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Battle of Waterloo


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  • n. the battle on 18 June 1815 in which Prussian and British forces under Blucher and the Duke of Wellington routed the French forces under Napoleon


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  • This M. de Grouchy, a descendant of his namesake of the First Empire, of whom it has been said, quite wrongly, that his absence at the start of the Battle of Waterloo was the principal cause of Napoleon’s defeat, came of an excellent family which, however, was not good enough in the eyes of certain fanatics for blue blood.

    The Guermantes Way

  • Her book "Infamous Army" contains a description of the Battle of Waterloo so detailed that universities have included it in their history reading lists.

    Gilded Romances Of Dashing Dandies, Brooding Beaus

  • As I mentioned last time, the "100 days" benchmark was one set by Napoleon himself, which ended with the Battle of Waterloo.

    Chris Weigant: Obama's Second Hundred Days

  • If I may mix my metaphors: Obama and his Democrat cronies have just crossed the Rubicon, but the Battle of Waterloo is only now beginning.

    Our Mission: Repeal It. | RedState

  • But when they came to collect the garbage, the noise was so loud my second floor apartment seemed to be in the midst of the Battle of Waterloo.

    Chris Durang: Remembrance of Sublets Past

  • Founded by Walter Morgan as Industrial & Power Securities Co., the fund was renamed Wellington Fund in 1935 after the English duke who defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo.

    At 80, Wellington Still Going Strong

  • Here, he writes about the aftermath of the Battle of Waterloo.

    All the Presidents' Literature

  • At the ill-fated Battle of Waterloo in 1818, for example, Napoleon donned a large, loose knot that his soldiers understood as a show of optimism.

    Political Ties

  • Over to Ireland for more legal trouble and concluding at the Battle of Waterloo.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • And if sleeping around were the same bar, then we would not have won the Peninsular War, let alone the Battle of Waterloo.

    Mark Clarke: Womaniser and general bastard?


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