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Foundation Lecture: Great Battles in History – The Battle of Waterloo

Oct 24, 2022 5:30 pm

Roy Heidicker will give a Wayne Community College Foundation Lecture entitled “Great Battles in History — The Battle of Waterloo” Monday, Oct. 24 at 5:30 p.m. in Moffatt Auditorium. In 1815 Napoleon Bonaparte returned from exile to regain his empire. This military genius and his Napoleonic wars had already cost Europe millions of lives and untold devastation. The task of stopping Napoleon fell to England’s Duke of Wellington and Prussia’s Marshal Blucher. On June 18, 1815, three armies would fight for the future of Europe at the battle of Waterloo. Prior to this campaign Napoleon and Wellington had never opposed each other in battle. But Wellington had been fighting against French tactics for years. Napoleon had never fought against Wellington’s tactics. The great battle of Waterloo was a massive demonstration of infantry, cavalry, artillery, and combined tactics. By days’ end, Waterloo would take its place as one of the most important and fascinating battles in all of military history. The lecture is free and open to the public and no registration is required. For more information on this or other Foundation Arts and Humanities programs, go to

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October 24, 2022
5:30 pm


3000 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro NC 27534