9780850527162

Hougoumont

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  • ISBN13:

    9780850527162

  • ISBN10:

    0850527163

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-06-01
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword
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Summary

The desperate defence of the hamlet of Hougoumont by the Guards was the key to Wellington's victory over Napoleon at Waterloo. It was 'a battle within a battle' and Wellington himself later declared that the outcome 'rested upon the closing of the gates at Hougoumont'.To call this a close run affair was indeed something of an understatement. This book bring to life the events of 18th June 1815 to both the visitor and reader at home.

Table of Contents

Foreword 7(2)
Preface 9(2)
Chateau de Hougoumont
11(6)
`The Devil is Unchained' (March to June 1815)
17(8)
`Keep Hougoumont'
25(6)
`A Miserable Night' (17th/18th June)
31(6)
`Ah. But You Do Not Know Macdonell' (Up to 11 am, 18th June)
37(6)
`Here They Come, Boys' (11 am to 12 am)
43(6)
Closing the Gates (12 pm to 12.30)
49(6)
Attack and Counter-Attack (12.30 pm to 3 pm)
55(8)
`I See that the Fire has Spread' (3 pm onwards)
63(4)
`Hard Pounding, Gentlemen' (3 pm to 7.30)
67(6)
`You See. The Guards Held Hougoumont'
73(6)
After the Battle (19th June 1815)
79(8)
A Tour of Hougoumont Today
87(18)
Appendices 105(12)
Index 117

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