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The Correspondence of Sir Henry Clinton in the Waterloo Campaign

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Sir Henry Clinton was appointed second in command to the small British-Hanoverian army that served as a defence force for the newly liberated Netherlands under the command of the hereditary Prince of Orange in August 1814. He performed the role of Inspecting Officer for all the troops in Belgium including the fledgling Belgian and Dutch units and is a vital witness to the quality and training of all of these troops and to the massive repair programme to the main border fortresses in the run up to the Waterloo campaign. With Napoleon's return to power and the mobilisation of the army for war once again, Henry Clinton was then appointed by the Duke of Wellington to command the Second Division, consisting of Adam's British Light Infantry Brigade, Du Plat's Brigade of King's German Legion troops and Halkett's Brigade of Hanoverian troops, a very diverse group with varying degrees of experience, equipment and training. His correspondence most importantly is written contemporaneously and gives honest assessments regarding the strengths and weaknesses of all of these troops and is both enlightening and often surprising.
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  • PDF | 276 pages
  • Gareth Glover(Editor)
  • Ken Trotman Books (25 Jun. 2015)
  • English
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  • By Robin de Wilde on 5 December 2016

    This is yet another example of recently discovered documents which have a lot of detail to tell us precisely what happened before and at and after the Battle of Waterloo. this one of two volumes covering this period. Both are well annotated. Clinton acted as Wellington's Deputy whilst he (Wellington) was in Vienna, than at the Battle itself commanded a Division on the Allied right flank. The actual circumstances of the Battle are in Volume 2. It continues thorough the Occupation until Clinton had to go back to England as a result of ill health. Clinton was part of the 'Inner Circle' and he survived which is what makes these two volumes so interesting. It is also a tribute to Gareth Glover who has been responsible for so much which is newly discovered some 200 years after the events that took place at Waterloo. There are always new features to appreciate about the actual events at Waterloo!

  • By Robin de Wilde on 31 August 2016

    This is an excellent collection of Clinton's Diaries (the early Part). I need to order the second volume.


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