The Lie at the Heart of Waterloo

The Lie at the Heart of Waterloo

The Battle's Hidden Last Half Hour

Paperback288pp Illustrated232x156mm

9780750959629     Product Code: 508472

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The author of this revisionist history of the Battle of Waterloo presents a detailed account of how the 52nd Light Cavalry delivered the coup de grâce in the battle, thanks to the initiative of its commander John Colbourne. Using first-hand accounts to support the case, the analysis concludes that Wellington omitted to give the 52nd proper credit in his initial despatch and thereafter managed the story of the victory to his advantage.

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