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Mr Monkey on the battlefield of Waterloo

"These are a bit more monumental, you know"

Mr Monkey looking at the Hanoverian Monument Mr Monkey across the road from the Gordon Monument

Back on the Chaussée de Charleroi, Mr Monkey couldn't help but notice two very large monuments. On the side of the road where there was space to walk he examined the monument to the Hanoverians. As the King's German Legion they held La Haie-Sainte for most of the battle. On the other side of the road, the Gordon monument marks the spot where Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Gordon, ADC to Wellington was wounded by French artillery. He died at Wellington's HQ in Waterloo the following morning, and his family erected this modest column two years later.

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