and three highly detailed bird's eye views showing decisive moments in the action. An excellent sense...

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Overview

Osprey's study of the most famous battle of the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). Waterloo holds a special place among the great battles of history. The climax of more than twenty years of war, it was indeed a close-run affair, matching two of the world's greatest generals - Napoleon and Wellington. This volume covers the entire campaign including the battles of Quatre Bras, Ligny and Wavre, with five full-colour maps and three highly detailed bird's eye views showing decisive moments in the action. An excellent sense of the closeness of the battle is communicated - Wellington himself claimed it was "the nearest thing you ever saw in your life" - and this gripping account shows the full justice of that statement.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781855322103
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 5/28/1992
  • Series: Campaign Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 712,898
  • Product dimensions: 0.32 (w) x 9.77 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Meet the Author

Geoffrey Wootten is an acknowledged expert on the Napoleonic period and has written a number of articles and books on the subject.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2014

    Like all Osprey Campaigns, it is a quick overview of the event i

    Like all Osprey Campaigns, it is a quick overview of the event in a very organized fashion. The book I would rate 4 stars and worth reading if you are new to Waterloo. The 3 star rating is specifically towards Nook. Classic 2 page maps, a staple of Osprey books, displayed on my Nook in 12 pieces; try to get that picture together in your minds-eye. Granted, I went into this knowing the Nook could never pull it off. I do believe I can scroll a map if I double tap the screen, still difficult study.

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