Wellington and the Waterloo Campaign

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Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, 1769-1852 -- Military leadership., Napoleon I, Emperor of the French 1769-1821 -- Military leadership., Waterloo, Battle of, Waterloo, Belgium,
StatementDavid Fraser.
SeriesThe seventh Wellington lecture, Wellington lecture ;, 7th
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDC244 .F73 1995
The Physical Object
Pagination26 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL736757M
ISBN 100854325751
LC Control Number97127583
OCLC/WorldCa34886098

This book at last makes available in English a penetrating exchange between two of history's most famous soldiers concerning the dramatic events of the Waterloo campaign of The Duke of Wellington is one of the greatest military commanders in British history; General Carl von Clausewitz is widely regarded as the greatest military thinker /5(9).

The strength of Weller's book is that he synthesizes all of these sources into a very readable narrative of Wellington's actions in Waterloo.

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The book focuses mostly on Wellington. It has some excellent chapters on what led up to the battle, the organization of the armies, and most importantly battlefield tactics and by: 1. The Waterloo Campaign: Wellington, his German Allies and the Battles of Ligny and Quatre Bras, by Peter Hofschröer, Greenhill Books, $ Winston Churchill once remarked that there was only one thing worse during a war than having allies–and that was to have none of either, Wellington and the Waterloo Campaign book or : Ehoward.

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The book is beautifully written, well mapped, and it will be the authoritative book on Waterloo for all time." Major-General Sir Evelyn Webb-Carter "Volume I of Waterloo: The Campaign of is a brilliant tour de force, not least for its comprehensive coverage of matters that so many histories of warfare either ignore or skate : Pen and Sword.

Since the book is mostly a revision of English dominated historiography of the campaign, Hofschroer is critical of Wellington's conduct of the campaign and his dealings with the Prussians. The constant focus on Wellington's double dealing gets tiresome, even if it's clear that the Hof is on to something/5.

The th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo produced a lot of new works, and this is a cracking one: a narrative history of the key four days with all the verve and skill of a story and the analysis of a historian.

Put aside an afternoon, and enjoy this tremendous event. The 12th Light Dragoons at War with Wellington” by Andrew Bamford”So Blood a Day. The 16th Light Dragoons in the Waterloo Campaign” by David J. Blackmore”The Cavalry that Broke Napoleon.

The King’s Dragoon Guards at Waterloo” by Richard Goldsbrough” Wellington’s Peninsular Army” Men-at-Arms series, by James Lawford. Winner of the RUSI Duke of Wellington Medal for Military History Winner of the Society for Army Historical Research Templer Medal The concluding volume of this work provides a fresh description of the climatic battle of Waterloo placed in the context of the whole : Pen and Sword.

The additional selections presented by the editors do an excellent job of placing Clausewitz's analysis of the campaign and Wellington's response in their necessary context. My one exceedingly minor gripe is that Pedlow's concluding chapter feels somewhat out of synch with the rest of the book, focused as it is on historiographic debate over /5.

The Waterloo Campaign: The German Victory, By Peter Hofschröer, Greenhill Books, $ Two years ago I reviewed a copy of Peter Hofschröer’s promising The Waterloo Campaign: Wellington, His German Allies and the Battles of Ligny and Quatre Bras (see Autumn MHQ).Author: Ehoward.

Both men were prominent participants in the campaign of The book is built around a new and complete translation of Clausewitz's study of the Waterloo campaign (published in Berlin in ) and Wellington's detailed response to it/5(7).

ON WATERLOO is built around a new and complete translation of Clausewitz's study of the Waterloo campaign (published in Berlin, ), which is a strategic analysis of the entire campaign (not just the Battle of Waterloo).

It includes the Duke of Wellington's detailed response to it—the only essay Wellington ever wrote concerning the battle. I'm looking for books covering the Waterloo campaign, and in particular the Prussian army's role in it.

Wellington, and the Campaign of " is a very interesting read. Historydude 27 Mar p.m. PST: Try the Osprey Men At Arms. Or Peter H's other books. Andrew Field's book "Grouchy's Waterloo" covers Ligny and Wavre and that.

A veteran historian brings the campaign and battle, its armies and their commanders, to fresh and vivid life in his brilliant new military history of one of the key battles in world history.

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Wellington remarked that Waterloo was “a damned nice thing,” meaning uncertain or finely balanced. The Waterloo Campaign, William Siborne. Arber, Peter Hofschröer's book, "Wellington's Smallest Victory" is largely based on Siborne, and he shows that what we in the English-speaking parts of the world think we know about Waterloo is a long way from the /5(2).

In On Wellington: A Critique of Waterloo, Clausewitz argues that war can never be regarded as an independent action, but rather as a modification of political activity and the implementation of political plans and interests by military means – yet another argument he famously made in On War. Review by the Marquess of Anglesey 'The Marquess of Anglesey reviewed in Saturday 21st February's Daily Telegraph (London) Peter Hofschröer'sThe Waterloo Campaign: Wellington, His German Allies and the Battles of Ligny and Quatre Bras.

The headline to the review was 'Ducal deceptions in the field' with the subhead 'The Marquess of Anglesey welcomes a controversial study of the 19th. The Waterloo campaign began when Emperor Napoleon I invaded Belgium with his army of the North to defeat the Anglo-Allied forces of the Duke of Wellington and the Prussian army under on hoped that a great victory might restore his military reputation, whilst confirming his political status within France.

The French Emperor also believed that a swift success might deter the allies. The book is built around a new and complete translation of Clausewitz's study of the Waterloo campaign (published in Berlin in ) and Wellington's detailed response to it.

The controversial exchange between these two brilliant soldiers was famous in the 19th century, but it was never published in English and has been suppressed since /5(6). The decisive engagement of this three-day Waterloo Campaign ( June ) occurred at the Battle of Waterloo.

According to Wellington, the battle was "the nearest-run thing you ever saw in your life". Napoleon delayed giving battle until noon on 18 June to allow the ground to dry.

The political and military history of the campaign of Waterloo () - Jomini, Antoine The story of Waterloo; or, The fall of Napoleon ().pdf. The Waterloo campaign - a study () - Pratt, Sisson The Waterloo Campaign () - William The Waterloo roll Rating: % positive. "To commemorate the upcoming bicentennial () of the Waterloo Campaign, historian Lipscombe presents a visual history of the ultimate battle of the Napoleonic Wars.

This pertinent collection of primary and secondary sources humanizes the conflict, featuring numerous photos of Napoleon and his nemesis Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington /5(13). Wellington, however, was concerned only with Clausewitz's discussion of the Waterloo campaign, particularly his analysis of Marshal Grouchy's operations.

It was Liverpool who provided the Duke with a rough, partial manuscript translation of The Campaign ofwhich was never designed for publication but still exists in Southampton. Wellington's Smallest Victory: The Duke, the Model Maker and the Secret of Waterloo by Peter Hofschroer pp, Faber, £ The Duke of Wellington's Prussian ally, Field Marshal Blücher Author: Ian Pindar.

The book aims to be realistic - the fog ofwar is foggy indeed, and Wellington sometimes makes mistakes. Thecasualties at Waterloo are appalling, and the battle almost -Col.

Trant of "Sharpe's Rangers" fame actually appears, an excellent soldier but "the most drunken dog there ever was" in Wellington's l is the emphasis on Wellington's Indian campaign and on Cited by: Peter is also the sole author of several books on the Prussian army, Wellington and Waterloo Campaign: " The Waterloo Campaign: Wellington, His German Allies and the Battles of Ligny and Quatre Bras" - ", The Waterloo Campaign: The German Victory: From Waterloo to the Fall of Napoleon" - "Prussian Light Infantry ".

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On Waterloo: Clausewitz, Wellington, and the Campaign of | Bassford, Christopher, Moran, Daniel, Pedlow, Gregory W., von Clausewitz, Carl, Wellesley, 1st Duke of /5(6).

when i first started on this book i was worried that it might be heavily biased yet how wrong i turned out to be. a truly wonderful account of the peninsula war and the man himself Wellington.

the book takes the reader all through Wellingtons battles from the first landing at Lisbon in to Waterloo in it tells a live account of the /5(59). Wellington's Brigade Commanders - Peninsula and Waterloo, Ron McGuigan and Robert Burnham.A very useful reference work giving four or five page biographies of the surprisingly large group of men who commanded brigades in Wellington’s armies in the Peninsula or during the Waterloo campaign, covering just over sixty men.

Get this from a library! Wellington at Waterloo. [Jac Weller] -- Reconstructs day-to-day events of the Battle of Waterloo June 15 to 18,as Wellington experienced them .This book reveals a new dimension of the famous campaign, and includes many unseen illustrations.

For the first time, a full assessment is made of the challenge which Willem I faced as king of a country hastily cobbled together by the Congress of Vienna, and of his achievement in assembling, equipping and train men from scratch in The Waterloo Campaign began when the Emperor Napoleon invaded Belgium with his army of the North to defeat the Anglo-Allied forces of the Duke of Wellington and the Prussian army under Blucher, Napoleon hoped that a great victory might restore his military reputation, whilst confirming his political status within France.

The French Emperor also believed that a swift success might deter the.