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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2020 9:13 p.m. PST

… Imperial Headquarters and 1st Corps.

"Andrew Field, who has published four best-selling books on the Battle of Waterloo, has established himself as one of the leading experts on the French perspective of the campaign. Using selected extracts from French eyewitness accounts that haven't been published before in English, he has added a new dimension to our understanding of what happened on the battlefield on 18 June 1815. Now he takes his pioneering work a step further by publishing these accounts, with all their vivid and personal detail, in full.

For the first time readers will be in a position to make their own interpretations of them and compare them to the recollections of soldiers from the allied armies, in particular the British, which have largely determined our assumptions about the battle for the last 200 years. They will also gain a heightened insight into the trauma that the French eyewitnesses went through as they tried to explain how the French lost a battle they claim they had been on the point of winning…"

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Gazzola19 Feb 2020 3:01 a.m. PST

Nice spot Armand

And just when you think you have enough titles covering the 1815 Campaign, out comes another beauty. It is certainly on my to buy list.

It looks a very interesting title and nice to hear there will be two volumes.

Again, just glad it won't be available until April (UK Amazon), so I need to get stuck into reducing my yet-to-read pile. Has anyone out there ever managed to catch up with their reading? There just doesn't seem to be enough time. Still, more Nap tiles the merrier.

Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP19 Feb 2020 4:37 a.m. PST

Anything by Andrew Field is worth getting and reading. He is an excellent historian.

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