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Wellington at Waterloo

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A classic account of one of the world's most famous battles is now available for the first time in paperback. The armies of the period are brought to life and the battles recreated from the viewpoint of both Wellington and Napoleon. Of value to both historian and general reader, this study bring out the drama and tragedy of battle. 58 photos. 9 map.
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Overview

A classic account of one of the world's most famous battles is now available for the first time in paperback. The armies of the period are brought to life and the battles recreated from the viewpoint of both Wellington and Napoleon. Of value to both historian and general reader, this study bring out the drama and tragedy of battle. 58 photos. 9 map.
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Military Modeling
“…an excellent account of Waterloo by an author who knew his craft….definitely worth obtaining, especially if you would like to read about that great battle in 1815 that shaped the face of Europe and the surrounding world into and beyond the 19th century…”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853673399
  • Publisher: Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal, Limited
  • Publication date: 2/28/2006
  • Series: Greenhill Military Paperbacks Series
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword to New Edition xi

Preface xiii

Part 1

I A Brief Interval of Peace 3

II Organisation, Tactics and Strategy of the Contending Armies 14

III Wellington, Britain and the Allies to 15 June 1815 30

IV Napoleon Attacks the Prussians 45

V Quatre Bras 53

VI Retreat to Waterloo and Battle Preparations 71

VII Hougoumont 86

VIII D'Erlon and Uxbridge 95

IX The French Cavalry Attacks 106

X The Loss of La Haye Sainte 116

XI The Prussians on 18 June 1815 125

XII The Left Flank 133

XIII The Crisis 141

XIV The Pursuit and the End of the War 152

XV Analysis of Victory 160

Part 2

I Ordnance Used at Waterloo 173

II Wellington's Mistakes 181

III French Mistakes 188

IV Prussian Mistakes 201

V Cavalry Attacks on Infantry Squares 205

VI Waterloo Campaign Topography 213

Appendix: Strengths of the Contending Forces 237

Bibliography 246

General Index 259

Index of Places 263

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