Waterloo: Myth and Reality

Pen and Sword, 1.9.2014 - 256 sivua
“A radical re-assessment . . . This is fascinating stuff . . . a most useful addition to the Waterloo—and indeed Napoleonic—bookshelf.”—Military Modelling Magazine
More has probably been written about the Waterloo campaign than almost any other in history. It was the climax of the Napoleonic Wars and forms a watershed in both European and world history. However, the lethal combination of national bias, willful distortion and simple error has unfortunately led to the constantly regurgitated traditional “accepted” version being significantly wrong regarding many episodes in the campaign. Oft-repeated claims have morphed into established fact, and it is high time that these are challenged and finally dismissed.
Gareth Glover has spent a decade uncovering hundreds of previously unpublished eyewitness accounts of the battle and campaign, which have highlighted many of these myths and errors. In this groundbreaking history, based on extensive primary research of all the nations involved, he provides a very readable and beautifully balanced account of the entire campaign while challenging these distorted claims and myths, and he provides clear evidence to back his version of events. His thoughtful reassessment of this decisive episode in world history will be stimulating reading for those already familiar with the Napoleonic period, and it will form a fascinating introduction for readers who are discovering this extraordinary event for the first time.
“An enjoyable and informative review of the battle that shaped Europe for the next two centuries.”—Firetrench

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Waterloo Myth and Reality With the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo passing there has been an outburst of books in Great Britain to celebrate and remember that particular battle. Since the ... Lue koko arvostelu


The Defence of Hougoumont
DErlons Attack
The British Cavalry Charge
The Great Cavalry Charges
The Struggle for La Haye Sainte
The Defence of Papelotte
The Prussians
The Guard Advances

A Slow Hurry
The Battle of Ligny
The Battle of Quatre Bras
The Battle Lines are Formed
The Final Advance
After the Glory

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Gareth Glover is a former Royal Navy officer and military historian who has made a special study of the Napoleonic Wars for the last 30 years.

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