The Netherlands army formed a significant part of the Duke of Wellington's forces and played a major part in the battles of the 1815 Waterloo campaign.
This study offers a vast array of detailed information, all based on new archival research in the papers of the Netherlands army, as well as providing
over a hundred colourful eye-witness accounts from Netherlands soldiers who fought in the campaign; from the commonest soldier to the higest ranking officers.
The history describes the involvement of the Netherlands army over a period of several months, starting with its mobilisation in March 1815 and the months preceeding the outbreak of
the actual war. The participation in the battles of Quatre Bras and Waterloo will be described in detail, as well as that of the troops positioned at Halle. Finally
the invasion into France is given attention, when the Netherlands army besieged and occupied numerous towns in northern France.
The history will be presented in four seperate volumes, Volume One is planned for Summer 2012, with the following volumes each year afterwards.
The production of Volume One will make it possible to present it by the end of June / beginning of July 2012.