A major historical and military site known throughout the world, the battlefield of Waterloo is a vast stretch of quiet greenery at the gates of Greater Brussels.
At no other time did Napoleon wage a battle of such scope on such narrow front: three kilometres at the very most. In Austerlitz, a battle that involved an almost equal number of soldiers, the front extended 15 km!
Whence the hecatomb, the carnage at Waterloo.
Several thousands of men and horses met a horrid death.
Rendered sacred because by this bloody struggle, the fields of Waterloo have become places of pilgrimage, contemplation and meditation. May the visitor who walks across them keep the memory!
|Formats||25 x 21 cm 156 pages English version|
|Auteur||Jean-Luc Duvivier de Fortemps|