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The Resource Waterloo, Alan Forrest

Waterloo, Alan Forrest

Label
Waterloo
Title
Waterloo
Statement of responsibility
Alan Forrest
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Waterloo was the last battle fought by Napoleon and the one which finally ended his imperial dreams. It involved huge armies and heavy losses on both sides. For those who fought in it - Dutch and Belgians, Prussians and Hanoverians as well as British and French troops - it was a murderous struggle. For all its ferocity, it was a battle that would be remembered very differently across Europe. In Britain it would be seen as an iconic battle whose memory would be enmeshed in British national identity across the following century. It failed to achieve this iconic status elsewhere. In Prussia it was overshadowed by the Battle of the Nations at Leipzig, while in Holland it was a simple appendage to the prestige of the House of Orange. And in France it was the epitome of a heroic defeat that served to sustain the romantic legend of the Napoleonic Wars and contributed to the growing cult of Napoleon himself. Whereas most works on the battle of Waterloo are only military in nature, Alan Forrest's outstanding work-the first in the Great Battles series -- describes every aspect of how the battle was fought but deals equally with the aftermath: how it has been commemorated, and its legacy. --Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
940.2742
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DC242
LC item number
.F66 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Great battles
Label
Waterloo, Alan Forrest
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-207) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- From Vienna to Waterloo -- The Waterloo Campaign -- First Responses to Waterloo -- Military Memoirs and Communicative Memory -- Wellington and British Memory of Waterloo -- France, Waterloo, and the Napoleonic Legend -- Waterloo in German and Dutch Memory -- Postscript
Control code
ocn891125149
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 220 pages
Isbn
9780199663255
Lccn
2014948241
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)891125149
  • (Sirsi) a1856892
Label
Waterloo, Alan Forrest
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-207) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- From Vienna to Waterloo -- The Waterloo Campaign -- First Responses to Waterloo -- Military Memoirs and Communicative Memory -- Wellington and British Memory of Waterloo -- France, Waterloo, and the Napoleonic Legend -- Waterloo in German and Dutch Memory -- Postscript
Control code
ocn891125149
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 220 pages
Isbn
9780199663255
Lccn
2014948241
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)891125149
  • (Sirsi) a1856892

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