The Battle of Waterloo – 1815

In March 1815, Napoleon escaped from his exile in Elba and landed back in France.  This led to the 100 Days Campaign, which included the Battles of Ligny, Quatre Bras and Wavre.  Finally, on 18th June 1815, Napoleon was decisively beaten at the Battle of Waterloo by Wellington, ably assisted by Blucher and his Prussians.

Rod MacArthur has a talk which covers this campaign.  He has two versions of it, the shorter one lasting about 45 minutes and the longer one lasting one hour, but with a break for refreshments in the middle.

All Rod’s talks are given to raise funds for charities, in this case for Combat Stress, which provides support and treatment to military veterans with mental health problems to help them tackle the past and take on the future.