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Battle of Waterloo

dMAC Digest
Volume 4 No 6

Duncan MacDonald     
Jakarta  18 September  2014      

 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 - Charge of the French Cuirassiers

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Stormin the Bastille
          Storming the Bastille

Whiff of grapeshot
          Napoleon's 'whiff of grapeshot'

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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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Battle of the Pyramids
          Battle of the Pyramids

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

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Coronation of Napoleon
          Napoleon crowning himself Emperor of France

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Larrey Napoleon          Larrey and Napoleon                  Larrey attending wounded during retreat from Moscow

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Murat Ney
Marshal Murat leading a cavalry charge      Marshal Ney with rearguard retreat from Moscow

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British French soldiers
     British private             British officer               French officer      French fusilier

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Wagons
          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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Wellinton 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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Dutch of Richmond's Ball
          The Duchess of Richmond's Ball

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Quatra Bras
          Battle of Quatre Bras - situation at 3:00 p.m.

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Prince of Orange
          The Prince of Orange at Quatre Bras

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

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Battle of Ligny
                    The Battle of Ligny

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Blucher rescued at Ligny
          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

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

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Hougoumont
                                           Assault on Hougoumont

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French Cuirassiers
                              French Cuirassiers

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Highlanders & the Scots Greys
                                   92nd Highlanders charging with the Scots Greys

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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 infantry 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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Wellington - the line will advance
                   Wellington - 'The line will adavance'

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Old Guards last stand
                                           The Old Guards' last stand

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

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

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That's Life - in London

Which platform?
          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

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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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Reviewed    10  December   2017