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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Mar 2022 4:55 p.m. PST

"The defining military engagement of the nineteenth century. The epic battle that forever ended one man's dreams of a European empire unified under his rule…."


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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP27 Mar 2022 10:17 a.m. PST

Bless him for producing yet another book on "Waterloo".

But what is new here? What archives have revealed novel information? Dawson's "Napoleon's Waterloo Army" at least involved extensive research of primary sources, to come up with much (controversial) absolutely certain, no question, evidence as to uniforms and equipment (and actually quite convincingly so).

Well done for finding Tango. This forum is quiet lately, you are needed.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 Mar 2022 3:49 p.m. PST

Too many books about Waterloo… agree with that… but you never know…

Thanks for your kindly words my good friend…


arthur181528 Mar 2022 6:39 a.m. PST

This is not a new book, but a reprint of a book published many years ago.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Mar 2022 3:33 p.m. PST

Have you read it?….


Au pas de Charge28 Mar 2022 6:52 p.m. PST

He's an excellent and entertaining author. The book is fun but it wont have all the bells and whistles the "Je sais tous" (especially the pro Wellington ones) on here look for like precise battle interval times, complex maps representing every battalions position, proof that the Dutch-Belgians and Prussians didnt really help and how many cuirasses were gathered up after the battle.

42flanker29 Mar 2022 1:12 a.m. PST

"Je sais tous" (especially the pro Wellington ones)

Surely not. That lot wouldn't utter a syllable of Franchois, even if they could.

R Alley29 Mar 2022 3:33 a.m. PST

Never a great fan of Wellington. Waterloo was a Prussian victory a chassic French outflanking movement. Plus Napoleon was a sick man as he had been at Borodino. Why did'nt he take Davout with him to war in 1815. If Napoleon and Lee had taken Davout's and Longstreet's advise at Borodino and Gettysburg world history might well be very different?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Mar 2022 3:30 p.m. PST

Many thanks!


Gazzola31 Mar 2022 7:52 a.m. PST

R Alley

I wouldn't call Waterloo a British or a Prussian victory. It was an allied victory. It took two armies to beat Napoleon. Unfortunately, we'll never know if Napoleon would have won had the Prussians not arrived in time to save Welly's neck. But the French may never have pushed the Brits and their Dutch-Belgian allies allies off the ridge anyway, who knows. But it was definitely an allied victory.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP31 Mar 2022 3:28 p.m. PST



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