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Project Hougamont


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On Facebook I recently came across a battlefield restoration project about Waterloo. The iconic farm has fallen into disrepair and private charities are attempting to raise funds to protect the farm from sale/further ruin. Along the way a whole series of interesting Napoleonic scholars have popped up. For anyone interested in doing Napoleonic research I urge you to have a look and maybe even join in. Maybe we can also recruit a few additional forum members :)

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Seems to me there wasn't much left of it back when I saw it in 1980....didn't most of it burn down during the battle? I recall that there was no possibility of a visit at the time as the farm was actively in use. It will be interesting to see how "they" reconcile pounding donour dollars into private property that is not accessable. As the Belgians completely vandalized the field with their lion mound in the 1820's, I'm not sure that this is a preservation venture I would take part in....but willing to read more.

Thanks for posting it.

Colin

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