It’s 200 years today since the Battle of Waterloo. It’s therefore apt to re-post my 2012 posting about myself and my son’s experience at the 2005 reenactment of Waterloo.
What, is it already nearly seven years since my son and I took part in the re-enactment of the Battle of Waterloo? How time flies!
I was recently browsing though my old Favourites (as you do!) and found myself re-reading my old article about our experiences at Waterloo in 2005. I thought it might be worth resurrecting it here for those you who didn’t see it at the time.
“Vive l’Empereur!” comes the enthusiastic cry, as the familiar grey-coated man on a white horse canters past, escorted by his Chausseurs à Cheval de la Garde. Like the rest of my comrades in the 85ème Régiment d’Infanterie de Ligne, I place my pokalem hat on the end of my musket and wave it up in the air. It is as if I have stepped back 190 years, and really am shouting out my allegiance to my emperor.
But, no, the time…
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