Quatre Bras


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Quatre Bras

(kä`trə brä`), village, Walloon Brabant prov., central Belgium, just south of Waterloo. There, on June 16, 1815, in a battle of the Waterloo campaignWaterloo campaign,
last action of the Napoleonic Wars, ending with the battle of Waterloo. Napoleon I, who escaped from Elba in Feb., 1815, and entered Paris on Mar. 20, soon faced a European coalition.
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, the British under Arthur WellingtonWellington, Arthur Wellesley, 1st duke of,
1769–1852, British soldier and statesman. Military Achievements
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 gradually repulsed the French under Michel NeyNey, Michel
, 1769–1815, marshal of France. Called "the bravest of the brave" by Napoleon I, Ney, a cooper's son from Saarlouis, rapidly rose to glory in the French Revolution.
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. However, Ney prevented Wellington's forces from aiding those of Blücher against Napoleon I at Ligny.

Quatre Bras

a village in Belgium near Brussels; site of a battle in June 1815 where Wellington defeated the French under Marshal Ney, immediately preceding the battle of Waterloo
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Barrington was killed ag Baged 19 at the Battle of Quatre Bras in 1815, two days before Waterloo, and wrote: "If I escape with my whole skin, I shall think myself well off and be thankful.
At Quatre Bras and then two days later near the village of Waterloo, British infantry staved off French attacks.
The next day, Wellington entrusted the safety of Brussels to Richmond while he and his army of 100,000 troops engaged Napoleon at Quatre Bras.
Peter Hofschrtider's chapter on Quatre Bras focuses on the decision by a subordinate of the Prince of Orange, Constant Rebecque, to disobey Wellington's order to abandon Quatre Bras.
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The entry first implies that Wellington fought at Quatre Bras with 68,000 men and then withdrew to Waterloo.
D'Erlon was a brave, intelligent commander and good chief of staff; he shares with Ney the blame for his failure to participate at either Quatre Bras or Ligny; loyal to Napoleon.
A fierce encounter was fought at Quatre Bras on June 16, 1815, after which the Duke of Wellington withdrew to a ridge at Waterloo, where he hoped he would be joined by Marshall Blucher and the Prussians.
Henry wore the tunic through the clash with the French at Quatre Bras the day before Waterloo, the main battle itself, and the dispatch journey back to London.
The scene after the Battle of Quatre Bras is from one of the most vivid accounts of the Waterloo Campaign, which reached its climax 200 years ago this week.
Colonel Charles Best Describing Wellington's conduct at Quatre Bras, a battle two days before Waterloo: "Our brave Duke was everywhere and I had an opportunity of seeing how little he was concerned for his safety.