Hougoumont: the Key to Victory in Waterloo Paperback
by Julian Paget
Part of the Battleground Europe series
The desperate defence of the hamlet of Hougoumont by the Guards was the key to Wellington's victory over Napoleon at Waterloo.
It was 'a battle within a battle' and Wellington himself later declared that the outcome 'rested upon the closing of the gates at Hougoumont'.
To call this a close run affair was indeed something of an understatement.
This book bring to life the events of 18th June 1815 to both the visitor and reader at home.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 120 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 27/07/1999
- Category: British & Irish history
- ISBN: 9780850527162