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Wednesday, 18 June 2014

It was 199 years ago today...

... the Little Corporal lost his last throw of the dice, at Waterloo, where he didn't surrender, pace Benny and Bjorn.  It is salutary (or at least it is to me) to think that it's still (just) less than two centuries ago (or put it this way: without stretching the bounds of possibility too far, you could still meet someone [born, say, 1930] who had met someone [born, say, 1860] who had met someone who had fought at the battle) and think about the change since then.

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  1. I should have said, my paternal grandfather was born in 1880 and died in the Chelsea Hospital in 1965.

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