Words of Command (Matthew Hervey)

Words of Command (Matthew Hervey)

Allan Mallinson


January 1830, one of many toughest winters in reminiscence, and the major minister, the Iron Duke, is resisting turning out to be demands parliamentary reform, upsetting scenes of violent unrest within the nation-state. yet there are not any police open air London and many of the yeomanry regiments were disbanded. by contrast backdrop Lieutenant-Colonel Matthew Hervey, lately lower back from the Balkans, takes command of the sixth mild Dragoons. His fears that issues will be a bit uninteresting are quick dispelled through the typical enterprise of vexatious officials, tricky offerings over which NCOs to advertise, and never to say the incendiarists at the doorstep of the King himself. yet it’s whilst the 6th are despatched to Brussels for the fifteenth anniversary celebrations of the conflict of Waterloo and locate themselves stuck up within the Belgian rebellion opposed to Dutch rule that the thrill quite starts off. Will Hervey manage to retain out of the fighting—a struggle that might lead, approximately a century later, to Britain’s involvement in an altogether diverse war—while safeguarding his country’s pursuits? now not likely!

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