Battle of Waterloo

final battle of the Napoleonic Wars

The Battle of Waterloo was fought on Sunday, 18 June 1815 near Waterloo in Belgium, part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands at the time.

Scotland Forever!, the charge of the Scots Greys at Waterloo painted by Elizabeth Thompson


  • At the battle of Waterloo, when Napoleon's cavalry had charged again and again upon the unbroken squares of British infantry, at last they were giving up the attempt, and going off in disorder, when some of the officers in mere vexation and complete despair fired their pistols at those solid squares.
  • Waterloo: I was defeated, you won the war.

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