1815: The Waterloo Campaign - The German Victory
From Waterloo to the Fall of Napoleon
By Peter Hofschröer
Peter Hofschröer, in this second volume of his masterly study of 1815, challenges the accepted version of events at the battle of Waterloo. His extensive research from German archives and published sources, as well as previously unpublished accounts - including the Duke of Wellington's records - presents an entirely new perspective on these events. He demonstrates convincingly that allied victory hinged on the contribution of German soldiers and, in particular, the Prussian contingent.
Hofschröer details not only Prussian operations but also throws light on the actions fought by some of the 25,000 Germans in Wellington's 'British' army - more than a third of the Duke's force. He reveals that German troops did most of the fighting and suffered most of the casualties on the allied side in this destructive campaign.
A gripping narrative of astonishing detail captures such key episodes of Waterloo as La Haye Sainte, Papelotte and the Prussian struggle with the Imperial Guard for Plancenoit. In addition, Hofschröer examines the Allied offensive into France and the taking of Paris.
1815: The Waterloo Campaign - The German Victory is a definitive work on an epic confrontation by one of today's leading military writers.
1815: The Waterloo Campaign - The German Victory is due for publication in the UK in October.
9 x 6" (240 x 159mm); 384 pages; 25 illustrations; 25 maps.
Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal Limited
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