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Volume Four: The open roads to Paris

Volume Four is planned for publication in 2019.

Volume Four presents the the role played by the Netherlands field army, as part of the Anglo-Allied and Prussian armies during the invasion of France after Napoleons defeat at Waterloo. The military forces of the Netherlands army were devided into two forces, one observing and besieging various French fortress towns in the north of France, to ensure vital communications, and another force that marched rigth up to Paris and ensured a military presence to force France to sue for peace.

 

Waterloo campaign 1815 Dutch Belgians

  • Volume Four is planned for publication in 2019
  • Working title for Volume Four is 'The open roads to Paris'

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Volume Four presents the the role played by the Netherlands field army, as part of the Anglo-Allied and Prussian armies during the invasion of France after Napoleons defeat at Waterloo. The military forces of the Netherlands army were devided into two forces, one observing and besieging various French fortress towns in the north of France, to ensure vital communications, and another force that marched rigth up to Paris and ensured a military presence to force France to sue for peace.

What more can be expected:

  • The advance of 1st Corps now commanded by General Chassé with the British towards Paris
  • The capture of Péronne and the role of Trip's Carabiniers brigade
  • The surrounding of Paris from 1 July onwards by Netherlands troops and its encampment at the Bois de Boulogne
  • The addition of a 4th Netherlands Division commanded by General von Kruse
  • The sieges of Le Quesnoy, Valenciennes and Condé by the 2nd Netherlands Army Corps commanded by Prince Frederik
  • The role of the numerous Dutch volunteer companies arriving in France
  • The return of the field army by late November and December to the Netherlands
  • The role of the Netherlands Reserve Army in Belgium during the invasion
  • The part played by the Dutch military commissioners attached to the Bavarian and Russian armies
  • Much, much more...

This history presents the final and often neglected part of the 1815 campaign from the Dutch-Belgian perspective.

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