Waterloo: Four Days that Changed Europe's Destiny

An epic page turner about Waterloo, one of the greatest land battles in British history, rich in dramatic human detail and grounded in first class research.The bloodbath at Waterloo ended a war that had engulfed the world for over twenty years It also finished the career of the charismatic Napoleon Bonaparte It ensured the final liberation of Germany and the restorationAn epic page turner about Waterloo, one of the greatest land battles in British history, rich in dramatic human detail and grounded in first class research.The bloodbath at Waterloo ended a war that had engulfed the world for over twenty years It also finished the career of the charismatic Napoleon Bonaparte It ensured the final liberation of Germany and the restoration of the old European monarchies, and it represented one of very few defeats for the glorious French army, most of whose soldiers remained devoted to their Emperor until the very end Extraordinary though it may seem much about the Battle of Waterloo has remained uncertain, with many major features of the campaign hotly debated Most histories have depended heavily on the evidence of British officers that were gathered about twenty years after the battle But the recent publication of an abundance of fresh first hand accounts from soldiers of all the participating armies has illuminated important episodes and enabled radical reappraisal of the course of the campaign What emerges is a darker, muddier story, no longer biased by notions of regimental honour, but a tapestry of irony, accident, courage, horror and human frailty.An epic page turner, rich in dramatic human detail and grounded in first class scholarly research, Waterloo is the real inside story of the greatest land battle in British history, the defining showdown of the age of muskets, bayonets, cavalry and cannon.
Waterloo Four Days that Changed Europe s Destiny An epic page turner about Waterloo one of the greatest land battles in British history rich in dramatic human detail and grounded in first class research The bloodbath at Waterloo ended a war that h

  • Title: Waterloo: Four Days that Changed Europe's Destiny
  • Author: Tim Clayton
  • ISBN: 9780349123011
  • Page: 198
  • Format: Paperback
  • Waterloo The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Waterloo The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles Bernard Cornwell on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Bestseller in the U.K From the New York Times bestselling author and master of martial fiction comes the definitive WATERLOO The History of Four Days, Three Armies and Three My first non fiction book was published in the UK in September It became available in the USA in May It is the true story of the epic battle of Waterloo a Waterloo The History of Four Days, Three From the New York Times bestselling author comes the definitive, illustrated history of one of the greatest battles ever fought a riveting nonfiction chronicle published to commemorate the two hundreth anniversary of Napoleon s last stand. On June , , the armies of France, Britain, and Prussia descended upon a quiet valley south of Brussels In the previous three days, the French army Battle of Waterloo The Battle of Waterloo, also called the Battle of Mount St John, was fought on Sunday, June , near Waterloo in present day Belgium, then part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands.A French army under the command of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated by two of the armies of the Seventh Coalition a British led Allied army under the command of the Duke of Wellington, and a Waterloo, Ontario Waterloo is a city in Ontario, Canada.It is the smallest of three cities in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo and previously in Waterloo County, Ontario , and is adjacent to the city of Kitchener. Kitchener and Waterloo are often jointly referred to as Kitchener Waterloo, KW, or the Twin Cities when the reference includes the nearby city of Cambridge, Ontario, the term Tri Waterloo fltimes WATERLOO The murder trial of Emerson John Tohafjian, who is accused of killing two people in a Waterloo apartment house this summer, has been delayed. Home Waterloo Records Jeff Tweedy will release, WARM, a solo album of all new material on November th via dBpm Records WARM was produced and recorded entirely by Jeff at Chicago s now legendary studio, The Loft with help from some of his usual collaborators Spencer Tweedy, Glenn Kotche and Tom Schick. The Battle of Waterloo Battle of Waterloo The Battle of Waterloo takes place near the Waterloo, Belgium on June , In this battle, the forces of the French Empire under the leadership of Michael Ney and Napoleon Bonaparte were defeated by the Seventh Coalition and a Prussian Army, which was commanded by Gebhard Von Blucher. Plastic Soldier Review News Nov Another new release for the week Waterloo have started shipping their latest release, which is World War I Italian Infantry Set This set includes the figures from their disappointing first set, , plus nine new poses, which look like a considerable improvement in sculpting quality. The Waterloo Foundation The Waterloo Foundation TWF is an independent grant making Foundation We are most interested in projects that help globally, with particular focus on the disparity of opportunities, wealth and the unsustainable use of the world s natural resources.

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    1. Won this in a ' giveaway"A man does not have himself killed for a half-pence a day or for a petty distinction. You must speak to the soul in order to electrify him."Like Julius Caesar before him, Napoleon had the knack of exerting men forward for a great cause. Nowhere is this more evident in the Waterloo campaign, the last throw of the dice from a fading maverick, his best years behind him, his enemies stronger than ever, barring the road to destiny. And still they flocked to him, willing to ri [...]

    2. I have just finished Tim Clayton's book which I much enjoyed. His narrative is fast paced and fair to all sides. In fact, he shows just how little Wellington deserves sole praise and the massive accolades given to him over the years by British writers for 'his' victory. Clayton says there were 26,000 English in Wellington's army and 30,000 Germans. And 45,000 Prussians fought at the battle. It was a battle 'the Germans won'. Basically, Wellington and the Allies hung on by the skin of their teeth [...]

    3. Good although did not convey some of the urgency of battle. Stumbled through Quatre Bras, although It did inform on areas that I didn't know about, unearthed a few new fascinating facts. Failed dismally on the charge of the Scots Greys Mixed bag, but worth the read and is probably one of the better books available for the movement of the Prussians on the day.

    4. Certainly the most detailed book on the battle that I've read. Anglo/Allied-centric, as most accounts are. (Hence I'm looking forward to reading Andrew Field's four books on the Waterloo campaign.) Major weakness is not nearly enough maps - a too-common fault with many campaign/battle histories.

    5. '.est victory in British history' declared the poet laureate Robert Southey. As Tim Clayton, the author of this incredibly detailed book, goes on to explain it really was a joint operation between the British, German, Dutch, Belgians and finally the Prussians. After the battle Wellington said 'It was the most desperate business I was ever in. I never took so much trouble about any Battle, and never was so near being beat. Our loss is immense particularly in that best of all instruments British I [...]

    6. It seems like every book, blog and article out there, upon reaching the subject of Waterloo, dodges it with a line like, "The battle has, of course, been much-discussed elsewhere" and then moves on. The problem is that when everybody does it, the battle never seems to get discussed at all. It's hidden behind a firewall of someone-else-has-covered-it that obscures it completely.It's for this reason I dropped thirty-five of my dollars on this book, aiming to get the knowledge everyone assumed I al [...]

    7. "The best book on the battle", is printed on the cover. I am a conflict archaeologist/historian and from my home it is an hour and a half drive to Waterloo, the famous place where Bonaparte was defeated and where European history was changed forever. I had never visited the battlefield before, nor did I properly study it, so just after its 200 year anniversary I decided to visit this 'hyped' battlefield and its museums. It left a deep impact on me. After spending a day retracing the steps of the [...]

    8. This book covers Napoleon's return from Elba until his surrender and exile on St Helena. The main focus is the battle known as Waterloo and those prior at Quatre Bras and Lisigny and encompassing the fighting at Wavre that held part of the french army in the West and allowed Blucher and his Prussians to appear on Wellington's left flank and force the day. The troop dispositions and the differing regiments are at times difficult to follow and larger maps would have assisted. Much can be found on [...]

    9. I found the build-up to the battle very interesting but as I have little interest in military details I ended up skipping most of the book only to rejoin it in the aftermath. The scenes after the battle were horrific; both sides were unprepared for the scale of casualties.If you want a single volume covering the details of the Battle of Waterloo then you can't go far wrong with this book. The author has attempted to be fair to all sides and not just take an Anglo-centric view. This book has, how [...]

    10. Good overview of the stream of events when Napoleon came back, quickly gaining the support of ever more soldiers who were sent to capture him.And then on to a detailed account from all sides of the brief four day campaign, with errors and miscommunication on all sides. Napoleon first beat the Prussians, but they escaped destruction and were back to assist the Dutch and British in their final hour of need, causing the French to flee in the face of their finally united enemies.Clear and interestin [...]

    11. What an excellent history of one of the most important military campaigns in history. Over four days, the entire fate of the world for the next 50 (or more) years hung in the balance. The narrative is engaging and fast paced and extremely well researched. Highly recommend to anyone who enjoys military history. You won't put it down.

    12. an impartail veiew of a war that moved so fast its hard to follow with little or no record of events. the end result reminds me of The Falkland. I conclude the war Should be known as WW1 as the germans fought against the allied forces therefore may of led to the Kaziers revenge.

    13. An excellent account that does much to bring together the vast array of knowledge that is emerging about this epic struggle. Giving credit to the many nations involved in the battle around Mont-St-Jean, Clayton's narrative provides fresh information for any Waterloo historian.

    14. Wonderful book about the entire campaign quatre bras ligny waterloo and wavreThe best account I have ever read of how these things fit togetherUp there with 'the battle '

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