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. This title offers an authoritative history of one of the most important battles in world history.
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.
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"To commemorate the upcoming bicentennial (2015) of the Waterloo Campaign, historian Lipscombe presents a visual history of the ultimate battle of the Napoleonic Wars. This pertinent collection of primary and secondary sources humanizes the conflict, featuring numerous photos of Napoleon and his nemesis Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, alongside several memoir excerpts from subordinates. The editor relays how the steadfast loyalty between the Duke of Wellington and his Prussian ally Gebhard von Bl cher ensured Napoleon's defeat and how that humiliation led to the rise of military theorist Carl von Clausewitz. Tangential topics, such as common risks associated with the popular musket 'Brown Bess, ' add creative interest." --Library Journal
About Nick Lipscombe
Colonel Nick Lipscombe was born in 1958 in Angers, France. He has a degree in business studies and an MSc in defence studies. He was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1980. During his 30 years in the British Army he has seen considerable operational service with the British and American armies, as well as with NATO and the UN. He was awarded the US Bronze Star in 2006. A keen interest in military history followed his academic studies at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst concentrating on the Napoleonic era and the Peninsular War in particular. He is Chairman of Peninsular War 200, the UK official organisation for the commemoration of the bicentenary of the Peninsular War.
Table of Contents
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
Waterloo: The Decisive Victory by Nick Lipscombe
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