Waterloo : The Hundred Days

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The Battle of Waterloo is one of the most decisive battles in history. The defeat of Napoleon finally brought to an end the career of one of the greatest and most charismatic men of all time and signalled a crucial change in the balance of power in Europe. The story of Napoleon's return from Elba and his dramatic seizure of power for one hundred days is, as David Chandler's marvellous narrative makes clear, a brilliant adventure story. Basing his account on 20 years' meticulous research and study, David Chandler gives a full and detailed account of the battle of Waterloo, and also discusses the other important battles of the campaign: Ligny, Quatre Bras and Wavre. He takes us behind the scenes to illuminate topics such as the organization behind the armies of both the French and the Allies, the personalities of their commanders, and their strategies, tactics and weapons. The book also includes an appendix in which David Chandler gives details for a two-day tour of the battlefield.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 566g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • b&w illustrations, bibliography, index
  • 0141391375
  • 9780141391373

About David Chandler

Dr David Chandler was formerly Head of War Studies at The Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. He is an acknowledged expert on Napoleon, the Napoleonic Wars and the first Duke of Marlborough. David Chandler's Marlborough as Military Commander and The Art of Warfare on Land are also published in the Penguin Classic Military History series.
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Table of contents

A European crisis; a trio of great Generals; the rival armies; the campaign opens; the fluctuations of fortune; Waterloo and Wavre - preparations and plans; Waterloo and Wavre - the final crises; aftermath; the legacy of Waterloo. Appendices: l'Armee du Nord (14 Jun 1815); the Allied Army (14 June 1815); the Prussian Army (14 June 1815); the campaign area and battlefield today.
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