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Hougoumont: the Key to Victory in Waterloo by Julian Paget

Hougoumont: the Key to Victory in Waterloo

Part of the Battleground Europe Series


Hougoumont: the Key to Victory in Waterloo by Julian Paget

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.

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Publication date

27th July 1999


Julian Paget

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Pen & Sword Books Ltd


120 pages


Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900
War & defence operations



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