Voices from the Past: The Battle of Waterloo

History’s most famous battle told through eyewitness accounts, newspaper reports, parliamentary debates, memoirs and diaries

John Grehan

For more than twenty years Europe had been torn apart by war. When it seemed that peace might at last settle across Europe, terrible news was received - Napoleon had escaped from exile and was marching upon Paris. Europe braced itself once again for war. The allied nations agreed to combine against Napoleon and in May 1815 they began to mass on Fra
Date Published :
August 2015
Publisher :
Frontline Books
Language:
English
Illustration :
16 pages of b/w plates
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781783831999
Pages : 256
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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$39.95

Overview
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For more than twenty years Europe had been torn apart by war. Dynasties had crumbled, new states had been created and a generation had lost its young men. When it seemed that peace might at last settle across Europe, terrible news was received – Napoleon had escaped from exile and was marching upon Paris. Europe braced itself once again for war. The allied nations agreed to combine against Napoleon and in May 1815 they began to mass on France’s frontiers. The scene was set for the greatest battle the world had yet seen.

Composed of more than 300 eyewitness accounts, official documents, parliamentary debates and newspaper reports, Voices From the Past tells the story of Napoleon’s last battles as they were experienced and reported by the men and women involved.

Heroic cavalry charges, devastating artillery bombardments, terrible injuries, heartbreaking encounters, and amusing anecdotes, written by aristocratic officers and humble privates alike, fill the pages of this ambitious publication. Many of these reports have not been reproduced for almost 200 years.

About The Author
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JOHN GREHAN has written, edited or contributed to more than 300 books and magazine articles covering a wide span of military history from the Iron Age to the recent conflict in Afghanistan. John has also appeared on local and national radio and television to advise on military history topics. He was employed as the Assistant Editor of Britain at War Magazine from its inception until 2014. John now devotes his time to writing and editing books.

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