Templer Lecture - Waterloo: The Campaign of 1815

Monday 12th November 2018

The Society’s annual Templer Lecture, delivered annually by the winner of the Templer Medal for the best book on British military history, was held on 12 November 2018 at the Army and Navy Club in London. Our speaker this year was John Hussey, awarded the 2017 Templer Medal for his two-volume study of the Waterloo campaign, described by chair of judges Dr John Peaty as ‘a tour-de-force’.

Although the theme of the lecture was coalition warfare in the context of the 1815 Hundred Days campaign, the content was exceptionally wide-ranging. Hussey drew comparisons with events in both world wars and incorporated his own personal experiences of several notable British field marshals – including the man who gave his name to the medal, former SAHR President Sir Gerald Templer.

The lecture was followed by a dinner attended by the speaker, the Templer Medal judges, and many Society members.

For those unable to attend, a video recording of the lecture is now available on the Society's new Youtube channel: click here to view.

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