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Waterloo 1815: The Birth of Modern Europe by…

Waterloo 1815: The Birth of Modern Europe

by Geoff Wootten

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As a kid I knew that there was a station named after it and I knew that people who came a cropper were said to have met it. I knew that Wellington and Napoleon had fought at it and that Wellington had won. I knew that the impressively mounted movie about it made a complete hash of conveying the sequence of events. And that was about all I knew about the battle of Waterloo so I turned to this short book to fill in the gaps. It is still the best short account of the battle I've read, and has inspired in me a lifelong fascination both with military history and, specifically, with the events in a field south of Brussels on June 18th, 1815. ( )
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70 b/w; 14 color 7 x 9 Waterloo, the climax and decisive conclusion of more than 20 years of war, matched two of the world's greatest generals-Napoleon and Wellington. This volume covers the entire campaign including the battles of Quatre Bras, Ligny and Wavre, specially updated with brand new bird's eye views and index section. New section on the battlefield today-a visitor's guide to Waterloo.

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