The Battle of Waterloo: The Video - Part One

The morning of the Battle dawned authentically - cold, wet and rainy. Arriving at the site, I watched the troops forming up. With grey skies above, the troops were subdued, yet on alert. In the distance, drummer boys beating out a battle dirge could be heard.





Drawing closer to the field, I encountered that most
dangerous of combat conditions . . . . .



Crowds of rubberneckers with cameras! Alas, your intrepid reporter could not resign herself to being left four or five deep behind the crowd. It was imperative that I find higher ground and a better vantage point. But where? Where could one find a spot that would afford a birdseye view of the Battle?

Hmmmm, let me see . . . .



Gulp.

WWWD (What Would Wellington Do)?

Gulp.

Left with no choice in the matter (I could just hear His Grace's sneering tone should I chicken out at this juncture) I took my life in my hands (not exaggerating) and climbed to a precarious perch upon the Mound. In the rain. With thunder rolling.

And this is what I saw:


video



Part Two Here

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