Weblinks updated on 14 June 2020!
205 years ago, an estimated 60,000 men from across Europe died in a battle which came to define the Nineteenth century: Waterloo.
Commemorations for the 205th anniversary of Waterloo have, for obvious reasons, been cancelled. The podcast ‘The Napoleonicist’ here //anchor.fm/the-napoleonicist is therefore bringing the commemorations to you, with a range of exclusive, free content between the 5th and 18th June.
- 41 readings of eyewitness accounts from those on all side in the Waterloo campaign (one for every five years since Waterloo – one of the largest oral history projects ever attempted for this period)
- Interviews with experts from around the world on wide range of topics – myths, memory, fiction, the international perspective, everyday life for soldiers, archaeology
- Live tweets about what was happening during the campaign 205 years ago
- A memorial service live streamed via the Waterloo Association Youtube page
Full details can be found at https://twitter.com/ZwhiteHistory/status/1264824505031065600?s=19
All of this will be available for free via the podcast (just search for The Napoleonicist on Spotify, Google podcasts, or Apple podcasts) or go to ://anchor.fm/the-napoleonicist .
Crucially, you can join the conversation online either via twitter using the #Waterloo Remembered, or in the forum at www.thenapoleonicwars.net – Why do you think Waterloo matters? Do you have ancestors who were at Waterloo? Have you visited the battle? Share your thoughts, questions, experiences and memories, and please spread the word to others who may be interested.
Zack White MA PGCE
PhD History Researcher, University of Southampton
Twitter: @ZWhitehistory | Web: www.thenapoleonicwars.net
Next-Gen Network Co-Ordinator, British Commission for Military History