Situation des armées (2)

Mémoires pour servir à l’histoire de France en 1815: avec le plan de la bataille de Mont-Saint-Jean
Paris: Chez Barrois l’ainé, 1820
VI.8.30, right-hand plate between pp. 124 and 125

This sheet unfolds to face an account of the French forces after the actions at Quatre Bras and Ligny, and exaggerates the strength of both the Allied and the Prussian armies. The narrative of the Mémoires suggests that Allied losses were far higher than those on the French side, that the French troops were superior, and that Wellington, despite his supposed numerical advantage, would certainly have lost at Waterloo had the Prussians not intervened.

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