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La Boissiére-Ecole 1815

June 1815. After the Battle of Waterloo, the French army is in retreat and desperately trying to organise the defence of Paris. It has come to the attention of the French commanders that the Allies are progressing in the western woods of the village of La Boissiére-Ecole. The 248th Marching Detachement, a unit organised with drafts from different regiments within the regular army and the national guard, has been given the task of finding, analysing and stopping this Allied advance towards Paris.

Platoon of British infantry ready to march

The 95th (Rifles) Regiment of Foot during an inspection

The 7th Dutch Infantry Regiment in reserve

Dragoons from the 1st (Royal) Regiment of Dragoons

Hussars of the 15th (King's) and 18th Regiments of Light Dragoons.

Cavalrymen of the British 16th (Queen's) Light Dragoons and Dutch 7th Hussars.

Supply train guarded by soldiers of the Dutch 2nd Infantry.

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