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One Hundred Days: Napoleon's Road to Waterloo

Alan Schom


On February 26, 1815, Napoleon, exiled Emperor of France—now dressed in a simple green uniform as Colonel of the Grenadiers—stepped aboard the brig LʼInconstant to the wildly enthusiastic cheers of his Elban subjects. Three days later, having barely avoided a British warship and a French naval vessel loyal to the Crown, LʼInconstant traded the white flag of Elba for the French Tricolor as the rocky coast of the Cap d'Antibes came into view. With his return to French soil, accompanied only by a small force of one thousand men, Napoleon had set into motion the momentous events that would, over t ... More

Keywords: Napoleon, Emperor of France, LʼInconstant, Elba, Waterloo, Grande Armee, St. Helena, diaries, memoirs, military dispatches

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9780195081770
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195081770.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan Schom, author
The Hoover Institute