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Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers

Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers (Hardback)

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'Unprecedented new information for historians.' - The Guardian 'An extraordinarily valuable contribution to our understanding of the battle ...These letters show just how formidable Siborne's task was, even without the opposition of great men.' - Richard Holmes in History Waterloo is probably the most famous battle in military history. Thousands of books have been written on the subject and yet so many mysteries remain, so much controversy abounds. Letters from the Battle of Waterloo, by presenting more than 200 previously unpublished accounts by Allied officers who fought at the battle, goes right back to primary source material. In the letters the Allied officers recount where they were and what they saw. Gareth Glover has provided background historical information but lets the officers speak for themselves as they reveal exactly what happened on the 16, 17 and 18 June 1815. Originally sent to, and at the request of, Captain W. Siborne, then in the process of building his famous model of the battle, these letters have remained unread in the Siborne papers in the British Library.

A selection of material was published in Waterloo Letters in 1891 but much of vast historical significance did not see the light then and has remained inaccessible until now. Gareth Glover now presents this collection of revelatory correspondence for the first time. There are letters here by Major Baring, George Bowles, Edward Whinyates, John Gurwood and Edward Cotton as well as letters by Hanoverian and King's German Legion officers. This is a veritable treasure trove of new material on the battle and one which will mean that every historian's view of the battle will need correcting. Gareth Glover is a historian specialising in the Waterloo campaign and the Peninsular War.

History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450/1500History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalModern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900History & PoliticsMilitary HistoryNapoleonic WarsHistory & PoliticsMilitary StudiesWar & defence operationsHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean history Publisher: Greenhill Books Publication Date: 15/04/2004 ISBN-13: 9781853675973  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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