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The Prussian Army of the Lower Rhine 1815
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Manufacturer: Osprey Books
Stock Number: OSP MAA496
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Author: Peter Hofschroer
Illustrator: Gerry Embleton

About this book
The Prussian Army of the Lower Rhine, led by Blucher in 1815, played a crucial part in the Allied victory at Waterloo, and was involved in intense fighting at Wavre and Ligny. Delving into original sources, including eyewitness accounts and regimental histories known only to German scholars, this book tells the story of the soldiers on the ground: how they were organised and drilled, their previous service; their march to the battlefield; and what they did when they got there. Also ideal for all those interested in the actual appearance of the Prussian soldiers in 1815, this colourful study combines the latest findings and expert analysis to cast new light on the fateful Waterloo campaign.

Introduction: Germany in 1814 - Prussia's acquisitions at the Congress of Vienna - the German states of the new Confederation
Preparations for war - Napoleon's return from Elba - formation of the Army of the Lower Rhine - the North German Army Corps
The army at the outbreak of hostilities - the men, their background, their motivation, their leaders
Uniforms and equipment - detailed descriptions from regimental sources
Drill and training - how the 1815 Regulations were amended for the reorganised army - the non-Prussian contingents
  • The army in battle - selected excerpts from after-action reports
  • Bibliography
  • Plate commentaries
  • Index
Paperback; October 2014; 48 pages; ISBN: 9781782006176

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