Renmore History Society

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Thurs 30 April 2015 8pm Brian MacGabhann

This year marks the 200th anniversary of what can fairly be described as one of the most famous battles in history. On the 18th June 1815 Napoleon faced his final showdown with Wellington, and was finally defeated in what the latter described as a “triumph of British arms”. Or was he?

This talk will look at the background to and progress of this most famous of battles, but will argue that the simple and perhaps simplistic portrayal of the battle that many are familiar with may not be accurate, and that far from defeating the ‘Great thief of Europe’ Wellington was in fact all but beaten by him, and victory that day was due largely to the efforts of a group that many people don’t even realize were present; the Germans.