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Waterloo 1815 is a captivating study of the battle of Waterloo, one of the defining campaigns in European history. In particular it focuses on the desperate struggle for Ligny, which saw the Prussians pushed back after heavy fighting by the French Army in what was to be Napoleon's last battlefield victory. With Wellington unable to assist his Prussian allies in time, the Prussian centre was overwhelmed as night began to fall, although the flanks were able to retreat in some semblance of order.

Stunning illustrations augment the drama of the fighting in this area while considerable new research drawn from unpublished first-hand accounts provide a detailed and engaging resource for all aspects of the battle.

Table of Contents

Introduction / Chronology / Opposing commanders / Opposing forces / Orders of battle / Opposing plans / The campaign opens / Aftermath / The battlefield today / Further reading / Index

Product details

Published Feb 17 2015
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781472803665
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 77 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 277
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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John Franklin

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Gerry Embleton

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