200th Anniversary of The One Hundred Days Campaign! E-mail
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Written by Matthew Flanigan   
Friday, 20 March 2015 18:05

The team is hard at work, many of them so engrossed in their work they likely have to think hard to remember what day of the week it is.

 

With that said, Waterloo's 200th Anniversary is drawing ever closer. The anniversary of the Battle is just 91 days away and today marks the 200th anniversary of the start of the One Hundred Days Campaign. On this day two hundred years ago, Napoleon returned to Paris and that night rebuilt the French Government under him as Emperor. Less than a week later the 7th Coalition would sign a "Holy Alliance" and commit over 900,000 soldiers, with the sole purpose of removing Napoleon from power.

If you're interested in following the events commemorating the 200th Anniversary of The Battle of Waterloo, you can find the official site here.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 March 2015 18:25
 
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago by Saddletank #66093
Nobody knows, various people count it from different times; when Napoleon left Elba; when he landed in France; when Ney joined his army on the march north; when he entered Paris... Then when did it end? After Waterloo? When the Prussians reached Paris? When Napoleon abdicated?

None of these start/end point combinations are 100 days in length; clearly "100 days" is just a neat convenient sexy number people know this campaign by, it was not 100 days long, a bit like the 100 Years War wasn't 100 years
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago by con20or #66091
Interesting stuff, thanks.'How long was the hundred days' would be a good pub-quiz question

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