WATERLOO LETTERS. A SELECTION FROM ORIGINAL AND HITHERTO UNPUBLISHED LETTERS BEARING ON THE OPERATIONS OF THE 16TH, 17TH, AND 18TH JUNE, 1815, BY OFFICERS WHO SERVED IN THE CAMPAIGN.

Siborne, Major-General H. T. (Ed.).


£30.00




Greenhill rep., 1993. Xviv + 415 pp., 1 fldg., map & 6 fldg., plans at rear;+ 13 other maps & plans. D.j., 22 x 14cm. FINE. This is a collection of letters from survivors of the Waterloo Campaign. It was gathered in the 1830's and 1840's when the editor was trying to verify the chronological events of the day of the battle, to ensure the accuracy of his model diorama of Waterloo. Hundreds of replies from the people who had fought in the battle were sent to his circular letter requesting information, covering all aspects of the campaign, from the receipt of intelligence from the Allied outposts which sent a hasty concentration of troops towards the line of the French advance through all the stages of this momentous battle up to the final defeat of the French. One hundred and eighty letters give first-hand accounts of all of the principal phases of the Battle of Waterloo. Included are letters from the General Staff, cavalry, artillery and infantry officers and they are accompanied by twenty maps, plans and sketches of positions.


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