Synopsis: After defeating France and imprisoning Napoleon on Elba, ending two decades of war, Europe is shocked to find Napoleon has escaped and has caused the French Army to defect from the King back to him. The best of the British generals, the Duke of Wellington, beat Napolean's best generals in Spain and Portugal, but has never faced Napoleon. Wellington stands between Napoleon with a makeshift Anglo-Allied army and the Prussians. A Napoleon victory will plunge Europe back into a long term war. An allied victory could bring long term peace to Europe. The two meet at Waterloo where the fate of Europe will be decided.
Director(s): Sergey Bondarchuk
Production: Columbia Pictures
  Won 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 1 win & 2 nominations.
123 min

And I would rather see him dead than

raised as a captive Austrian Prince.

They have declared me

an enemy of humanity.

Europe has declared war against me.

Not against France, but against me.

They dignify you, Sire,

by making you a nation.

Dignify? Dignify?

They deny me the decency of law.

They make it legal that any clown

can kill me. Any news of Wellington?

- Still in Brussels, Sire.

- Still with old Blucher?

They started the war.

Let them bleed.

Yes, let 'em bleed. I will discuss

peace over Wellington's dead body.

Marshal Soult, Sire.

It's urgent.

It's always urgent. Show him in.

The armies of Wellington

and Blucher have separated, Sire.

- Separated?

- Yes, Sire.

I wonder what history

will say of them?

We'll push Blucher aside

and march on to Wellington.

It will be a bloody day.

- Yes, Sire.

- Oh, yes, Soult.

Everything depends on one big battle,

just like at Marengo.

Thank you, Soult.

But at Marengo, I was young.

Uncle Gordon paraded his whole regiment

for my inspection this morning.

So I just rode up and down

and picked my fancy.

Mama, you chose such big ones.

You really are

the best of my generals.

We ladies just have to follow the drum.

This season, soldiers are the fashion.

Where would society be

without my boys?

- They are the salt of England.

- Scum.

Nothing but beggars and scoundrels.

Gin is the spirit of their patriotism.

Yet you expect them

to die for you?

Out of duty?

I doubt if even Bonaparte

could draw men to him by duty.

- Bony is not a gentleman.

- What an Englishman you are.

On a battlefield his hat is worth

When we get to Paris, let me look at

Napoleon. I will not get too near.

- Mama admires him.

- I am a bit of a Bonapartist.

Is it true, that he is a monster?

He eats laurels and drinks blood.

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