French Charge the English Squares: Waterloo 200th

June 29, 2015 | European Other, Weekly Video

In this video from the Battle of Waterloo 200th anniversary reenactment, see French cavalry charge English squares – one of the most memorable parts of the battle. If the squares stands firm, the cavalry cannot force their horses past the line of bayonets on every edge of the square, and the defenders are safe. But if they falter for a moment, the cavalry can cut them to pieces.

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