Napoleon Series Archive 2015

Royal Green Jackets Museum Waterloo Exhibit *LINK*

I received news from Brigadier Vere Hayes, a Trustee of the Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum in Winchester. They are holding a major exhibition to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo that will open to the Public on 26 March 2015. The exhibition is entitled ‘With the Rifles to Waterloo’; it will be in three sections covering the development of Rifle Regiments in the British Army (focusing on the Peninsular War), the 100 days and finally the battle itself focused on the recently restored 25 square metre diorama of the battlefield in the Museum that uses 30,000 model soldiers and horses to portray the fighting. This model covers the whole day of battle and is being interpreted digitally as well as having an audio commentary to bring it to life. The Exhibition will remain open until the end of September; thereafter, although certain loan items will be returned, the core of the displays will remain in place including, of course, the diorama of the battle.