THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO – LORD WELLINGTON’S OFFICIAL REPORT
Niles’ Weekly Register
August 5 1815
Lord Wellington’s official report from Waterloo on the terrific battle and crushing defeat of Napoleon marking the end of his reign as Emperor of France. The graphic account comprises five columns and puts the reader right smack in the middle of the fighting. Casualties were immense on both sides with officers falling like flies. Much of this issue is filled with breaking news from Europe regarding the new changes in France, the manifesto of King Louis XVIII, and more. There are also reports of expeditions against the Indians on the American frontier.
Sixteen pages, quarto size, very good to fine condition, light scattered foxing. An absolute must for any Napoleonic historian or collector. Nile’s Register is considered the chief forerunner to today’s news magazines.