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    DescriptionThe story of the Battle of Waterloo - of the ultimate defeat of Napoleon and the French, the triumph of Wellington, Blucher and their allied armies - is most often told from the viewpoint of the victors, not the vanquished. Even after 200 years of intensive research and the publication of hundreds of books and articles on the battle, the French perspective and many of the primary French sources are under-represented in the written record. So it is high time this weakness in the literature - and in our understanding of the battle - was addressed, and that is the purpose of Andrew Field's thought-provoking new study. He has tracked down over ninety first-hand French accounts, most of which have never been previously published in English, and he has combined them with accounts from the other participants in order to create a graphic new narrative of one of the world's decisive battles. Virtually all of the hitherto unpublished testimony provides fascinating new detail on the battle and many of the accounts are vivid, revealing and exciting.


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    Title
    Waterloo: The French Perspective
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andrew Field
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 703 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781781590430
    ISBN 10: 1781590435
    Classifications

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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: HIS013000, HIS037060, HIS010000
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    B&T Approval Code: A44093000
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    BIC subject category V2: 3JH, 1DDF, 1DDN
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 940.27344
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    DC23: 940.2742
    LC classification: DC242 .F45 2012
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    Edition statement
    New.
    Illustrations note
    30 colour and black and white illustrations
    Publisher
    Pen & Sword Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Pen & Sword Books Ltd
    Publication date
    19 September 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Barnsley
    Review quote
    This book is a most welcome addition to any English bookshelf about the Battle of Waterloo on 18 June 1815, for on reading it one now realises how long the gap has remained unfilled. By using extensive extracts and grouping the material in a series of chronological chapters hour by hour through the day, Colonel Field has provided the reader with a gripping first-hand narrative of the fighting. There are some incidents where French accounts may seem strange to us, to need fleshing out, or are inadequate, or silent; but here Andrew Field has turned to allied sources, using them as a sort of mirror to shed light on the events, and this works remarkably well. Highly recommended. - British Army Review