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 Post subject: The Waterloo Companion
PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:18 am 
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I recently purchased "The Waterloo Companion" by Mark Adkin

It is a reference volume on the Battle divided into 10 sections discussing all aspects of the battle.

I am a fan of Mr. Adkin. he has published several reference volumes (I have the Gettysburg volume).

I thoroughly enjoy his work and recommend both books.

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 Post subject: Re: The Waterloo Companion
PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:30 pm 
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I have had this book for several years and also his Trafalgar book. I am a fan also. :D

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 Post subject: Re: The Waterloo Companion
PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:16 pm 
I also have owned the book for many years now and would reccommend it as well.


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 Post subject: Re: The Waterloo Companion
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I have it too and it's a fun book to have.

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 Post subject: Re: The Waterloo Companion
PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:05 pm 
davidguegan wrote:
I have it too and it's a fun book to have.


Wow, I would have expected a book on Waterloo to burn the hands of any avid Frenchman who held it, you know, kinda like Holy Water. :twisted: :wink: :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: The Waterloo Companion
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His significant other probably has to hold it and he has to wear sunglasses too.

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 Post subject: Re: The Waterloo Companion
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Another book I recommend is Wellington, Years of the Sword by Elizabeth Longford, an interesting book and she describes the war in the Peninsular very well.

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 Post subject: Re: The Waterloo Companion
PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:14 pm 
Richard Bradshaw wrote:
His significant other probably has to hold it and he has to wear sunglasses too.


Significant other? :o :shock: :?

I thought Frenchmen only had mistresses..........everywhere! :roll: :wink: :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: The Waterloo Companion
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MCJones1810 wrote:
Richard Bradshaw wrote:
His significant other probably has to hold it and he has to wear sunglasses too.


Significant other? :o :shock: :?

I thought Frenchmen only had mistresses..........everywhere! :roll: :wink: :mrgreen:



Mistresses and a wife for the continuity of the blood :D

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 Post subject: Re: The Waterloo Companion
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:17 am 
Oh crap, you mean they actually procreate! :shock: :shock: :shock:

We may never enjoy world peace again with all the little dissidents running 'round. :wink: :P :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: The Waterloo Companion
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I bought the Companion years ago and keep meaning to read it.

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 Post subject: Re: The Waterloo Companion
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Zaraath wrote:
I bought the Companion years ago and keep meaning to read it.


Probably not a book one reads ............front to back.

I am constantly perusing..........jumping from chapter to chapter.

I use it as a reference.............there are great stories and facts throughout.

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 Post subject: Re: The Waterloo Companion
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Asked for this for my birthday. Got a package from Amazon.com today but the Commanding Officer (the Mrs.) is making me wait until my B-day in 2+ weeks. ^&*%&)($&(@!!

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 Post subject: Re: The Waterloo Companion
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:22 pm 
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: The Waterloo Companion
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Clint Matthews wrote:
Zaraath wrote:
I bought the Companion years ago and keep meaning to read it.


Probably not a book one reads ............front to back.


I am making the attempt, but can't read anything except for the prologue text without using a magnifying glass... :shock:

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