THE CAVALRY THAT BROKE NAPOLEON: THE KING’S DRAGOON GUARDS AT WATERLOO
272pp., 16 plates. 2016. As a regiment, the KDG was the greatest contributor to the charge, made by the British heavy cavalry, fielding nearly half of the Household Brigade’s sabres, but it also made the biggest sacrifice. In successfully repelling the main French assault of the day it paid a heavy price: of the 540 men who bravely fought, only thirteen of its number were still standing at the close of the battle.