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Battle of Waterloo Battle of Waterloo

Monument: Battle of Waterloo

Erection date: 10/6/2015

Inscription

{In the marble above the medallion:}
Dedicated to the memory of those from the Allied armies who gave their lives in the Battle of Waterloo.

{On the medallion:}
Wellington
Waterloo
June 18, 1815
T. Wyon S.

{In the marble below the medallion:}
"My heart is broken by the terrible loss I have sustained in my old friends and companions and my poor soldiers. Believe me, nothing except a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a battle won."
Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

This is an enlarged replica of the Waterloo Campaign Medal, given to all the Allied soldiers. The plaque was installed on behalf of the Waterloo 200 Charity by the London Mint Office Limited, on the 10th June 2015.

The Fitzwilliam Museum has a page showing an original medal and: "The victory of Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815 led to the first British Army medal distributed to all men present at an action, showing a female figure of Victory derived from Greek and Roman art."

Site: Battle of Waterloo (1 memorial)

SE1, Waterloo Station

This memorial is on the balcony above the main concourse.

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Battle of Waterloo

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Battle of Waterloo

Just like a Hollywood movie that doesn't know when to end, Napoleon escaped f...

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members of the Allied armies who died in Battle of Waterloo

Our picture comes from Londonist's review of an exhibition of the photographs...

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Duke of Wellington

Born Arthur Wesley (later Wellesley) in Dublin to Irish parents. After the Ba...

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Battle of Waterloo

Information Created by

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London Mint Office Limited

This seems to be a commercial organisation making and selling coins to collec...

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Waterloo 200 Charity

Their website is a good intro to the battle.

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Thomas Wyon

Engraver and medallist.  Born Birmingham, his father Thomas also being an eng...

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