Waterloo anniverary!

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Waterloo anniverary!

Postby Graf~von~Gnas » Sun Jun 17, 2007 5:10 pm

192 years ago...

"Arraign'd by Nations, let the CULPRIT stand
At EUROPE'S bar, and there uplift his hand!
The shades of murder'd ENGHIEN, PALM, and WRIGHT,[3]
Awful Accusers! shall appal his sight;
With all the massacres that mark his reign?
The bones that whiten JAFFA'S dreary plain,
And those that bleach beneath the Northern sky,
All on his head for RETRIBUTION CRY!
MERCY, too long abused, will cease to plead,
When the World dooms THE MAN OF BLOOD TO BLEED!
And should DEGRADED FRANCE his cause maintain,
She shares his guilt, and ought to share his pain."[4]
So sang THE BARD, whose lays for years express'd,
The honest hatred of a Patriot breast,
Against the vile OPPRESSOR of mankind,
To whose black crimes some dazzled eyes were blind.
The muse's prophecy's complete at last,
Thy reign, DETESTED CORSICAN, is past!
And HEAVEN decreed, in its appointed hour,
That BRITAIN'S arm should crush the TYRANT'S power.
But where's the BARD, however grac'd his name,
Can venture to describe GREAT WELLESLEY'S fame?

Such Bard, in strength and loftiness of lays,
May soar beyond hyperbole of praise,
And yet not give the tribute that is due
To BRITONS, WELLINGTON, led on by you!!
For to the plains of WATERLOO belong
The magic numbers of immortal song!
A HOMER'S lyre, or CAESAR'S pen, should tell
How BRUNSWICK died, and valiant PICTON fell;
How PONSONBY, too, shar'd their honour'd fate,
And join'd in death the GALLANT and the GREAT!
How laurell'd WELLINGTON seiz'd Fortune's hour,
To blast like lightning BUONAPARTE'S power,
And with a mighty and tremendous blow,
Confound, defeat, annihilate the Foe!
In vain the CUIRASSIERS advance,
The TYRANT'S boast, the pride of FRANCE,
To break our HOLLOW SQUARE:
Ten times they charge, ten times retire;
Again they face the BRITISH fire,
And perish in despair!
New masses on our squares descend;
They also charge to meet their end,
And countless warriors fall;
Horses and horsemen strew the plain,
And cannon mingled with the slain,
One fate attends them all
So on some bold, projecting rock,
The furious billows beat;
But still it stands the mighty shock,
And spurns them from its feet!
Thus long defensive BRITONS stood,
And brav'd the overwhelming flood,
With constancy divine!
'Till the brave PRUSSIAN'S distant gun
Induced the GLORIOUS WELLINGTON
To form the BRITISH LINE;
His eagle eye discerns from far
That moment which decides the war,
"FORWARD! he cries, "FOR ENGLAND'S GLORY!"
The veteran bands of GALLIA yield,
And WATERLOO'S triumphant field
Shall shine in BRITISH story!
Not CRESSY, AGINCOURT, or BLENHEIM'S day,
Could bear a nobler wreath of fame away;
And PRINCELY EDWARD, HENRY, MARLBOROUGH too,
Had done that justice, WELLINGTON, to you!
Such mighty triumphs must be purchas'd dear,
And on her LAURELS VICTORY drops a tear?
The sweetest tribute to the fallen brave
Are Soldier's sorrows on a Soldier's grave!

The blood that's shed gives every bosom pain,
But with this solace?'tis not shed in vain;
For to their noble death their COUNTRY owes
Her high RENOWN! and EUROPE her repose.

On LOFTY COL?MNS of eternal Fame
Shall British Gratitude record each name!
There ever shall each SISTER ISLE behold
Her gallant Sons immortaliz'd in gold;
But deeper far, eternally imprest,
Shall live their memory in the PATRIOT BREAST!
Nor shall the GALLANT GERMANS be forgot,
Who shar'd their triumphs, and partook their lot."


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Lest we forget their sacrifice...*providing we remember the Russians and Austrians as well*
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Postby Lord Hokomoko » Sun Jun 17, 2007 5:12 pm

Huzzah to the brave allies from the west!
Thanks in advance!

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Postby Lord Wellington » Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:25 am

God Save the King!!! God Save The Duke of Wellington!!! Wellington The Great!!!

This is a wonderful day, an anniversary of the most glorious battle of the history. The battle where Wellington and the whole Europe defeated the Monster once and for all.


I have the honor to be, &c.

WELLINGTON


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Postby Lord Liberalis » Mon Jun 18, 2007 5:47 pm

Said day :( . British= bloody campers, as you can see today in ntw. :lol:
To save Russia, we have to burn Moscow.

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Postby [Grognard]_Articho » Mon Jun 18, 2007 5:59 pm

[Grognards]_Liberalis wrote:Said day :( . British= bloody campers, as you can see today in ntw. :lol:



And .. Grouchy players for french army ..
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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Postby Lady Meg » Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:38 pm

To the Eternal Memory, Gentlemen.

Let us not forget those brave men upon the waves who had just as much of a part to play in shaping this great war and its final act as their landbased counterparts.

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Postby Lord Badger » Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:47 am

Don't forget the Dutch & Prussian allies ppl, without whom the Iron Duke would certainly have lost the field.
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Postby Graf~von~Gnas » Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:39 pm

Don't forget the Dutch & Prussian allies ppl, without whom the Iron Duke would certainly have lost the field.


Another round of applause for the Prussians and Netherlanders!
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Postby Lord Wellington » Thu Jun 21, 2007 5:53 pm

Yes, a due applause also for the brave Prussians and Netherlanders.


I have the honor to be, & c.

WELLINGTON


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Postby [Grognard]_Articho » Mon Jun 25, 2007 11:40 pm

The Grognards wenk end in Waterloo ( thank for Jc )


FOR MORE PICTURES ----> http://clandesgrognards.fr-bb.com/Discu ... t108-0.htm

The plain
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The hill of lion
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haye sainte
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Commemoration of Sir Thomas Picton 's death
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Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr



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Postby Lord Liberalis » Tue Jun 26, 2007 12:55 pm

:D
To save Russia, we have to burn Moscow.

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Postby Lady Meg » Tue Jun 26, 2007 2:08 pm

I saw the "other" pictures as well.

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Postby Lord Liberalis » Tue Jun 26, 2007 4:39 pm

Gosh I'm awful on the pictures. I, quote Articho: "puked like a boat in tempest" the day before, after having ingested several beers, a glass of pinacolada, a bottle of vodka then later in some pubs a half dozen shots of vodka mixed with red bull and a lot of Gandalfs weed :lol:.


Don't try this at home... :roll:
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Postby Graf~von~Gnas » Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:07 pm

:roll: :lol: Waterloooo...pfff
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Postby Zygmunt I » Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:23 am

[Grognard]_Articho wrote:
Commemoration of Sir Thomas Picton 's death
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I wish I was born in 1758, but per say if it had to be a 58, allow it to be 1658 (big Louis XIV buff here)

There was so much to change and that could have been changed back then. Today is s**t. Yesterday is all we had (have).

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Re: Waterloo anniverary!

Postby Lord Lancier » Sat Jun 18, 2016 7:48 am

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Another year, another Waterloo ...

I have a nice site in my favorites list for waterloo for a long time, it may look familiar to some of you ^^

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http://www.napoleon-battles.com

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Re: Waterloo anniverary!

Postby oOIYvYIOo » Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:10 am

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