Waterloo Battlefield Hougoumont Farm
Exterior of the strategically-important Hougoumont Farm during the Battle of Waterloo, on 25th March 2017, at Waterloo, Belgium.
The farm became an epicentre of fighting in the Battle as it was one of the first places where British and other allied forces faced Napoleon's Army. 12,000 allied troops defending 14,000 French. The Battle of Waterloo was fought on 18 June 1815. A French army under Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated by two of the armies of the Seventh Coalition: an Anglo-led Allied army under the command of the Duke of Wellington, and a Prussian army under the command of Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, resulting in 41,000 casualties.