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Courage, Blood and Luck: Poems of Waterloo By Harry Turner

Courage, Blood and Luck: Poems of Waterloo by Harry Turner

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* 'Harry Turner's poetry has all the elan and spirit of the soldiers it immortalises.' Andrew Roberts

Courage, Blood and Luck: Poems of Waterloo Summary

Courage, Blood and Luck: Poems of Waterloo by Harry Turner

At about 11:30 on a Sunday morning in 1815, a few shots rang out as the curtain-raiser to one of Europe's most titanic military clashes. By late afternoon, at the close of the Battle of Waterloo, nearly 40,000 men lay dead or wounded. Until that day, the army of Napoleon Bonaparte seemed almost invincible. Indeed, by mid-afternoon, victory for the French seemed a distinct possibility. But the Allied army, led by the Duke of Wellington and ably assisted by Marshal Blucher, finally delivered a fatal blow that not only defeated the French forces but destroyed for ever Napoleon's dreams of conquest and glory, in which he would stand astride Europe like a colossus. Events that day confirmed the Duke of Wellington as a military genius and Blucher as an eccentric but loyal ally. For the British, the Battle of Waterloo was one of our greatest ever victories and the story of that extraordinary day,.

About Harry Turner

Harry Turner was born in 1935 and served as a Second Lieutenant in the First Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment (The Diehards) from 1953 to 1955. He was Managing Director of Television South West from 1985 to 1992 and a director of ITN Independent Television News from 1987 to 1992. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts and author of ten previous books including: With the Utmost Possible Dispatch: Poems of Nelson's Navy (Spellmount Publishers) Against All Hazards: Poems of the Peninsular War (Spellmount Publishers) Wrapped in Whirlwinds: Poems of the Crimean War (Spellmount Publishers) A Short History of the Middlesex Regiment (Brampton Press)

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GOR008984109
9781783030149
1783030143
Courage, Blood and Luck: Poems of Waterloo by Harry Turner
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Pen & Sword Books Ltd
2014-03-01
96
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