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Legendary Waterloo

By Linda Tancs

On June 18, 1815, French forces under Napoleon Bonaparte met a bloody end against British troops led by the Duke of Wellington near the village of Waterloo in modern-day Belgium. The historic victory would end France’s quest for domination of Europe and give rise to one of the world’s greatest generals. Across Britain, the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo is being celebrated throughout the year with re-enactments, exhibitions and concerts. A particular project of interest is the Descendants Book, a collection of stories about the soldiers who fought at Waterloo. Are your ancestors among them? You can add your own details.

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