Published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the battle of Waterloo, this lavishly illustrated volume looks at all the different aspects of the 100-day campaign which has become synonymous with the Napoleonic Wars and saw the eventual defeat of Napoleon's French forces. Ten articles by internationally renowned historians examine the battle from different angles, from the microcosm of the bitter fighting for the fortified farmhouse of Hougoumont through to a wider perspective of the 100-day campaign in its entirety. The official publication of the Waterloo 200 organization, slipcased and highly collectible, Waterloo - The Decisive Victory offers a unique and authoritative history of one of the most important battles in world history.
Illustration: B&W THROUGHOUT
Availability: Estimated days to dispatch: 4 to 8 days
Publication date: 06/10/2014
Country of publication: UNITED KINGDOM
Weight: 1835 g
Dimensions: 242mm X 190mm
List of Contributors/ Foreward by his Grace the Duke of Wellington/ Introduction by Peter Snow/ Chronology/ The Waterloo Campaign: The Strategic Background/ The Battles of Ligny and Quatre Bras: Napoleon's Lost Opportunities/ The Commanders/ The Battle: Their Armies, their Weapons and Tactics/ Waterloo Eyewitnesses: Different Perspectives/ Hougoumont and La Haye Sainte: Points d'appui or Pivotal Bastions?/ The Cavalry Charges/ The Prussian Army at Waterloo/ Le Garde Recule! Napoleon's Last Throw of the Dice/ The Legacy of Waterloo: War and Politics in Europe in the 19th Century/ Notes/ Order of Battle/ Bibliography/ Index