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The Waterloo Archive: Volume VI (Hardback)

British Sources

All Frontline Books Battle of Waterloo Frontline: Napoleonic Era

By Gareth Glover
Frontline Books
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781848327283
Published: 8th October 2014

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So much has been written on the subject of the Battle of Waterloo and the campaign that surrounds it that the reader might think that there is simply nothing new to tell. However, the archives of Europe are teeming with fascinating documents – personal letters to family and friends, private journals and official reports – that have been virtually ignored in many standard histories of the period.

In the ground-breaking Waterloo Archive series Gareth Glover has set out to unearth this buried material and to finally expose it to public scrutiny. In doing so he brings the human aspect of war and military campaigning to the fore: the humour and exhilaration, the fears and miseries, the starvation and exhaustion, the horror and the joy. He also provides an invaluable new source which will challenge preconceptions, disprove theories, destroy myths and allow for a complete re-evaluation of many key aspects of the campaign.

In this sixth and final volume in the series, published to coincide with the two hundredth anniversary of the campaign, Glover has again turned his attention to the British sources.

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Revue du Souvenir Napoléonien

Handsome hardback.

Miniature Wargames

With Glover's work on the Waterloo sources, we have the very real prospect of being able to revisit earlier conclusions and test them against this primary source material. Historians will get excited, enthusiasts will feel a stronger connection to the past, descendents will feel closer to their forebears, new levels of understanding will develop and so many will benefit. That all makes this volume and its sisters a very valuable expansion of our knowledge of history.

Firetrench

The last volume of this superb series by no means appears to be 'scarping the barrel' indeed it almost appears as if Gareth Glover has saved the best bits to the end. The illustrations are beautifully reproduced. The series as a whole is a must for anyone who aspires to understand the battle and its context, the men, their families and the times they lived and died in. ... Highly recommended.

Clash of Steel

This collection will be an invaluable resource for future generations.
If you read nothing else about Waterloo in its 200th anniversary year, you should read this.

Classic Arms & Militaria

He brings the human aspect of war and military campaigning to the fore: the humour and exhilaration, the fears and miseries, the starvation and exhaustion, the horror and the joy. He also provides an invaluable new source which will challenge preconceptions, disprove theories, destroy myths and allow for a complete re-evaluation of many key aspects of the campaign.

Skirmish - Living History

Crammed with new insights into different aspects of the campaign and its key participants, the book draws on an impressive range of sources from regimental museums and archives of Britain, the Commonwealth and of the United States, to private letters and journals.

Cardiff Times

The book works through the various north German Contingents, adding a Prussian account at the end just to be exotic. With the reservation that you have to be very into Waterloo, this is a fine book, to be highly recommended.

The Napoleonic Historical Society Newsletter, John Brewster

A superb collection of material that will absorb the knowledgeable and the newcomer alike.

Steve Dube, Western Mail

The sheer depth and richness of personal accounts and other documentation associated with the battle of Waterloo is demonstrated by this collection of sources about the campaign.

Military Illustrated

The Waterloo Archive is going to be one of the most valuable sources of information available on the campaign of 1815.

First Empire

A great addition to our Napoleonic knowledge.

www.napoleonguide.com

Excellent. Covers a good range of participants, and includes accounts of the days after the great battle.

John R. White, The Waterloo Association

This is a marvellous addition to our understanding of the campaign, the army and the era in general.

Adrian Goldsworthy

An incredible collection of primary sources.

Robert Burnham

The sheer depth and richness of personal accounts and other documentation associated with the battle of Waterloo is demonstrated by this collection of sources.

Military Illustrated

Historians and students of the 1815 campaign will find fresh items of real value in these books.

British Army Review
 Gareth Glover

About Gareth Glover

Gareth Glover a former Royal Navy Officer who lives in Cardiff. He has studied the Napoleonic wars for 30 years and gained a reputation as the foremost authority on British archive material.

He has brought more than 20 previously unpublished Napoleonic memoirs into the public domain.

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