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  • A Scot's Grey at Waterloo: The Remarkable Story of Sergeant William Clarke.

    I never thought I'd say, "wot a load of crap", about a Napoleonic Wars book by Gareth Glover!
    Sadly, that's what this is. Trust me on this, you will emerge absolutely none the wiser as to what sergeant William Clarke experienced at the Battle of Waterloo, than what you are now...
    350 pages of boring drivel!


    The long toll of the brave
    Is not lost in darkness
    Over the fruitful earth
    And athwart the seas
    Hath passed the light of noble deeds
    Unquenchable forever.

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    Well, don't sugar coat it, tell us what you really think!
    We are not now that strength which in old days
    Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
    Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
    To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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    • #3
      It's called 'constructive criticism'!
      I'm trying this one next...


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      The long toll of the brave
      Is not lost in darkness
      Over the fruitful earth
      And athwart the seas
      Hath passed the light of noble deeds
      Unquenchable forever.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Von Richter View Post
        I never thought I'd say, "wot a load of crap", about a Napoleonic Wars book by Gareth Glover!
        Sadly, that's what this is. Trust me on this, you will emerge absolutely none the wiser as to what sergeant William Clarke experienced at the Battle of Waterloo, than what you are now...
        350 pages of boring drivel!

        All I know about the Scots Greys at Waterloo, is that the film apparently doesn't do them justice. They stomped all over a French infantry column, before being repulsed, which was not shown. Apparently, they neither had copper nails to spike the cannons either.

        It should be noted that while my wife's family live around the Waterloo sites, and that I walk around the site of the battle once a year, my knowledge of the battle itself is minimal. Happy to be educated further .
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        • #5
          That part of the film's a tad daft, somehow 15,000 frenchies disappear from in front of the Greys as they charge straight into the enemy guns then get massacred in a hidden swamp by Lancers, magnificent hokum!.
          Here's a bit of 'education' about spiking guns. Boneypartists wax lyrical about the damage that could have been wreaked upon the Allied guns, if only one Curryasar had thought to bring a bag of headless nails, up His Grace's ridge.
          Well if said Curryasar had looked in the tool box of the gun he'd have found a bag of nails and a lump hammer for just that job, every gun had one so the gunners could spike their own piece in an emergency...

          "For want of a nail the battle was lost!"



          The long toll of the brave
          Is not lost in darkness
          Over the fruitful earth
          And athwart the seas
          Hath passed the light of noble deeds
          Unquenchable forever.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Nick the Noodle View Post
            It should be noted that while my wife's family live around the Waterloo sites, and that I walk around the site of the battle once a year, my knowledge of the battle itself is minimal.
            While the battlefield itself is nice, it doesn't really resemble the field as it looked in 1815...

            For a more "enlightening" trip try retracing the route Grouchy and the Prussians took, over Waver and then try to get onto the "Waterloo" field from the east,

            makes you appreciate the timely arrival of the one, and understand the belated appearance of the other…

            you may want to take a bike though, it's quite a walk
            Last edited by Snowygerry; 18 Nov 19, 05:15.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Snowygerry View Post

              While the battlefield itself is nice, it doesn't really resemble the field as it looked in 1815...

              For a more "enlightening" trip try retracing the route Grouchy and the Prussians took, over Waver and then try to get onto the "Waterloo" field from the east,

              makes you appreciate the timely arrival of the one, and understand the belated appearance of the other…

              you may want to take a bike though, it's quite a walk
              Something else to do once the kids have grown up .
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              Global Warming & Climate Change Myths: https://www.skepticalscience.com/argument.php

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