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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Mar 2018 10:47 p.m. PST

….of Waterloo 1815-1915.

Interesting Reading…

Free to read here



Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP27 Mar 2018 3:06 a.m. PST

This is a very good find.

There have been several "popular" books around the 200th Anniversary dealing with the retained image of Waterloo over the centuries. They range from the marvellous "How the French Won Waterloo (or think they did)" to "Waterloo The Aftermath" or Foster's "Wellington and Waterloo….the Legacy". I have a few more somewhere I just know.

There is much that is new to print in this thesis. At first I was worried that there was so much space devoted to the events of one week in 1815, with far less for the following century, the stated purpose. But I guess the writer had to set the scene for those who are not totally obsessed with Les Cent Jours. Once he does get onto the poets, the painters, the authors he is very comprehensive indeed.

I was surprised to read on page 22 that "Besides Napoléon's personal carriage, the Prussians captured his state carriage and its' (sic) eight cream colored horses". ……very surprised.

The Malmaison coach was no state coach in its time and the Mdme Tussaud Dormeuse served a far more practical purpose, pulled by six Norman brown horses. That would have been some capture!

Really good find Armand thanks.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 Mar 2018 11:13 a.m. PST

A votre service mon cher ami!. (smile)


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