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Saturday, 20 June 2015

Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles



Everyone Must Meet Their Waterloo..

A day late but Happy 200th Anniversary to The Battle of Waterloo.

"If the outcome had been different we might be speaking French today. And eating better food."

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/06/17/opinions/roberts-waterloo-bicentennial/index.html

Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles

Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles

The French still haven't forgiven the British. When they made a $46m miniseries about Napoleon with Christian Clavier and Gerard Depardieu, not only did they not mention Wellington at all but they completely ignored the British Army's role in beating him and never even acknowledged its existence.

And I thought I knew how to hold a grudge...

Well to be honest the British more or less just held on till the Prussians came to the rescue. And 1/2 of the Duke's army was Dutch/Belgium but in the British version it was just the "Thin red line" vs. Napoleon.


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