5 Stars By HMS Warspite on 2014-11-11
The Prussian Army in the Waterloo Campaign...
Blucher's Army of the Lower Rhine made a crucial contribution to the Allied victory in the Waterloo Campaign. It absorbed a tactical defeat at the hands of Napoleon's Armee du Nord at Ligny on 16 June 1815, but retained its cohesion and its sense of purpose. On 18 June 1815, its timely arrival on the battlefield at Mont St Jean ensured the defeat of Napoleon's army. Given its improvised nature and indifferently trained and equipped ranks, that contribution is all the more remarkable.
"The Prussian Army of the Lower Rhine 1815" is an Osprey Men-at-Arms Series entry, authored by experienced historian Peter Hofschrober, with illustrations by Gerry Embleton. The narrative quickly sketches the background to the campaign of 1815, followed by a revealing description of the creation of the Army of the Lower Rhine, its condition, and its leadership. The text includes brief discussions of each of its major units, with comments on their uniforms (and lack of uniformity). The text is much enhanced by an excellent selection of period illustrations and some superb color plates portraying uniforms and equipment. The narrative concludes with a brief description of the part played by the Prussians in the Battle of Waterloo. Hofschroer's firm understanding of the Waterloo Campaign, and his strong opinions on its conduct, underlie a concise but very worthwhile read. Recommended.
5 Stars By Gregory J. W. Urwin on 2015-03-01
No one knows the Prussian side of the Napoleonic Wars better than prize-winning historian Peter Hofschroer
This entry in the Osprey Men-at-Arms Series is the result of a match made in heaven. No one knows the Prussian side of the Napoleonic Wars better than prize-winning historian Peter Hofschroer. As for artist Gerry Embleton, he has ranked as Osprey's most talented interpreter of historic uniforms, weapons, and gear for more than four decades, and he has been turning out some of his best work in conjunction with the approaching bicentennial of the Battle of Waterloo. Together, Hofschroer and Embleton have produced an outstanding illustrated survey of the Army of the Lower Rhine, the Prussian force that followed Field Marshal Blucher through the hard-fought Battle of Lingy and ultimate triumph two days later at Waterloo. This book stands as one of the most authoritative that Osprey has ever released.
5 Stars By John Nickerson on 2015-08-05
Big Thumbs Up!
This was exactly what I was looking for. I'm surprised it was not published sooner.
It covers the variety in the Landwehr uniforms and shows it wasn't just a few different color collars and cuffs.
The 100 days is/was such an important period. It was the end of an era. The British and French armies have been done to death. It's about time the other nations involved got some recognition and coverage. I know that most of the armies have been covered in this series, but I would like to see more detailed studies for just this campaign. Dutch- Belgian, Brunswick, even the French allies, Swiss and Poles.
5 Stars By Barry Penhollow on 2016-01-18
Now I have all the Prussian titles!
5 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2014-11-19
OK I like this book and after returning a second one today ...
OK I like this book and after returning a second one today I am pleased with it . The only problem is you need to put more protection to help prevent it from bending in the transit.
5 Stars By Arthur L Harshman on 2015-01-13