So Bloody a Day

The 16th Light Dragoons in the Waterloo Campaign

David J. Blackmore

The story of the 16th Light Dragoons from their departure from England, through the Campaign and Battle of Waterloo, and the occupation of Paris and France, to their return home in December 1815.
Publication date:
September 2019
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Series :
Reason to Revolution
Illustration :
10 b/w ills/maps, 1 b/w map
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ISBN : 9781912866663

Dimensions : 245 X 170 mm
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• Substantial body of previously-unpublished primary source material.
• Only book-length study of one of Wellington's 1815 light cavalry regiments.
• Considers the build up and aftermath of the battle as well as the fighting itself.
• Author is a horsemen and cavalry reenactor as well as an academic historian, so well placed to provide an insightful and well-sourced study.

Making extensive use of previously unpublished material this book gives an unprecedented view of the Waterloo Campaign from the viewpoint of a single regiment. It reveals the preparations that preceded the battle, the role of the regiment in the battle, and the long months spent in France after Paris fell, until the regiment finally returned home in December 1815. An Order Book for the year, and letters and diaries of several officers, shed light on the internal life of the regiment and their - occasionally humorous - social life.