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The Battle of Waterloo
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O'Meara, Barry Edward. Napoleon in exile; or, A voice from St. Helena.. Vol. 1. Philadelphia, 1822.
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    The Armchair HistorianThe Armchair HistorianYıl önce
    • Battal ko filde la gar lost bhakyo

      NASA limbuNASA limbu2 aylar önce
    • Could you do more Napoleonic war battle like Austerlitz, Jena, or battle of the pyramids?

      Yongky SudirdjaYongky SudirdjaYıl önce
    • What animation software do you use

      Android3008Android3008Yıl önce
    • I just don't get why he pushed forward and met them on a super defended position haha.. Why didn't he just withdraw and shell the crap out of them til they came out? I know he needed to hurry before reinforcements arrived but it doesn't help dashing your troops on the rocks Still, Napoleon has one of the best records and accomplishments in the history of warfare, by far

      Odin SatanasOdin SatanasYıl önce
    • @Putin Did It Yea it's almost as if the Prussian army being in Belgium at that particular time and then going on to join up with the British army and her allies to defeat Napoleon was purely coincidental and that being the case Wellington couldn't have possibly uttered the words give me Blucher or give me the night

      john lewisjohn lewisYıl önce
  • Sad and not complete story of Waterloo, already starts with the misinterpretation of the Battle of Quatre-Bras, where Napoleon lost not against the Britisch under Wellington, but lost against Britse, Hanover and in majority Dutch army corps under combined leadership of prince William of Orange-Nassau, duke of Wellington and Duke of Brunswijk. Most strategic decisions there were made by the Prince and Dutch forces so that the important crossroads of the road from Nijvel to Namur and the road from Charleroi to Brussels was kept in the hands of the seventh alliance. At the castle, the Dutch - against Wellingtons orders! - took a stand with 8.000 against eventually 24.000. Napoleon lost a costly amount of men here and this battle had a very negative effect on convidence among especially his officers.

    Danii PeaceDanii Peace6 saatler önce
  • If Napoleon just had a drone then he would have won.

    ManterPanterManterPanterGün önce
  • answer: wellington testudo vs cavalry ... point...

    alberto alderighialberto alderighi2 gün önce
  • Waterloo is that thing that Frenchmen talk so little about, and when they do, they blame it on everything- weather, treacherous generals, weather- even God.

    The RevolutionThe Revolution4 gün önce
  • The anglo-allied troops should get more credit. They fought with true valour and skill. Had they not done so, Napoleon would have won

    Geo SGeo S6 gün önce

    Kaiser ballKaiser ball7 gün önce
  • Not even mentioning the United Netherlands army

    Gregory StevensGregory Stevens9 gün önce
  • I like history

    Noelia LopezNoelia Lopez10 gün önce
    • Me too, sometimes.

      Micah the Nerd SaxophonistMicah the Nerd SaxophonistGün önce
  • 5:27 *when you lose in fortnite*

    Lozano 06Lozano 0611 gün önce
  • Big up the Duke of Wellington and his soldiers 🇬🇧

    Callum SherrattCallum Sherratt14 gün önce
  • This is probably the weirdest YT VPN sponsorship I have watched.

    henreyhenrey14 gün önce
  • general gucci be getting that drip

    Dooma SameerDooma Sameer18 gün önce
  • why you unlisted Rise of Napoleon| Animated history just re list it so i can see it

    Ali AslamAli Aslam19 gün önce
  • the netherlands also participated! why didn't you add them?

    JAR ProductionsJAR Productions19 gün önce
  • Even Napoleon got out-flanked by Prussians

    Reza HReza H22 gün önce
  • Lol France

    Svalbaz GamesSvalbaz Games22 gün önce
  • cool af

    Angie ShulerAngie Shuler23 gün önce
  • Napoleon's selfishness and obsession with power and war cost the lives of well over 2 million people and many more other casualties. Imprisoning him on the least accessible island (at the time) for him to brood over his losses for the rest of his days was even too merciful a fate. There is an obsession by history to forgive aggressive mass-murderers with no regard to human life. Example: how many of 'the Greats' or 'the Conquerors' can you name? The majority of them were primarily known for fighting wars and hence killing people.

    pop5678eyepop5678eye24 gün önce
  • Sorry but I can't get over the mispronunciation of 'Blucher.' (insert horses neighing) In German it's pronounced as an 'h' not the English 'ch.'

    pop5678eyepop5678eye24 gün önce
  • 9:58 lol Jesus that sound effect. Dang I didn't know the French had 150mm shells in 1815 xD

    SpeakdinoSpeakdino26 gün önce
  • He had lost Waterloo since he lost his Grande Armee!

    Byzantine TalesByzantine Tales27 gün önce
  • In all reality I wonder how many people have been put to death for getting caught with your sponsor nord vpn on their computer.

    Daniel SassDaniel Sass28 gün önce
  • Am I the only one who sees this battle as total chaos from the beginning to the end?

    SeverusSeverusAylar önce
  • I am not sure that "audaciousness" is a word - it might be - but I think English purists would prefer "audacity."

    Leif JohnsonLeif JohnsonAylar önce
  • How do u spell the cavalry guys name?

    Isobel StewartIsobel StewartAylar önce
  • I face something similar the conundrum of taking the risk and making a move as the outcome could be anything - Battle for Wesnoth, it is not like chess where you are guaranteed to win over the opponent's pieces, as there is terrain, time of the day, and weaknesses of the units, all the factors can work for you or against you!

    mzs114mzs114Aylar önce
  • Just because the Prussians came in, if it wasn’t for the prussians france wins

    RIVENTURES 123RIVENTURES 123Aylar önce
  • He should have saved game before the battle.

    Sal GarciaSal GarciaAylar önce
  • gg ez

    England ballEngland ballAylar önce
  • Alexa, play Waterloo by ABBA

    Private SnowballPrivate SnowballAylar önce
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    John JamesJohn JamesAylar önce
  • Ah the names are so butchered lol.

    LightxHeavenLightxHeavenAylar önce
  • It's tenacity, not tenaciousness. It's audacity, not audatiousness. These unforced errors makes my ears hurt. Otherwise, great content!

    drewmqndrewmqnAylar önce
  • There was traitor from French side, that told Napoleon's plans to the Coalition, and thus he was doomed before he even went in battle, but he still could've managed to win. The plan was to encircle Prussians and fight the British 1v1 but since they knew the plan Prussians tried to connect with British as soon as possible and thus he told his noob general to pursue Prussians.

    Бојан БјелићБојан БјелићAylar önce
  • lol you play cool math, same

    Anthony EndackAnthony EndackAylar önce
  • The guy with the skull on his head is most likely the duke of Brunswick 3:58

    The scrap channelThe scrap channelAylar önce

    Cecil XuCecil XuAylar önce
  • "God fights on the side with the best artillery." -- Napoleon Bonaparte

    B. JonesB. JonesAylar önce
  • During quarantine I did the thing and found out that one of my ancestors fought in the battle for the Prussians and survived. Pretty cool that he was able to bring down Napoleon and eventually lead all the way down to me.

    Gremlin MortGremlin MortAylar önce
  • Idk why I like this vido I saw it like 12 time

    Khaled HamdanKhaled Hamdan2 aylar önce
  • I'm biggest fan of nepolian

    ritvik gohelritvik gohel2 aylar önce
  • The Prussians are historically a warrior culture and have good generals and good personal I think that is why Napoleon feared them

    The Real ObamaThe Real Obama2 aylar önce
  • Stuff begins at 2:45

    Can KaracaCan Karaca2 aylar önce
  • Little man, Huge ego, millions suffered !!

    Michael KemperMichael Kemper2 aylar önce
  • A full 2 minutes and 45 seconds before the meat of this video even begins to start. You Have Been Warned.

    NounismisationNounismisation2 aylar önce
  • Boi you need to play ravenfield

    History GamerHistory Gamer2 aylar önce
  • We all know it was not because if the Prussians but that napoleon rolled a 0 and the British rolled a 9

    Jacob ThompsonJacob Thompson2 aylar önce
  • he sounds like donald trump

    PetshePlaysPetshePlays2 aylar önce
  • Blücher is prounounced wrong, try googling our watching a documentary next time, so people don't blugder... this makes people who speak german want to die, dont ever do it again. please it hurt my ears. Never again.

    Marius Thomas Houtved KristiansenMarius Thomas Houtved Kristiansen2 aylar önce
  • 3:30

    NavyStormNavyStorm2 aylar önce
  • Napoleon at Waterloo; 'In the centre they will break. Deploy the Imperial Guard.' Lee at Gettysburg; 'In the centre they will break. Deploy Pickett's Virginians.'

    Walter TaljaardWalter Taljaard2 aylar önce
    • Cool story bro

      J D.J D.24 gün önce
  • Damn Prussians. The whole world would have been touched with class and elegance and we would not have been exposed with trash celebrities like Kanye West.

    The RayThe Ray2 aylar önce
  • The whole of Europe declared war against a single individual who had only returned from exile a hundred days before the battle. In reality, Napoleon never stood a chance. Much has been made of how Blucher's Prussians arrived to save the day, but it should not be forgotten that Wellington's right and centre defended heroically for hours, largely holding their ground and finally turning back both the new and the old guard. If Napoleon had not had to deploy troops to meet Blucher, he might have forced the allied lines to break but it is doubtful. Napoleon was at heart an artillery man but in choosing the ground, Wellington both negated the effect of his enemy's guns and hid the disposition of his forces. If Napoleon had somehow won the day, the attrition would have been terrible and he had still to face the Russians and Austrians who were only a week away. In fact the French had only 23,000 defending the Rhine against the Austrians 225,000. There was also a Royalist uprising in the West. Napoleon had been a military genius but he was tired and sick and his final fanfare was always doomed.

    Paul Davis-CookePaul Davis-Cooke2 aylar önce
  • He lost as he had send the old guard right into the guns of Sharpe.

    HistoryFan476adHistoryFan476ad2 aylar önce
  • The Armchair General - New channel alert!

    Akshay PrashantAkshay Prashant2 aylar önce
  • 4:28 spectacular misspronounciation of the name "von Blücher" That's not a strong accent anymore. You're not even trying to say his name. It's like saying "Krzkoloch" " instead of "Napoleon".

    vanaikvanaik2 aylar önce
  • Another excellent video!

    George WilliamsGeorge Williams2 aylar önce
  • Ann Hill Ate.

    Jack MackenzieJack Mackenzie2 aylar önce
  • I visited waterloo

    tom riddletom riddle2 aylar önce

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    • @J'aime mon Pays yes i mean that

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    • Grouchy

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  • Just watched 'Waterloo' 1970... Damm... now I need a recap

    DestoryDestory2 aylar önce
  • You also have to contribute that this army he was leading was not the grand armee but the armee of du norde, who was less experienced. Had Napoleon not fought Russia and the sixth collation he would’ve won this battle. Also the battle of quatre bras was not a victory of the French but inconclusive.

    Don VuDon Vu2 aylar önce
  • Shout out to Blood And Iron players out there!

    TheApeFromNowhere _98TheApeFromNowhere _982 aylar önce
  • Well to paraphrase George Pickett's comment about why the South lost the battle of Gettysburg...I think Napoleon's loss at Waterloo had a lot to do with the Duke of Wellington.

    Liz SmithLiz Smith2 aylar önce
  • When Napoleon returned, it was like Vegas. He had to keep winning or lose it all. At Waterloo, he ran out of luck. His marshals failed him, Wellington was his ultimate bogeyman, now confronting him. Most of all, it was luck. Had Blucher been on time and present from the start, Napoleon might well have figured some brilliant stratagem to deal with the combined Allied army. But, Blucher was late;; his arrival was right from the future, a shock army (Stonewall Jackson? Zhukov?) that had no counter force available or ready. it was just too much to instantly account for. Farmhouse or not, the forces were now just overwhelming.

    thomas aquinasthomas aquinas3 aylar önce
  • Well... my Napoleon total war save game says otherwise

    Martin AdámekMartin Adámek3 aylar önce
  • captain gromit should of led waterloo

    caliphatecaliphate3 aylar önce
  • 5:27 *When You Lose A Game In Multiplayer And Blame Your Team*

  • The rain really was the unsung hero of this battle. Having to wait till *NOON* to start a time sensitive engagement? That's rough buddy.

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