The Battle of Waterloo
Inspiring, Horrifying, Eternally Remembered
We go “back in time” to the Battle of Waterloo.
able to respond swiftly. They immediately formed the Seventh Coalition. The Allies of Britain, Prussia, Austria and Russia each committed to put 150,000 soldiers into the field to defeat Napoleon, once and for all.
Divide and conquer
Napoleon conceived an audacious plan to concentrate what forces he could muster in the north of France to attack the two Allied armies that would be ready to engage with him first. These were the Anglo-Dutch army of 93,000 men under the Duke of Wellington and the Prussian army of 116,000 men led by General von Blücher.
With an army of 124,000 soldiers, Napoleon intended to force a wedge between his opponents before defeating each of them in quick succession.