Letters from the Battle of Waterloo

Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers

Gareth Glover

Waterloo is probably the most famous battle in military history. Thousands of books have been written on the subject but mysteries remain and controversy abounds.

By presenting more than 200 previously unpublished accounts by Allied officers who fought at the battle, this collection goes right back to the primary source material.
Date Published :
December 2018
Publisher :
Greenhill Books
Contributor(s) :
John Hussey
Language:
English
Illustration :
Black and white illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781784383497
Pages : 352
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6 inches
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Overview
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Waterloo is probably the most famous battle in military history. Thousands of books have been written on the subject but mysteries remain and controversy abounds.

By presenting more than 200 previously unpublished accounts by Allied officers who fought at the battle, this collection goes right back to the primary source material. In the letters the Allied officers recount where they were and what they saw. Gareth Glover has provided historical background information but lets the officers speak for themselves as they reveal exactly what happened in June 1815.

Originally sent to, and at the request of, Captain W Siborne, then in the process of building his famous model of the battle, these letters have remained unread in the Siborne papers in the British Library. A small selection was published in Waterloo Letters in 1891 but much of vast historical significance did not see the light then and has remained inaccessible until now. Glover now presents this remarkable collection which includes letters here by Major Baring, George Bowles, Edward Whinyates, John Gurwood and Edward Cotton as well as letters by Hanoverian and King's German Legion officers.

This is a veritable treasure trove of material on the battle and one which will mean that every historian's view of the battle will need correcting.

About The Author
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Gareth Glover is a former Royal Navy officer and military historian who has made a special study of the Napoleonic Wars for the last 30 years.

After reading History at Cambridge, John Hussey spent 30 years working for BP around the world including the Congo in the 1960s and Nigeria in the 1970s. He was awarded an OBE in 1971. He has written many articles on British military history, mainly on the Napoleonic and First World Wars, and served as a member of the International Historical Committee for the restoration of the Waterloo Battlefield. He is the author of Malborough: Hero of Blenheim (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2004) and is a Fellow of the Royal Historial Society.

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