Napoléon Bonaparte

Today is the 200th anniversary of the death of Napoléon Bonaparte. He is depicted in this bronze statue, located in the garden of the Caillou farm (I found the photo in my archives. I took it in 2014). The site was his last headquarters before the Battle of Waterloo. It’s an interesting and unusual representation of this historical character: the statue shows him bareheaded, with a spyglass in one hand. He is in shock because he just realized that defeat is inevitable. The Caillou farm is today a museum which retraces the last night of Napoléon before the Battle. A special exhibition takes place from today at the Memorial of the Battle.

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