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Battle of Waterloo: Napoleon's Last Battle (1815) Options
Daemon
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Battle of Waterloo: Napoleon's Last Battle (1815)

After returning from exile at Elba, Napoleon reinstalled himself on the throne of France. As he traveled to Paris to take power, a coalition of European powers organized against him. On June 18, Napoleon began a direct offensive against British forces, but the British held the line until Prussian troops arrived, marking a turning point in the battle. Routed, the French retreated, and Napoleon left the field and signed his second abdication. To what continent did he allegedly try to escape? More...
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Some people say that Napoleon is a reminder that change should come through Evolution, rather than REvolution.

The French killed their king. Result: years of tyranny and war and misery and suffering.

The English slowly reformed their institutions. There was little bloodshed.
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Allegedly, Napoleon tried to escape to North America, but the Royal Navy was blockading French ports to forestall such a move. He finally surrendered to Captain Frederick Maitland of HMS Bellerophon on 15 July.
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He also tried to escape to India, but got lost when he couldn't tell his Madras from his Elba.

Sanity is not statistical
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Today is a day to remember the British army’s greatest 19th century triumph, the Battle of Waterloo. If the British and Prussian-led coalition had not been victorious at Waterloo, Napoleon’s 100 days would have become a French 100 years.

The British victory owed much to the bravery and initiative of a member of the ranks of the Royal Wagon Train, Brewster. He saw that the defenders of the farmhouse at Hougoumont were running out of ammunition. So, he slipped out through the French lines and, under heavy fire, brought back to Hougoumont fresh supplies of ammunition. Without Brewster’s intervention, the farmhouse would have fallen—as La Haye Sainte did—and the battle would have been lost.



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