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The Longest Afternoon: The 400 Men Who Decided the Battle of Waterloo (Hardback)
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The Longest Afternoon: The 400 Men Who Decided the Battle of Waterloo (Hardback)

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Hardback 160 Pages / Published: 25/09/2014
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The true story, told minute by minute, of the soldiers who defeated Napoleon - from Brendan Simms, acclaimed author of Europe: The Struggle for SupremacyEurope had been at war for over twenty years. After a short respite in exile, Napoleon had returned to France and threatened another generation of fighting across the devastated and exhausted continent. At the small Belgian village of Waterloo two large, hastily mobilized armies faced each other to decide the future of Europe.Unknown either to Napoleon or Wellington the battle would be decided by a small, ordinary group of British and German troops given the task of defending the farmhouse of La Haye Sainte. This book tells their extraordinary story, brilliantly recapturing the fear, chaos and chanciness of battle and using previously untapped eye-witness reports. Through determination, cunning and fighting spirit, some four hundred soldiers held off many thousands of French and changed the course of history.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241004609
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 296 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 19 mm

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“Waterloo: It was the Germans who won it!”

This slim volume (79 pages of actual text for £8!) focuses on the action from the farmhouse La Haye Sante which the author believes was the crucial engagement of this bloody battle. How it was held for so long by the... More

Paperback edition
10th August 2015
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“It was the Germans wot won it....”

This slim volume (79 pages of actual text for £8!) focuses on the action from the farmhouse La Haye Sante which the author believes was the crucial engagement of this bloody battle. How it was held for so long by the... More

Paperback edition
7th August 2015
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