The Battle Of Waterloo


"Run. Take cover," yells a British soldier. "Boom, boom," roars the guns and cannons of all the armies. "Crack, crack," went the burning houses that started falling apart.
Men ran in groups to take cover, but some faltered as they were shot in the head and back. Bodies of cruel enemies and fellow comrades lay in the grassy fields and dusty roads, soaking in pools of blood. No time to think of their beloved friends now! They are fighting for their country, yet more important, their lives and family left back in their wonderful homes. Will they be another name on the casualties list or will they be given a second chance?
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now Belgium, the battle ranks as a great turning point in modern history.
After raising France to a position of preeminence in Europe from 1804 to 1813, Napoleon (pictured above) met defeat in 1814 by a coalition of major powers, notably Prussia, Russia, Great Britain, and Austria. Napoleon was then deposed and exiled to the island of Elba, and Louis XVIII was made ruler of France. In September 1814, the Congress of Vienna, with delegates from most of the nations of Europe, convened to discuss problems arising from the defeat of France. However, on February 26, 1815, while the congress was in session, Napoleon escaped from Elba and returned to France. There, many veterans of his former campaigns flocked to his standard, and on March 20, 1815, he again ascended the throne. The Congress of Vienna, alarmed by Napoleon’s return to power, had reacted quickly to the crisis. On March 17, Austria, Great Britain, Prussia, and Russia each agreed to contribute 150,000 troops to an invasion ...

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