Waterloo is actually a battle that, despite it’s fame has many mysteries, not least of which is how many men became casualties. Continue reading “Waterloo: Counting the Cost.”
The Duke shall go to the Ball.
Colonel Colquhoun Grant was Wellington’s most trusted intelligence officer. Call him what you like, spy, observer, secret agent, whatever; he got the job done. Continue reading “The most famous Ball in History.”
Old Cows and Old Warhorses.
Prussia had been no less backwards than any of the other allies in gathering men to invade France in 1815. Continue reading “Blücher Comes West.”
In April 1815 the holiday atmosphere in Brussels reached its peak. Continue reading “The Doubts of the Duke of Wellington.”
The British army in the light of Waterloo.
“Wherever you find a fathom of water, there you will find the British” Napoleon Bonaparte. Continue reading “Catching Napoleon.”
Waterloo being what it is, all you hear about in terms of British allies, is the Prussians, the Belgians and the Dutch. It may of interest to you good readers, to hear about the Italian connection and the story of a little known Waterloo Man. Continue reading “The Italian Connection.”