Wednesday, June 18, 2014

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY: THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY: THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO

Today, June 18th, is the anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo! In 1815, French forces under Napoleon Bonaparte suffered their final defeat in the "The Battle of Waterloo", and the Napoleonic Wars were over. The French were defeated by Allied armies commanded by the Duke of Wellington from Britain and General Blucher from Prussia.

The battle was fought a few kilometres south of Brussels in Belgium and was over within a single day. It marked the end of 23 years of conflict across Europe resulting from Napolean's attempt to establish a French Empire across much of the continent. Napoleon was exiled to the island of St Helena where he died in 1821.

Wordchecker:

Forces (noun): people in the military services; soldiers, sailors etc.
Allied armies (noun): armies from different countries fighting on the same side
Continent (noun): one of the world's large land masses (Africa, Asia etc)
Exile (verb): send out of one's country (usually for political reasons)

Today marks the 199th anniversary of this event. Look at our posts every week for a new 'this week in history' post!

Cheers,
The TutorChatLive.org Team


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