Walcheren to Waterloo (Hardback)
The British Army in the Low Countries during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars 1793–1815
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The military success achieved by the Duke of Wellington casts a long shadow over the history of the British Army in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars. The popular account of Britain's military record in the great struggle against Napoleonic France is chiefly one of glorious victories, with Britain cast as the saviour of Europe from the Corsican 'monster'. Most British historians have focused on retelling stories of British success, notably Wellington's, in Spain, Portugal and during the Hundred Days campaign and tend to pay little attention to British military defeats.
But is the focus on Wellington's career really an appropriate way to understand the performance of the British army in a conflict that lasted over twenty years? And what about the army’s poor record in the Low Countries, where it suffered defeats and sustained crippling losses during the same period? In this perceptive and highly readable study Andrew Limm answers these questions and provides a more balanced account of the British contribution to the downfall of Napoleon.
An entertaining read that leads to the unsurprising - and rather old-fashioned - conclusion that Wellington himself was the principal reason for the British successes in the Napoleonic Wars.Miniature Wargames, February 2019 – reviewed by Arthur Harman
This book is worth reading for the conclusion alone. Not only is it an excellent condensation of the previous chapters but it is a remarkable summation of Wellington as a military leader which captures his essence in a way superior to many more wordy works.Clash of Steel
We recommend this book without reservation.
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