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What Does The Battle Of Waterloo Mean To You?

01/03/2020Download

How do you make a 200-year-old battle relevant to a 21st-century audience? Mikaela Roche asked today’s servicemen and women what Waterloo means to them in this Forces Radio special programme. 

Her vibrant documentary commemorates the bicentenary of the British Army’s famous victory. From the off, the listener is catapulted into a battlefield soundscape at the 2015 re-enactments in Belgium. 

Roche enlists a historian to relay the events of 18 June 1815, while the words of serving soldiers – whose regimental forebears fought there – weave through the narrative.

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