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On which the French and English clash in Belgium, with Napoleon Bonaparte’s forces smashing into British lines at Hougoumont in what he hopes will prove the Duke of Wellington’s own personal Waterloo.
*It should be noted that the historical community has by no means reached consensus on this issue. On the contrary, many scholars dispute the notion that France ever walked the walk, pointing out that the Corsican-born Bonaparte was of Italian descent. ∞T.
Uncle Walt said:
Unless I have my history wrong, which is unlikely since I my degree is in history so I therefore would know, the last time the French were on the winning side was in the American Revolution. And even then they waited until we had alrady beaten the bloddy Brits before jumping onto our bandwagon!!