Waterloo : the truth at last : why Napoleon lost the great battle / Paul L. Dawson
- Dawson, Paul L.
- Barnsley, S. Yorkshire : Frontline Books, an imprint of Pen & Sword Books Ltd, 2018.
- Physical Description:
- xix, 547 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
- During October 2016 Paul Dawson visited French archives in Paris to continue his research surrounding the events of the Napoleonic Wars. Some of the material he examined had never been accessed by researchers or historians before, having been sealed in 1816. Many of the accepted stories concerning the battle are analyzed through accounts (some 200 in all) previously unpublished, mainly derived through French sources, with startling conclusions. Most significantly of all is the revelation of exactly how, and why, Napoleon was defeated. Waterloo, the Truth at Last demonstrates, through details never made available to the general public before, how so much of what we think we know about the battle simply did not occur in the manner or to the degree previously believed.
- 9781526702456 (hbk.)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 504-520) and index.
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