The Duke of Wellington and the British Army of Occupation in France, 1815-1818

The Duke of Wellington and the British Army of Occupation in France, 1815-1818

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A relatively unexamined aspect of the career of the Duke of Wellington--his command of allied forces occupying France--serves as the focus of this work. Veve traces the history of the 1815-1818 occupation and the significant role that Wellington played in making the first multinational peacekeeping force a success. He explores the decisions made and procedures established by the Duke, and demonstrates that Wellington's command was not simply the final chapter in a successful military career, but rather an important transition to his future political endeavors.The 2d Battalion, Coldstream Guards, an elite unit, 64 expected to receive excellent comments about its leadership during any ... The officers kept rigid discipline, taught their subalterns very well, and ran an excellent training exercise program.


Title:The Duke of Wellington and the British Army of Occupation in France, 1815-1818
Author: Thomas Dwight Veve
Publisher:Greenwood Publishing Group - 1992-01-01
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