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Battle of Ligny

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Casualties and losses

On June 16, 1815, during the Battle of Ligny (sometimes called the Battle of Fleurus), Napoleon won the last victory of his career. However, this success proved neither decisive nor even sufficient to prevent the Prussians from taking, two days later near Waterloo, a decisive part in the final defeat of the Emperor.

The hamlet of La Haye and the battlefield from the hamlet of Saint-Amand
The hamlet of La Haye [also known as Long-Pré] and the battlefield, seen from the hamlet of Saint-Amand [also known as Beurre-sans-Croûte]

Map of the of battle of Ligny

Napoleonic Battles - Map of battle of Ligny

Picture - «The Battle of Ligny», watercolor by Théodore Yung (or Jung) (Strasbourg 1803 - Strasbourg 1865)

Napoleonic Battles - Picture of battle of Ligny -


Aerial panoramic of the battlefield of Ligny

Photos Credits

  Photos by Lionel A. Bouchon.
  Photos by Marie-Albe Grau.
  Photos by Floriane Grau.
  Photos by Michèle Grau-Ghelardi.
  Photos by Didier Grau.
  Photos made by people outside the Napoleon & Empire association.