posted on Jun, 23 2015 @ 03:26 PM
a reply to: zatara
My parents visited the battle site and reported that you would think Napoleon had won.
Must have been geared towards the more local French tourists.
Significance; about a century of near-peace and prosperous growth within Europe, preparing the way for the grand twentieth-century reversal of
alliances- Britain with France against Germany.
There used to be argument about whether Blucher's contribution was more important than Wellington's.
In fact the battle needed them both.
Wellington's task was to stand fast until Blucher arrrived.
Blucher's task was to arrive before Wellington was forced to give way.
If either had failed, the battle would have been lost.