Saturday, June 18, 2016

The Battle of Waterloo, June 18, 1815

Battle of Waterloo
18 June 1815

Partiel reproduction of the Panorama

Artistic views Editions postcard
Photographed by Marc Boseret

This is postmarked from Belgium with two Waterloo stamps and a 200th anniversary  Waterloo postmark. 
Belgium (Belgie-Belgique) stamp 2015
The 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo
Willem, Prins Van Oranje
William, Prince D'Orange - 1 Europe
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William II (6 December 1792 – 17 March 1849) GCB was King of the Netherlands, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, and Duke of Limburg.

He was senior officer of the Allied army in the Low Countries when Napoleon I of France escaped from Elba in 1815. He relinquished command on the arrival of the Duke of Wellington, and fought at the head of I Allied Corps at the Battle of Quatre Bras (16 June 1815) and the Battle of Waterloo (18 June 1815), where he was wounded. As a sign of gratitude for his victory in Waterloo, William was offered Soestdijk Palace by the Dutch people.
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The 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo
Michel Ney - 1 Europe
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Michel Ney, 1st Duc d'Elchingen, 1st Prince de la Moskowa (10 January 1769 – 7 December 1815), popularly known as Marshal Ney, was a French soldier and military commander during the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars. He was one of the original 18 Marshals of the Empire created by Napoleon.

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