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Posted on Thursday 27th June

As part of the Spending Review, the Treasury has announced that it will be contributing over £1 million to help the Belgians cover the cost of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, despite cutting 10% from the Foreign Office budget.

The Chancellor, George Osborne, said it is important to remember the historic battle – the last battle between France and Britain – fought on 18 June 1815 by the Duke of Wellington and France's Napoleon Bonaparte.

Most of the £1 million allocation will be spent on the creation of a memorial in Belgium to British soldiers who fought at Waterloo.

Further Reading

Eyewitness to the Peninsular War and the Battle of Waterloo

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Eyewitness to the Peninsular War and the Battle of Waterloo

(Hardback - 288 pages)
by Gareth Glover

The journals of the Honourable James Stanhope are among the most remarkable eyewitness accounts of the Peninsular War and the Battle of Waterloo, and yet they have never been published before.

The long fight against the French in Portugal and Spain, the campaign in Holland, then the Battle of Waterloo – James Stanhope lived through all these extraordinary events and recorded them in vivid detail. He served as an aide de… Read more...

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