Waterloo 1815: The Birth of Modern Europe
Bloomsbury Publishing, 2012/10/20 - 96 ページ
Waterloo holds a special place among the great battles of history. The climax of more than twenty years of war, it was indeed a close-run affair, matching two of the world's greatest generals Napoleon and Wellington. This volume covers the entire campaign including the battles of Quatre Bras, Ligny and Wavre, with five full-colour maps and three highly detailed bird's eye views showing decisive moments in the action. An excellent sense of the closeness of the battle is communicated Wellington himself claimed it was "the nearest thing you ever saw in your life" and this gripping account shows the full justice of that statement.
1st 2nd advance Allied line arrival Artillery ASKB assault attack battalions battle battlefield Belgian Belle Alliance Blücher Bossu Wood brigade Brunswick Brussels Brussels road Bryan Fosten Bülow cannon cavalry CAVALRY CHARGE Cavalry Division centre CHARGE as seen Charleroi Chasseurs command crest crossroads cuirassiers d'Erlon's D'ERLON'S CORPS defence deployed Duke DURUTTE Elba Emperor field fighting fire flank foot batteries force forward French French cavalry French right Grenadiers Grouchy Grouchy’s guns Halkett Hanoverian Haye Sainte horse batteries Hougoumont Hussars Imperial Guard IV Corps June KEMPT La Belle Alliance La Haye Sainte lancers Landwehr Light Dragoons Light Infantry Ligny Limale Lobau manoeuvre Marshal Merbe-Braine Middle Guard Mont St Jean Namur Napoleon Ney’s numbers ordered Papelotte perhaps Picton Pirch Plancenoit position Prussian army pursuit Quatre Bras ranks rear Regiment regroup Reille reinforced reserves ridge Rixensart Rossomme route slope Smohain squares staff troops Uxbridge VANDAMME Wavre XXXX