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Napoleon defeated at Waterloo

18th June 1815

On this day, Napoleon Bonaparte suffers defeat at the hands of the Duke of Wellington, bringing an end to the Napoleonic era of European history. Forced to abdicate as French emperor in 1814, Napoleon escaped from a brief exile on the island of Elba in 1815 to France, where he raised a new Grand Army. For the next 100 days, Napoleon, once regarded as an invincible military commander, again enjoyed success on the battlefields of Europe. However, on June 18, 1815, at the Battle of Waterloo in Belgium, he suffered his last defeat against an allied force under Wellington.

Further Reading

Waterloo Commanders
(Hardback - 224 pages)
by Andrew Uffindell

The three commanders-in-chief during the Waterloo campaign rank among the most famous soldiers in history. Rarely have three such remarkable men as Napoleon, Wellington and Bl├╝cher confronted each other on a field of battle or had such an impact on the history of their time. Andrew Uffindell, in this readable… Read more...

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