The eyes of all European society were on the Battle of Waterloo, and there was great rejoicing at the final defeat of Napoleon. Waterloo marked a change between society and the British Army. For the first time ever, every "Waterloo Man" was given a medal for fighting on the campaign. For a hundred years, Waterloo remained the most celebrated and significant battle in European history.

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