The Waterloo Archive. Volume 1

British Sources

Gareth Glover

In the first volume of a new series, an acclaimed Napoleonic scholar brings together previously unpublished material relating to the Battle of Waterloo. This includes letters, journals, and 21 original line drawings produced by Cavalie Mercer to accompany his famous book on his experiences at Waterloo, but were never published.
Date Published :
March 2010
Publisher :
Frontline Books
Language:
English
Illustration :
8 pages of plates
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781848325401
Pages : 304
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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Overview
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In the first groundbreaking volume of a new series, acclaimed Napoleonic scholar Gareth Glover brings together previously unpublished material relating to the Battle of Waterloo. The hitherto unseen British material contained in Volume I includes: a series of letters written by a senior officer on Wellington's Staff to Sir Thomas Graham immediately following the battle: The letters of a member of the Wedgewood family in the Guards at Waterloo: The journal of Sergeant Johnston of the Scots Greys, detailing all his experiences, including a very rare transcript of his own court martial!; letters from eminent surgeons including those of Hume, Davy and Haddy James, who served at Waterloo with their harrowing tales of the wounds suffered.

In addition to these letters and journals, Vol I will include 21 original line drawings produced by Cavalie Mercer to accompany his famous book on his experiences at Waterloo but never previously published. Subsequent volumes will include French, German, Dutch and Belgian material which has never been translated into English before.

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.

REVIEWS
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“A fine beginning to the series, this one belongs on every Waterloo bookshelf.”

- The Past in Review

“…an incredible collection of primary sources that provides the perspective of the junior and enlisted officers of the final campaign of the Napoleonic Wars. I strongly recommend that you do not wait to buy this book. It will quickly become a collector’s item.”

- Robert Burnham

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