Waterloo Battlefield Guide Second Edition

Author: David Buttery
Editor: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1526731096
Size: 17,15 MB
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Much of the material available to readers in the English language interested in the exploits of the troops of Hanover, Brunswick and Nassau is in the form of dry official reports, which stick to the basic facts and avoid all sentimentality and emotion. However, unbeknown to virtually anyone in the English-speaking world interested in the more human aspects of these 'foreign' troops fighting alongside the British at Waterloo, there are a number of memoirs and sets of letters, which have been published in Germany over the last two centuries. Until now, these had never been translated into English and so have been inaccessible to the vast majority. This volume seeks to put this right and to bring to life the human story of these German troops their trials and tribulations, their sufferings and their emotions and to finally reveal their views on the battle which many entered with mixed emotions. Highlights include an account of the confusion in the final great advance at Waterloo; eyewitness recollections of the defense of La Haye Sainte; rare battle reports by the Duke of Wellington; and a fascinating series of letters explaining the whereabouts of a number of 'missing' Hanoverian regimental and staff surgeons and subsequent court martials.

Waterloo Battlefield Guide

Author: David Buttery
Editor: Pen and Sword Military
ISBN: 9781526731081
Size: 14,40 MB
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The defeat of Napoleon's French army by the combined forces of Wellington and Bl├╝cher at Waterloo on 18 June 1815 was a turning point in world history. This was the climax of the Napoleonic Wars, and the outcome had a major influence on the shape of Europe for the next century and beyond. The battle was a milestone, and it cannot be properly understood without a detailed, on-the-ground study of the landscape in which it was fought - and that is the purpose of David Buttery's battlefield guide. This thoroughgoing, lucid, easy-to-follow guide is a fascinating introduction for anyone who seeks to understand what happened on that momentous day, and it will be an essential companion for visitors to the battlefield in Belgium.

Waterloo Beyond

Author: Antony Mason
Editor: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 1784770019
Size: 14,54 MB
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Two hundred years after the battle, the area around Waterloo is a lovely landscape of rolling farmland containing dozens of key sites, memorials and monuments to discover. But the Waterloo region offers far more than just a battlefield. A wealth of sights beckons the curious tourist, including the historic town of Nivelles with its towering Collegiate Church of Saint Gertrude, the exhilarating Walibi theme park at Wavre and the profoundly tranquil ruins of the Abbaye de Villers. Bradt's Waterloo & Beyond, written by Belgium expert Antony Mason, gives practical advice from the best hotel and restaurant choices to festivals and events throughout the year. This unique tourist guidebook provides everything you'll need to get the very most from your visit.

Waterloo 1815

Author: Gregory Fremont-Barnes
Editor: The History Press
ISBN: 0750957859
Size: 17,78 MB
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The Longest Afternoon

Author: Brendan Simms
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141979275
Size: 18,22 MB
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The true story, told minute by minute, of the soldiers who defeated Napoleon - from Brendan Simms, acclaimed author of Europe: The Struggle for Supremacy Europe had been at war for over twenty years. After a short respite in exile, Napoleon had returned to France and threatened another generation of fighting across the devastated and exhausted continent. At the small Belgian village of Waterloo two large, hastily mobilized armies faced each other to decide the future of Europe. Unknown either to Napoleon or Wellington the battle would be decided by a small, ordinary group of British and German troops given the task of defending the farmhouse of La Haye Sainte. This book tells their extraordinary story, brilliantly recapturing the fear, chaos and chanciness of battle and using previously untapped eye-witness reports. Through determination, cunning and fighting spirit, some four hundred soldiers held off many thousands of French and changed the course of history.

Army Battlefield Guide

Author: Richard Holmes
Editor: Stationery Office Books (TSO)
ISBN: 9780117727625
Size: 16,56 MB
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This, the first of three volumes of Army Battlefield Guides, examines Waterloo (1815), Mons and Le Cateau (1914), the First and Third Battle of Ypres (1914 and 1917), and the Arras Counter-attack (1940). Each chapter gives a brief introduction which suggests why the battle is worth studying, followed by a longer background narrative which puts the action in its proper context. After a description of the battle, with appropriate conclusions, comes a section which relates the ground as it now lies to the events which took place upon it. The book is intended to be used by visitors to the areas who want to conduct their own battlefield tours.

Major And Mrs Holt S Battlefield Guide To Operation Market Garden

Author: Tonie Holt
Editor: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473826810
Size: 15,54 MB
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Like the other books in the Holts' acclaimed Battlefield Guide Series (see inside front cover for details) this is much more than just a guidebook. It charts in fascinating detail what happened at each recommended stop and brings alive, with cameos and personal recollections, the dramatic events of September 1944.It is the very first detailed guide to chart the entire MARKET-GARDEN Corridor - from Leopoldsburg in Belgium and over the important bridges at the Scheldt-Maas Canal, the Wilhelmina Canal, the Zuid Willemsvaart Canal, the Maas and the Waal to the Bridge at Arnhem over the Lower Rhine - the 'Bridge Too Far'.There are stories of gallantry, despair, humour, fear and dogged persistence- here was a hidden execution ground and cemetery in Belgium- here Pfc Joe Mann threw himself onto a grenade to save his buddies- here the 504th PIR made the daring crossing over the Waal- here was Diogenes, the Germans' menacing secret bunker- here twin brothers of the British Airborne were killed together- here Colonel Johnny Frost clung on for 4 desperate daysThis third edition includes: An UPDATE Section with GPS locations, new/changed Memorials, Museums and Tourist Information An Approach Route and five recommended timed Itineraries Sketch maps in all the Itineraries Memorials to the liberating Allies and the suffering Civilians Museums, sites of DZs and LZs Allied and German Cemeteries and Information on their War Graves Associations Historical background to and summary of the Operation Holland after the battles to the present day Information on Veterans' and Commemorative Associations and Events Useful tourist information Full colour illustrations throughout

Major Mrs Holt S Battlefield Guide To Ypres Salient And Passchendaele

Author: Major Holt
Editor: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 0850525519
Size: 18,87 MB
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This is the most complete guide to the First World War Battlefield of Ypres that has ever been published. Tonie and Valmai Holt, have condensed the knowledge gained from almost a quarter of a century of researching, writing about, visiting and conducting groups around Ypres into this remarkable book. Here are concise descriptions of the military elements of the battles woven into a kaleidoscope of human, literary and travel information. There are recommended, timed itineraries, in each itinerary representing one day's travelling. Every stop on the routes has an accompanying description and often a tale of heroic or tragic action.Memorials large and small, private and official, sites of memorable conflict, the resting places of personalities of note - they are all here and joined together by a sympathetic and understanding commentary that gives the reader a sensitivity toward the events of 1914-1918 that can only be matched by visiting the battlefield itself. This is a guide book written by people who, because they have been directly involved in taking tours themselves, know the form and type of information that best serves the visitor to the battlefield. NEW, FULLY UPDATED EDITION PACKAGED WITH A FREE, FULL COLOUR FOLD-OUT MAP WORTH '3.99

Walking Waterloo

Author: Charles J. Esdaile
Editor: Pen & Sword Military
ISBN: 9781526740786
Size: 17,82 MB
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Charles Esdaile's new guide to the Battle of Waterloo presents the experience of the soldiers who took part in the battle in the most graphic and direct way possible - through their own words. In a series of walks he describes in vivid detail what happened in each location on 18 June 1815 and he quotes at length from eyewitness accounts of the men who were there. Each phase of the action during that momentous day is covered, from the initial French attacks and the intense fighting at Hougoumont and La Haye Sainte to the charges of the French cavalry against the British squares and the final, doomed attack of Napoleon's Imperial Guard. This innovative guide to this historic site is fully illustrated with a selection of archive images from the War Heritage Institute in Brussels, modern color photographs of the battlefield as it appears today and specially commissioned maps which allow the visitor to follow the course of the battle on the ground.


Author: Michael Corum
Editor: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473854423
Size: 15,92 MB
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What better way to 'read' the momentous Battle of Waterloo than to follow the movements of the main military commanders on that fateful day (18 June 1815). For the British side of the action, we dog the footsteps, and learn about the decisions and actions of The Duke of Wellington. For the French perspective we follow both Napoleon Bonaparte and his right-hand man Marshal Ney, who in fact played the more critical role.