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Went the day well? : witnessing Waterloo / David Crane.

Crane, David, 1942- (författare)
ISBN 0007358369
Publicerad: London : William Collins, 2015
Copyright: ©2015
Engelska xviii, 366 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
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  • From Samuel Johnson Prize shortlisted author David Crane, this book is about the Britain that fought the battle of Waterloo - from pauper to painter, poet to prince, soldier to civilian. Midnight, Sunday, 17 June 1815. There was no town in England that had not sent its soldiers, hardly a household that was not holding its breath, not a family, as Byron put it, that would escape 'havoc's tender mercies' at Waterloo, and yet at the same time life inevitably went on as normal. As Wellington's rain-sodden army retreated for the final, decisive battle, men and women in England were still going to the theatre and science lectures, still working in the fields and the factories, still reading and writing books and sermons, still painting their pictures and sitting in front of Lord Elgin's marbles as if almost five thousand did not already lie dead. After ten hours of savage fighting, Waterloo would be littered with the bodies of something like 47,000 dead and wounded. Meanwhile, as the day unfolded, a whole nation, countryside and town, artisan and aristocrat, was brought together by war. From Samuel Johnson Prize shortlisted author David Crane, Went the Day Well is a breathtaking portrait of Britain in those moments. Moving from England to the battle and back again this vivid, stunning freeze-frame of a country on the single most celebrated day in its modern history shows Crane's full range in tracing the endless, overlapping connections between people's lives. From private tragedies, disappointed political hopes, and public discontents to grandiloquent public celebrations and monuments, it answers Wellington's call as he rallied his troops to 'Think what England is thinking of us now'. 

Ämnesord

Slaget vid Waterloo 1815  (sao)
Militärhistoria  (sao)
Sociala förhållanden  (sao)
Waterloo, Battle of, Waterloo, Belgium, 1815.  (LCSH)
Waterloo, Battle of, Waterloo, Belgium, 1815  -- Personal narratives. (LCSH)
Waterloo, Battle of, Waterloo, Belgium, 1815  -- Social aspects -- England -- Sources. (LCSH)
War and society  -- England -- History -- 19th century -- Sources. (LCSH)
Social aspects.  (fast)
Social conditions.  (fast)
War and society.  (fast)
Waterloo, Battle of, Waterloo, Belgium, 1815  (LCSH)
Military history  (LCSH)
England  -- History, Military -- 19th century -- Sources. (LCSH)
England  -- Social conditions -- 19th century -- Sources. (LCSH)
Great Britain  -- History -- George III, 1760-1820. (LCSH)
England.  (fast)
Great Britain.  (fast)
Belgium  -- Waterloo. (fast)
Storbritannien 
Storbritannien  -- England.
1760 - 1899  (fast)

Genre

Personliga berättelser  (saogf)
History.  (fast)
Military history.  (fast)
Personal narratives.  (fast)
Sources.  (fast)

Klassifikation

DC241.5 (LCC)
941.07/3 (DDC)
Ke (kssb/8 (machine generated))
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