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Product Image W13 - Commemorative Replica Edition of the Times Newspaper June 22nd 1815

W13 - Commemorative Replica Edition of the Times Newspaper June 22nd 1815

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Commemorative Replica Edition of the Times Newspaper Thursday June 22nd 1815, number 9554, marking the 200 year anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. News of the victory at Waterloo was published in The Times, no 9554, on Thursday 22nd June 1815, four days after the battle.. There is a short report on the front page and a partial list of officer casualties on the back page.  

The article inside comes from the London Gazette Extraordinary; ‘Honourable H. Percy arrived late last night with a dispatch from Field Marshal the Duke of Wellington’. Written at Waterloo on June 19th, the report from Wellington goes on to describe the advance of the French army and the British attempts to repulse ‘all the enemy’s attempts’ to gain their position. Wellington notes that the ‘Serene Highness the Duke of Brunswick…fell, fighting gallantly at the head of his troops’.

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