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.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Foreword by his Grace the Duke of Wellington
Introduction by Peter Snow

1 The Waterloo Campaign: The Strategic Background by Jeremy Black
2 The Battles of Ligny and Quartre Bras: Napoleon's Lost Opportunities by Julian Spilsbury
3 The Commanders by Philip Haythornthwaite
4 The Battle: The Armies, their Weapons and Tactics by Mark Adkin
5 Waterloo Eyewitnesses: Different Perspectives by Natalia Griffon de Pleineville
6 Hougoumont and La Haye Sainte: Points d'appui or Pivotal Bastions? by Nick Lipscombe
7 The Calvary Charges by Ian Fletcher
8 The Prussian Army at Waterloo by Charles Esdaile
9 La Garde Recule! Napoleon's Last Throw of the Dice by Andrew Field
10 The Legacy of Waterloo: War and Politics in Europe in the 19th Century by Huw Davies

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Product details

Published 22 Sep 2016
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 416
ISBN 9781472810472
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 100 b/w; 128 col
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

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