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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Nov 2017 8:39 p.m. PST

"When Napoleon Bonaparte escaped from Elba in late February 1815, it took this news less than a fortnight to reach the Dutch government. Without any hesitance a field army was raised of ultimately 30,000 men strong, even before the gathered politicians and generals at the Congress of Vienna reacted. The Dutch government realised its very existance as a new young state in the Europe of tomorrow was at stake, and it had to defend it recently acquired territories in Belgium.

This history explores the unique strategic and tactical history of the Dutch-Belgian field army from mid-March 1815, as it became part of the Anglo-Allied army of the Duke of Wellington. This volume ends with the final days leading up to the outbreak of war in June 1815.

The most detailed account is presented on the fighting in the late afternoon of 15 June at the village of Frasnes, just south of Quatre Bras, when a brigade of Nassau soldiers in pay of the Dutch army together with a horse battery stopped the French advance. You have never seen this much of detail from officers and soldiers on both opposing sides for the fighting at Franses, when we present to you their own private accounts."

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Artilleryman04 Nov 2017 2:20 a.m. PST

These are excellent books. I have the first three and the final volume should be out soon. They give a good insight into a little known and wrongly maligned army. Highly recommended.

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2017 4:27 a.m. PST

I'll second that. Erwin is on TMP. I've been awaiting the 4th as well.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2017 9:49 a.m. PST

Thanks my friend.


waaslandwarrior04 Nov 2017 3:43 p.m. PST

Here's another one, waiting for the final volume.
Excellent books!

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