9781784382001-1784382000-Waterloo: The Campaign of 1815. Volume II: From Waterloo to the Restoration of Peace in Europe

Waterloo: The Campaign of 1815. Volume II: From Waterloo to the Restoration of Peace in Europe

ISBN-13: 9781784382001
ISBN-10: 1784382000
Author: Hussey, John
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Greenhill Books
Format: Hardcover 616 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781784382001
ISBN-10: 1784382000
Author: Hussey, John
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Greenhill Books
Format: Hardcover 616 pages

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Acknowledged authors Hussey, John wrote Waterloo: The Campaign of 1815. Volume II: From Waterloo to the Restoration of Peace in Europe comprising 616 pages back in 2017. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1784382000 and 9781784382001. Since then Waterloo: The Campaign of 1815. Volume II: From Waterloo to the Restoration of Peace in Europe textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.34 or rent at the marketplace.

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Winner of the 2019 RUSI Duke of Wellington Medal for Military History
Winner of the 2017 Society for Army Historical Research Templer Medal

The concluding volume of this work provides a fresh description of the climatic battle of Waterloo placed in the context of the whole campaign. It discusses several vexed questions: Blücher’s intentions for the battle, Wellington’s choice of site, his reasons for placing substantial forces at Hal, the placement of Napoleon’s artillery, who authorized the French cavalry attacks, Grouchy’s role on 18 and 19 June, Napoleon’s own statements on the Garde’s formation in the final attack, and the climactic moment when the Prussians reached Wellington’s troops near la Belle Alliance.

Close attention is paid to the negotiations that led to the capitulation of Paris, and subsequent French claims. The allegations of Las Cases and later historians that Napoleon’s surrender to Captain Maitland of the Bellerophon amounted to entrapment are also examined.

After a survey of the peace settlement of 1815, the book concludes with a masterly chapter reviewing the whole story of the 1815 campaign.
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