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  • Chelsea, London


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Coatee worn at Waterloo by Brigade-Major Thomas Noel Harris, 1815

Waterloo coatee's provenance confirmed

In 2015, the National Army Museum was presented with a rare coatee worn by Major Thomas Harris at the Battle of Waterloo. A combination of historical evidence and modern forensic analysis was used to confirm its authenticity.

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Napoleon at Waterloo, 1815

Battle of Waterloo

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.

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The Duke of Wellington at Waterloo, 1815

18 June 2021, 12.00pm


The Men Who Decided Waterloo

Professor Brendan Simms examines the story and legacy of the men of the King’s German Legion who turned the tide at the Battle of Waterloo.

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