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Uniforms of Waterloo (in colour) [Hardcover]

Philip Haythornthwaite , Jack and Chappell, Michael Cassin-scott
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  • Hardcover: 190 pages
  • Publisher: Blandford Press; Reprint edition (1986)
  • ISBN-10: 0713707143
  • ISBN-13: 978-0713707144
  • ASIN: B000TJI7R0
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,815,314 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Uniforms of Waterloo is concerned with the actual uniforms worn in the three days of fighting June 16-18, 1815, which brought about the final downfall of Napolean Bonaparte.

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There are many worthy books dealing with the Waterloo Campaign covering a myriad of aspects and viewpoints, but in the area of uniforms and regiments taking part I do not believe there has been an equal to this work.
Haythornwaite as historian with Jack Cassin-Scott and Mike Chappell as illustrators were a formidable combination in Blandford Press' military series. Always producing a compact and informative text and animated very detailed plates.
In a tried and tested manner, the book opens with a 16 page account of the Waterloo Campaign, mentioning Ligny and Quatre Bras but in the context of events leading up to the events of Waterloo and so Wavre is not covered . Even so the text is informative and an ideal introduction to those new to the subject matter, or just in need of a quick and convenient reference book. This section also boasts two very useful sketch maps; one of the overall campaign and one of the general layout of the forces at 11am on the morning of the 18th. There then follow 80 coloured plates of British, French, Prussian, Netherlands, Hanoverian and Brunswick troops with an average of two figures per plate which does give a very good idea of the variety of uniforms. In the following 62 pages there are notes to support the plates and these manage to combine uniform information with details of the part played by the relevant unit in the campaign. After this are 8 black and white drawings of flags with supporting notes. Next is a 14 page layout of the Orders of Battle of Wellington, Napoleon and Blucher's forces supported by a 2 page approximation of the strengths of the army corps involved. Finally a reference and book list.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great research source 17 Oct 2013
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This the second copy of this book I've owned, my first was in the 1970's, it's full of useful info on the subject.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Treasure 28 Aug 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Haythornthwaite's Uniforms of Waterloo
A truly fantastic gem of a book. It has 80 detailed colour plates of uniforms and with each plate having two or more figures - this gives just under 200 or so uniforms. However, the hidden treasure is in the footnotes, which give precise information about uniforms or regiments not illustrated. With careful reading it's possible to build up a very accurate picture of what each unit at Waterloo looked like.
A fantastic book for anyone interested in the battle, and one which I have referred to continually.
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