Okeefe examines several aspects of the aftermath of waterloo first there was the price in the loss of men horses and property after a thirty five page discussion of the battles conduct okeefe makes the desctructive consequences grippingly clear. The 28th foot the gloucesters in a square to withstand french cavalry at waterloo photograph alamy next to a battle lost the greatest misery is a battle gained thats not quite what . 2015 sees an avalanche of waterloo books which is only too understandable but if you want to know more than how british squares defeated boneys grognards if you want experience a true revelation of what good historians are capable of then look no further than to okeefes aftermath. The aftermath the battle of waterloo was a devastating event for the armies involved as well as the village itself the combined number of men killed or wounded reached nearly 50000 with close to 25000 casualties on the french side and approximately 23000 for the allied army. A very well researched and highly descriptive account of the aftermath of waterloo popular notions about 19th century warfare as honourable and glorious take a fair old battering in this book
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