How the French Won Waterloo - or Think They Did
- Narrated by: Justin Edwards
- Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 07-02-15
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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Two centuries after the Battle of Waterloo, the French are still in denial. If Napoleon lost on 18 June 1815 (and that's a big 'if') then whoever rules the universe got it wrong. As soon as the cannons stopped firing, French historians began rewriting history.
The Duke of Wellington was beaten, they say, and then the Prussians jumped into the boxing ring, breaking all the rules of battle. In essence the French cannot bear the idea that Napoleon, their greatest-ever national hero, was in any way a loser. Especially not against the traditional enemy - les Anglais.
Stephen Clarke has studied the French version of Waterloo, as told by battle veterans, novelists, historians - right up to today's politicians, and he has uncovered a story of pain, patriotism and sheer perversion....
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By JDEVLIN on 10-12-16
A new look at Waterloo
A very, very funny and informative look at Waterloo and the French take on the battle and aftermath.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
By mrfarrow2u on 12-04-16
Aahh ze French!!
A very good listen, caused a few chuckles... Then again, who won the battle of Waterloo?