The Campaign of Waterloo (ePub)
The Classic Account of Napoleon’s Last Battles
The Campaign of Waterloo is the complete account of the climatic campaign and battle of the Napoleonic Wars abstracted from Sir John Fortescue’s monumental A History of the British Army.
Issued as an independent volume, The Campaign of Waterloo chronicles the events from Napoleon’s exile to Elba on 28 April 1814 to his departure from France on 15 July 1815 and exile on St Helena.
Between those dates was the Campaign of Waterloo and the final, ferocious battle of 18 June 1815 which destroyed Napoleon’s power. Fortescue’s analytical approach, strips away the mysterious and complexities of the campaign to allow readers a clear understanding of this short but epoch-changing series of events.
‘The classic history’
Anthony Bruce, A Bibliography of the British Army
Taken from the author’s 13 volume A History of the British Army and published here as an independent volume, first in 1987 and now again in 2016, this book chronicles the events from Napoleon’s exile to Elba in April 1814 to his departure from France in July 1815. The author’s analytical approach removes the complexities of the Waterloo campaign, providing the reader with a clearer understanding of the epic events that took place. There are four Appendices, providing information on the composition and strength of the armies present at Waterloo, plus two maps and an index. This is a most welcome and recommended reprint, bringing this a classic study by an acknowledged authority on Napoleon’s last battles to a new audience.Stuart Asquith, Author