On the battlefield, more than 50,000 men and 7,000 horses lie dead or wounded.
Napoleon Bonaparte, exhausted and stunned at the scale of his defeat, rides through the darkness towards Paris, abdication and captivity. His allied opponents celebrate victory, having paid a hefty price after the epic battle.
Brigadier David Allfrey tells the story of how the Grand Armée's collapse came at the hands of the Duke of Wellington and his Prussian allies.
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