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Waterloo The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles
Some battles change nothing Waterloo changed almost everything On the 18th June, 1815 the armies of France, Britain and Prussia descended upon a quiet valley south of Brussels In the previous three days the French army had beaten the British at Quatre Bras and the Prussians at Ligny The Allies were in retreat The blood soaked battle of Waterloo would become a landma Some battles change nothing Waterloo changed almost everything On the 18th June, 1815 the armies of France, Britain and Prussia descended upon a quiet valley south of Brussels In the previous three days the French army had beaten the British at Quatre Bras and the Prussians at Ligny The Allies were in retreat The blood soaked battle of Waterloo would become a landmark in European history, to be examined over and again, not least because until the evening of the 18th, the French army was close to prevailing on the battlefield Now, brought to life by the celebrated novelist Bernard Cornwell, this is the chronicle of the four days leading up to the actual battle and a thrilling hour by hour account of that fateful day In his first work of non fiction, Cornwell combines his storytelling skills with a meticulously researched history to give a riveting account of every dramatic moment, from Napoleon s escape from Elba to the smoke and gore of the battlefields Through letters and diaries he also sheds new light on the private thoughts of Napoleon and the Duke of Wellington, as well as the ordinary officers and soldiers Published to coincide with the bicentenary in 2015, Waterloo is a tense and gripping story of heroism and tragedy and of the final battle that determined the fate of Europe
Title : Waterloo The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles
Pages : 352 pages
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Author :  Bernard Cornwell
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Language : English


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