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 Memorial to Second Battalion of the German Legion

Memorial to Second Battalion of the German Legion

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Burial Plancenoit, Arrondissement de Nivelles, Walloon Brabant, Belgium
Memorial ID 21675 · View Source
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' To (those)...who fell in defending this farm on the 18th June 1815...'. The Farm of La Haie Sainte was a key position in the battle of Waterloo. The French finally wrested it from its German and Dutch defenders in the evening of 18th June, but it was already too late to assist the French position. 2000 Frenchmen died in the attack, and only 42 survived of the 1,000 defenders. A total of over 4,000 cavalrymen and soldiers were said to have been buried in the communal grave opposite the farm after the battle.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 18 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21675
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Memorial to Second Battalion of the German Legion (unknown–unknown), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21675, citing Farm of La Haie Sainte, Plancenoit, Arrondissement de Nivelles, Walloon Brabant, Belgium ; Maintained by Find A Grave .