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Voices from the Past: The Battle of Waterloo: History's most famous battle told through eyewitness accounts, newspaper reports, parliamentary debates, memoirs and diaries

Grehan, John

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ISBN 10: 1783831995 / ISBN 13: 9781783831999
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The ground-breaking Voices From the Past series tells the stories of the great conflicts of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, from the Battle of Waterloo to the fall of Hitler's Germany, through the words of the politicians, the press, the generals, and the ordinary soldier and civilian that lived and fought through those momentous times. Num Pages: 256 pages, 16 pages of b/w plates. BIC Classification: 1DDB; 3JH; HBJD; HBLL; HBWH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 243 x 166 x 36. Weight in Grams: 754. . 2015. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781783831999

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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.

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JOHN GREHAN has written or edited more than 300 books and magazine articles covering a wide span of military history from the Iron Age to the present war in Afghanistan. His previous publications include The Lines of Torres Vedras: The Cornerstone of Wellington's Strategy in the Peninsular War 1809-12, The Battle of Barossa, and Britain’s German Allies of the Napoleonic Wars. John has also appeared on local and national radio and television to advise on military history topics. He was 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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