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    DescriptionThe Battle of Quatre Bras was critical to the outcome of the Waterloo campaign - to the victory of the allied armies of Wellington and Blucher, the defeat of the French and the fall of Napoleon. But it has been overshadowed by the two larger-scale engagements at Ligny and at Waterloo itself. And too often the clash at Quatre Bras has been seen mainly through the eyes of the British and their allies - the viewpoint of the French has been neglected. It is this weakness in the history of the battle that Andrew Field focuses on in this original and highly readable new study. Drawing on French eyewitness recollections and later commentary, he reconstructs the French experience of the battle - and the French interpretation of it. He quotes extensively, and subjects to critical analysis, the conflicting accounts written by Napoleon and his subordinates as they sought justify their decisions and actions at this pivotal moment in the campaign.

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    Prelude to Waterloo Quatre Bras
    The French Perspective
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andrew W. Field
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 588 g
    ISBN 13: 9781783463848
    ISBN 10: 1783463848

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
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    LC classification: D
    DC22: 940.2742
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037060
    Abridged Dewey: 909
    BIC subject category V2: 3JH, 1DDF
    DC23: 940.27
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHWR, NHWF, JWLF
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    1 b&w and 1 colour section
    Pen & Sword Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Pen & Sword Military
    Publication date
    19 October 2014
    Publication City/Country
    South Yorkshire
    Author Information
    Andrew Field MBE is a former British army officer whose travels around the world have given him a unique opportunity to explore battlefields from ancient history to present times. He has always harboured a special fascination for the Napoleonic Wars. In particular he has reassessed Napoleon's campaigns in 1814 and 1815, and has carried out extensive research into Wellington's battles in the Peninsula. He has published articles on these topics and two notable books: Talavera: Wellington's First Victory in Spain and Waterloo: The French Perspective.