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The Chelsea Pensioners Reading the Waterloo Dispatch

Schools Waterloo 200
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About this Artefact by: Waterloo 200 Coordinator

Date added: 16 Mar 2015

In this painting by David Wilkie, a group of retired soldiers living at the Royal Hospital in London are shown reacting to news of the British victory at Waterloo. The Duke of Wellington’s dispatch, describing the battle, arrived in London on the night of the 21 June. Widespread celebration greeted the news that Napoleon had finally been defeated, ending 23 years of war against France.

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Thanks to the Private Collection (Mick Crumplin)

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