Battle of Waterloo

Battle of Waterloo

by Russell Roberts


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Battle of Waterloo by Russell Roberts

Waterloo was the climax of The Hundred Days, that remarkable period when Napoleon returned from exile on Elba and once again seized control of France. Waterloo was like a giant chessboard for both Napoleon and his opponent Wellington; both made strategic maneuvers knowing that not just their futures; but the futture of Europe and maybe even the world, were at stake.

Why was Napoleona so sonfident of victory at waterloo that he dertached thousands of men on another mission? what strategy did Wellington use to disguise the strength of his forces? What strategy did Napoléon employ that wound Up costing him instead? These and other questions are what make the Battle of Waterloo so facinating to examine.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612280769
Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/15/2011
Series: Technologies and Strategies in Battle Series
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 9 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Fight for Hougoumont 4

Fyi:Muskets 9

Chapter 2 Captain Cannon 10

Fyi: Napoleon's War Strategies 17

Chapter 3 Why Waterloo? 18

Fyi: The Duke of Wellington 25

Chapter 4 The Battle Begins 26

Fyi: Artillery 33

The Emperor Defeated 34

Fyi: Aftermath 41

Battie Chronology 42

History and Technology Timeline 42

Chapter Notes 44

Further Reading 45

Works Consulted 46

On the Internet 46

Glossary 47

Index 48

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