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How the French Won Waterloo - or Think They Did (Hardback)
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How the French Won Waterloo - or Think They Did (Hardback)

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Published in the 200th Anniversary year of the Battle of Waterloo a witty look at how the French still think they won, by Stephen Clarke, author of 1000 Years of Annoying the French and A Year in the Merde. Two centuries after the Battle of Waterloo, the French are still in denial. If Napoleon lost on 18 June 1815 (and that's a big 'if'), then whoever rules the universe got it wrong. As soon as the cannons stopped firing, French historians began re-writing history. The Duke of Wellington was beaten, they say, and then the Prussians jumped into the boxing ring, breaking all the rules of battle. In essence, the French cannot bear the idea that Napoleon, their greatest-ever national hero, was in any way a loser. Especially not against the traditional enemy - les Anglais. Stephen Clarke has studied the French version of Waterloo, as told by battle veterans, novelists, historians - right up to today's politicians, and he has uncovered a story of pain, patriotism and sheer perversion...

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9781780893082
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 456 g
Dimensions: 225 x 140 x 29 mm

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“Funny and Factual”

How The French Won Waterloo (Or Think They Did) – Funny and Factual.

With the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo now a memory to most and to the British a win under Wellington’s guidance which finally put... More

Hardback edition
23rd June 2015
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“History without the boring bits”

This is a claim that surely most French people cannot honestly believe. Very funny and well written, this book will make you think twice about how much of history you take on trust, and just how easy it can be to put... More

Paperback edition
11th August 2016
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“And it's a win for France!”

So, who really won the Battle of Waterloo? Well it seems to depend upon your nationality. Napoleon decided that he had not been defeated, and this was generally the idea that was disseminated among the French ever... More

Paperback edition
4th August 2016
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