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Dutch perspective on Project Hougoumont

Last Summer of 2012 I visited one of the fine conferences of the Belgian delegation of Souvenir Napoleon held at the Hôtel de la Paix, where Napoleon Bonaparte spent the night after his victory of the Battle of Ligny. I had the rare occasion to climb the 55 metres tall water tower of the village of Fleurus under the watchful eye of the local fire brigade and look in awe across the battlefield of Ligny. In the far distance I could distinguish the battlefields of Quatre Bras and Waterloo. Even the Lion Mound was visible on the far horizon.


With this wonderful experience in mind and the invitation from the people of Project Hougoumont, who devote their time and efforts to restore the large farmstead at the battlefield, I knew what to write for their newsletter. Moreover I promised them that of every copy sold of my first volume by the end of 2012, I would donate One Pound to support the restauration works and was happy to be able to do so.

In case you are interested in supporing Project Hougoumont or read my short article for their newsletter, please visit the links here or simply enjoy some of the photographs I made while visiting Fleurus.

A Dutchman's perspective

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