Battle of Waterloo
Napoleon’s Hat, Dropped at Waterloo, Is Picked Up at Auction for $400,000
The hat is one of about 120 two-cornered military dress hats that Napoleon was said to have worn during his rule between 1799 and 1815. Historians have identified only 19 remaining hats, most of them now in museums.
SOURCE: The Washington Post
The Rothschilds, a pamphlet by ‘Satan’ and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories tied to a battle 200 years ago
When did this craziness about the Rothschilds begin? A long time ago. Why? The Battle of Waterloo.
Just What Exactly Are People Commemorating on the 200th Anniversary of Waterloo?
by Alan Forrest
For each of the nations present on the battlefield Waterloo had a different resonance.
Wellington Doesn’t Deserve the Credit for Winning Waterloo
by Brendan Simms
Here are the 400 men who do.
SOURCE: Telegraph (UK)
Rescuing the farm where Wellington won the battle of Waterloo
In an isolated corner of bucolic Belgium, down a dusty track that cuts through great fields of lettuce and shivering wheat, stands the farm that won Waterloo. Of the 170,000 people who visit the battlefield each year, few find their way to this particular spot. Fat wood pigeons coo undisturbed from the crumbling walls. The view across the miles of rolling fields over which Napoleon launched waves of attacks, is unspoilt by any building. The only sound of modern life is the faint roar of a motorway, hidden by a bank of trees.Hougoumont is largely unchanged from where, on Sunday June 18, 1815, it was the centre of action throughout the Battle of Waterloo. Of the tens of thousands who died that day, 6,500 men were killed, or suffered terrible injuries, at Hougoumont. Many were dumped in a mass grave there to deter thieves....
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