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18th June 1815?

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Interestingly, one of Welly's many mistresses said that - Napoleon would be remembered in history in his own right; whereas Wellington would only be remembered in the context of Napoleon. :wink:

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Ring any bells? :?

Are you suggesting this battle should be marked by a public holiday or something? :?

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Another post about "the barracks" prompts me to recall, that the 40th foot (later S/Lancs) arrived late at the battle of Waterloo, and was positioned, in square formation in Lambert's Brigade, at the cross roads (just above La Haye St). A French horse battery came up close and wreaked havoc on the squares with cannister fire, causing many to "die in square"; there is a small memorial stone at the site to this day. :cry:

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