Now in its second edition, this slant on the defeat of Napoleon´s French army by the combined forces of Wellington and Blucher in 1815 focuses on the on-the-ground conditions of the battlefield landscape itself - an ideal precursor to touring the site.
Waterloo Battlefield Guide: David Burrery
Illinois at Shiloh:Report of the Shiloh Battlefield Commission and Ceremonies at the Dedication of the Monuments Erected to Mark the Positions of the Illinois Commands Engaged in the Battle (Classic Reprint) Stanley Waterloo
The Battle of Waterloo has become synonymous with the word defeat, but who lost, and why was it important? In 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte left the island of Elba and, in a space of 100 days, took power and challenged the entire world to meet him on his terms. When that failed, he offered them a fight, one that would end at Waterloo, and left repercussions which can still be felt, even now, centuries later. Inside you will hear about.... Beginnings Discord and Discontent The World Rearranged The Prisoner The Journey to Waterloo Begins One Hundred Days Quatre Bras & Ligny And much more! Who was this man, and what happened on the battlefield that made this fight in particular so important? What was the lesson of Waterloo? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jimmy Kieffer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/107259/bk_acx0_107259_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the internationally best-selling author of the Sharpe novels and in the bicentenary year of the battle - this is the true story of Waterloo. 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. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dugald Bruce Lockhart, Bernard Cornwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/001797/bk_hcuk_001797_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the New York Times best-selling author comes the definitive history of one of the greatest battles ever fought - a riveting nonfiction chronicle published to commemorate the two-hundredth anniversary of Napoleon´s last stand. On June 18, 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 Prussians at Ligny and fought the British to a standstill at Quatre-Bras. The Allies were in retreat. The little village north of where they turned to fight the French army was called Waterloo. The blood-soaked battle to which the town gave its name would become a landmark in European history. In his first work of nonfiction, Bernard Cornwell combines his storytelling skills with a meticulously researched history to give a riveting chronicle of every dramatic moment from Napoleon´s daring escape from Elba to the smoke and gore of the three battlefields and their aftermath. Through quotes from the letters and diaries of Emperor Napoleon, the Duke of Wellington, and the ordinary officers and soldiers, Cornwell brings to life how it actually felt to fight those famous battles as well as the moments of amazing bravery on both sides that left the outcome hanging in the balance until the bitter end. Published to coincide with the battle´s bicentennial in 2015, Waterloo is a tense and gripping story of heroism and tragedy - and of the final battle that determined the fate of nineteenth-century Europe. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bernard Cornwell, Dugald Bruce Lockhart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004443/bk_harp_004443_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Stranger´s Guide to Brussels and Its Environs:Followed by a Description of the Battle of Waterloo, Accompanied by a New Plan of Brussels and Its Suburbs and an Engraving and Plan of the Battle-Field of Waterloo (Classic Reprint) Unknown Author