Saturday, 9 July 2016

To meet one's Waterloo

-- Acc. to Dictionary.com it means, " To encounter one's ultimate obstacle and to be defeated by it."
-- Waterloo battle was fought on Sunday, 18-June-1815 between Napoleon Bonaparte's French army and Anglo led allied army at Waterloo then Netherlands now Belgium.
-- In reality it was never fought at Waterloo.
-- It got its name because of Anglo led army's leader Duke of Wellington making Waterloo his headquarters.
-- After defeat Napoleon was exiled to St. Helena where he died in 1821 after living for six years.
-- Waterloo Teeth: Some locals pulled out the teeth of dead soldiers and sold them to dentists. These are known as Waterloo Teeth.