🎧 Voices of Waterloo
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205 years ago today, 60,000 men were slaughtered in the Battle of Waterloo. Napoleon Bonaparte's French army was finally defeated by an almighty coalition of troops from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Hanover, Brunswick and Nassau, led by the Duke of Wellington, and the Prussian army under the command of Field Marshal von Blücher. I was joined on the pod by Zack White, who has set up Voices of the Battlefield, an oral history project featuring 41 readings of eyewitness testimony from the campaign. In this podcast, we listened to these accounts, which ranged from a 10 year old triangle player remembering the chaos of the battlefield, to Wellington's own remorse at the horrific bloodshed.
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