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Battle of Ligny

Date and place

Involved forces

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 battle of Ligny

Napoleonic Battles - Map of the battle of Ligny

Picture of the battle of Ligny

Napoleonic battles - Picture of the Battle of Ligny

Aerial panoramic of the battlefield of Ligny

Photo 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.
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