Hougoumont

1815, Bastion of memory

Far from being an austere account of the events of battle, this book, with its photographs and text, is a plunge into the strange atmosphere of what was a manor house and prosperous farm before men came there to fight to death. Above all, it is a poetic meander through a place where, for nine hours, thousands of combatants faced each other and six thousand of them never got up from where they fell. Even today, an atmosphere reigns which moves visitors to spontaneously speak in whispers. In its position, protected by its fields and orchard, Hougoumont respectfully protects its humble, rustic chapel which still stands silent witness. With a pretty bouquet of words, here is the somnolent Hougoumont today.


Specifications


Publisher
Les éditions namuroises
Author
Cl. Van Hoorebeeck,
Collection
Histoire/Témoignages
Language
English
Publisher Category
Philosophy, literature, linguistics and history > History
BISAC Subject Heading
HIS000000 HISTORY
Onix Audience Codes
06 Professional and scholarly
CLIL (Version 2013-2019)
3377 HISTOIRE
Title First Published
2010
Type of Work
Monograph

Paperback


Publication Date
2010
ISBN-13
978-2-930378-87-9
Extent
Main content page count : 32
Dimensions
24 x 29.5 x 0.3 cm
Weight
111 grams
List Price
18.00 €
ONIX XML
Version 2.1, Version 3

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