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Battle of Waterloo

Event  From 18/6/1815  To 18/6/1815

Categories: Armed Forces

Just like a Hollywood movie that doesn't know when to end, Napoleon escaped from Elba, and returned for one last attempt at world domination. The memorial at the station refers to the "Allied armies" which rather recalls the WW2 term for the good guys. In 1815 these were: Austria, Prussia, Russia and the UK. Our picture source, the BBC, has a pretty good timeline for the Battle, which the Allies won, by the way.

Waterloo, once countryside in the Netherlands, is now a suburb of Brussels in Belgium.

For the story of how the news of the victory at Waterloo reached London see The Waterloo Way.

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Battle of Waterloo

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Achilles statue

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Battle of Waterloo

The Fitzwilliam Museum has a page showing an original medal and: "The victory...

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Duke of Wellington statue - EC2

Unveiled in Wellington's presence, this is one of only a handful of statues i...

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