Battle of Waterloo

Battle of Waterloo

sunnuntai 28. kesäkuuta 2015

Battle of Waterloo 200 Years Anniverary Visit

I recently visited Belgium for the 200 year anniversary of the Battle of  Belle Alliance, or Waterloo to all you non Prussian oriented people out there ;) The trip was fantastic, with over a week at hand we managed to visit the battlefields of Waterloo, Quatre Bras, and Ligny. Furthermore we ventured out to see Bastogne and met a King Tiger tank in La Gleize as well as popped by to the fort of Rocroi and Bouillon. Many thanks to my friends who joined me in this inspirational trip!

Here are some pics from the trip!

A panorama of the cavalry assault on the British lines.

A panoramic view from Butte de Lion.

Unit formations on the day itself, 200 years ago.

A British infantry team on patrol

OOB of the Prussian I Corps under Von Ziethen - truly handy display for wargamers!

The same again for Bulow's IV Corps

A commemorative monument for the 1300+  Prussians who lost their lives attacking Napoleons right flank in Plancenoit.

A similar momunemt in Plancenoit dedicated to the Young Guard who (for a short period of time) "bravely" defended Plancenoit ;)

In honor of the British allied troops in the battle of Quatre Bras

French Old Guard in the fantastic new Waterloo museum!

British light infantry.

Above all else, a cavalry man must look fabulous. The helmet is truly astounding!

A reneactor popped by to have a 3D model made of him. Truly striking uniform!

Even the horse was enjoying his time in the battlefield.

La Haye Saint, still standing!

Panoramic view of the renactment show 19.6.2015 - Over 80 000 visitors and 6000 renactors!

Prussian high command making the finishing touches to the battle ahead.

The last look on the battlefield itself, the Prussians are commiting their forces to help out Wellington.

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