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Hougmont, a farmhouse that flanked the field at Waterloo.  Tied down increasing numbers of French troops in a fruitless attempt to capture it, thus undermining the real aim of the battle, which was to drive the British Army off the ridge opposite.
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Hougemont, a farmhouse that flanked the field at Waterloo.  Tied down increasing numbers of French troops in a fruitless attempt to capture it, thus undermining the real aim of the battle, which was to drive the British Army off the ridge opposite.

Revision as of 21:18, 14 May 2005

Hougemont, a farmhouse that flanked the field at Waterloo. Tied down increasing numbers of French troops in a fruitless attempt to capture it, thus undermining the real aim of the battle, which was to drive the British Army off the ridge opposite.