Tag: Waterloo

#Waterloo battlefield archaeology helps veterans with physical and mental recovery

#Waterloo battlefield archaeology helps veterans with physical and mental recovery

| June 16, 2020

A new report by the charity Waterloo Uncovered reveals how archaeological work on the battlefield of Waterloo is helping veterans and serving military personnel with recovery from some of the mental and physical impacts of their service. Published to mark the 5th anniversary of the charity, and coinciding this week with the 205th anniversary of […]

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#Waterloo – A story of bullets and bones

#Waterloo – A story of bullets and bones

| July 19, 2019

We started out by doing a metal detector survey of the orchard at Mont St Jean, which is right next to the farm. We were looking for evidence for the use of the farm as one of the main field hospitals during the battle of Waterloo, writes Professor Tony Pollard, Director of the Centre for […]

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Waterloo: The taste of history

Waterloo: The taste of history

| May 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

The upcoming 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo is inevitably catching the world’s attention. The spectator stands are being erected, a swish new visitor centre has opened and the finishing touches being put to years of painstaking planning. But, with the next month’s bicentenary fast approaching, it is also worth remembering that the battlefield […]

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Tourism minister touts new Battle of Waterloo memorial

Tourism minister touts new Battle of Waterloo memorial

| April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Wallonia’s tourism minister Rene Collin says a new Battle of Waterloo memorial will double the number of visitors to the site and help boost tourism for the whole region. Speaking at a news conference to promote the new 1815 Memorial, the minister admitted it had been a “real challenge” trying to meet the completion date. […]

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Battle of Waterloo: 200 years

Battle of Waterloo: 200 years

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

The keenly-awaited bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo is fast approaching …but it is not just on this side of the Channel that this significant landmark in history is being marked. The 200th anniversary of arguably the most famous battle of all time has also very much caught the imagination in the UK, including in […]

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