WELLINGTON’S HIDDEN HEROES: THE DUTCH AND THE BELGIANS AT WATERLOO

BAKER-SMITH (V.)

D031

£19.99

208pp. 2015.

The Dutch-Belgians have been variously described as inexperienced, incompetent and cowardly, a rogue element in the otherwise disciplined Allied Army. It is only now being acknowledged that they alone saved Wellington from disaster at Quatre Bras. At Waterloo itself, on at least three occasions, their engagement with the enemy aided British recovery.