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Movies: Revolutionary Period 1664AD- 1848AD

  The Napoleonic Wars 1803-1815 The Duellists(1977) (Peter Merritt) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075968/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 France, 1801. Due to a minor perceived slight, mild-mannered Lieutenant d’Hubert is forced into a duel with hot-headed irrational Lieutenant Feraud. The disagreement ultimately results in scores of duels spanning several years.   The Pride and the Passion (1957) (Dave Boundy) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050858/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 During the Napoleonic […]

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1814 And All That – Pt6 – “I can explain, Sire…”

Yesterday saw what will probably be the final outing – at least in this form – of my bizarre design for the even more peculiar 1814 campaign in France. This was the ‘curtain down’ on the 20yr Napoleonic saga, fought with French forces which in total were only slightly larger than one of the corps […]

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1814 And All That

Or, How to get rid of a tyrant in a big hat without really planning…   By Peter Merritt Introduction: I grew up with the usual fairly conservative histories of the Napoleonic Wars (and most wars in general), which were written in the ‘inevitable movements’ fashion, i.e. Napoleon/Hitler was doomed, we were bound to win […]

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Staying at Hougoumont Farm

Andrew Hadley reports on his recent stay in Hougoumont Farm and battlefield tour of Waterloo. A Damned Nice Thing – staying at Hougoumont farm As part of a short holiday with my parents, we all stayed at the recently revamped Chateau De Goumont. It is better known as Hougoumont farm. It played a crucial role in […]

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