Waterloo 1815: The Birth Of Modern Europe
Waterloo holds a special place among the great battles of history. The climax of more than twenty years of war, it was indeed a close-run affair, matching two of the world's greatest generals - Napoleon and Wellington. This volume covers the entire campaign including the battles of Quatre Bras, Ligny and Wavre, with five full-colour maps and three highly detailed bird's eye views showing decisive moments in the action. An excellent sense of the closeness of the battle is communicated - Wellington himself claimed it was the nearest thing you ever saw in your life - and this gripping account shows the full justice of that statement.
The Road to 1815
The Opposing Commanders
The Campaign Opens
18-19 June: The Battle of Wavre
18 June: The Battle of Waterloo
A Guide to Further Reading