Waterloo - Relics
Waterloo, the plain where Napoleon's Empire received the last blow, after a titanic fight, is not only a name on the map. La Haye-Sainte, Hougoumont, Plancenoit, are real places where men struggled, suffered and died. In this book, the Authors retrace the phases of the famous battle. But moreover, they lead the reader deep into History by showing the artefacts, weapons, uniforms and pieces of equipment that have survived after two centuries. From Napoleon's hat to Wellington's pad, from a simple uniform button to a rusted baïonet found on the very ground of the battlefield, these pathetic relics help revisit the day of June 18th 1815. Deep into History.