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A Desperate Business

by Ian Fletcher

A Desperate Business Synopsis

Presents the story of the Waterloo Campaign and illustrates just how desperate the battle was, with Wellington's Anglo-Dutch army hanging on to the ridge at Mont St Jean until their Prussian allies arrived to put the seal on one of the most decisive victories in military history.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781862274150
Publication date: 1st January 1995
Author: Ian Fletcher
Publisher: Spellmount Publishers Ltd an imprint of The History Press Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 128 pages
Categories: Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, Battles & campaigns,

About Ian Fletcher

Ian Fletcher was born in London in 1957. His first book, In Hell Before Daylight, was published in 1984 since when he has written nine others including The Waters of Oblivion, Craufurd's Light Division, Gentlemen's Sons, Fields of Fire, Wellington's Foot Guards, Wellington's Regiments and Galloping at Everything. He has also edited Letters from the Front, a collection of First World War letters, A Guards Officer in the Peninsula War, For King and Country and The Peninsular War: Aspects of the Struggle for the Iberian Peninsula. He runs Ian Fletcher Battlefield Tours (, a company specializing in pre-20th-century ...

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