200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo – photo gallery

I Do Not Despair

Ready for the attack of the Imperial Guard

To make the most of this post I have added a gallery of my pictures which I hope sum up some of the atmosphere of the battle of Waterloo re-enactments of the last two days.

All credit to the organisers on two fronts. They certainly went for the mood by holding the re-enactments in the evening in the natural bowl that still forms part of the historic battleground.

The cannons and musket fire then filled the bowl with smoke giving the impression of various battle scenes disappearing in and out of focus as the fogs cleared occasionally or troops dashed in and out of our area of the battle.

There was a lot of criticism of the first day, both in social media and in the local press because it was a bit static and all a bit far from the audience. The second organisers’ credit is that Saturday night…

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1 Comment

June 21, 2015 · 9:22 am

One response to “200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo – photo gallery

  1. kevinmayne

    Thanks for the re-blog, an honour to be included on a real history site!

    Kevin Mayne idonotdespair.com

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