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Proof toy soldiers matter. I finished the book feeling that Siborne s passion somewhat equalled by the author s attempt to tell his story It was somewhat dry with too much detail but at the same time rich with somehistorical facts It was interesting to note the amount of interest generated by the war and the battlefield tourism Could what Siborne did with the model have sparked the British obsession with detailed miniature models What s small is waging a petty campaign to denigrate a long dead historical figure Foolishness indeed Apart from that it was potentially an interesting tale A diligent and painstaking piece of research provides an interesting footnote to history By following a subsidiary strand in the various accounts of the Battle of Waterloo, the author convincingly establishes that Wellington s own version was inaccurate and deliberately so.In the years following the battle, a young lieutenant is commissioned to make a large scale model showing the disposition of the opposing forces at a decisive moment in the engagement.The book clearly outlines the hurdles the young officer encountered once it became apparent that his quest for accuracy was likely to throw up facts that would be embarrassing to the Duke Official co operation was not forthcoming Promises of funding were retracted or denied.Completing and exhibiting the model became an obsession, but was only accomplished after the constructor had mae changes in which he did not believe This is the version currently in the possession of the British War Museum It should be viewed i conjunction with this wholly worthy volume. Interesting stuff. {READ KINDLE} ⚣ Wellington's Smallest Victory: The Duke, the Model Maker and the Secret of Waterloo Í Wellington S Smallest Victory The Duke, The Model From The Back Cover The Extraordinary Story Of How One Man S Obsession To Build A Huge Model Of Waterloo The Greatest Model Of The Greatest Battle Of All Time Incurred The Wrath Of The Duke Of Wellington To Ask Other Readers Questions About Wellington S Smallest Victory, Please Sign Up Be Wellington S Smallest Victory Faber FaberA First Class Work Of Historical Investigation Andrew Roberts, Author Of Napoleon And Wellington The Extraordinary Story Of How One Man S Obsession To Build A Huge Model Of Waterloo The Greatest Model Of The Greatest Battle Of All Time Incurred The Wrath Of The Duke Of WellingtonWellington S Smallest Victory The Story OfNot Retrouvez Wellington S Smallest Victory The Story Of William Siborne Great Model Of Waterloo Et Des Millions De Livres En Stock SurAchetez Neuf Ou D OccasionWellington S Smallest Victory PeterNot Retrouvez Wellington S Smallest Victory Et Des Millions De Livres En Stock SurAchetez Neuf Ou D Occasion Wellingtons Smallest Victory Peter Hofsch AchatDcouvrez Wellingtons Smallest Victory Peter Hofsch Ainsi Que Les Autres Livres De Au Meilleur Prix Sur Cdiscount Livraison Rapide Livraison Rapide Notre Site Utilise Des Cookies Pour Personnaliser Et Amliorer Votre Confort D Utilisation Wellington S Smallest Victory NPR Wellington S Smallest Victory NPR Coverage Of Wellington S Smallest Victory The Duke, The Model Maker And The Secret Of Waterloo By Peter Hofschroer News, Author Interviews, Critics Picks AndWellington S Smallest Victory Peter HofschroerAllen Unwin Is Australia S Leading Independent Book Publisher And Has Been Voted Publisher Of The Year Thirteen Times Including The Inaugural Award Inand Eleven Times Since Customer Reviews Wellington S Blucher Gave Most Of His Life In Fighting Napoleon, And He Is Given Only A Small Fraction Of The Honor That He Deserves Much Of That Great Historical Injustice Comes From Wellington S Many Lies, And His Control Of How History Was Written Wellington S Smallest Victory The Duke, The Model However, Despite This Recognition, The General Tone Of The Dispatch Seems To Limit Prussian Participation Wellington Seems To Present Himself As Alone Responsible For The Total Victory, And He Was Less Than Scrupulous In Pushing That Message, As Hofschrer Ably Points Out Beethoven Welilngton S Victory Berlin PhilharmonicFull Version Of Wellington S Victory From Therecording Performed By The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted By The Late Herbert Von Karajan