Day 2, Re-enactment 1 - Photos

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The first re-enactment
June 19th 2015.
The original intention was that the first evening would represent the initial French infantry attack and the second evening show the Allied counter-attack.
I suspect that would have not involved all the re-enactors so they actually did the entire battle (sort of) both evenings.
There was little meaningful commentry (at least in English) and there seemed to be a great deal of confusion. At least it looked as if they were having fun.
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Panorama
The calm before the storm.
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Wellington and his staff arrive.
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The allies assemble.
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The French artillery opens and their skirmishers go into action.
The Allies return fire.
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Panorama
The action begins.
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The French advance.
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The British heavy cavalry charge, drive off the French attack and are attacked by the French cavalry.
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The French cavalry attack the Allied squares.
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The French capture La Haye Sainte and put pressure on the Allied centre.
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The final French attack.
Text and photos copyright John Haines 2015-19.
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