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Nter of the British line400 men held the position or the longest time and the theory goes had they yielded earlier the French would have time to pour through the center smash through Wellington s army long before Blucher could have come to the rescue It s always been an excellent way to spend an been an excellent way to spend an hour or day in thought on whether any individual or small group can truly influence history or if we are all hostage to broad streams of economic and climate change It is worth noting that there were multiple armies advancing into France let alone the Prussian reinforcements simply put I ind it hard to see how Napoleon would not have just run out of men sooner rather than later The The Gangs Birthday Surprise fighting was brutal a walk into repeated salvos then a bloodsoaked brawl periodically raked by grape shot Iound the stories around the Earth fighting interesting g than theighting itself For a start it was surprising to Get Up find out how many of Wellington s army were German aact that was not highlighted in my schools version of Waterloo In the aftermath the author ollows the lives of those who survived and the extent to which they suffered In short there was a lot to interest the general reader. Ads on the way to Brussels In The Longest Afternoon Brendan Simms captures the chaos of Waterloo in a minute by minute account that reveals how these 400 odd riflemen captures the chaos of Waterloo in a minute by minute account that reveals how these 400 odd riflemen beat back wave after wave of French infantry The battalion suffered terrible casualties but their ighting spirit and refusal to retreat ultimately decided the most influential battle in European history.

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En handed and steers clear of the temptation to lionize the men who held on despite such incredible odds He is likewise careful of the temptation to lionize the men who held on despite such incredible odds He is likewise careful to lionize the conflict overall and shows real compassion and intellectual rigor in a ield that so often lacks bothSimms has a fiction author s gift or inding story beats and providing a dramatic arc that makes the reading of a author s gift or Mr. Drackle And His Dragons finding story beats and providing a dramatic arc that makes the reading of a dry monograph and absolute pleasure He understands theocus in Dragon, Dragon and Other Tales fiction as in noniction must be character and he does his level best with the highly limited source material available Song of the Aura for a conflictought two centuries ago This is the only reason I did not rate this work 5 stars as I did Donovan s A Terrible Glory This is through no Hands Tied, A Hammer Story fault of the author As Simms is dealing with the Source material available in 1815 and Donovan 1876Definitely worth your time A slim volume you will tear through in a couple of days which is a high compliment to Simms narrativeorce Wellington The Slanted Worlds (Chronoptika, famously described Waterloo as the nearest run thing you ever saw in your life and Brendan Simms illustrates this nicely with this concise account of the struggleor control of the Le Haye Sainte Say Go Be Do farmhouse which anchored the ce. Ly mobilized armiesaced each other to decide "the Confer future of Europe Napoleon'sorces on one side and the Duke of Wellington on the other "future of Europe Napoleon's orces on one side and the Duke of Wellington on the other so much at stake neither commander could have predicted that the battle would be decided by the Second Light Battalion King's German Legion which was given the deceptively simple task of defending the Haye Sainte armhouse a crucial crossro. The Longest AfternoonUick and Fun read about Waterloo Reads a little like a novel Really enjoyed this As boring as it is short This is a nicely done account of the heroic defense by Really enjoyed this As boring as it is short This is a nicely done account of the heroic defense by Second Light Battalion of the King s German Legion of a critical Hotarul Nestatornic (La Medeleni, farmstead and road junction during theinal day of the Battle of Waterloo The book s cover claims that it is the story of The 400 men who decided the Battle of Waterloo Such claims are almost never true and are not in this case Sounds to are almost never true and are not in this case Sounds to like an overzealous editor trying to sell books since the author clearly states that as important as this action was it was By No Means The Sole no means the sole The King of Spades factor in the battle What Simms does here is provide a stirring account of the determination and valor of a group of men who withstood horrific artillery barrages and numerous attacks by French infantry and cavalry who outnumbered them not less than ten to one that went onor over six hours It is interesting that the Kings German Legion is largely ignored in accounts of the battle even though they were largely responsible Mitos nrdicos (ncora Delfn) for m This is aascinating and impeccably researched account of the valiant action at La Haye Sainte The author is incredibly ev. From the prizewinning author of Europe a riveting account of the heroic Second Light Battalion which held the line at Waterloo defeating Napoleon and changing the course of history In 1815 the deposed emperor Napoleon returned to France and threatened the already devastated and exhausted continent with yet another war Near the small Belgian municipality of Waterloo two large hasti. .

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