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Europeans recreate the battle of Waterloo

On June 21, 2009, more than 1,200 people participated in the staging in Belgium, where European troops defeated Napoleon in 1815.

More than 1,200 history fanatics from 20 European countries took part in the simulation of the historic battle of June 18, 1815, in which Napoleon and his 72,000-man army faced 120,000 British-led European soldiers.

The defeat at Waterloo meant the end of Napoleon's days as French emperor. (Photo: AFP)

Men dressed as soldiers stage this Sunday (21/06/2009) in Belgium the Battle of Waterloo. (Photo: AFP)