June 18th, 1815 | The Battle of Wavre

June 18th, 1815 | The Battle of Wavre

A couple of days prior, and the French forces under Napoleon had smashed Blücher’s Prussian line at Ligny, sending them reeling into the night and scampering for safety. But it was ultimately a short-lived victory, for it left much of the Prussian forces intact...
June 16th, 1815 | The Battle of Ligny

June 16th, 1815 | The Battle of Ligny

Marshal Blücher held up the field glasses and scanned the ever-forming French lines from his vantage point of Bussy Mill on the heights of Brye. From here he had a commanding position over his entire line, and it was extremely impressive. The area was a watershed...
June 16th, 1815 | The Battle of Quatre Bras

June 16th, 1815 | The Battle of Quatre Bras

  Brussels, June 15th. The Allies have learned of Napoléons escape from Elba and – somewhat aghast and appalled – they had branded him an outlaw; they cannot allow Europe to once again fall under his rule or for the revolutionary ways of France to infect the rest...
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