Friday, 21 February 2014
Review: In the Wake of Napoleon: The Dutch in Time of War 1792-1815
In the Wake of Napoleon: The Dutch in Time of War 1792-1815 by Mark van Hatten
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Book written around items from the Napoleonic collection of the Dutch army museum. The main part consists of short biographies of individuals illustrated with their personal belongings or uniforms. This ranges from the princes of Orange, king Louis Napoleon, and several officers from different units to Wexy, the favourite horse of Willem, prince of Orange, which was killed at the battle of Waterloo.
As such, the book offers no synthesis and is rather anecdotal. But the illustrations are special.
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