Wellington's Dutch Allies 1815

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Wellington's Dutch Allies 1815

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The forces commanded by the Duke of Wellington at Quatre-Bras and Waterloo included two infantry divisions and three cavalry brigades of the newly unified ('Dutch-Belgian') army of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, mostly led by veteran officers who had served under Napoleon during the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). The part played by these troops - particularly in holding the vital crossroads of Quatre-Bras, at the insistence of their own commanders - has often been unjustly dismissed by British commentators. In this book the history, organisation, uniforms and battle record of the Dutch units of this army are explained and illustrated in detail by two experienced researchers in Continental archives, and illustrated with many rare portraits as well as meticulous colour plates.

Table of Contents

· The French-occupied Low Countries in 1813-14 · The Dutch national insurrection, 1813 · The liberation of Holland, 1813-14 · The raising of the volunteer corps · The Dutch-Belgian Army, 1814 organisation, uniforms · The Dutch-Belgian Army, 1815 organisation and uniforms · The Dutch units at Quatre Bras and Waterloo · Siborne's slanders & the documentary record · Bibliography · Colour plate commentary

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Published Jul 25 2002
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781841763934
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 34 b/w; 10 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 371
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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