Thursday, July 3, 2008

Waterloo, Part Two

"Waterloo" is just so rhym-able, don't you think? As a follow up to some questions asked in the comments to my first Waterloo section: The Battle of Waterloo (June 1815) was the battle where the French Napoleon was finally defeated by the British, Dutch, and assorted Italians and Germans, such as they were at the time. The battle took place close to the small town of Waterloo in the United Kingdom of the Netherlands (now southern Belgium). It is widely lauded as the end of French Imperial colonization on the Continent, though this isn't quite accurate. For more information, check out the wiki article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Waterloo

Below you'll find an assorted array of photos, including an upclose of some French amour worn into battle. Nice stuff. We also wondered into the calvary camp and got some pictures of them doing some exercises. Unfortunatly, we couldn't stay for the actual battles (engagements) because the doggy was getting tired (not to mention me). Hope you all enjoy.











2 comments:

Spiff said...

Thanks for the additional pictures. Sorry to hear that you missed the battle. That would have been something to see. Do you know how many they had under arms for the event?

Pierre Bellville said...

My Brit friends that I met (see story under first post) said about 4,000 people total, but that was both sides.There were British, French, Italian, German, Dutch, and Belgians, as well as Romanians, Lithuanians, Estonians, and Hungarians (those are just the ones I heard about). Oh, and Napoleon was an American.

We were disappointed not to be able to see the battle, but I had a major brain cloud when I decided to take the dog with us. I don't think he would have enjoyed the noise.