FRENCH AT WATERLOO Eyewitness Accounts: 2nd and 6th Corps, Cavalry, Artillery, Foot Guard and Medical Services


We have often seen the immortal struggle at Waterloo, vividly presented for us in the descriptions passed down through the letters and memoirs of British and Allied Officers. The overwhelming number of sources from the Allies has left the men of Napoleonic France’s armies as relatively silent antagonists in the Waterloo epic, with few of their memoirs translated into English. As the Duke of Wellington famously said, ‘All the business of war is guessing what was at the other side of the hill.’ The French At Waterloo gives the reader that much needed glimpse into the other side of hill of Mont-St-Jean.

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