The research for the fourth and final volume in the series on the Netherlands field army in the 1815 campaign is currently still in full progress.
Thousands of contemporary documents have already been gathered from various army archives concerning the corps headquarters, the Indian Brigade and the 1st Division. Private journals of for example Major-General De Eerens have been extensively researched for the period after Waterloo, as well as the continuous journal of the Quatermaster-General Constant-Rebecque up to the last days in December 1815 when the field army returned home and was disbanded. Furthermore additional literature is now collected and studied on such themes as siege warfare in relation to the sieges/observations of the fortresstowns of Le Quesnoy, Condé and Valenciennes. But also those of Péronne, Bavay and Bouchain. All these towns were involved in what became the last active sieges by a Netherlands force (except 15 years later when the Dutch were besieged themselves in Antwerp).Read more...
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.