Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Waterloo Memorial

Today Prince Charles visited the battlefield of Waterloo to commemorate the trouncing of French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte by the Duke of Wellington 200 years ago. The prince unveiled Vivienne Mallock's Waterloo Memorial (2015) which depicts two life-size British soldiers defending the north gate of Hougoumont Farm, a vital part of the battle. This is the first memorial to the thousands of British troops who died in the battle on 18 June 1815. There will be battle re-enactments at the weekend (CLICK).


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