Walcheren to Waterloo

The British Army in the Low Countries during French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars 1793–1815

Andrew Limm

The military success achieved by the Duke of Wellington casts a long shadow over the history of the British army in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars. The popular account of Britain's military record in the great struggle is chiefly one of glorious victories. But is the focus on Wellington's successes an appropriate way to understand the
Date Published :
November 2018
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
20 illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781473874688
Pages : 256
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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$44.95

Overview
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The military success achieved by the Duke of Wellington casts a long shadow over the history of the British army in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars. The popular account of Britain's military record in the great struggle against Napoleonic France is chiefly one of glorious victories, with Britain cast as the saviour of Europe from the Corsican 'monster'. Most British historians have focused on retelling stories of British success, notably Wellington's, in Spain, Portugal and during the Hundred Days campaign and tend to pay little attention to British military defeats.

But is the focus on Wellington's successes really an appropriate way to understand the performance of the British army in a conflict which lasted over twenty years? And what about the army’s poor record in the Low Countries, where it suffered defeats and sustained crippling losses during the same period? In this perceptive and highly readable study Andrew Limm answers these questions and provides a more balanced account of the British contribution to the downfall of Napoleon.

About The Author
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Dr Andrew Limm currently teaches history at King Edward VI High School for Girls, Birmingham. He was previously a teaching fellow at the University of Birmingham from where he holds a BA and PhD. He lives with his wife in Birmingham.

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