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Belgian Waterloo monument

Just a few weeks before I published my third volume I made a last visit to the battlefield of Waterloo and made some walks across the fields. Among one of the prominent monuments was that dedicated to the Belgian troops who fought in the campaign and in this battle. It is located at the crossroads of the Ohain road from where you conveniently can shop at the visitors centre, or turn the other way towards Papelotte and the main road leading from the village of Waterloo to Charleroi.

Even I myself had obviously seen the Belgian monument, erected just prior to World War One, on many occasions and this time decided to make a few more closer photographs all around. I consider it a very beautiful monument for the period in which is was designed and erected to honour the commitment of the Belgians in 1815. 

What makes this monument even more special is the fact that of all the troops joined together and serving in 1815 in the Netherlands field army, this is the only monument remembering their participation. No monuments are present for the Dutch and Nassau troops.

Belgian Waterloo memorial 1815

Take a look further here for more detailed photographs by clicking the 'read more' button.

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The Dutch-Belgians at Waterloo, the final word

Our 3rd Volume "Standing firm at Waterloo" offers the latest and most complete history on behalf of the Netherlands field army for the days of 17 and 18 June, including everything you ever wanted to know in great detail on how its troops fought at Waterloo or were guarding the position of Halle.

Nowhere else will you find a more detailed history of the battle based on more than 200+ memoirs from Dutch, Belgian and Nassau soldiers and officers serving together in one field army. In over 700+ pages in 3 volumes we present you a history that no one else has ever made available. This history and series of books is a must have for anyone who seriously wants to know all about 1815, the battles & the campaign.

The original illustration used for the cover of Volume Three

In anticipation of the bicentanary in 2015 many books and publications will be published, but we at Sovereign House Books are convinced that our own books will offer such an amount of new information that no other books to be released can present the wealth of new information regarding the campaign & the battle. And in 2015 we will provide you with the last and 4th Volume in our series, containing the very latest archival research on the Netherlands field army participating in the invasion of France, the march to Paris & the numerous sieges by its army of fortresses in northern France.

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The books have arrived!

After a day of work I came home today and my own copies were right there as I stepped inside!

Time to enjoy a glass of red whine.

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"Standing firm at Waterloo" is now available

Our 3rd Volume is now available!

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Dutch Belgian at the Battle of Waterloo 1815

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New Waterloo book is almost there!

Our next publication on the retreat of the Anglo-Allied army on 17 June and the Battle of Waterloo on the next day is almost there!

The complete manuscript is now amended with the corrections provided by the renowned British historian Gareth Glover, who himself has published a wealth of information regarding the 1815 campaign. All of the maps to be presented in the next volume are finished, and we have now acquired all the illustrations we need to enrich the history, such as numerous portraits from men and officers involved, photographs of the battlefield and the defensive position at Halle, and a wealth of illustrations regarding the Battle of Waterloo never before published in the public realm.

This coming weekend we will be very busy for all of you interested readers to put together a wonderful publication.

Update morning 22 June 2014: Checking final corrections before uploading the book to Lulu. This involves so much work that we have decided to postpone the release of the book with a few more days: 27 June. 

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