UNIFORMS OF THE ARMIES AT WATERLOO VOL.2 - The Allied Army of 1815 with Dutch-Belgian, Hannoversche (including the Royal German Legion), Nassau and Brunswick Associations
Autore: A cura di Markus Gärtner e Markus Stein
Serie di volumi con tavole a colori di Charles Lyall che illustrano le uniformi degli eserciti durante la Battaglia di Waterloo. Le didascalie sono a cura di Markus Gärtner e Markus Stein.
The Army of England, presented in the first volume, now follows the foreign troops that participated in the campaign with the Duke of Wellington in the Netherlands. In addition to the Hanoverian units, either as King's German Legion (KGL) or as Neuformation, which were built in 1813 in the Kingdom of Hanover, these are mainly the troops of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. This consisted not only of original Dutch, but also of Belgian units, plus a small Nassau contingent. The smallest troop body was the contingent of the Duke of Brunswick.
These Allied troops accounted for most of Wellington's army, with only about 36% of the troops in the Netherlands coming from Britain. Adding 10% to King's German Legion, which is actually in English pay, still leaves over 50% of Wellington's army out of British pay. From the fact-filled volume of Adkins on the Battle of Waterloo shows that about 45% of the 1815 united under Wellington troop units spoke German.
As in the first volume, the plates of the artist Charles Lyall are assigned as possible to a unit and commented on according to current, uniform knowledge. If a template of the artist is recognizable, this is also mentioned in the panel commentary.
In order to provide the reader with a general impression of the structure and appearance of Wellington's Allied troop units, the panel section is preceded by an extensive section describing formation and uniformity.
The short description of the battle of Waterloo started in the first volume is not included in this volume. Instead, the battle at Quatre Bras of June 16, 1815 is described, in which the troops of the Netherlands and Brunswick had a significant part in halting the advance of Marshal Ney on Brussels. This description is accompanied by the maps from the Atlas of Siborne.
56 tavole a colori
21 x 30