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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Feb 2021 2:50 p.m. PST

"« Give me night or give me Blucher » donnez-moi la nuit ou donnez-moi Blücher (prière du duc de Wellington durant la bataille de Waterloo, le 18 juin 1815 vers 17h45) 8 juin 1815. Dans le champ clos de Waterloo, Napoléon et Wellington sont face à face. Avec eux, 140 000 hommes… A quelques lieux de Bruxelles, la ville de Waterloo laisse un souvenir mélancolique pour les Français.

Jean-Claude Damamme évoque la dernière bataille de l'Empereur, qui changea le sort de la France et de l'histoire européenne…"
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Robert le Diable18 Feb 2021 5:33 p.m. PST

The précis seems to imply that Wellington's staff believed his army would have been beaten, only for the arrival of the Prussians…

I wonder does anyone have any views on the matter?

Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP19 Feb 2021 1:20 a.m. PST

Certainly, Wellington only fought on the expectation of the Prussians' arrival. Though it may never have been actually mentioned (especially not by the Duke himself), there must have been a general feeling that if Blucher did not turn up then they were facing defeat or at least a fighting withdrawal which could amount to the same thing.

Personal logo 4th Cuirassier Supporting Member of TMP19 Feb 2021 5:54 a.m. PST

I didn't realise Wellington was at Waterloo. Wasn't it won by the Austrians?

Robert le Diable19 Feb 2021 8:12 a.m. PST

They were certainly there, in their crested helmets, along with Prussians wearing bicornes (and green uniforms). I know because some thirty/thirty-five years ago ESCI used to have a box of plastic figures composed of both these uniforms and specifically described as for Waterloo.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Feb 2021 12:06 p.m. PST



Personal logo SHaT1984 Supporting Member of TMP19 Feb 2021 4:49 p.m. PST

Errr van damme; maddame; some damm…

A book about Water… the heading being Russia 1812.?!?!?!?

I preferred the story on ''

"Embarquons dans la machine à remonter le temps et atterrissons en mars 2007 à Carneville, petite commune du Cotentin, à proximité de Cherbourg. Notre mission est de restaurer une tombe du nom de Geneviève Napoléon Lamache-Lebrequier, orpheline d'Austerlitz et fille adoptive de Napoléon…

Le père de Geneviève Napoléon est Martin Lamache. Originaire de Clitourp, commune voisine de Carneville, il s'engage comme fusilier dans le 40e régiment d'infanterie de ligne… décède malheureusement de ses blessures quinze jours après, à l'hôpital de Brünn."

Sad but true, a man of Lannes VCorps (Suchet Division). A note of irony- he came from the town/ village Carneville…

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