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Bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo (2015)

A set of ten Special Stamps were issued to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.

Often described as the ‘day that changed European history’ the Battle of Waterloo was fought on Sunday 18 June 1815 and is arguably the most famous battle in the history of the British Army.

The Battle was a contest between Napoleon’s army and an Allied contingent composed of British and German forces under the Duke of Wellington, one the greatest British military leaders of all time, and Prussian forces under distinguished cavalry commander Gebhard von Blucher – which ultimately put an end to Napoleon Bonaparte’s ambitions.