Charles O'malley, The Irish Dragoon (volume 2)

Paperback | January 5, 2012

byCharles James Lever

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1892. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHATTER hill. WATERLOO. Napoleon's first intention was to open the battle by an attack upon the extreme right; but Key, who returned from an observation of the ground, informed him that a rivulet swollen by the late rains had now become a foaming torrent perfeetly hnpassable to infantry. To avoid this difficulty he abandoned his favorite manoeuvre of a flank movement, and resolved to attack the enemy by the centre. Launching his cavalry and artillery by the road to Brussels, he hoped thus to cut off the communication of the British with their own left, as well as with the Prussians, for whom he trusted that Grouchy would be more than a match. The reserves were in consequence all brought up to the centre. Seven thousand cavalry and a massive artillery assembled upon the heights of La Belle Alliance, and waited but the order to march. It was eleven o'elock, and Napoleon mounted his horse and rode slowly along the line; again the cry of ' Vive I' Empereur!" resounded, and the bands of the various regiments struck up their spirit-stirring strains as the gorgeous staff moved along. On the British side all was tranquil; and still the different divisions appeared to have taken up their ground, and the long ridge from Ter-la-1Iaye to Merke-braine bristled with bayonets. Nothing could possibly be more equal than the circumstances of the field. Kach army possessed an eminence whence their artillerv might play. A broad and slightly undulating valley lay between both. The ground permitted in all places both cavalry and infantry movements, and except the crumbling walls of the Chateau of Hougoumont. or the farm-house of La Have Sainte, both of which were occupied by the British, no advantage either by Nature or art in.'lined to either side. It was a fair stand-up fight. It was t...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1892. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHATTER hill. WATERLOO. Napoleon's first intention was to open the battle by an attack upon the extreme right; but Key, who returned from...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:158 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.34 inPublished:January 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217809677

ISBN - 13:9780217809672

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