Waterloo 2013

The event this year was camping in the garden of Hougamont with a battle on the Saturday evening in a new location. On the Sunday we did a battlefield tour of the ridge.

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We set the cannon up ready for some drill.

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On parade and ready to try our hand at German drill.

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Its tricky? time to get the manual out, shame that was in German too!!!!!

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The evening comes and its time to do battle, we wait in the woods as the French had to come past us to get to the field!

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They seem to have a lot of cavalry especially cuirassier’s?

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The damp evening makes for a very Smokey effect as there is no wind to blow it away.

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After the battle the French cavalry return but no sign of any British.

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We start our tour at Hougamont where there are several memorials, this one is to all the French who fell on this site.

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A French ambulance for the artillery, the French were much more advanced than any other army when it came to care for the wounded.

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We go to the top of the Butte De Lion to survey the whole of the battlefield as it is an excellent viewpoint, we may need the ambulance after climbing these stairs.

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This is what the view may have looked like two hundred years ago.