Waterloo Armies: Men, Organization and Tactics

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Waterloo is one of the most famous battles in history and it has given rise to a vast and varied literature. But the organization, structure and fighting strength of the armies that fought in the battle have received little attention, and this is the subject of Philip Haythornthwaite's detailed, authoritative and engaging study.
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Overview

Waterloo is one of the most famous battles in history and it has given rise to a vast and varied literature. But the organization, structure and fighting strength of the armies that fought in the battle have received little attention, and this is the subject of Philip Haythornthwaite's detailed, authoritative and engaging study.
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Midwest Book Review
For anyone looking for a wealth of details on the fateful three-day battle of Waterloo in 1815, this is the book . . . required prefatory reading for reading any other account or analysis of the battle.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844155996
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
  • Publication date: 1/19/2008
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.44 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction     1
The Waterloo Armies: Organization, Weapons and Tactics     5
Cavalry: Its Composition and Role     7
Infantry: Its Composition and Role     13
Artillery: Its Composition and Role     22
Wellington's Army     31
The British Army     34
Command and Staff     34
Infantry     38
Cavalry     61
Artillery     72
Supporting Services     75
The Hanoverian Army     79
The Brunswick Corps     84
Napoleon's Army     89
Command and Staff     95
The Imperial Guard     100
Infantry     114
Cavalry     131
Artillery     143
Engineers and Supporting Services     145
The Netherlands and Prussian Armies     151
The Netherlands Army     153
Command and Staff     155
Infantry     158
Cavalry     163
Artillery and Supporting Services     166
The Nassau Contingent     168
Blucher's Army     173
Command and Staff     180
Infantry     185
Cavalry     200
Artillery and Supporting Services     206
Notes     210
Strengths and Casualties     215
Orders of Battle     226
Bibliography     235
Index     241
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