The Napoleonic Wars 1792-1815
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I wonder how many members on here are from those countries?
You asked how those members feel about Waterloo.
And you seemed to ask what people in those countries think about Waterloo.
History recedes pretty quickly.
Eg I am a WWI and WWII fan as well, but todays young ones here in NZ do not know much about WWI other than Gallipoli and WWII other than Monte Casino.
I know a lady from the Philipines who did not even know what a King was (they are used to Presidents). The Romans, The Vikings?
She knows the Japanese invaded her country, and she knows that MacArthur came back but did not know it was part of World War Two. She is too busy working and studying accounting and saving up to buy a house.
I don't think you'll find anything much more encouraging ABBA is a common response, either that or blank, but positive nodding.Digby wrote:I met some young French guys here in NZ on holiday, and I told them that my hobby was military history and Napoleon. They said yes ok. Then I said that Marshal Ney was my hero and they did not know what I was talking about!
Next time I meet some European people I'll ask them about Waterloo.
Hope wrote:Of possible interest
The Forgotten Victory Germans and the Battle of Waterloo, 1815–2015
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1 ... ode=rusi20
Memories of Defending the Nation Commemorating the Battle of Waterloo in the Netherlands, in 1865
https://www.eshcc.eur.nl/fileadmin/ASSE ... 8-2012.pdf
Quatre-Bras and Waterloo Revisited. A Belgian and Dutch History without Glory
THE MOBILIZATION OF MEMORY THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO IN GERMAN AND BRITISH MEMORY, 1815-1915
http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/cgi/viewcon ... ext=theses
‘No Troops but the British’ British National Identity and the Battle for Waterloo.
https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/view/U ... thesis.pdf
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