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"Medical aspects of the Waterloo campaign of 1815" Topic

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse20 Feb 2018 2:56 p.m. PST

"On 1 March 1815, Emperor Napoleon, along with about a thousand of his trusted Imperial Guard, landed between Fréjus and Antibes on the coast of France, thus initiating the final campaign of the Napoleonic wars of 1804–1815.

The Duke of Wellington was given command of the Anglo/Dutch and German forces (circa 100,000 men), who would have
to face around 125,000 dedicated French soldiers of the new Armée du Nord.

Britain never had a large conscripted land force. She had subsidised many of the European coalitions against France and maintained a strong Royal Navy…"

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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2018 1:55 p.m. PST

Probably not the most explanatory text chosen by Tango to explain the content.

I strongly suspect most of you are aware of the content of the three above paragraphs already.

Michael Crumplin has written extensively on the topic of the title. This is from The Bulletin of the Annals of The Royal College of Surgeons of England. His best known work is "The Bloody Fields of Waterloo". See the references he uses in this article. Pricey though…….No discount to Fellows of the RCS alas.

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