On Sunday 18th June 1815 Napolean's armies of France fought against the Anglo-Allies commanded by the Duke of Wellington in what was to be Napolean's last stand.
Each year in Waterloo, Belgium, there is a re-enactment of the battle. Every 5 years there is a major re-enactment with 1200 people taking part. The event takes place to the nearest weekend to the 18th June. This year commemorating 195 years since the battle the event took place on Friday 18th, Saturday 19th, and Sunday 20th June. The main re-enactment took place on the Sunday itself. There were approximately 40,000 spectators for the event this year.
This is a short trailer highlighting the re-enactment including the allied bivouac camp where many of the re-enactment soldiers camp the weekend in authentic conditions to those 195 years ago.
Filmed on a Canon 7d with 24-70 f2.8 L Series Lens and a 18-135 f3.5-5.6 Zoom (kit) Lens. Battle was filmed using a Manfrotto monopod to enable extra height clearance for the crowds of spectators!