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4th Cuirassier10 Sep 2019 1:33 a.m. PST

This may have been posted before but it was news to me:

…the weather had another influence on the battle – visibility…in the undulating, partly wooded area
around Mont St Jean, boundary layer influences would subdue the winds to perhaps as little as force 3, while calms were reported at Lille. Add to this the damp ground and propensity to mist, with the inevitable smoke of musket and cannon and one has the veritable ‘fog of war'.

How many of the mistakes – not realising Hougoumont was there, for example – were because visibility was poor?

arthur181510 Sep 2019 2:42 a.m. PST

Interesting, thanks for posting the link.

4th Cuirassier10 Sep 2019 5:13 a.m. PST

Glad you like it boys! (smile)

4DJones10 Sep 2019 5:15 a.m. PST

And the white cross-belts of the British infantry turned pink after the downpour on Saturday 17th June when the dye in the uniform jackets ran.
How many paint that detail?

4th Cuirassier10 Sep 2019 5:26 a.m. PST

Probably quite a few, red paint's a Bleeped text like that :-)

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