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Blanket of Major Tyrwhitt Drake

Schools Waterloo 200
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About this Artefact by: Waterloo 200 Coordinator

Date added: 13 Mar 2015

This is the blanket used the night before the Battle of Waterloo by Major Tyrwhitt Drake, to shield himself from the appalling weather. Despite the fact that the battle was fought in the middle of June, it rained torrentially throughout the night, and almost every soldier who fought at Waterloo was wet, cold, and sleepless. Some lit bonfires, some slept in peasants’ cottages, but Major Drake huddled under this horse blanket with his steed to keep warm.

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