A Student of History

April 24, 2008

Back to Waterloo!

Filed under: Uncategorized — John Maass @ 5:55 am

Almost two hundred years after the Allied armies secured the final defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte, French soldiers have returned to the scene of the Battle of Waterloo to learn from the mistakes of their 19th-century predecessors.

A total of 38 senior officers were ordered to spend a day analysing the errors which put a final end to Napoleon’s rule as Emperor and drew to a close 23 years of war.

Brigadier-General Vincent Desportes ordered strategists from France’s Armed Forces Employment Doctrine Centre to visit the battleground because “you learn more from your failures than from your successes”.

1 Comment »

  1. i like this picture, it showes the war of banaster tarleton, and abraham buford. its very impotant, and it showes the truth

    Comment by shyann — September 18, 2009 @ 5:58 pm | Reply

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