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Hougoumont: the Key to Victory in Waterloo

by Julian Paget

Part of the Battleground Europe Series

Hougoumont: the Key to Victory in Waterloo Synopsis

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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780850527162
Publication date: 27th July 1999
Author: Julian Paget
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 120 pages
Categories: Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, War & defence operations,

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