Battle of Waterloo

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Ms. Dow. Socials 9. Napoleon Returns to France. Napoleon was exiled to the island of Elba. He spent less than a year there before he decided to regain his power. The Duke of Wellington Disapproves. Napoleon marches to Belgium. ID: 442263 Download Presentation

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Battle of Waterloo

Ms. Dow

Socials 9


Napoleon Returns to France

Napoleon was exiled to the island of ElbaHe spent less than a year there before he decided to regain his power


The Duke of Wellington Disapproves

Napoleon marches to BelgiumDuke of Wellington leads the allied forces against Napoleon (Belgium, Britain, Hanover and the Netherlands)


Battle of Waterloo

The Battle of Waterloo was fought near Brussels on June 18, 1815Put an end to Napoleons political aspirations


I think ABBA said it best…………….

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My, my, at Waterloo Napoleon did surrender

Oh yeah, and I have met my destiny in quite a similar way

The history book on the shelf

Is always repeating itself

Waterloo - I was defeated, you won the war

Waterloo - Promise to love you for ever more

Waterloo - Couldn't escape if I wanted to

Waterloo - Knowing my fate is to be with you

Waterloo - Finally facing my Waterloo


The Night Before the Battle…

Wellington stayed indoors overnight (it was raining heavily)Napoleons troops slept outdoors in the rainBlucher was making his way towards Brussels to help Wellington


Rain, rain, go away

Heavy rain caused Napoleon to delay his attack in the morningThis allowed allied reinforcements (Marshal Gebhard von Blucher) to arrive


The Morning of the Battle

Wellington blocks the road to Brussels.He is outnumberedPuts his troops behind a ridge (very defensive – uphill incline and good visual)


The Battle Begins…

After waiting for the ground to dry a bit, Napoleon launches a small attack on a nearby farm to distract some British troopsAt the same time he sends most of his infantry towards Brussels


Blucher Arrives…

Blucher and the Prussians arrive to reinforce Wellingtons troopsNow Napoleon is fighting on three fronts!This quickly leads to Napoleon being forces to retreat and surrender


Napoleon is defeated once and for all!

40,000 French casualties23,000 allied casualties Exiled to Saint Helena until his deathClick the picture for a video clip……………







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