Were you at Waterloo?
I have been at Waterloo.
‘Tis no matter what you do,
If you were at Waterloo.
Thus a little ditty that appeared in the United Service Gazette, thirty years after the Battle of Waterloo was fought on June 18, 1815. It was the third day of a series of battles fought between the Emperor Napoleon of France, newly returned from exile, and an Allied Coalition led by Britain’s Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington, and Prussia’s Gebhard von Blücher, Prince von Wahlstatt.
Today on Historically Thinking, Al Zambone re-fights the Battle of Waterloo with Gareth Glover, a retired naval officer dedicated to the study of the land campaigns of the British Army in the Napoleonic Wars.