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Europe had been at war for over twenty years. After a short respite in exile, Napoleon had returned to France and threatened another generation of fighting across the devastated and exhausted continent. St the small Belgian village of Waterloo, two armies faced each other.
Unknown either to Napoleon or Wellington the battle would be decided by a small ordinary group of British and German troops given the task of defending the farmhouse of La Haye Sainte.
Using previously untapped eye witness reports, this book tells their extraordinary story, recapturing the fear, chaos and chance of battle.
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