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Buttery's Waterloo Battlefield Guide,
This review is from: Waterloo Battlefield Guide (Kindle Edition)
A battlefield guide must be a dry book if it only describes the event so I opened David Butterys book with some trepidation. It will be 200 years to the day on 18 June 2015, I understand this is the only guide commissioned for this great bicentenery.
I need not have worried because I was soon deep into Napoleons "100days " and understanding for the first time how he escaped exile and horrified Europe with a new army and grandiose objectives. The Guide takes you along at a good pace to the most important collision of forces in the 19th century explaining all as it goes.
As a occasional reader of Military History and often unsure of the differences between a battallion and a divison Buttery s clarity is a delight.
Finally the Maps. These are the jewel in the crown and will allow any visitor with this guide to stand on the battle ground and populate in the minds eye the rows and columns of colourful forces in their correct places. It made me want to book our family visit for June 2015.
Please note Amazon has miss spelt the authors name . It is David Buttery not David Burrery . Dr Roger Gray Cambridge.