Battle of Waterloo Bicentenary
Braine-l’Alleud, Waterloo – Belgium
50° 40′ 48.58″ N, 4° 24′ 42.08″ E

The year 1815 saw the return to mainland Europe of the “Little Corporal”, Napoleon Bonaparte.  Two hundred years later the bicentenary commemorations of one of the most seminal battles in European history – the Battle of Waterloo – were focused around the crossroad at the heart of the small Belgium village of Braine-l’Alleud.  As a keen reader of history, especially about the “Iron Duke” Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, I could not resist the opportunity to attend the re-enactment which was to see the site pay host to 6,200 re-enactors over the weekend of the 20th June.

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Technical Specifications:
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3, H-FS014042E 14-42mm H-FS045200 45-200mm, Polarising filters