Children at the Battle of Waterloo (Paperback)

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This book, re-written for teen and young adult readers, is an exhilarating hour-by-hour account of the Battle of Waterloo as experienced by some REAL youngsters who were on the battlefield. Fifteen-year-old Lord William Lennox attends the famous ball in Brussels on 15 June 1815 when Wellington learns that Napoleon's army has invaded Belgium, and he witnesses the start of the battle. A seventeen-year-old ensign fresh from England is terrified and bewildered by his first taste of battle. Two young German brothers find themselves on the battlefield by mistake. There is a French drummer boy proud to belong to Napoleon's army. And there is six-year-old Mary Adwicke, one of the children whose mothers marched behind their soldier husbands and encamped near the battlefield. All the glory and gore of the battle is vividly evoked and set in a clear context so that the events of the day are easy to follow. Children at the Battle of Waterloo is a fascinating introduction to the history of warfare, is soundly researched, original and written with warmth and humanity. Julia Tugendhat has written a number of therapeutic self-help books as well as 11 books for children under the name of Julia Dobson.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780957070714
ISBN-10: 0957070713
Publisher: Julia Tugendhat
Publication Date: July 31st, 2014
Pages: 94
Language: English