Leighton author delves into The Battle of Waterloo

Andrew Uffindell
Andrew Uffindell

If you want to know anything about the Napoleonic era then a Leighton Buzzard author is the man to ask.

Andrew Uffindell, of the Billington Road estate has just released On the Fields of Glory in hardback with co-author Michael Corum as part of a collection of memoirs and studies to commemorate the 200th anniversary of The Battle of Waterloo.

This history of the 1815 campaign provides an account of the epic confrontation at Waterloo and, in addition, acts as a guide to the battlefield and all related sites.

The authors have divided the battlefield of Waterloo into three distinct sectors: one for each of the three armies involved. This allows the reader to follow the fighting from three different perspectives and gain an objective understanding of the dramatic course of the battle.

Previously unpublished letters from British officers, the recollections of a Dutch-Belgian staff officer and the memoirs of a French colonel of cuirassiers all contribute to an understanding of just what it was like to fight in one of Europe’s most crucial confrontations.

In addition to covering Waterloo itself, the book also examines the tense situation in Brussels as the French drew near, the aftermath of the battle, the battle at Wavre, the Prussian pursuit and Marshal Grouchy’s stubborn defence of Namur.

Andrew is the author of many books and articles on the Napoleonic era, including the critically acclaimed The Eagle’s Last Triumph: Napoleon’s Victory at Ligny, June 1815.