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200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo

Reenactment of the Battle of Waterloo.
Reenactment of the Battle of Waterloo. Image by Dennis Jarvis / CC BY-SA 2.0

Thursday 18th June marks the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo and there are plenty of events happening around Europe and in Waterloo, Belgium to commemorate. A special re-enactment of the battle will be held at Waterloo Battlefield involving around 6000 actors and there will be a huge light-and-sound show, as well as an open-air event ‘Inferno’ with dancers, pyrotechnics and classical musicians. Read more and watch live coverage here: waterloo2015.org