200 years ago

Posted by Helen Thursday, June 18, 2015 , , ,



Do not let the French fool you. Waterloo was a victory for the Allied armies, commanded by the Duke of Wellington and the Prussians, commanded by Marshal Bl├╝cher. Furthermore, the defeat was catastrophic for France as, indeed, Napoleon's victorious and not so victorious wars had been. It was the end of France as a great power and even the attempt to create a European Union on French lines is not turning out to be the success it had been hoped for. Well, not for France.


2 comments

  1. P.V.E. Wood Says:
  2. Napoleon forgot Blucher. i forgot Goschen.

     
  3. Helen Says:
  4. In many ways a very foolish man, Lord Randolph Churchill. Though I do not think he would have referred to himself in the lower case.

     
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