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The battle of Waterloo in Dutch cultural history

In what way did the battle of Waterloo become an integral and important part in building cultural and national identity in the Netherlands during the 19th Century? 

In his master thesis written in 2012 Mr. Van den Berg explains all, while also comparing this process in other nations. Do read his study: Memories of Defending the Nation. Commemorating the Battle of Waterloo in the Netherlands, in 1865.

We hope this will further enhance your interest on the Dutch-Belgians in the Waterloo campaign.

Commemorative celebrations in 1865 with Dutch Waterloo veterans in Amsterdam