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Waterloo battlefield guide

Author: David Buttery
Publisher: Barnsley, Yorkshire : Pen & Sword Military, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The defeat of Napoleon's French army by the combined forces of Wellington and Blücher at Waterloo on 18 June 1815 was a turning point in world history. This was the climax of the Napoleonic Wars, and the outcome had a major influence on the shape of Europe for the next century and beyond. The battle was a milestone, and it cannot be properly understood without a detailed, on-the-ground study of the landscape in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Buttery, David.
Waterloo battlefield guide
(OCoLC)815366241
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Buttery
ISBN: 9781473822290 1473822297
OCLC Number: 874029778
Description: 1 online resource (x, 291 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Key to Map Symbols; Dedication; Introduction The Most Famous of Battles; Chapter 1: The Return of Napoleon; Chapter 2: The Decisive Moment of the Century; Viewpoints:; The Battlefield of Ligny; St Armand, Sombreffe and Fleurus; The Farmhouses of Gemioncourt, Piraumont and Grand Pierrepoint; The Duke of Brunswick's Memorial; The Crossroads of Quatre Bras; Chapter 3: The Struggle for Hougoumont; Viewpoints:; Wellington's Elm Tree Crossroads; The Lion Mound; The Anglo-Allied Right flank; The Anglo-Allied Left flank; Le Caillou. The La Belle Alliance Ridge (French Ridge)The Inn of La Belle Alliance; Rossomme; The Chateau at Hougoumont and its Environs; Hougoumont --
Internal Buildings and Monuments; Chapter 4: D'Erlon's Attack; Viewpoints:; The Grande Batterie and the Memorial of the 6th Foot Artillery; Napoleon's Second Observation Point; Allied Centre and Left Flank; Picton's Memorial; Memorial to Durutte's Division; La Haye Sainte; Marcognet's Monument; Wellington's Extreme Left Flank; Papelotte Farmhouse; La Haye Farm; Smohain Village and Fichermont; Chapter 5: Cavalry Onslaught; Viewpoints:; Views of the Valley. Village of Mont St JeanMont St Jean Farmhouse; The Waterloo Panorama; The Allied Centre Right; Mercer and Demulder Monuments; The Polish Lancers Memorial; The 5th Armoured Regiment Memorial; The Bois de Paris (Forest of Paris); Chapter 6: The Fall of La Haye Sainte; Viewpoints:; La Haye Sainte Farmhouse and its Memorials; Memorial to the 27th (Inniskilling) Regiment; Memorial to the Belgians; The Hanoverian Memorial; Chapter 7: The Battle of Wavre; Viewpoints:; Walhain-St Paul and Evilard Farm; The Town of Wavre; The Church of St John the Baptist; The Field Hospitals; Bierges Mill. Limal Village and La Bourse FarmThe Chateau of La Bawette; The Debève Brothers Monument; Chapter 8: Street Fighting in Plancenoit; Viewpoints:; The Bois de Paris (Forest of Paris); Colonel von Schwerin's Monument; Plancenoit Village; The Prussian Memorial; Chapter 9: La Garde Recule!; Viewpoints:; The Allied Centre Right; The Wounded Eagle Monument; The Victor Hugo Monument; The Gordon Memorial; Chapter 10: The Aftermath; Chapter 11: Visiting the Battlefield; Viewpoints:; Brussels; Wellington Connections; The Grand Place (Grote Markt); Evere Cemetery. The Royal Army and Military History MuseumBraine l'Alleud Village; Waterloo Village; The Wellington Museum; The Royal Chapel and St Joseph's Church; The Lion Village; Le Musée de Cire (Waxworks Museum); Waterloo Visitors' Centre; Restaurants and Souvenir Shops; Annotated Bibliography; Battlefield Chronology.
Responsibility: David Buttery.

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