Waterloo 1815 (1)

Quatre Bras

Waterloo 1815 (1) cover

Description

To commemorate the 2015 bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo, one of the defining campaigns in European History, Osprey is replacing its single volume Campaign title covering the whole of the battle with three highly detailed volumes. Based on new research drawn from unpublished first-hand accounts these volumes will provide a comprehensive resource for every aspect of the battle. The first of this trilogy details the battle of Quatre Bras where an initial 8,000 Allied troops faced 48,000 men of the French Armée du Nord under Marshal Ney. Realising his error, Wellington concentrated his troops at the strategic crossroads of Quatre Bras where they just managed to hold off Ney's attacks. The battle ended in a tactical stalemate but, unable to link up with Blücher's Prussians, Wellington retreated back along the road to Brussels to new positions at Waterloo. Featuring extensive photographs, full colour artworks, maps and bird's-eye-views, this first instalment is not to be missed.

Product details

Published Nov 20 2014
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781472803641
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 5 col
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 276
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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John Franklin

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Gerry Embleton

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