1815 the Waterloo Campaign the German Victory: From Waterloo to the Fall of Napoleon (Peter Hofschroer) lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Military History section. priced at just £4.00!
London: Greenhill Books, 1999, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white plates; Maps; Tables; List of sources; Glossary; Appendices ;
From the cover: Peter Hofschroer, in this second volume of his masterly study of the 1815 campaign, challenges the accepted version of events at the battle of Waterloo. His extensive research from German archives and published sources, as well as previously unpublished accounts including the Duke of Wellingtons records presents an entirely new perspective on these events. He demonstrates convincingly that Allied victory hinged on the contribution of German soldiers and, in particular, the Prussian contingent.
Hofschroer details not only Prussian operations but also throws light on the actions fought by some of the 25,000 Germans in Wellingtons British army more than a third of the Dukes force. He reveals that German troops did most of the fighting and suffered most of the casualties on the allied side in this destructive campaign.
A gripping narrative of astonishing detail captures such key episodes of Waterloo as La Haye Sainte, Papelotte and the Prussian struggle with the Imperial Guard for Plancenoit. In addition, Hofschroer examines the Allied offensive into France and the taking of Paris.
1815: The Waterloo Campaign The German Victory is a definitive work on an epic confrontation by one of todays leading military writers.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper lightly pulled at the head of the spine.
Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 384 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.