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How the French Won Waterloo - or Think They Did (Paperback) Loot Price: R120
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How the French Won Waterloo - or Think They Did (Paperback): Stephen Clarke

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Stephen Clarke

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Published in the 200th Anniversary year of the Battle of Waterloo a witty look at how the French still think they won, by Stephen Clarke, author of 1000 Years of Annoying the French and A Year in the Merde. Two centuries after the Battle of Waterloo, the French are still in denial. If Napoleon lost on 18 June 1815 (and that's a big 'if'), then whoever rules the universe got it wrong. As soon as the cannons stopped firing, French historians began re-writing history. The Duke of Wellington was beaten, they say, and then the Prussians jumped into the boxing ring, breaking all the rules of battle. In essence, the French cannot bear the idea that Napoleon, their greatest-ever national hero, was in any way a loser. Especially not against the traditional enemy - les Anglais. Stephen Clarke has studied the French version of Waterloo, as told by battle veterans, novelists, historians - right up to today's politicians, and he has uncovered a story of pain, patriotism and sheer perversion ...

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Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: June 2016
Authors: Stephen Clarke
Dimensions: 178 x 111 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 287
ISBN-13: 978-0-09-959499-4
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > History > European history
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations
Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > Humanities > History > European history > 1750 to 1900
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations > Battles & campaigns
Books > History > European history
Books > History > European history > 1750 to 1900
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
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LSN: 0-09-959499-4
Barcode: 9780099594994

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