The Battle of Wavre and Grouchy’s Retreat A study of an Obscure Part of the Waterloo Campaign

The Battle of Wavre – ten miles from Waterloo – may have sealed Napoleon’s fate. The dazzling magnitude of the great battle of Waterloo itself has obscured a part of the campaign which is seldom studied – the battle against Thielemann, and Grouchy’s skilful retreat from Wavre.