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Waterloo 1815 : the British Army's day of destiny

Author: Gregory Fremont-Barnes
Publisher: Stroud, Gloucestershire : The History Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Battle of Waterloo is one of the most important moments in military history. This book seeks to not only tell the story of this great battle, but also to challenge conventional thinking about the opposing forces and the British victory. At noon on June 18, 1815, the might of the Imperial French Army under Napoleon faced the Anglo-Allied Army, commanded by the Duke of Wellington and bolstered by the Prussian  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Fremont-Barnes
ISBN: 9780752462110 0752462113
OCLC Number: 890161070
Notes: Originally published: 2012.
Description: 440 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Historical background --
British troops at Waterloo --
Opposing strategies --
Opening moves --
Defence of Hougoumont --
D'Erlon's attack --
Charge of the Union and Household brigades --
French artillery bombardment: 'Unceasing destruction' --
Resisting the massed French cavalry attacks: 'We stood like a rock' --
Fall of La Haye Sainte and the struggle for Plancenoit --
Continuing defence of Hougoumont --
Repulse of the Imperial Guard and the Anglo-Allied advance: 'The crisis of this eventful day' --
Aftermath and Butcher's Bill: 'A frightful scene of carnage' --
Wounded and the dead --
Victory and defeat --
Waterloo legacy: political and strategic consequences.
Responsibility: Gregory Fremont-Barnes.

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