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Monday, 22 June 2015

Waterloo 200 years on


Commemorations of the 200th anniversary of the Battle at Waterloo have been taking place at the battlefield in Belgium.  Not only was there a re-enactment of the battle but there was also an interpretation of the journey taken by Major Harry Percy and Commander James White RN carrying Wellington's report to the Prince Regent that the battle was won.

The horse drawn chaise travelled from the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich to London where several more ceremonies and parades took place.

4 comments:

Sharon Anck said...

I heard some reports on the new about the events in Belgium. I love that coach in your photo!

William Kendall said...

The anniversary has also been making the news here. Two centuries on, what a different world.

Bergson said...

french people do not like waterloo ; I do nt know why

Jack said...

It is fun looking over the carriage and horse and seeing modern skyscrapers.

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