This Week in History
18 June 1815
France Loses The Battle Of Waterloo
French forces under Napoleon Bonaparte are defeated by the Allies in Belgium.
In 1815, French forces under Napoleon Bonaparte suffered their final defeat in the "The Battle of Waterloo", and the Napoleonic Wars were over. The French were defeated by Allied armies commanded by the Duke of Wellington from Britain and General Blucher from Prussia. The battle was fought a few kilometres south of Brussels in Belgium and was over within a single day. It marked the end of 23 years of conflict across Europe resulting from Napolean's attempt to establish a French Empire across much of the continent. Napoleon was exiled to the island of St Helena where he died in 1821.
Allied armies (noun): armies from different countries fighting on the same side
continent (noun): one of the world's large land masses (Africa, Asia etc)
exile (verb): send out of one's country (usually for political reasons)
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The Allied Forces were fighting against
The Napoleonic Wars were fought
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