It is always very nice to see when new publications on the Waterloo campaign do include my own work in their bibliographies and make mention of you in their acknowledgment. It adds weight and importance to what I have written, shows my work is appreciated and taken serious. Above all important is the fact how my analyses and presentation of facts and memoirs on the Waterloo campaign influences other authors.
Such is the case with the recent booklet by John Franklin entitled "Quatre Bras", as a first volume on the Waterloo campaign, and published by Osprey as nr. 276 in its Campaign Series. Kudos John!
Other appreciative words were expressed by the British hisotrian Rory Muir, who is currently working on his second volume for the biography on the Duke of Wellington. click here
I recently learned from my friend & fellow freelance historian Pierre de Wit, that besides himself and John Franklin, I was considered by Gareth Glover to be among them as leading authors and investigators on the history of the Waterloo campaign! For more information on how I contributed to other publications and authors, click here.
Take a close look how the Allied armies advanced through France after their victory in the battle of Waterloo, by visiting the online collection of the Cassini atlas of France.
Highly detailed maps made by the Cassini family in the 18th century of France, more in particular by César-François Cassini and later his son Jean-Dominique Cassini, provide you an excellent idea of the countryside, the towns and villages, the roads and river crossings and fortified places. Updated versions were still in use in 1815.
These maps will surely help you follow our history on the invasion of France due in Volume Four next year. Take a look at the Cassini maps right here.
Don't forget we also paid attention to contemporary atlasses of the Netherlands in another news item!