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Cavalry charges at Waterloo

The period between 4 and 6 o'clock in the afternoon of 18 June is well described as the great cavalry charges made by the French and ordered by Marshall Ney.

Of course these will be presented in our next volume as well, but did you ever wonder that this carnage of France's splendid cavalry was not the original plan to launch a second main assault at the lines of the Duke of Wellington? But instead there was a plan to move forward the infantry again! Well, how it all happened is going to be described in the greatest detail, especially as you realise that 40% of the cavalry that defended Wellington's positions during the episode in the battle was made up of units from the Netherlands field army.

Volume Three has an enormous amount of sources to use and quote, like never before. If ever before there was a chance to get acquainted with new material in this worldwide most famous battle of Waterloo.... then here is your chance!

Did things really happen as Lieutenant-général Milhaud, commander of the French 4e Corps de Cavalérie here mentions:

An hour after this successful action, we received three times the order to take the great plateau, which was occupied with more than 20,000 English infantry and 10,000 English and Hanoverian horses. A plateau which had not been taken yet by the infantry. The 4e Corps, supported by the 3e Corps and the cavalry of the Garde, charged with interpridety and by brigade upon the plateau. It overtook five or six English squares and a line of cavalry, three times stronger, and after sabering thousands of English infantrymen gained 40 positional guns, slashed the gunners in place who had no time to find shelter in the openings prepared for them to be received. 

Find out soon, when you can read the experiences of the Netherlands cavalry, its countercharges, its bravery and ulitimate commitment to safeguard the nations indepedance and be part of a new Europe.