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Waterloo Association trip – “Wellington and Marlborough invade France”

Trip

Update: Fully Booked for September

 Due to the current crisis we have had to reschedule for September. If you are an attendee please contact John Morewood.

 

As we know the fighting did not finish for Wellington on the 18th June. The celebrated French defensive fortifications had to be persuaded to surrender. Some Wellington had to besiege and the hornwork at Peronne, of course, had to be stormed- in what would prove to be Wellington’s last military operation. In this tour we will follow in his footsteps which also mirrored those of the celebrated Duke of Marlborough who not only besieged some of the fortresses that Wellington did but also defeated the French at the Battle of Malplaquet the site of which we will visit as it was also Wellington’s headquarters on 21st June 1815. At Le Cateau we will also look at Smith Dorrien’s action of 1914

Draft itinerary
Friday 22nd May- Eurostar to Brussels. Reception at Wellington Museum
Saturday 23rd May – Nivelles, Binch, Malplaquet, Le Quesnoy, Le Cateau
Sunday 24th May- Cambrai, Peronne. Return to Waterloo area via fortresses of either Maubeuge or Rocroi
Monday 25th May -time at Waterloo before return via Eurostar
Expressions of interest by 31st January 2020 please to John Morewood at tjjp199@yahoo.co.uk