Wall charts, history and European Identity

EU Culture Programme; Education and Culture DG

Battle of Waterloo (1815)

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Series:

History of the native country

Timeframe:

Civilians and steam engines

Scene of action:

Waterloo

Illustrator:

Eichman, J.H. en Altmann, H.

Publisher:

L. de Fouw, Goes

Year of publication:

1856

Themes:

European history   

After his defeat at Leipzig in 1814, Napoleon was banished to the island of Elba, from where he escaped in the spring of 1815. He quickly marched on Paris where he managed to assemble an army of 200.000 men. At Waterloo the French army was defeated by the allied troops of England, Prussia and the Netherlands. The Prince of Orange was commander of the Dutch army and was hurt at his shoulder during battle.