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The Resource The longest afternoon : the 400 men who decided the battle of Waterloo, Brendan Simms.

The longest afternoon : the 400 men who decided the battle of Waterloo, Brendan Simms.

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The longest afternoon : the 400 men who decided the battle of Waterloo
Title
The longest afternoon
Title remainder
the 400 men who decided the battle of Waterloo
Statement of responsibility
Brendan Simms.
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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, hastily mobilized armies faced each other to decide the future of Europe--Napoleon's forces on one side, and the Duke of Wellington is on the other. With 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 farmhouse, which dominated a crucial crossroads on the way to Brussels. In The Longest Afternoon, Brendan Simms recounts how these 400-odd riflemen beat back wave after wave of French infantryuntil finally forced to withdraw, but only after holding up Napoleon for so long that he lost the overall contest. Their actions decided the most influential battle in European history."--Jacket flap
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10401314
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Simms, Brendan
Dewey number
940.2/7
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DC242
LC item number
.S56 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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Waterloo, Battle of, Waterloo, Belgium, 1815
Target audience
adult
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the 400 men who decided the Battle of Waterloo
Label
The longest afternoon : the 400 men who decided the battle of Waterloo, Brendan Simms.
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prelude -- For King and Fatherland -- A Tragedy of Errors -- Bolting the Barn Door -- Inferno -- Hand to Hand -- "Heat and centre of the strife" -- Legacy: A "German Victory"?
Control code
ocn886746215
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvii, 186 pages
Isbn
9780465064823
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)886746215
Label
The longest afternoon : the 400 men who decided the battle of Waterloo, Brendan Simms.
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Prelude -- For King and Fatherland -- A Tragedy of Errors -- Bolting the Barn Door -- Inferno -- Hand to Hand -- "Heat and centre of the strife" -- Legacy: A "German Victory"?
Control code
ocn886746215
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvii, 186 pages
Isbn
9780465064823
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)886746215

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