Origins of the campaign /Chronology /Opposing commanders /Opposing armies /Orders of battle /Opposing plans /The campaign /Aftermath /The battlefields today /Further reading /Index
Waterloo is one of the most famous battles in history. Using the latest research combined with detailed illustrations, this title tells the story of the dramatic events of 18 June and the eventual Allied victory.
John Franklin is a professional military historian based in Switzerland who specialises in the Napoleonic period, and the Waterloo campaign in particular. A Fellow of the International Napoleonic Society (FINS), and a graduate of the University of Bern, he has been engaged in one of the most comprehensive investigations of the campaign ever undertaken, with the aim of providing a wealth of previously unpublished material on the various armies and contingents present during the dramatic climax to this important period of European history. The vast majority of his work is based on manuscript and archival sources, with the emphasis on primary research. Gerry Embleton has been a leading illustrator and researcher of historical costume since the 1970s, and has illustrated and written Osprey titles on a wide range of subjects over more than 20 years. He is an internationally respected authority on 15th and 18th century costumes in particular.
"This book manages to be both comprehensive and concise as it outlines how Wellington managed to hold on until Field Marshal Gebhard von Blucher's Prussians arrived in force to help seal Napoleon's defeat." --Toy Soldier & Model Figure