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By Ian Fletcher

ISBN-10: 1862271186

ISBN-13: 9781862271180

This can be the tale of the Waterloo crusade from the point of view of the British military. Uniquely, it starts off with the break-up of Wellington's military on the finish of the Peninsular struggle, keeps with the battles of Quatre Bras and Waterloo, after which examines the scuffling with that undefined, as Wellington's military driven directly to Paris

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