Tourist Sights Tomb of Lord Uxbridge's Leg in Waterloo Belgium

About the unique tourist site the tomb of Lord Uxbridge's leg in Waterloo, Belgium site of Napoleon's defeat.

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Sight: Tomb of Lord Uxbridge's Leg.

Beside a filling station on the main street of Waterloo, where Napoleon was finally defeated, sits a small whitewashed hut overgrown with ivy. It is the tomb of Lord Uxbridge's leg. A distinguished cavalry officer, he had his leg blasted with grapeshot during the battle and was carried in a blanket to a nearby farmhouse. It took a while to saw the leg off on the kitchen table, but throughout the operation His Lordship remained remarkably cheerful, writing down a running commentary to his wife of the gory dismembering.

Location: Waterloo is 40 minutes south of Brussels on the road to Nivelles.

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