Europe was at war. The fate of nations and armies hung in the balance. As people made hard choices, Napoleon began his attack. He planned to beat the Prussians, but that meant Marshal Ney had to face the British and their allies. Here was a chance for swift and decisive victory, but was Ney the man to seize it?
This episode covers
Implications of being in the war zone
Position of the armies
Why Ligny and Quatre Bras were key battles
Detailed analysis of pre-battle events and orders
The Battle of Quatre Bras and a background on Marshal Ney
Consequences and the missing day.
Speculation on psychology of Marshal Ney.Get in touch