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By Andrew Bamford

The British crusade within the Low nations in 1813-14 in aid of the Dutch riot opposed to the French is likely one of the lesser-known campaigns of the Napoleonic Wars, yet one, which the good historian of the British military Sir John Fortescue wrote that it used to be most unlikely to appreciate the Waterloo crusade with out a wisdom of. The booklet bargains with all points of the crusade, from grand procedure, with the proposed marriage alliance among the home of Orange and the home of Hanover, to tactical research of the battles and sieges that happened, together with the disastrous assault on Bergen-op-Zoom, the place heroic British squaddies paid with their lives for his or her commanders’ mess ups. the issues of co-operation among the British and Prussians defined right here foreshadowed these, which might impact Wellington in 1815.

Illustrated with modern photographs, plans of the fortifications of Bergen and 8 maps.

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