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Battle Story: Waterloo 1815

Battle Story: Waterloo 1815 [Kindle Edition]

Gregory Fremont-Barnes
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The Battle of Waterloo is one of the most important moments in military history. As the might of the French Empire under the leadership of the Emperor Napoleon faced the Coalition army under Duke of Wellington and Gerhard von Blucher for one last time. The battle saw the culmination of a long campaign to destroy Napoleon's forces and halt the growth of the French Empire. Both sides fought bitterly and Wellington later remarked that 'it was the nearest-run thing you ever saw in your life'. Both armies lost over 20,000 men on the battlefield that day, but it was the coalition that emerged victorious in the end. Wellington's army counter-attacked and threw the French troops into disarray as they fled from the field. The coalition forces entered France and restored Louis XVIII to the throne and Napoleon was exiled to the island of Saint Helena, where he later died. Waterloo was a resounding victory for the British Army and changed the course of European history. This Battle Story tells you everything you need to know about his critical battle.

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Gregory Fremont-Barnes has written widely on military history, but specializes in the Napoleonic era. His previous works include The Boer War 1899-1902, Napoleon Bonaparte, and Wars of the Barbary Pirates.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2504 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Spellmount (31 Jan 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007G9WU06
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #73,023 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars OK But Left Me Wanting More 1 July 2014
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this series is good, but this one didn't get me engaged in the battle like some of the others. A bit dry. It all sounded like bad luck and Bonie's piles. But on the other hand isn't all life like that? Its worth the money on Kindle.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 20 July 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars Primer on One of History's Most Legendary Battles! 3 Jun 2013
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Waterloo has to rank as one of the most famous - if not, the most famous - battles in history. The epic battle between Napoleon and Wellington was a world-changing event for Europe in 1815 and for years beyond. Hundreds of books have been written on Waterloo; one of the latest being Gregory Fremont-Barnes' volume for Spellmount/History Press published in 2012.

Like other volumes in the BATTLE STORY series, Fremont-Barnes' book sets the stage for events in Belgium, describes the top commanders and opposing forces, traces the development of the battle, analyzes crucial mistakes and summarizes the impact of Napoleon's defeat. Numerous sidebars are included on the typical French and British soldier, cavalry rates of advance, shrapnel, transport of wounded, cavalry versus infantry squares, etc. The easy-to-follow, insightful narrative is complimented by vintage artwork, maps and diagrams.

Though it makes no claim to being definitive or exhaustive, the 160-page book does serve as an excellent overview of that legendary battle. Having had little knowledge of who-what-where-and-why, I found WATERLOO 1815 a useful and enjoyable introduction to that long-ago battle. Recommended.
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