The Waterloo Companion

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Stackpole Books, 2001 - History - 432 pages
There have been many books about Waterloo, but never one to rival this in scale or authority. The text, based upon extensive research, describes both the battle and the campaign that preceded it in detail, drawing upon the first-hand accounts of participants on all sides in order to give the reader a vivid feeling for the experiences of those who fought upon this most celebrated of all battlefields. The many full-color maps, all specially commissioned for the book, and the numerous diagrams and photographs, the majority in color, as well as sixteen pages of original paintings, make the book a feast for the eyes and a collector's dream.

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An excellent resource. Plenty of maps, pictures and illustrations plus an authoritative text to boot. I particularly liked the modern photos of battlefield. Read full review


Section One The Campaign
Situation Facing Bliicher AprilMay 1815 27
Overall Strengths at Waterloo 36
French Strengths 51
Prussian Strengths 65
Casualties at Waterloo 73
French Senior Commanders at Waterloo 82
Prussian Infantry 207
Section Seven The Artillery
Types of Ordnance at Waterloo 257
Factors Affecting Artillery Usage
Prussian Artillery 301
Section Eight Other Arms and Services
The Wounded and Medical Services 312
Corps Attack 343

The AngloAllied CommanderinChief
AngloAllied Senior Commanders at Waterloo 98
The Prussian CommanderinChief FieldMarshal Prince
Key Terrain Features 126
Farms and Other Buildings 134
Other Features 148
The Condition of the Battlefield on 18 June 1815 154
AngloAllied Infantry 163
French Infantry 186
The French Massed Cavalry Attacks on the Anglo
The Struggle for La Haie Sainte 366
The Struggle for Plancenoit 379
The Imperial Guards Final Attack 391
Controversies 409
Index 429

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About the author (2001)

Mark Adkin, a former army officer, is the author of several books on military history.

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