The Battle of Waterloo in the ‘Otago Witness’, 1877.

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I have just stumbled across this old New Zealand newspaper article from 1877. It is quite an interesting look at the way people of the British Empire (and New Zealand was as far-flung a corner of that empire as can be imagined) viewed history:

http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=OW18770623.2.9&l=mi&e=——-10–1—-2-all

I also thought the references to the apathy of young people to the wars their fathers fought reminsicent of the way people talk about World War 2, Vietnam and other more recent wars.

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One response to “The Battle of Waterloo in the ‘Otago Witness’, 1877.

  1. Did anyone catch the reference in this article to Napoleon travelling in an “open chariot” at Waterloo . Hmmmmm ….

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