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SUMMARY The Longest Afternoon 107 Ú [KINDLE] ❄ The Longest Afternoon By Brendan Simms – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk From the prizewinning author of Europe a riveting account of the heroic Second Light Battalion which held the line at Waterloo defeating Napoleon and changing the course of history In 1815 the deposed From the prizewinning author of EurAl crossroads on the way to Brussels In The Longest Afternoon Brendan Simms captures the chaos of Waterloo in a minute by minute account that reveals how these odd riflemen successfully beat back wave after wave of French infantry The battalion suffered terrible casualties but their fighting spirit and refusal to retreat ultimately decided the most influential battle in European histo. I felt I ought to read something about Waterloo in the week leading up to the 200th Anniversary o