Narrative of a Residence in Belgium During the Canpaign of 1815; And a Visit to the Field of Waterloo

Narrative of a Residence in Belgium During the Canpaign of 1815; And a Visit to the Field of Waterloo

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1817 edition. Excerpt: ...they actually knocked him on - the head with the butt end of a musket, and left him for dead upon the field; he came, however, to himself, and effected his escape. His face was most frightfully swelled, and so bruised, that it was every shade of black, and blue, and green;.his head was entirely tied up with white handkerchiefs and bloody bandages, and in my life I never saw a more battered object. He had his arm in a sling; but he was by much too rejoiced at his escape to care about his wounds or bruises. He told us, what then I could scarcely believe, that the French had killed many of our officers whom they had taken prisoners, and that they had piked numbers of the wounded. The truth of these brutal murders, disgraceful to humanity, and even more dishonourable and more barbarous than the worst cruelty of savages, were unhappily, afterwards, too indisputably proved. In our progress through the streets we could not resist stopping to speak to such of the poor wounded soldiers as seemed able to talk, and who looked as if they would thank us even for a word of kindness, much to the amazement of Mr., an Antwerp merchant, who was walking about with us, to " shew us the lions," as he said. However, he waited most patiently, Avhile Mrs.--:, S, and I talked to ensigns, Serjeants, corporals, and common soldiers, who were all, more or less, wounded or disabled. "We have got six of those wounded soldiers billeted upon us," said Mr.--, as we walked on, " but I must get them boarded out somewhere, for they would be very troublesome in the house." "Troublesome!" I exclaimed. "Yes! you know they would be very troublesome in a house, though I suppose the surgeons will look after their wounds, and all that; they...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236615816
  • 9781236615817