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Bergères-sous-Montmirail 1815

July 1815. After the battle of Waterloo, the Allies are advancing into France to put an end to Napoleon's governement. In the plains of Champagne around the village of Bergères-Montmirail, a detachement of British and Prussian soldiers fall into a French ambuse.

The morning shines out on Champagne in 1815.

The British go around the north of the village...

...whilst their Prussian allies march out towards the south.

With fewer numbers, the French decide to concentrate their efforts on the British.

A skirmish ensues between the two forces...

...and starts to go well for the French.

The Prussians come to the aid of the British...

...forcing the French to fall back...

...to more defensive positions.

The Allies start to make their numerical advantage count...

...turning the French flanks.

The French start to fall back...

...and start marching towards the Loire river.

The Allies take possession of the village...

...and settle down to rest.



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