Bonaparte - Napoleon and the Battle of Waterloo

Napoleon Bonaparte and his Grand Army were defeated by a coalition of forces led by Arthur Wellesley (the first Duke of Wellington) and Gebhard von Blücher (of Prussia). See highlights of the battle in this video clip.

The creators of this production tell us more about it:

Using battle reenactments, dramatizations, period artwork and narration, this program traces the meteoric rise and equally sudden fall of Napoleon I: hero of the people, First Consul, Emperor, and finally exile.

A gifted battlefield commander and an able civil reformer, Napoleon reinvented France in his own image and, for a while at least, drastically altered the balance of power in Europe.

Napoleon met his end, however, in forced exile from France.

Media Credits

This clip, from a production entitled Napoleon Bonaparte, is part of the Conquerors series. It is directed by Nigel Maslin and production credits include:


Producer and writer: Kate Youngdahl
Executive Producer: Philip Clarke


The DVD is published by Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences; copyright, 1996, Discovery Communications, Inc., all rights reserved.


Clip is online via YouTube and is provided here as fair use for educational purposes and to acquaint new viewers with the production.


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