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This video outlines the battle of Waterloo, the written evidence and accounts we have of the battle and the aftermath that led to peace in Europe.

Napoleon seizes the initative and invades the Low Countries, aiming to win a decisive victory within days. Following a series of engagements with the Allied armies, he sees a chance to engage and defeat the British before their Prussian allies can join the battle. Wellington has chosen his defensive position carefully and has his troops in place – but can they hold out against the onslaught of the French artillery, cavalry and troops?

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Wellington and the Battle of Waterloo

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