Volume 2 – Prelude to Waterloo

//Volume 2 – Prelude to Waterloo

Volume 2 – Prelude to Waterloo

£16.95

Using original sources, this second volume of the Shorncliffe Lectures follows the experiences of the Light Brigade (52nd and 95th) in Sir Thomas Graham’s British Army in Holland (1813-1814). These famous light regiments were trained at Shorncliffe and were a mixture of new recruits and Peninsular veterans from the famous Light Division under the likes of Craufurd.

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Using original sources, this second volume of the Shorncliffe Lectures follows the experiences of the Light Brigade (52nd and 95th) in Sir Thomas Graham’s British Army in Holland (1813-1814). These famous light regiments were trained at Shorncliffe and were a mixture of new recruits and Peninsular veterans from the famous Light Division under the likes of Craufurd.

In 1815, these were joined by the 71st to form Sir Frederick Adam’s Light Brigade in the second (Clinton) Division who formed the Wellington’s Reserve at Waterloo and were among the most seasoned British Regiments on the field that day.

In addition, there is included the Standing Orders of Major General Sir Frederick Adam in the important months between the formation of his Light Brigade and the start of the Waterloo Campaign. He also instructed that all his officers would memorise the first three sections of General Robert Craufurd’s Standing Orders for the Light Division. For completeness, the complete instructions by Craufurd are reproduced in full. The chronology from 1812-1815 demonstrates clearly the strategic overstretch of the British Army

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