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by Henry Lachouque


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Waterloo, La Fin D'Un Monde, book. Waterloo, La Fin D'Un Monde,: 15, 16, 17, Et 18 Juin 1815.

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Comments: (4)

Debeme
Excellent
Irostamore
Excellent
Shak
Most of the books that are available to Americans on the subject of the battle of Waterloo were written by English authors. We have been programmed so to speak to see the battle from the English and Wellingtons viewpoint. What makes Commandant Henry Lachouque's WATERLOO unique is that it is a translation from the French and written from the French point of view. This fresh approach gives insight into the purpose and vision of Napoleon. The great English historian David Chandler writes in the introduction of the book "History is an argument without end.... we may not agree with the Commandant... but we defend his right to express it."
I have read as many as 20-30 books on the Battle of Waterloo but there are particular details which I have only found in Lachouque's WATERLOO. He gives information on different French military officers which is easily overlooked by English authors.
Lachouque has a writing style which carries the reader forward almost effortlessly so that students who may not enjoy history but need to examine Waterloo will find this book helpful for their purposes.
Chandler does bring up a valid critique of the book which I might mention and that was Lachouque failed to recognize his sources. Commandant Lachouque is deceased and Chandler and all other students of Waterloo would have appreciated knowing what were some of his first hand sources.
Another reason I consider this such an excellent book on the Battle of Waterloo is the illustrations contained in it. The Museums of five countries contributed artwork in the book. There are over 300 illustrations many in color. I have never seen a book on Waterloo with as many prints and maps. Many of the prints are from ComCommandant Lachouque's own collection. These of course would not likely be found in an English historical study. Some of the artwork includes prints of uniforms, the panorama mural which is displayed at a museum at Waterloo itself, plus numerous portraits and drawings.
This book is a favorite of mine and through the text and the illustrations Lachouque has successfully brought to mind and heart the sound of the trumpets and the guns and the shouts "Vivi La Emperor".
Nalme
This book by Henry Lachouque was translated from the French text. The verve of the French language survives the translation. Lachouque writes brusquely, like a military man, I imagine. You can taste the battlefield in his writings. The text is supported by numerous illustrations in colour and B/W. This is a very accessible and well-illustrated book on Waterloo, although some of the detailed facts about key events are probably dated and wrong. But it is a worthwhile book for overall reading and browsing through.
Waterloo download epub
Military
Author: Henry Lachouque
ISBN: 0853683409
Category: History
Subcategory: Military
Language: English
Publisher: Arms and Armour Press; English Language ed edition (1975)
Pages: 202 pages