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Waterloo - Italian

A Guide to the Battlefield. Pitkin Guides

By (author) David J. Howarth
Translated by Carlo Zipoli
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press Ltd, Stroud, United Kingdom
Imprint: Pitkin Guides
Published: 1st Apr 1995
Dimensions: w 178mm h 250mm
Weight: 120g
ISBN-10: 0853727716
ISBN-13: 9780853727712
Barcode No: 9780853727712
The Battle of Waterloo was the deciding battle in the Napoleonic Wars

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An earlier documentary of a later battle, D-Day (1963) was foreworded with Mr. Howarth's remarks that "military histories of battles. . . do not usually tell what individual soldiers saw or did or what they thought or felt or feared" which is what interests him. Once again he has imparted the shape that a battle takes for the individual soldier on the field. Via the foot-soldier, there are significant and involving new views of the Battle of Waterloo as well as revealing approaches to the confusing, idiosyncratic orders of that day. One understands many conditions of the conflict in the soldier's terms as he shows the armies' gallantry and awkwardness with contrapuntal clarity. All of this has been smoothly integrated along with some new insights - as directed for example to the enigma of Ney's disastrous charge on that afternoon. Invigorating and graphic popular history, which will be implemented with many illustrations (color and black and white) and maps in a handsome book. (Kirkus Reviews)