Best of Arthur Wellesley - First Duke of Wellington

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A cannon fires during a re-enactment of the 1815 Battle of Waterloo... News PhotoArmed Forces,Army,Arthur Wellesley - First Duke of Wellington,Belgium,Cannon,French Culture,General von Blucher,Historical Reenactment,Horizontal,Human Sciences,Napoleon Bonaparte,Reenactment,Science and Technology,Waterloo - BelgiumPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPA cannon fires during a re-enactment of the 1815 Battle of Waterloo between the French army led by Napoleon and the Allied armies led by the Duke of Wellington and Field-Marshal Blucher, on June 17, 2012, in Waterloo. On June 18, 1815, Napoleon led his 72,000-strong army into battle with 120,000 mostly British and Prussian soldiers on the gently rolling plateau of Waterloo. For a long time the two forces remained in a bloody embrace, but at the end of the afternoon the French emperor's Great Army was routed at the hands of the Duke of Wellington and Field Marshal Blucher. AFP PHOTO GEORGES GOBET (Photo credit should read GEORGES GOBET/AFP/GettyImages)