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Norm S

If one takes the battle of Waterloo in isolation, the Anglo-Allied army had fallen back to a new position following Quatre Bras, it was a multi-national relatively small force, they were isolated (by French action) from the Prussians and Napoleon was the opposite number. It surely takes a certain character to successfully lead in those kind of circumstances and I suppose a benchmark question would be whether had Wellington not been present, who else could have successfully managed the Anglo-Allied army over those 3 days, while that desperate link-up with the Prussians unravelled?