The Battle of Waterloo was fought on 18 June 1815 between Napoleon’s French Army and a coalition led by the Duke of Wellington and Marshal Blücher. It was the decisive battle of its age.
An army reformer and pioneer of light infantry units, Sir John Moore's inspired leadership at Corunna in 1809 saved an army from destruction, but led to his death in action.
The Earl of Wellington's victory at Salamanca in July 1812 defied his reputation as a purely defensive general and shattered French dominance on the Iberian Peninsula.
Whether you know him as Arthur Wellesley, the Iron Duke, or even Old Nosey, the Duke of Wellington is the British Army’s most famous commander.
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Follow this gallery trail to become a time-travelling war correspondent reporting on conflicts of the 19th century.
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