Waterloo

Author: Jack Steinberg
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781533175137
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Napoleon Bonaparte and Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, were both born in the same year, one in occupied Corsica and the other as a member of the Protestant Ascendency in Ireland. Though they had very different childhoods, the frustrations they encountered at school shaped the ways in which they approached difficulty.Both would go on to illustrious military careers, with Wellesley making a name for himself in the British colony of India and Napoleon becoming the emperor of France. Britain and France had been experiencing conflict for some time before the start of Napoleon's rule, but now everything came to a head.The Napoleonic Wars brought Wellesley and Napoleon into conflict with each other, and eventually, they collided during the Waterloo Campaign. This campaign culminated in the Battle of Waterloo, which would come to be regarded as one of the bloodiest-but also one of the most important-battles in history.After Napoleon's defeat at the Battle of Waterloo, he went into exile on a remote island in the middle of the Atlantic. Wellesley returned home and involved himself in the British government, helping to shape a Europe that had already been made new by the force of Napoleon's legacy

Waterloo Wellington Napoleon and the Battle that Saved Europe

Author: Gordon Corrigan
Publisher: Pegasus Books
ISBN: 1605987263
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A veteran historian brings the campaign and battle, its armies and their commanders, to fresh and vivid life in his brilliant new military history of one of the key battles in world history. Wellington remarked that Waterloo was “a damned nice thing,” meaning uncertain or finely balanced. He was right. For his part, Napoleon reckoned “the English are bad troops and this affair is nothing more than eating breakfast.” He was wrong—and this gripping and dramatic narrative history shows just how wrong. Fought on Sunday, June 18th, 1815, by some 220,000 men over rain-sodden ground in what is now Belgium, the Battle of Waterloo brought an end to twenty-three years of almost continual war between imperial France and her enemies. A decisive defeat for Napoleon and a hard-won victory for the Allied armies of the Duke of Wellington and the Prussians, led by the stalwart Marshal Blucher, it brought about the French emperor’s final exile to St. Helena and cleared the way for Britain to become the dominant military power in the world. The Napoleonic Wars are a source of endless fascination and this authoritative volume provides a wide and colorful window into this all-important climactic battle.

To War with Wellington

Author: Peter Snow
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848544553
Format: PDF
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The seven-year campaign that saved Europe from Napoleon told by those who were there. What made Arthur Duke of Wellington the military genius who was never defeated in battle? In the vivid narrative style that is his trademark, Peter Snow recalls how Wellington evolved from a backward, sensitive schoolboy into the aloof but brilliant commander. He tracks the development of Wellington's leadership and his relationship with the extraordinary band of men he led from Portugal in 1808 to their final destruction of Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo seven years. Having described his soldiers as the 'scum of the earth' Wellington transformed them into the finest fighting force of their time. Digging deep into the rich treasure house of diaries and journals that make this war the first in history to be so well recorded, Snow examines how Wellington won the devotion of generals such as the irascible Thomas Picton and the starry but reckless 'Black Bob' Crauford and soldiers like Rifleman Benjamin Harris and Irishman Ned Costello. Through many first-hand accounts, Snow brings to life the horrors and all of the humanity of life in and out of battle, as well as shows the way that Wellington mastered the battlefield to outsmart the French and change the future of Europe. To War with Wellington is the gripping account of a very human story about a remarkable leader and his men.

Sharpes Waterloo

Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3732549844
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Brüssel, Juni 1815. Richard Sharpe dient im persönlichen Stab des Prinzen von Oranien. Dieser weigert sich jedoch beharrlich, Sharpes Warnung ernst zu nehmen, dass Napoleon sich an der Spitze einer gewaltigen Armee auf sie zubewegt. So kommt es zur Schlacht bei Waterloo, und eine militärische Katastrophe bahnt sich an. Doch gerade, als der Sieg der Alliierten unmöglich erscheint, übernimmt Sharpe das Kommando - und die blutigste Schlacht seiner Karriere wird zu seinem größten Triumph.

The Battle of Waterloo

Author: 50 MINUTES
Publisher: 50Minutes.com
ISBN: 2806272890
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the events of the Battle of Waterloo in next to no time with this concise guide. 50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the Battle of Waterloo. At the start of the 19th century, the French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte won a series of stunning military victories and ruled over a vast empire. This all changed at the Battle of Waterloo, where a coalition including Britain and the Netherlands was able to overcome the French. The battle ended Napoleon’s rule and led to his exile on St. Helena, where he later died. In just 50 minutes you will: • Understand the political and social context leading up to the battle and how this contributed to the conflict • Learn about each stage of the battle, including the positioning of the troops and the defensive actions taken • Analyse the mistakes made by Napoleon before and during the battle and their role in his eventual defeat ABOUT 50MINUTES.COM | History & Culture 50MINUTES.COM will enable you to quickly understand the main events, people, conflicts and discoveries from world history that have shaped the world we live in today. Our publications present the key information on a wide variety of topics in a quick and accessible way that is guaranteed to save you time on your journey of discovery.

Waterloo

Author: Samuel Willard Crompton
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 0791066835
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Presents the history of the Battle of Waterloo, in which Napoleon suffered his final defeat by the British and Dutch, ending the Napoleonic Wars, and was returned to exile.

Waterloo 1815

Author: Marian Füssel
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406676731
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Am 18. Juni 1815 wurde die Schlacht bei Waterloo (oder La Belle-Alliance) geschlagen. Dort beendeten Wellington, Blücher und Gneisenau mit ihren englischen und preußischen Truppen die Herrschaft der Hundert Tage, die Napoleon I., aus dem Exil zurückgekehrt, noch einmal hatte errichten können. Marian Füssel erläutert die historischen Voraussetzungen der Schlacht, beschreibt den Weg Napoleons nach Waterloo, erzählt den Verlauf der Kämpfe, resümiert das Nachleben und erhellt die Entstehung des „Mythos Waterloo“.

The Longest Afternoon

Author: Brendan Simms
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141979275
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The true story, told minute by minute, of the soldiers who defeated Napoleon - from Brendan Simms, acclaimed author of Europe: The Struggle for Supremacy Europe had been at war for over twenty years. After a short respite in exile, Napoleon had returned to France and threatened another generation of fighting across the devastated and exhausted continent. At the small Belgian village of Waterloo two large, hastily mobilized armies faced each other to decide the future of Europe. Unknown either to Napoleon or Wellington the battle would be decided by a small, ordinary group of British and German troops given the task of defending the farmhouse of La Haye Sainte. This book tells their extraordinary story, brilliantly recapturing the fear, chaos and chanciness of battle and using previously untapped eye-witness reports. Through determination, cunning and fighting spirit, some four hundred soldiers held off many thousands of French and changed the course of history.

The Battle of Waterloo

Author: J. Christopher Herold
Publisher: New Word City
ISBN: 1612309119
Format: PDF, ePub
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"My system has changed - no more war, no more conquests," Napoleon announced after his escape from Elba in 1815. In the space of what is now known as the Hundred Days, the deposed French emperor was to demonstrate that nothing had changed. Only forty-six, he still possessed the ambition that made Europe quake at the news of his return to France, the magnetism that made men offering undying devotion swarm to his side, and the military genius that could plan, execute, and very nearly win a brilliant campaign against vastly superior odds. The battle that ended the career of the greatest conqueror of modern times was Waterloo. National Book Award winner J. Christopher Herold, a lifelong Napoleon scholar, tells the story of Waterloo with special emphasis on the emperor's role. But it is also the story of the Duke of Wellington, who led a mixed force of British, Belgian, Dutch, and Hanoverian troops in a masterly defensive operation. Like all military contests, Waterloo was a series of blunders and misunderstandings mixed with acts of heroism, timidity, and endurance. But because it permanently shattered Napoleon's dreams of conquest, Waterloo has a special place as one of the decisive battles in world history.