This gallery features the 2010 re-enactment of the Battle of Waterloo in Belgium. The battle of Waterloo is one of the biggest battles in European History, not only because of its importance, but also because of the consequences. The battle field has nowadays become a memorial place visited every year by thousands of people. More than 3,000 re-enacters/actors, about 200 riders and horses (accompanied by some 50 pieces of artillery) coming from all over the world gathered for a magnificent reenactment of the events of June 18, 1815. The final confrontation between France and the rest of Europe, marking the fall of Napoleon and opening the way towards a new era of peace in Europe was relived and recreated in June 2010 under very overcast weather. Nevertheless, reportedly, more than 40,000 visitors attended the event, making this event the biggest re-enactment in the whole world as of today! According to the organizers, this year is a general repetition of the festivities that will happen in 2015 when Napoleon's defeat will "celebrate" its 200th anniversary. Please note that Original formats are not enabled to protect my images from theft. To further protect my images they are watermarked. Watermarks will not appear on prints, cards or gifts/merchandise you buy!