Official bulletins of the battle of Waterloo in the original languages, with tr. into Engl. Ed. by J.P. Burrell


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Σελίδα 6 - Bulow, upon the enemy's flank, was a most decisive one ; and even if I had not found myself in a situation to make the attack, which produced the final result, it would have forced the enemy to retire, if his attacks should have failed, and would have prevented him from taking advantage of them, if they should unfortunately have succeeded.
Σελίδα 4 - These attacks were repeated till about seven in the evening, when the enemy made a desperate effort with cavalry and infantry, supported by the fire of artillery, to force our left centre, near the farm of La Haye Sainte, which, after a severe contest, was defeated...
Σελίδα 19 - Marshal, however, did not suffer himself to be disturbed by this news ; it was on the spot where he was, and no where else, that the affair was to be decided. A conflict continually supported by the same obstinacy, and kept up by fresh troops, could alone insure the victory, and if it were obtained here, any reverse sustained near Wavre was of little consequence.
Σελίδα 6 - Lancey, who was killed by a cannon shot in the middle of the action. This officer is a serious loss to His Majesty's service, and to me at this moment. I was likewise much indebted to the assistance of...
Σελίδα 45 - I had no command, and no information upon the composition and strength of the army. Neither the Emperor nor his minister had given me any previous hint, from which I could anticipate that I should be employed in the present campaign. I was consequently taken by surprise — without horses, without accoutrements, and without money, and I was obliged to borrow the necessary expenses of my journey. Having arrived on the 12th at Laon, on the 13th at Avesnes, and on the 14th at Beaumont, I purchased,...
Σελίδα 5 - The Earl of Uxbridge , after having successfully got through, this arduous day, received a wound, by almost the last shot fired, which will, I am afraid, deprive his Majesty for some time of his services.
Σελίδα 44 - In the midst of the night, and the obstacles which encumbered their route, it could not preserve its own organization. The artillery has, as usual, covered itself with glory. The carriages belonging to the head-quarters remained in their' ordinary position: no retrograde movement being judged necessary. In the course of the night, they fell into the enemy's hands. Such has been the issue of the battle of Mount St. Jean, glorious for the French armies, and yet so fatal.
Σελίδα 93 - Saint-Amand, et appuyer son aile gauche qui était fortement engagée contre les Prussiens. Le coup que me porta cette nouvelle fut terrible; n'ayant plus sous mes ordres que trois divisions au lieu de huit sur lesquelles je comptais , je fus obligé de laisser échapper la victoire , et malgré tous mes efforts , malgré la bravoure et le dévouement de mes troupes , je ne pus parvenir dès-lors qu'à me maintenir dans ma position jusqu'à la fin de la journée.
Σελίδα 19 - ... assigned to them. The decisive moment was come ; there was not an instant to be lost. The generals did not suffer it to escape. They resolved immediately to begin the attack with the troops which they had at hand.
Σελίδα 42 - St. Jean, and charged the infantry. This movement, which, made in time, and supported by the reserves, must have decided the day, made in an isolated manner, and before affairs on the right were terminated, became fatal.

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