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Battle of Waterloo

dMAC Digest
Volume 4 No 6

Duncan MacDonald     
Jakarta  18  September  2014      
Revised   29 February   2020      
Reviewed   1  July   2020      

 What is so special about Waterloo ? The armed conflict that took place on Sunday, 18 June 1815, near a small village called Waterloo in present day Belgium, shaped the European political scene for most of the 19th century.

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French Cuirassiers
Battle of Waterloo
The French Cuirassiers charging the Highlanders

Lion Mount
Waterloo - Lion's Mound Memorial ~ completed in 1825
Modern re-enactment of the battle
The site of the battlefield is dominated by a large monument, the Lion's Mound. In 1820 the Netherlands King William I ordered the construction of this monument on the spot where it was believed his son, Prince of Orange, had been wounded.

DStorming the Bastille
          Storming the Bastille - 1789

Wiff of Grapeshot
          Napoleon's 'whiff of grapeshot'   1795

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Flying Ambulance
          Larrey's Flying Ambulance

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Larrey
          Dominique Jean Larrey in 1804                Larrey in later middle age

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Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette ~ Queen of France       King Louis XVI        Marie Antoinette ~ execution

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Napoleon
          General Napoleon Bonapart

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Josephine
          Josephine - Napoleon's first wife         Josephine at Chateau de Malmaison

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Larry treating Napoleon
    Larrey treating Napoleon, after he had been kicked by his horse in Egypt

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Battle of Pyramids
          Napoleon at the Battle of the Pyramids

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Napoleon Emperor France   Napoleon crowning himself Emperor of France   1804

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Marie2 Napoleon & Marie Louise wedding at the Louve 2 April 1810     Marie Louise Bonapart

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Napoleon retreat Moscow  Napoleon led his army out of burning Moscow - 1812

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Larrey2      Napoleon and Larrey                   Larrey attending wounded during retreat from Moscow

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Marshal Ney
  Marshal Ney with rearguard retreat from Moscow

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Napoleon Elba
Napoleon at Fountainbleau                Napoleon's Villa on Elba     

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Louis XVIII
King Louis XVIII

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Napoleon at Laffrey
Napoleon confronting the Regiment at Laffrey
"Soldiers of the 5th, will you fire on your Emperor?"

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British soldiers      British private             British officer               French officer      French fusilier

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Supply wagon
          Supply wagons with wives and baggage

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Gneisenau Blucher
     Lieutenant-General Count von Gneisenau    Field Marshal Gebhard von Blucher

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Wellington Napoleon
Field Marshal Sir Arthur Wellesly, Duke of Wellington   ~   Emperor Napoleon I

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Ney Soult
Marshal Michel Ney 'Bravest of the Brave'       Marshal Nicolas Soult

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Berthier d'Erlon
     Marshal Louis Alexandre Berthier       Jean Baptiste Drouet, Comte d'Erlon

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Shrapnel
Lieutenant-General Henry Schrapnel    ~    French Battery                  

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Murat
Marshal Joachim Murat   leading a charge during the Battle of Jena 1806

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Dutchess Richmond's ball
          The Duke of Wellington enters the Duchess of Richmond's Ball

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Quatre Bras
          Battle of Quatre Bras, 16 June 1815 - situation at 3:00 p.m.

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Bussy windmill
Blucher and Wellington meeting on top of the Bussy windmill

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Prince of Orange
Prince Willem of Orange ("Slender Billy")    ~   Prince of Orange at Quatre Bras

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Black Watch
The 42nd Highlanders (Black Watch) at Quatre Bras

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Ligny
The Battle of Ligny, 16 June 1815

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Blucher under horse
          Blucher lay under his horse while his adjutant tried to rescue him

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Wellington's women
Ladies in the Duke of Wellington's life
[left] Lady Frances Wedderburn-Webster, the Duke wrote her a number of letters during the Waterloo campaign. [centre] Lady Shelley, a close friend of Wellington for 40 years. [right] Wellington's wife, Duchess of Wellington, nee Kitty Pakenham

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Battle of Waterloo
Battle of Waterloo ~ 18 June 1815

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Grouchy Bulow Orange
Marshal Emmanuel de Grouchy, Fredrich Wilhelm von Bulow, Prince Willem of Orange

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Hougoumont
French Assault on Hougoumont

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Cuirassiers
French Cuirassiers

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Royal Scots Greys
92nd Highlanders charging with the Royal Scots Greys cavalry

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de Lancey Uxbridge Ponsonby

* Colonel Sir William de Lancey, * Henry Paget, 2nd Earl of Uxbridge, * Major-General Sir William Ponsonby

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British square British infantry square

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La Haye Sainte
The French take La Haye Sainte

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Plancenoit
The Prussians retaking Plancenoit

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Line wil advance
Wellington - "The line will advance"

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Old Guard
The Old Guards' last stand

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Blucher Wellington meet
Blucher meets up with Wellington at La Belle Alliance

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Napoleon escapes
Napoleon took to his horse, when his coach was blocked at Grenappe

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St Helena
A View of the Town and Island of St Helena
Copper engraving by Mr Thornton dated 1790

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That's Life - in London

That's life
Likely lad:   'One of my ancestors was killed at Waterloo.'
Lovely lady:   'Really? How fascinating, which platform? ' 

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       La Haye Sainte
Waterloo, August 1978 - La Haye Sainte ~ photo by Editor

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The complete historical Digest can be downloaded as a FREE e-book on Smashwords.
Available on iPad / iBooks, Kindle, Nook, Sony, & most e-reading apps including Stanza & Aldiko.
Just click the following link     >> download free e-book dMAC Digest Vol 4 No 6 ~ Waterloo


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