The Eagle's Last Triumph

Napoleon's Victory at Ligny, June 1815

Andrew Uffindell

Napoleon won his final victory on 16th June 1815 at Ligny, shortly before suffering a crushing defeat at Waterloo. Facing two enemy armies - under Wellington and Blucher - he aimed his main attack against Blucher's Prussians at Ligny and diverted Wellington's attention by engaging his forward elements at Quatre Bras. The Eagle's Last Triumph provid
Date Published :
May 2015
Publisher :
Casemate
Language:
English
Illustration :
8 pages of plates, 20 maps
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781612003207
Pages : 272
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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$24.95

Overview
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Napoleon won his final victory on 16th June 1815 at Ligny, shortly before suffering a crushing defeat at Waterloo. Facing two enemy armies – under Wellington and Blucher – he aimed his main attack against Blucher’s Prussians at Ligny and diverted Wellington’s attention by engaging his forward elements at Quatre Bras.

The Eagle’s Last Triumph provides a detailed examination of these neglected early campaigns, with a riveting description of the fighting and eyewitness testimony. The author shows just how close Napoleon came to winning a crushing victory at the start of the campaign. He also shows Blucher was unhorsed and nearly captured in the evening of Ligny – and how this could have had a decisive impact on subsequent events.

A vivid military epic, providing a cogent explanation of why Napoleon, victorious at Ligny, met with defeat two days later.

About The Author
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Andrew Uffindel is one of the leading experts on the Napoleonic era. He is the author of many books and articles in this field, including The National Army Museum book of Wellington’s Armies; Napoleon’s Immortals, Napoleon 1814 and Waterloo Commanders.

REVIEWS
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"...one of the rare books written about the battle of Ligny.... well supplied with maps and sixteen pages of black and white photos. The book even goes into the battle of Quatre Bras, and the end of the campaign. Part two of the book has an analysis of the battle, and a breakdown of the losses both sides suffered. It also has a guide to the battlefield today for anyone who might be interested in taking in the actual battlefield's scenery."

- A Wargamers Needful Things

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