5000 Men Dressed Up, Recreated The Battle Of Waterloo

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On June 18, 1815, one of the most important battles of the modern era took place outside the sleepy Belgian village of Waterloo. Over the weekend, for the battle’s 200th anniversary, 5000 members of various military reenactment groups from all over the world converged on the original battlefield to pay tribute.

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Belgian photojournalist Olivier Papegnies was there, and took these stunning photos.

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Illustration for article titled 5000 Men Dressed Up, Recreated The Battle Of Waterloo

You can see a lot more of them here.

Illustration for article titled 5000 Men Dressed Up, Recreated The Battle Of Waterloo

Waterloo was also the subject of one of the coolest movies ever made: I wrote a thing about it a few months back.

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harrymfa
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Why people would wear those hats in battle?