From Corunna to Waterloo: The Letters and Journals of Two Napoleonic Hussars : Major Edwin Griffith and Captain Frederick Philips 15th (King's) Hussars 1801-1816

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Greenhill Books, 2007 - History - 287 pages
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This is the story of two young Welsh cavalry officers who served for much of the Napoleonic Wars with the 15th (King's) Hussars. Major Edwin Griffiths and his nephew, Lieutenant Frederick Phillips, wrote home regularly, and they were not afraid to voice their true feelings about their situation or colleagues and superiors in their private correspondence. The book is a thoroughly researched and engaging history of the 15th Hussars throughout the wars, crammed full of interesting asides regarding the life and loves of a cavalryman in the Napoleonic age. As you read this book, you will learn to care passionately for these gregarious young men, partake in their exertions, share their joy, but also feel their pain when one of them fails to come safely through the final great battle, Waterloo.

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Gareth Glover is the editor of the acclaimed Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers.

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