elxaime wrote:Why would France be able to block use of the Lion Mount as a symbol? Wouldn't the same be true of the Arc de' Triomphe, built to commemorate the French victories under the Directorate and Napoleon? European Union laws seem rather strange.
Franciscus wrote:This thread reminds me of something...
FENRIS wrote:Ha ! ha ! very good +1
I have visited Waterloo, it's very good to see a battlefield where nothing has change. I recommend Hougomont, Plancenoit et the Lion to everybody interested in history.
Our politics don't care about history and wargames, strategy.
Le Ricain wrote:That is not quite true. The Lion Mound was built in 1826 with earth excavated from the battle site. The topography of the site has been changed significantly. When the Duke of Wellington visited the battlefield in 1828 he commented, "They have altered my field of battle". The mound was built by King William I of Belgium to mark the spot where his son, the Duke of Orange and future King William II, was wounded.
Le Ricain wrote:The mound was built by King William I of Belgium to mark the spot where his son, the Duke of Orange and future King William II, was wounded.
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