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Battle of Waterloo #292317

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 19, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Waterloo, Belgium) Battle of Waterloo between forces of Napoleon and Duke of Wellington recalled; paintings shown. Napoleon souveniers noted dominating tourist site despite his defeat; reaction of British tourists mentioned. [TOURISTS - express confusion over battle's outcome.] Lack of monuments to British dead, other than marker at burial spot of amputated leg of Earl of Uxbridge, noted. [Wellington museum spokesperson Ann APPELS - decries lack of attention to British troops.] Present Duke of Wellington's efforts to rectify lack of attention to his ancestor and reaction of area residents due to battle site's location on French-speaking region of Belgium noted. Present Duke's continuing pension income stemming from battle and reaction of Napoleon fan Norbert Brassine mentioned. Wellington's spokesperson in area, Count Emanuel DeMayeus said fearing French-speaking extremist will prevent Duke from continuing to receive pension.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

Fenton, Tom;
Schieffer, Bob

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