Notes on the Battle of WaterlooeBook - 2012
This ebook is purpose built and is proof-read and re-type set from the original to provide an outstanding experience of reflowing text for an ebook reader. Waterloo Illustration Pack - 14 maps/battle plans, 18 portraits of the personalities engaged, 10 illustrations. Captain James Kennedy, as he then was, served with distinction throughout the Peninsula War under both Sir John Moore and the Duke of Wellington as a regimental officer, on the staff, and as aide-de-camp of "Black Bob" Craufurd of the famed Light Division. During the Waterloo campaign, he was on the staff of the Third Division and was heavily involved in the fighting. After many further years of service in the British Army, he sat down to record his own recollections of the events that ended Napoleon's brief second reign as Emperor of France. His wealth of experience of war and campaigning provided him with an admirable viewpoint to discuss the actual detail of the conflict of June 1815; in this, he gave free reign to what he knew to be true and to what he had seen of the fighting. General Kennedy did not, as some of his contemporaries in the British Army did, believe that the Duke of Wellington's performance was flawless; his reasoned, intricate and balanced narrative is both instructive and entertaining. This work is authoritative, unbiased, and widely read today.
Publisher: [United States] : Pickle Partners Publishing : Made available through hoopla, 2012
Characteristics: 1 online resource