A bit of history
1789-1815: events before the battle
The battle of Waterloo was the final flourish after a period of more than 20 years of wars involving the great European powers. Waterloo represented the moment when the ...
The forces present and the artillery
Four large armies (French, British, Dutch and Prussian) with more or less efficient artillery clashed at Waterloo on 18 June 1815.
The course of the Belgian campaign
and the battle
His return from the island of Elba on 1 March 1815 and the Hundred Days campaign saw Napoleon resume his offensive against the allied coalition. The Belgium campaign ...
Waterloo the day after the battle
The battle of Waterloo marked a turning point in European History. Very quickly the location and name of Waterloo itself became myths.
Waterloo, source of artistic inspiration
A true legend, the battle of Waterloo inspired a number of artists. Many painters depicted it, many writers described it, many producers immortalised it on film.
Did you know?
Do you know why Lieutenant General Picton was forced to fight wearing civilian clothes and a top hat, or where the legend of the “word of Cambronne” comes from? ...