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The Lie at the Heart of Waterloo

The Lie at the Heart of Waterloo

The Battle's Hidden Last Half Hour

  • Author: Nigel Sale
  • Publisher: History PressLtd
  • ISBN: 9780750959629
  • Category: History
  • Page: 288
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Waterloo has, perhaps, a greater claim to have left its mark on Europe than any single battle before it, yet, even after two hundred years, there is confusion about how the battle ended. Readers will believe they know perfectly well how Wellington gave the order to the men of the First Foot Guards and they finished the business; but they will find themselves mistaken and intrigued.The Lie at the Heart of Waterloo is not the customary eulogy but a critical analysis of the carefully engineered misinformation that has often totally misled historians and students of military history for so long. The author uses quotations from eyewitnesses – not only those published shortly after the battle but also the most modern academic work – to tell the true story.The truth is as complicated and dramatic as anyone could desire. There is also an answer to the inevitable question: why has this knowledge been hidden for so long? The process of unravelling the mystery brings to life the horrifying reality of battle for the soldiers in Napoleonic warfare. There is also a whiff of suicide and blackmail, and senior officers’ reputations are not sacrosanct.This history shines a light on the confusion and challenges long-standing assumptions. It is supported by a sequence of specially produced full-colour maps.

Lie at the Heart of Waterloo

Lie at the Heart of Waterloo

The Battle's Hidden Last Half Hour

  • Author: Nigel Sale
  • Publisher: The History Press
  • ISBN: 0750962763
  • Category: History
  • Page: 288
  • View: 5616
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Waterloo has, perhaps, a greater claim to have left its mark on Europe than any single battle before it, yet, even after two hundred years, there is confusion about how the battle ended. Readers will believe they know perfectly well how Wellington gave the order to the men of the First Foot Guards and they finished the business; but they will find themselves mistaken ? and intrigued.The Lie at the Heart of Waterloo is not the customary eulogy but a critical analysis of the carefully engineered misinformation that has often totally misled historians and students of military history for so long. The author uses quotations from eyewitnesses – not only those published shortly after the battle but also the most modern academic work – to tell the true story.The truth is as complicated and dramatic as anyone could desire. There is also an answer to the inevitable question: why has this knowledge been hidden for so long? The process of unravelling the mystery brings to life the horrifying reality of battle for the soldiers in Napoleonic warfare. There is also a whiff of suicide and blackmail, and senior officers’ reputations are not sacrosanct.This history shines a light on the confusion and challenges long-standing assumptions. It is supported by a sequence of specially produced full-colour maps.

Waterloo & Beyond

Waterloo & Beyond

  • Author: Antony Mason
  • Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
  • ISBN: 1784770019
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 74
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Two hundred years after the battle, the area around Waterloo is a lovely landscape of rolling farmland containing dozens of key sites, memorials and monuments to discover. But the Waterloo region offers far more than just a battlefield. A wealth of sights beckons the curious tourist, including the historic town of Nivelles with its towering Collegiate Church of Saint Gertrude, the exhilarating Walibi theme park at Wavre and the profoundly tranquil ruins of the Abbaye de Villers. Bradt's Waterloo & Beyond, written by Belgium expert Antony Mason, gives practical advice from the best hotel and restaurant choices to festivals and events throughout the year. This unique tourist guidebook provides everything you'll need to get the very most from your visit.

Les Miserables

Les Miserables

  • Author: Victor Hugo
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
  • ISBN: 9781853260858
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 494
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The nineteenth-century Frenchman's epic work depicts the life of Jean Valjean, a reformed convict who has dedicated his life to helping others.

The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature

The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature

  • Author: Tobias Smollett
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Books
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If God Made the Universe, Who Made God?

If God Made the Universe, Who Made God?

130 Arguments for Christian Faith

  • Author: Holman Bible Staff,Holman Bible Editorial
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 0805495800
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 208
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From Lee Strobel and Charles Colson to Hank Hanegraaff and Ravi Zacharias, today's most respected Christian apologists offer 130 essays in defense of biblical faith, covering topics such as Jesus Christ, God's Existence, Ethics, and Heaven and Hell.

The Face of Battle

The Face of Battle

A Study of Agincourt, Waterloo, and the Somme

  • Author: John Keegan
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781440673993
  • Category: History
  • Page: 368
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Master military historian John Keegan’s groundbreaking analysis of combat and warfare The Face of Battle is military history from the battlefield: a look at the direct experience of individuals at the "point of maximum danger." Without the myth-making elements of rhetoric and xenophobia, and breaking away from the stylized format of battle descriptions, John Keegan has written what is probably the definitive model for military historians. And in his scrupulous reassessment of three battles representative of three different time periods, he manages to convey what the experience of combat meant for the participants, whether they were facing the arrow cloud at the battle of Agincourt, the musket balls at Waterloo, or the steel rain of the Somme. “The best military historian of our generation.” –Tom Clancy

The Literary Panorama

The Literary Panorama

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: English literature
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The Hidden Places of Ireland

The Hidden Places of Ireland

  • Author: David Gerrard
  • Publisher: Travel Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781904434108
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 474
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Often called the Emerald Isle, Ireland is rich in greenery, but there is an abundance of every variety of landscape. This guide focuses on the well-known as well as the more secluded venues for food, accommodation and places of interest in the country.

The Battle of Waterloo: a Poem. By a Native of Edinburgh

The Battle of Waterloo: a Poem. By a Native of Edinburgh

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