The Campaign Of 1815; Ligny Quatre-bras Waterloo

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byWilliam O'connor Morris

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1900. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV THE OPERATIONS OF JUNE 15, 1815 Napoleon at Beaumont--His address to his army--His orders for the march into Belgium--Advance of the French army--Delays-- Vandamme--The desertion of l5 our mom--The French army crosses the Sambre--Napoleon at Charleroy--His orders--The loss of time caused by delays and accidents unfavourable to the French--The retreat of Zieten -- Arrival of Ney--Napoleon's orders to the Marshal--Ney does not occupy; Quatre Bras-- Combat at Gilly--Positions of the French army on the evening of the 1sth--Great advantage already secured by Napoleon-- Dispositions of Blucher and Wellington -- The Prussian army directed to Sombreffe--Bulow cannot join it--Delays and hesitations of Wellington--Part of his army directed to Quatre Bras, but very late--Examination of the allied strategy--The allied armies in a critical position. Having left Paris, we have seen, at the earliest dawn, Napoleon made a halt at Laon on June 12; he stayed at Avesnes, near the frontier, on the following day; he had reached his camp at Beaumont by the fourteenth. The army welcomed its chief with frenzied acclaim; 'it was maddening,' an eye-witness wrote,'to come to blows with the enemy.' Every precaution had been taken to conceal the positions it held; it lay behind woodlands stretching towards the Sambre; the fires of the bivouacs had been lit in folds of the ground. The Emperor had spoken to his troops in an address despatched from Avesnes; he reminded them of the glories of the past, but let them know that a tremendous struggle was at hand, and that everything must depend on their efforts. In the impassioned and magical language he had made his own, 'This,' he said, 'is the anniversary of Marengo and Friedland, which had twice decided the fortunes of Europe; but th...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1900. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV THE OPERATIONS OF JUNE 15, 1815 Napoleon at Beaumont--His address to his army--His orders for the march into Belgium--Adva...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:142 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.3 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217623662

ISBN - 13:9780217623667

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