Wellington's Dutch Allies 1815

Wellington's Dutch Allies 1815

by Ronald Pawly, Patrice Courcelle
     
 

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The forces commanded by the Duke of Wellington at Quatre-Bras and Waterloo included two infantry divisions and three cavalry brigades of the newly unified ('Dutch-Belgian') army of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, mostly led by veteran officers who had served under Napoleon during the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). The part played by these troops - particularly in… See more details below

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The forces commanded by the Duke of Wellington at Quatre-Bras and Waterloo included two infantry divisions and three cavalry brigades of the newly unified ('Dutch-Belgian') army of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, mostly led by veteran officers who had served under Napoleon during the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). The part played by these troops - particularly in holding the vital crossroads of Quatre-Bras, at the insistence of their own commanders - has often been unjustly dismissed by British commentators. In this book the history, organisation, uniforms and battle record of the Dutch units of this army are explained and illustrated in detail by two experienced researchers in Continental archives, and illustrated with many rare portraits as well as meticulous colour plates.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780965611
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
03/20/2012
Series:
Men-at-Arms , #371
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
48
File size:
5 MB

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