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24 Hours at Waterloo: 18 June 1815

Kershaw, Robert

Editore: RH UK, 2015
ISBN 10: 0753541432 / ISBN 13: 9780753541432
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Titolo: 24 Hours at Waterloo: 18 June 1815

Casa editrice: RH UK

Data di pubblicazione: 2015

Legatura: Soft cover

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Riassunto: A vibrant and exhilarating hour-by-hour portrayal of this iconic battle, drawing on the eye witness accounts of those who fought it.
     The truly epic and brutal battle of Waterloo was a pivotal moment in history -- a single day, one 24-hour period, defined the course of Europe's future.
     In March 1815, the Allies declared war on Napoleon in response to his escape from exile and the renewed threat to imperial European rule. Three months later, on June 18, 1815, having suffered considerable losses at Quatre-Bras, Wellington's army fell back on Waterloo, some ten miles south of Brussels. Halting on the ridge, they awaited Napoleon's army, blocking their entry to the capital. This would become the Allies' final stand, the infamous battle of Waterloo.
     In this intimate, hour-by-hour account, acclaimed military historian Robert Kershaw resurrects the human stories at the centre of the fighting, creating an authoritative single-volume biography of this landmark battle. Drawing on his profound insight and a field knowledge of military strategy, Kershaw takes the reader to where the impact of the orders was felt, straight into the heart of the battle, shoulder to shoulder with the soldiers on the mud-splattered ground.
     Masterfully weaving together painstakingly researched eyewitness accounts, diaries and letters -- many never before seen or published -- this gripping portrayal of Waterloo offers unparalleled authenticity. Extraordinary images of the men and women emerge in full colour; the voices of the sergeants, the exhausted foot-soldiers, the boy ensigns, the captains and the cavalry troopers, from both sides, rise from the page in vivid and telling detail, as the fate of Europe hangs by a thread.

L'autore: ROBERT KERSHAW is a former Para, having joined the Parachute Regiment in 1973, commanded 10 Para and left as a full Colonel in 2006. His active service includes tours in Northern Ireland, the first Gulf War (during which he was awarded the US Bronze Star) and Bosnia. He is now a professional writer and has written seven highly praised books of military history. He has been interviewed on numerous TV documentaries and has published articles in the  Times, Sunday Times, Telegraph, Mail and  Express. He recently edited  Paradata, an online encyclopaedia covering the living history of British Airborne Forces, which won the Outstanding Achievement Award in the Military category of the 2008 Interactive Media Awards. Kershaw has led site-specific battlefield touring groups across the world, including at Waterloo. He has also given lectures at the National Army, Airborne and Tank Museums and aboard the  Queen Elizabeth cruise liner.

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