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History of the War in France and Belgium, in 1815

History of the War in France and Belgium, in 1815
Containing Minute Details of the Battles of Quatre-Bras, Ligny, Wavre, and Waterloo
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  • Date Published: August 2012
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108054133

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  • Originally published in 1844, this two-volume work by William Siborne (1797–1830) represented the first major history of the Waterloo Campaign that was based on eyewitness accounts. Although Siborne, an infantry officer, had not served in the campaign himself, he did write to scores of officers who had, and their replies provided him with information he later used to construct the famous but controversial model of the field at Waterloo, which earned him the enmity of the Duke of Wellington (largely because Siborne's view of events conflicted with the Duke's). Siborne used much of the material for this book, which covers the entire campaign from Napoleon's escape from Elba in February 1815, through the battles of Ligny, Quatre Bras and Waterloo, right up to the Allies' entry into Paris in July. The maps published in a third volume can be viewed online.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2012
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108054133
    • length: 1056 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 60 mm
    • weight: 1.44kg
    • contains: 11 b/w illus.
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. Landing of Napoleon Buonaparte in France
    2. Belgium again destined to become the theatre of war
    3. Strength, composition, and distribution of the Anglo-allied army under Wellington
    4. Zieten ascertains the assembling of French troops in his front
    5. The morning of the 16th
    6. Blücher decides upon accepting battle
    7. An engagement of short duration
    8. The morning of the 17th
    9. In front of Waterloo
    10. Napoleon's instructions to Grouchy
    Appendix. Volume 2:
    11. Commencement of the grand attack
    12. Continuation of the contest at Hougomont
    13. Advance of the Prussians towards the field of Waterloo
    14. Commencement of Napoleon's last grand attack
    15. Advance of Vandeleur's light cavalry-brigade
    16. The appearance of Vandamme's corps
    17. Retreat of the French army from the field of Waterloo
    18. The 22nd June
    19. The 26th June
    20. Blücher directs Bülow to make an attack on Aubervilliers

  • Author

    William Siborne

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