Walking Waterloo

A Guide

Charles J Esdaile

Charles Esdaile's new guide to the Battle of Waterloo presents the experience of the soldiers who took part in the battle in the most graphic and direct way possible - through their own words.
Date Published :
May 2019
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
120 color/bw illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781526740786
Pages : 320
Dimensions : 8.5 X 5.5 inches
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Overview
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Charles Esdaile’s new guide to the Battle of Waterloo presents the experience of the soldiers who took part in the battle in the most graphic and direct way possible – through their own words. In a series of walks he describes in vivid detail what happened in each location on 18 June 1815 and he quotes at length from eyewitness accounts of the men who were there.

Each phase of the action during that momentous day is covered, from the initial French attacks and the intense fighting at Hougoumont and La Haye Sainte to the charges of the French cavalry against the British squares and the final, doomed attack of Napoleon’s Imperial Guard.

This innovative guide to this historic site is fully illustrated with a selection of archive images from the War Heritage Institute in Brussels, modern color photographs of the battlefield as it appears today and specially commissioned maps which allow the visitor to follow the course of the battle on the ground.

About The Author
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Ensign Charles Paget Was Commissioned As A Lieutenant In The Second Battalion Of The 52nd Regiment Of Foot In February 1808, Fought At The Battle Of Vimeiro And Was Evacuated With The Rest Of Sir John Moore’s Army After The Battle Of Corunna. He Served In The Walcheren Expedition And Later Returned To The Peninsula And Fought At The Battles Of Nivelle And Nive In 1814\. He Lived On After The War Into The 1840s And Was Connect To The Influential Paget Family, Two Of Whose Members – Henry Paget And Sir Edward Paget – Played Notable Parts In The Peninsular And Waterloo Campaigns.Professor Charles J. Esdaile Is One Of The Leading Historians Of The Napoleonic Era And Holds A Personal Chair At The University Of Liverpool. His Wide-Ranging History Of Napoleon's Attempt To Conquer Spain And Portugal, The Peninsular War: A New History, And His International History Of The Napoleonic Period, Napoleon’s Wars, Are Classic Works On The Subject. Among His Many Other Books Are the Duke Of Wellington And The Command Of The Spanish Army 1812-14, Fighting Napoleon: Guerrillas, Bandits And Adventurers In Spain 1808-1814, peninsular Eyewitnesses: The Experience Of War In Spain And Portugal 1808-1814 and women In The Peninsular War.Mark Reed Discovered Charles Paget’s Previously Unpublished Diary Among Family Papers And, Realizing Its Importance For The History Of The Peninsular War, Collaborated With Professsor Charles Esdaile To Bring It To Publication.

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