Friday, July 29, 2011
This is my second visit to Waterloo. Not much has changed in 35 years. It is undoubtably one of the best battlefields to visit. It is defaced, but not as much as many others and you can certainly get the feel of it despite that. It's a battlefield where the terrain, though not dramatic, is very important. The subtle folds in the ground were vital to the British defence. Wellington may have been lucky and saved by the rain and bad French command dice, but it cannot be denied that he knew how to pick his ground.