This is a nicely done account of the heroic defense by the second light battalion of the kings german legion of a critical farmstead and road junction during the final day of the battle of waterloo the books cover claims that it is the story of the 400 men who decided the battle of waterloo. In the longest afternoon brendan simms captures the chaos of waterloo in a minute by minute account that reveals how these 400 odd riflemen successfully beat back wave after wave of french infantry the battalion suffered terrible casualties but their fighting spirit and refusal to retreat ultimately decided the most influential battle in european history. The longest afternoon the 400 men who decided the battle of waterloo by brendan simms 2015 05 07 isbn 0787721992479 kostenloser versand fur alle bucher mit versand und verkauf duch amazon. Buy the longest afternoon the 400 men who decided the battle of waterloo 01 by simms brendan isbn 9780141979267 from amazons book store everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. In the longest afternoon brendan simms recounts how these 400 odd riflemen beat back wave after wave of french infantry until finally forced to withdraw but only after holding up napoleon for so long that he lost the overall contest their actions alone decided the most influential battle in european history
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