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British cannon used at Waterloo

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About this Artefact by: Waterloo 200 Coordinator

Date added: 13 Mar 2015

This is a British “Blomfield” cannon used at the Battle of Waterloo. The heaviest type artillery used by the British Army at Waterloo, it fired a solid cannonball weighing 9 pounds (~4 kilos). Cannons were a vital part of warfare at the time of Waterloo, able to rip through massed ranks of troops, inflicting terrible casualties.

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Thanks to the Inniskillings Museum

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