A Bold and Ambitious Enterprise: The British Army in the Low Countries, 1813 - 1814

  • Title: A Bold and Ambitious Enterprise: The British Army in the Low Countries, 1813 - 1814
  • Author: Andrew Bamford
  • ISBN: 9781848326859
  • Page: 455
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A Bold and Ambitious Enterprise The British Army in the Low Countries The British campaign in the Low Countries in in support of the Dutch revolt against the French is one of the lesser known campaigns of the Napoleonic Wars but one which the great historian of
    The British campaign in the Low Countries in 1813 14 in support of the Dutch revolt against the French is one of the lesser known campaigns of the Napoleonic Wars, but one which the great historian of the British Army Sir John Fortescue wrote that it was impossible to understand the Waterloo campaign without having a knowledge of said campaigns The book deals with all aspThe British campaign in the Low Countries in 1813 14 in support of the Dutch revolt against the French is one of the lesser known campaigns of the Napoleonic Wars, but one which the great historian of the British Army Sir John Fortescue wrote that it was impossible to understand the Waterloo campaign without having a knowledge of said campaigns The book deals with all aspects of the campaign, from grand strategy, with the proposed marriage alliance between the House of Orange and the House of Hanover, to tactical analysis of the battles and sieges that took place, including the disastrous attack on Bergen op Zoom, where heroic British soldiers paid with their lives for their commanders failures The problems of co operation between the British and Prussians described here foreshadowed those which would affect Wellington in 1815 Illustrated with contemporary portraits, plans of the fortifications of Bergen and eight maps.

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    1. In December 1813 the British cabinet decided to create a force to operate in the Low Countries to assure that the area came under friendly rule, for which a suitable dynasty was quickly found in the House of Orange. Task of the force was to ensure the security of the new regime, then the expansion of that regime in to present day Belgium and the destruction of the French fleet in Antwerp if not the capture of the town. This book relates the story of that ‘bold and ambitious enterprise’. I fo [...]

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    2. Really useful addition to Napoleonic writing. Covers events often missed between Peninsula and Waterloo. Great raw material for historical fiction!

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