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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Nov 2020 9:20 p.m. PST

… Foot at History's Greatest Battle

"As the Battle of Waterloo reached its momentous climax, Napoleon's Imperial Guard marched towards the Duke of Wellington's thinning red line. The Imperial Guard had never tasted defeat and nothing, it seemed, could stop it smashing through the British ranks. But it was the Imperial Guard that was sent reeling back in disorder, its columns ravaged by the steady volleys of the British infantry.

The credit for defeating the Imperial Guard went to the 1st Foot Guards, which was consequently honored for its actions by being renamed the Grenadier Guards. The story did not stop there, however, as the 52nd Foot also contributed to the defeat of the Imperial Guard yet received no comparable recognition…"


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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP20 Nov 2020 8:31 a.m. PST

Just in time for Christmas of course. The title is far more sensible than "The Lie at the Heart of Waterloo" on exactly the same subject. That gave a great analysis of what happened over a half hour or so, ruined by the paranoid accounts and conspiracy theories over the following decades.

But by this author, if there is anything new at all, yes. Count me in.I do know that Santa is already bringing me the latest Waterloo Archive ed by him.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Nov 2020 11:40 a.m. PST

Happy you like it my good friend! (smile)


42flanker21 Nov 2020 10:38 a.m. PST


-never knowingly undersold.


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