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Featured battle : Wittenberg

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 14 September 1813 - 13 January 1814

This was one of the strong points with which Napoleon had hoped to hold the line of the Elbe. The Garrison put up considerable resistance losing 3,500 to death by wounds or sickness. The attacking force, which included 2 British Batteries, took only light casualties.

Featured image :

HMS Ark Royal

HMS Ark Royal

The carrier Ark Royal during a visit to Malta (courtesy of J. Williamson)

Gallery updated : 2016-02-21 17:33:57

Featured review :

Marshal Ney at Quatre Bras

Paul L. Dawson
Do we need another book about Waterloo? If they are like this we most certainly do. This book is different because of the primary source material researched to create it. The usual story is not trotted out without a fresh critical analysis. Within the book one chapter stands above all others for me and that is chapter 8. The movements of 1st Corps is a tale of mismanagement and confusion and has been a source of conjecture for all who study Quatre Bras. Paul Dawson makes, as clear as possible, the events of the day carefully weighing the evidence for the ultimate actions of the key players. He makes the confusion clear while bewailing the fact that verbal exchanges which could have played an important part on the day are lost to history.
This is a book for the Waterloo 'aficionado' written in a way which is easily accessible to the general reader.
I highly recommend this book and at the time of writing look forward to, the soon to be published, Paul Dawson's 'Waterloo. The Truth at Last'.
Frontline Books. Pen & Sword Books Ltd., 2017

Reviewed : 2017-10-18 11:35:56