Hollywood actor Sean Bean tells the story of Waterloo, one of history’s most decisive battles. Sean’s journey of discovery is inspired by his own experiences of playing Napoleonic soldier Richard Sharpe in TV films based on Bernard Cornwell’s best-selling novels. In the programmes he draws on the eye-witness accounts of soldiers who fought at Waterloo to tell the story of the dramatic events of 18 June 1815 as they were experienced by the ordinary soldiers who fought it. He pieces together the chronology of the battle and visits some of the legendary places where the outcome was decided, including the buildings at Hougoumont which witnessed some of the heaviest fighting. He also meets descendants of some of the soldiers who fought at Waterloo, to discover how they remember the achievements of their ancestors.
This 1945 British film told a very plausible story about a triangle between a woman, her soldier husband, and her new lover. Jim Colter (John Mills) has joined the services, leaving his wife Tillie (Joy Shelton) with his mother (Beatrice Varley) and sister. Tillie is lonely, meets Ted Purvis (Stewart Granger), and falls for him.
Anti-semitic Nazi propaganda "biography" of the Rothschilds, a German Jewish family whose members rose to the top of the European banking community during the Napoleonic era.
On the morning of June 18th 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte, the master military tactician, empire builder and arch gambler faced his ultimate challenge. Across a non-descript piece of Belgian farmland we now call Waterloo stood his enemy the Duke of Wellington, the man chosen by Europe to lead the coalition armies against him and to crush him once and for all. Just four months earlier, Napoleon had been all but forgotten, living in ignominious exile on the tiny island of Elba. But now he was back, at the head of a truly elite French army. Napoleon's Waterloo' not only examines the bloody conflict between the French and Coalition forces, but also the intense personal rivalry between Napoleon and his nemesis, Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington. When Napoleon broke free from exile and once more threatened Europe, the European rulers turned to Britain and Wellington as their only hope. Napoleon knew that only Wellington stood between him and glory, the fight to stop him at Waterloo would claim 50,000 lives.