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Introduction

In the footsteps BATTLEFIELD TOURS and battlefield-tour.com are please to bring you this free to view website the events that took place on 16th to 19th June 1815 when the Allied Armies of Britain, the Netherlands and Prussia fought the French Imperial Army of the Emperor Napoleon.

The Waterloo Campaign started when the French L'Arm?e du Nord commanded by the Emperor Napoleon crossed the Belgium-France frontier on 15th June 1815. Its interlinked battles took place over the next five-days culminating in Napoleon's last great battle near a small Belgium town called Waterloo on 18th June 1815.

The Battle of Ligny was fought between the main body of the French L'Arm?e du Nord commanded by the Emperor Napoleon and Field Marshal Gebhard Leberecht von Bl?cher's Prussian Army on 16th June 1815.

The Battle of Quatre Bras was fought between the Duke of Wellington's Anglo-Dutch Army and the Left Wing of the French L'Arm?e du Nord commanded by Marshal Michel Ney on 16th June 1815.

The Battle of Wavre was fought between the Prussian Rearguard commanded by Lieutenant General Thielemann and the Right Wing of the French L'Arm?e du Nord commanded by Marshal Grouchy. It began on the 18th and split over into the following day to end on 19th June 1815.

The Battle of Waterloo, the most famous of the four battles, was fought between the main body of the Emperor Napoleon's L'Arm?e du Nord and the Duke of Wellington's Anglo-Dutch Army supported by Field Marshal Bl?cher's Prussians on 18th June 1815.

The Battle of Ligny was to be the Emperor Napoleon's last great victory. The Battle of Waterloo was to be Napoleon Bonaparte's first personal defeat and down fall. When his Grande Arme? was defeated that day any hope that he had of consolidating his position as the Emperor of the French and undisputed ruler of France faded and ultimately died.


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