and another book...
Posted by P. Bingham on February 04, 1998 at 22:27:03:
In response to a book again..., written by P. Bingham on February 04, 1998 at 22:18:55
I forgot this one:
Journal of the Waterloo Campaign by General Cavalie Mercer, Da Capo Press $12.95
Here is what the back cover says: "remains one of the most famous personal accounts of the climatic three days which ended the military career and empire of Napoleon Bonaparte. Captain Cavalie mercer, Commander of G Troop of the Royal Horse Artillery in Wellington's Army, was a skilled writer who recorded the day's events each evening. As a result, readers can experience through Mercer's keen eye the turbulence and graphic immediency of the entire campaign: the news of Napoleon's return from Elba; the landing of Wellington's forced from belgium; the lulls and hard marching; the battle of Quartre Bras (where Mercer fired a few rounds at Napoleon himself); Wellington's retreat; the ferocious fighting at Waterloo; and Mercer's own bold contribution to the larger Allied victory."
- Soldiers' Accounts Captain Everett 19:08:25 2/05/98 (1)
- The Discriminating General Caroline 20:41:45 2/05/98 (0)
- "The Cavalry Maiden" Carolyn B 18:30:57 2/05/98 (1)
- Ah! That one sounds wonderful. Patricia Bingham 20:13:20 2/05/98 (0)
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