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Letters from the Battle of Waterloo

Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers

Glover, Gareth John Hussey

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Pen and Sword
01 December 2018
Diaries, letters & journals; History; British & Irish history; Napoleonic Wars; War & defence operations
Waterloo is probably the most famous battle in military history. Thousands of books have been written on the subject but mysteries remain and controversy abounds. By presenting more than 200 previously unpublished accounts by Allied officers who fought at the battle, this collection goes right back to the primary source material. In the letters the Allied officers recount where they were and what they saw. Gareth Glover has provided historical background information but lets the officers speak for themselves as they reveal exactly what happened in June 1815. Originally sent to, and at the request of, Captain W Siborne, then in the process of building his famous model of the battle, these letters have remained unread in the Siborne papers in the British Library. A small selection was published in Waterloo Letters in 1891 but much of vast historical significance did not see the light then and has remained inaccessible until now. Glover now presents this remarkable collection which includes letters here by Major Baring, George Bowles, Edward Whinyates, John Gurwood and Edward Cotton as well as letters by Hanoverian and King's German Legion officers. This is a veritable treasure trove of material on the battle and one which will mean that every historian's view of the battle will need correcting. AUTHOR: Gareth Glover is a former Royal Navy officer and military historian who has made a special study of the Napoleonic Wars for the last 30 years. In addition to writing many articles on aspects of the subject in magazines and journals, his many books include From Corunna to Waterloo: The Letters and Journals of Two Napoleonic Hussars 1801-1816 and An Eloquent Soldier.
By:   Glover Gareth
Foreword by:   John Hussey
Imprint:   Pen and Sword
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
ISBN:   9781784383497
ISBN 10:   178438349X
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   01 December 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Gareth Glover is a former Royal Navy officer and military historian who has made a special study of the Napoleonic Wars for the last 30 years. In addition to writing many articles on aspects of the subject in magazines and journals, his many books include From Corunna to Waterloo: The Letters and Journals of Two Napoleonic Hussars 1801-1816 and An Eloquent Soldier. John Hussey has written many articles on British military history and served as a member of the International Historical Committee for the restoration of the Waterloo Battlefield. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historial Society and author of the critically-acclaimed two volume work 1815: THE WATERLOO CAMPAIGN (Greenhill Books, 2017), winner of the 2017 Templer Medal for Military History.

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