The Lion’s Mound; a large artificial hill raised on the battlefield to commemorate the battle of
Waterloo (photo RfA).
Waterloo Day is June 18, the date of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. After this decisive battle there was peace in Europa for nearly 100 years. Until WWI this day was celebrated through the whole of Europe every year.
Since the French occupation of
ended in 1813 the centennial celebration in 1913 was larger than usual. Unfortunately a year after WWI started, followed by WWII, and nowadays nobody remembers this day. Holland
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