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NAPOLEON AND GROUCHY: The Last Great Waterloo Mystery Unravelled

NAPOLEON AND GROUCHY: The Last Great Waterloo Mystery Unravelled
by Dawson, Paul

1-215560

One of the enduring controversies of the Waterloo campaign is the conduct of Marshal Grouchy. Given command of a third of Napoleon's army and told to keep the Prussians from joining forces with Wellington, he failed to keep Wellington and Blucher apart with the result that Napoleon was overwhelmed at Waterloo. Grouchy, though, was not defeated. He kept his force together and retreated in good order back to France.

Many have accused Grouchy of intentionally holding back his men and not marching to join Napoleon when the sound of the gunfire at Waterloo could clearly be heard, and he has been widely blamed for Napoleon's defeat. This is a subject which is generally overlooked by British historians, who tend to concentrate on the actions of Wellington and Napoleon, and which French historians choose not to look at too closely for fear that it might reflect badly upon their hero Napoleon.

Grouchy's conduct during the Waterloo campaign is analyzed in fine detail, drawing principally on French sources not previously available in English. The author, for example, answers questions such as whether key orders did actually exist in 1815 or were they later fabrications to make Grouchy the scapegoat for Napoleon's failures? Did General Gerard really tell Grouchy to 'march to the sound of the guns?' Why did Grouchy appear to move so slowly when speed was essential?

1 vol, 352 pgs 2017 UK, FRONTLINE BOOKS
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