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Le Caillou - Headquarter of Napoleon at Waterloo

Posted by Koppi on 18 Jun 2017, 10:20

Today I want to show you pictures of Le Caillou, Napoleons Headquarter at Waterloo. I visited the Location two weeks ago.
Have fun with the pictures.
Report in german and english.

http://thrifles.blogspot.de/2017/06/le- ... r-bei.html

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Posted by FredG on 18 Jun 2017, 15:41

It looked a little different in 1816.

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Burned by the Prussians so that it never again would harbour Napoleon. The Prussians don't appear to have been too chuffed with Boney.
I don't think the farmer would have been too chuffed with the Prussians either
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 18 Jun 2017, 17:42

Odd how Napoleon surrendered himself to the English for his personal safety after Waterloo. Hard to imagine something like that happening today.
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Posted by FredG on 18 Jun 2017, 19:13

The Prussians wanted Boney in front of a firing squad, they really didn't like him did they. The only one I know to be spared the firing squad by the personal intervention of Blucher was Larrey.
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 18 Jun 2017, 19:58

Well I am pretty sure Napoleon hurt the Prussians's feelings at Jena in 1806.
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Posted by FredG on 18 Jun 2017, 20:09

I thought Davout did more to humiliate them at Auerstedt.
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 18 Jun 2017, 22:46

And apparently Napoleon treated Prussia worse after 1806 than he had done with any previously defeated nation...
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