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Arthur Wellesley, First Duke of Wellington
A Congress had been convened at Vienna to sort out all of the difficult questions over land rights and borders after such a long war.
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Some 14,000 French soldiers were tied down in attacking the farm complex, its gardens and orchard, throughout the day; the Allies defending numbered about 3,000, with another 3,000 in close support.
Having pursued the French from the field, the Prussians pushed on all night with their cavalry beating drums and blowing horns to disconcert any attempt to rally the French troops.
Arthur Wellesley, First Duke of Wellington
The fighting was finally over at Paris but isolated fortresses held out for many months; whilst diplomacy became the order of the day.
The French soldiers see the Guard defeated and the realisation that the Prussians were nearly in their rear causes the French to rout.
Wounded Grand Square Brussels
The field of the Battle of Waterloo was a terrifying and shocking place to be that night and for the following few days. Nine hours of desperate fighting on such a small area of ground had left a butcher’s bill that is truly staggering to contemplate.
The Prussians pursue the French, driving them on with no opportunity to rest or reform.
Waterloo
In June 2016 the Waterloo Association ran a weekend trip to Waterloo looking at the campaign from the French perspective. Following the normal drinks reception at the Wellington Museum on the Friday evening Saturday saw 15 Association members visit Beaumont (Napoleon’s Headquarters on the night of 14th/15th June).
Waterloo 2015
26 intrepid members of the Association took part in the Association’s trip to Waterloo at the beginning of May. The long weekend allowed members to view the battlefield without the restrictions and crowds that were expected in June.
Arthur Wellesley, First Duke of Wellington
The Duke of Wellington, was an Anglo-Irish soldier and statesman who was one of the leading military and political figures of 19th-century Britain.
95th rifles
Many of the reminiscences and memoirs from the men of Wellington's armies make mention and comment at some time of the unreliability of their personal firearms.
Napoleon surrendered to HMS Bellerophon at Rochefort on 15 July and was transported to St Helena in the South Atlantic, where he died on 5 May 1821 of stomach cancer.
Battle of Waterloo
The Sodger’s Return as played by Simpson’s Folly. To learn more about Simpson’s Folly and to buy the CD please visit their website.
The book follows the story of the British Army through all the conflicts from the 17th through to the 21st century, examining the infantry and cavalry separately.
Picton’s Division at Waterloo is a detailed analysis of a British Division in Wellington’s Army, looking not only at the role it played in the campaign, but how that campaign affected its constituent units.
Fighting for Napoleon is a unique study of the French soldier through their own letters, describing all aspects of life in the French army.
This book is a potted biography of a variety of soldiers, each one with a section on how to take such stories further.
Inside the Regiment provides us with a fascinating insight into the British regimental system from a very detailed and personal angle.