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French Cuirass with Cannon-Ball Hole

Schools Waterloo 200
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About this Artefact by: Waterloo 200 Coordinator

Date added: 13 Mar 2015

This is a French cuirass, a breastplate worn as body armour by French cavalry. The hole is from a British cannonball that smashed through the unlucky soldier’s chest. The Waterloo campaign was the first occasion that British troops found themselves face to face with Napoleon’s heavy cavalry, whose armoured cuirasses and metal helmets made them a daunting foe.

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