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Napoleon’s escape and the road to war

This video outlines the political and military crisis that started with Napoleon's escape from Elba and ended with the Battle of Waterloo.

The long war against Napoleon was over, and the Allied Powers and France gathered in Vienna to negotiate the peace. Then came the shocking news that Napoleon had escaped from his exile and was rapidly gathering support and military strength. Suddenly the task was to assemble a new Allied army and quickly confront this danger!

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Wellington and the Battle of Waterloo

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