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"The Battle of Waterloo: A Historic Clash that Shaped Nations" In the annals of history, few battles have left such an indelible mark as the Battle of Waterloo

Background imageWars Collection: The Battle of Waterloo

The Battle of Waterloo
Waterloo. Coloured lithograph after Wellington at Waterloo by Robert Alexander Hillingford, nd.Associated with Napoleonic Wars, Waterloo (1815). Coloured Lithograph Date: 1815

Background imageWars Collection: Scotland for Ever. The charge of the Scots Greys at Waterloo, 18 June 1815

Scotland for Ever. The charge of the Scots Greys at Waterloo, 18 June 1815. After the painting by Lady Butler

Background imageWars Collection: The Last Stand of the Imperial Guards at Waterloo

The Last Stand of the Imperial Guards at Waterloo. General Hill calling on upon the Enemy to Surrender.Print by Riddle and Goughman after the painting by Robert Hillingford

Background imageWars Collection: Waterloo - Highlanders

Waterloo - Highlanders
Battle of WATERLOO The Highlanders form a square to withstand the cavalry charge of the French cuirassiers

Background imageWars Collection: Defence of Chateau de Hougoumont - Battle of Waterloo

Defence of Chateau de Hougoumont - Battle of Waterloo
Defence of the Chateau de Hougoumont by the flank company, Coldstream GuardsWatercolour by Denis Dighton, 1815Associated with Napoleonic Wars

Background imageWars Collection: Scots Greys charge at the Battle of Waterloo

Scots Greys charge at the Battle of Waterloo
Battle of WATERLOO : Scotland for ever ! the charge of the Scots Greys Date: 18 June 1815

Background imageWars Collection: Death of Nelson (West)

Death of Nelson (West)
Horatio Nelson is fatally wounded at the Battle of Trafalgar

Background imageWars Collection: Naval Battle 1782

Naval Battle 1782
Off St Lucia, West Indies, Rodney attacks de Grasses fleet and breaks the French line, resulting in a fine victory

Background imageWars Collection: Scipio Africanus meeting Hannibal at Battle of Zama

Scipio Africanus meeting Hannibal at Battle of Zama
SECOND PUNIC WAR : the Roman general and statesman Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus meets the Carthaginian leader Hannibal before defeating him at the Battle of Zama, near Carthage in North Africa

Background imageWars Collection: Wellington at Waterloo (colour litho)

Wellington at Waterloo (colour litho)
1268536 Wellington at Waterloo (colour litho) by Hillingford, Robert Alexander (1825-1904); National Army Museum, London; (add.info.: Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley)

Background imageWars Collection: Napoleonic / Leipzig Batt

Napoleonic / Leipzig Batt
NAPOLEONIC WARS Battle of Leipzig The charge of the Brandenburg Hussars Regiment overwhelms the French

Background imageWars Collection: Waterloo Battle 1815

Waterloo Battle 1815
The Battle in full flood

Background imageWars Collection: Scotland Forever! The Charge of the Scots Greys, the British heavy cavalry regiment that

Scotland Forever! The Charge of the Scots Greys, the British heavy cavalry regiment that
Battle of WATERLOO : Scotland for ever ! the charge of the Scots Greys

Background imageWars Collection: Battle of Sobraon 1846

Battle of Sobraon 1846
BATTLE OF SOBRAON Sir Hugh Gough defeats a much larger army of Sikhs by skilful strategy and hard fighting - the last battle of the first Sikh war

Background imageWars Collection: Battle of Waterloo

Battle of Waterloo
THE HUNDRED DAYS Battle of WATERLOO The action at 11 am - the French attack Houguemont, Napoleon tempting Wellington to expose his centre

Background imageWars Collection: Roman mosaic, Battle between Alexander and Darius, from Pompeii House of the Faun

Roman mosaic, Battle between Alexander and Darius, from Pompeii House of the Faun, National Archaeological Museum, Naples, Campania, Italy, Europe

Background imageWars Collection: Waterloo Haye-Sainte

Waterloo Haye-Sainte
NAPOLEONIC WARS The fighting at La Haye-Sainte (Belle Alliance)

Background imageWars Collection: Nelsons Signal

Nelsons Signal
Before the battle, Nelson sends his famous signal : England expects every man to do his duty

Background imageWars Collection: Hannibal winning Battle of Cannae

Hannibal winning Battle of Cannae
SECOND PUNIC WAR : Hannibal, the Carthaginian leader, though outnumbered by the Romans, wins a decisive victory at the Battle of Cannae thanks to his superior cavalry

Background imageWars Collection: William Wallace - statue in Aberdeen

William Wallace - statue in Aberdeen
A statue of William Wallace (1270 - 1305) in Aberdeen, Scotland erected in 1888. A Scottish knight and landowner who is known for leading a resistance during the Wars of Scottish Independence

Background imageWars Collection: Margaret of Anjou

Margaret of Anjou
MARGARET OF ANJOU Queen of Henry VI, she played an active part in the Wars of the Roses. Date: 1430 - 1482

Background imageWars Collection: Napoleonic Wars. Cuirassier. French Army. Heavy cavalry. Eng

Napoleonic Wars. Cuirassier. French Army. Heavy cavalry. Engraving. 1806

Background imageWars Collection: Summoned to Waterloo - Brussels, 1815

Summoned to Waterloo - Brussels, 1815
SUMMONED TO WATERLOO - BRUSSELS, 1815. Chromolithograph after Robert Hillingford, published 1898 (c). Officers leaving the Duchess of Richmonds ball, with Wellington in a carriage

Background imageWars Collection: Foot guards at Battle of Waterloo

Foot guards at Battle of Waterloo
Up, Guards, and at them!.Colour oleolithograph after Richard Caton Woodville.Published as a Supplement to Holly Leaves the Christmas Number of the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News

Background imageWars Collection: Portrait Of Sioux Chief Sitting Bull

Portrait Of Sioux Chief Sitting Bull
Portrait shows the chief of the Sioux tribe Sitting Bull (1831 - 1890), known as Tatanka Iyotake to his people, as he sits in Bismarck, North Dakota, 1881

Background imageWars Collection: Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh Castle, perched on a basalt outcrop on the edge of the North Sea at Bamburgh, Northumberland, it played a great part in the Border Wars (with Scotland)

Background imageWars Collection: Battle of Tewkesbury

Battle of Tewkesbury
Nobles of the Houses of York and Lancaster battle at Tewkesbury

Background imageWars Collection: Truganini, last surviving female Tasmanian Aboiginal

Truganini, last surviving female Tasmanian Aboiginal
Truganini (Truganina, Trugernanner or Lalla Rooke, c1812-1876), the last surviving Tasmanian Aboiginal or Palawa woman. 1866

Background imageWars Collection: H. G. Wells playing Little Wars

H. G. Wells playing Little Wars
H.G.Wells playing Little Wars. His book of the same name, published in 1913, described a set of rules for playing with toy soldiers

Background imageWars Collection: OMDURMAN

OMDURMAN
BATTLE OF OMDURMAN : the fight for the Khalifas standard

Background imageWars Collection: Capture of the Eagle, Waterloo, 1898 (oil on canvas)

Capture of the Eagle, Waterloo, 1898 (oil on canvas)
3431719 Capture of the Eagle, Waterloo, 1898 (oil on canvas) by Sullivan, William Holmes (1836-1908); 61x92 cm; Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; English, out of copyright

Background imageWars Collection: Waterloo Battle Plan

Waterloo Battle Plan
PLAN OF THE BATTLE Date: 18 June 1815

Background imageWars Collection: LEJEUNE, Louis-Fran篩s, baron (1775-1848). Visiting

LEJEUNE, Louis-Fran篩s, baron (1775-1848). Visiting
LEJEUNE, Louis-Fran篩 s, baron (1775-1848). Visiting a Bivouac on the Eve of the Battle of Austerlitz, 1st December 1805, 1808. Oil on canvas. FRANCE. Ό E-DE-FRANCE. YVELINES. Versailles

Background imageWars Collection: Scrabo Hill Tower, Co. Down, Northern Ireland

Scrabo Hill Tower, Co. Down, Northern Ireland
Scrabo Tower is located to the west of Newtownards in County Down, Northern Ireland. Built on a volcanic plug above the town in 1857 as a memorial to Charles Stewart

Background imageWars Collection: Frederick Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts - British Military

Frederick Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts - British Military
Frederick Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts (18321914), Anglo-Irish soldier and one of the most successful commanders of the Victorian era - notable for his actions during the African wars

Background imageWars Collection: HMS Queen Elizabeth, British battleship

HMS Queen Elizabeth, British battleship
HMS Queen Elizabeth, British dreadnought battleship, launched 1913, served during the First and Second World Wars, decommissioned 1948. Date: 20th century

Background imageWars Collection: Horatio, Lord Nelson

Horatio, Lord Nelson
Circular portrait of legendary British naval commander Horatio, Lord Nelson (1758 - 1805) surrounded by scenes depicting his death on the deck of the flagship HMS Victory

Background imageWars Collection: Pheidippides Runs

Pheidippides Runs
BATTLE OF MARATHON Athenian courier Pheidippides sent to Sparta to request help when the Persians landed at Marathon in 490 BC, died after completing his run

Background imageWars Collection: Leipzig Battle Charge

Leipzig Battle Charge
NAPOLEONIC WARS Battle of Leipzig The charge of the Brandenburg Hussars Regiment overwhelms the French Date: 16 October 1813

Background imageWars Collection: Map - Spain and Portugal, 1807-1814

Map - Spain and Portugal, 1807-1814
Spain and Portugal, 1807-1814. From a collection of maps relevant to campaigns between 1794-1815. From the collection of the former Buffs Regimental Museum

Background imageWars Collection: Leonidas I (died 480 BC). King of Sparta. Monument in Spart

Leonidas I (died 480 BC). King of Sparta. Monument in Spart
Leonidas I (died 480 BC). Also known as Leonidas the Brave was a Greek hero-king of Sparta, the 17th of the Agiad line King of Sparta[

Background imageWars Collection: Napoleonic Wars (1796-1815). BATTLE OF THE ROTHIERE (1814

Napoleonic Wars (1796-1815). BATTLE OF THE ROTHIERE (1814-02-01). Napoleon, at the head of a blue division of the guard, recovers the hamlet of Giberie. Colored engraving

Background imageWars Collection: Sioux Indian Chief - Hollow Horn Bear

Sioux Indian Chief - Hollow Horn Bear (18501913) - a BruleIakota leader during the Indian Wars on the Great Plains of the United States. Date: 1906

Background imageWars Collection: Ismail Enver Pasha, Turkish leader, WW1

Ismail Enver Pasha, Turkish leader, WW1
Ismail Enver Pasha (1881-1922), Turkish military officer, leader of the Ottoman Empire in both Balkan Wars, architect of the Ottoman-German Alliance during the First World War

Background imageWars Collection: HMS Queen Elizabeth, British battleship

HMS Queen Elizabeth, British battleship
HMS Queen Elizabeth, British dreadnought battleship, launched 1913, served during the First and Second World Wars, decommissioned 1948. Date: early 20th century

Background imageWars Collection: The Zulu Wars. Zulu method of advancing to the attack

The Zulu Wars. Zulu method of advancing to the attack
Large war party of Zulus with shields and spears held in front of them, including one with a rifle, running into battle

Background imageWars Collection: Nelson Sends Signal

Nelson Sends Signal
Before the battle, Nelson orders his famous signal : England expects every man to do his duty

Background imageWars Collection: Bulgaria / Sword Custom

Bulgaria / Sword Custom
When his troops take Mustapha- Pacha from the Turks, Tsar Ferdinand tramples the enemy flags, and the name of the town is changed to - guess what ? - Ferdinandovo



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"The Battle of Waterloo: A Historic Clash that Shaped Nations" In the annals of history, few battles have left such an indelible mark as the Battle of Waterloo. On June 18, 1815, amidst the rolling fields and muddy terrain near the Belgian village of Waterloo, a clash for supremacy unfolded. It was here that empires collided and destinies were decided. One iconic moment etched in memory is "The Last Stand of the Imperial Guards at Waterloo. " These fearless soldiers fought with unwavering loyalty until their last breaths, defending their emperor's honor against overwhelming odds. Their sacrifice became a symbol of resilience and courage in the face of certain defeat. Another unforgettable scene from this historic battle was "Scotland for Ever. The charge of the Scots Greys at Waterloo. " With bagpipes blaring and kilts billowing in defiance, these Highland warriors charged into battle with unmatched ferocity. Their bravery echoed through time as they fearlessly faced enemy lines to secure victory. Amidst chaos and carnage, one cannot overlook "the Defence of Chateau de Hougoumont - Battle of Waterloo. " This fortified stronghold stood as a bastion against relentless attacks. Its defenders valiantly held their ground against Napoleon's forces, turning back wave after wave to protect their comrades-in-arms. And who can forget "Death of Nelson (West)"? Admiral Horatio Nelson's demise during the Napoleonic Wars remains an enduring testament to his leadership on sea. His final moments aboard HMS Victory inspired generations with his immortal words: "England expects that every man will do his duty. " From Europe to Asia, conflicts raged on various fronts like "Napoleonic / Leipzig Batt" or even closer home during the "Battle of Sobraon 1846". Each engagement had its own significance – shaping borders or altering power dynamics forever. As we reflect upon these chapters in human history, it is crucial to remember the sacrifices made and lessons learned.