Where did the bodies of the fallen soldiers at the Battle of Waterloo disappear?
(ORDO NEWS) — The Battle of Waterloo is the last major battle of the French Emperor Napoleon I.
The battle was the result of Napoleon’s attempt to regain power in France, lost after the war against a coalition of major European states and the restoration of the Bourbon dynasty in the country.
According to official history, the total loss of the French army at Waterloo exceeded 50,000 , while the losses of the allies reached 43,000. Total – 93,000 people.
These 93,000 total casualties included the missing and the wounded.
According to the official version of the story:
French losses amounted to over 30,000 killed.
The total Allied losses are estimated at 22,000 killed.
In total, about 52,000 people were killed on the battlefield, but there is one catch – where are the bodies of all these dead?
Tens of thousands of soldiers allegedly died on the battlefield in Belgium, but no human remains have been found.
A new study by Professor Tony Pollard of the University of Glasgow in the peer-reviewed journal Conflict Archeology, a leading expert and director of the University of Glasgow’s Center for Battlefield Archeology, shows original data consisting of newly found descriptions and drawings of the battlefield made by people who have been there in the days and weeks after defeat of Napoleon.
Among them are letters and personal memoirs of a Scottish merchant living in Brussels at the time of the battle, James Ker, who came here in the days after the battle and described people dying in his arms.
Together, these eyewitness accounts describe the exact locations of three mass graves containing up to 13,000 bodies.
But could these new findings lead to the discovery of a mass grave of long-lost bones of those who gave their lives in this battle that finally ended a 23-year war?
Professor Pollard said this was unlikely, adding: “Despite the use of artistic techniques and the exaggeration of the number of bodies in mass graves, the bodies of the dead were apparently buried in numerous places throughout the battlefield, so it is somewhat surprising that there is no reliable information about that mass graves have ever been found.”
“At least three newspaper articles dating back to the 1820s mention the importation of human bones from European battlefields to make fertilizer.”
“European battlefields could provide a convenient source of bones that could be ground into bone meal, an effective form of fertilizer. One of the main markets for this raw material was the British Isles.”
Professor Pollard, of the university’s Scottish Center for War Research and Conflict Archeology, said: “Waterloo caught people’s attention almost as soon as the gun smoke cleared.”
“Many came to steal the belongings of the dead, some even stole teeth to make prosthetics out of them, while others came just to see what happened.
It is likely that a bone supplier agent would have arrived on the battlefield with high hopes of receiving his prize “Mass graves would be the main target, as they would contain enough bodies to justify the effort to dig up the bones.”
“Local residents could point agents to mass grave sites, as many of them had vivid memories of how the burials took place, or even could help with excavations.”
Professor Pollard added: “It is also possible that various guidebooks and travel magazines describing the nature and location of the graves could serve, in fact, as treasure maps with a cross to mark the place.”
“Based on these accounts, supported by the well-attested importance of bone meal in agricultural practice, the emptying of mass graves at Waterloo for the purpose of obtaining bones seems quite possible, and the probable conclusion is this.”
But to determine this once and for all, as part of his role as the lead academic and archaeological director of the charity Waterloo Uncovered, Professor Pollard will help spearhead an “ambitious”, multi-year geophysical study to enable world-class archaeologists to figure it out.
Professor Pollard added: “In the next step, we will go back to Waterloo to try to map out the burial sites from the analysis of early visitor reports reported here.”
“If the human remains were recovered from the grave, then the next step we will go to Waterloo again to try to map out the location of other burials,” – added Professor Pollard.
“If human remains have been removed on the intended scale, then at least in some cases there should be archaeological evidence of the pits from which they were recovered, no matter how vague and ill-defined it may be.”
“As we cover large swathes of the battlefield in the coming years, we will seek to identify areas of previous disturbance to verify source analyzes and location maps, and combined with further documentary research and some excavation, will create a much more definitive picture of the fate of the Waterloo victims.” .
If the team manages to find anything, it will be an extremely rare discovery. In 2015, only one human skeleton was discovered at the site during the construction of a new museum and car park .
Then in 2019, while excavating the main Allied field hospital, the Waterloo Uncovered team found the bones of one amputated human leg .
The museum at Waterloo also houses one skeleton of uncertain provenance.
No other significant remains have ever been found.
So, let’s sum it up – according to official history, about 30,000 thousand French and about 22 thousand representatives of the European coalition allegedly died in the battle. Napoleon allegedly went to Paris, where he abdicated on June 22 in order to go into his last exile on the island of St. Helena.
The battle, which allegedly took place, and in which about 52,000 soldiers allegedly died, left behind one human skeleton, which was accidentally found during the construction of a parking lot and it is not at all a fact that this unfortunate person took part in this alleged epic battle at all.
During the excavation of the main Allied field hospital, the team also found the bones of one amputated human leg, and one skeleton of undetermined origin is exhibited in the Waterloo Museum.
The epic battle about which thousands of scientific papers have been written, millions of historical articles, documentaries and feature films have been shot, it is being studied in educational institutions, in fact, it left behind TWO skeletons of “undetermined origin” and the bones of ONE amputated leg?!
Now historians are trying to at least somehow explain this nonsense, and put forward unsubstantiated versions that ALL 52,000 corpses of soldiers who died in this battle were later dug up and used for fertilizer!
Or maybe everything is much simpler and it’s time for the scientific community to admit that there was no battle at all?
In the official history, there are many epic and iconic battles that allegedly actually took place that influenced the course of our history, and tons of scientific papers and mountains of historical articles are also written on them, however, when examining the places of these supposedly “historical battles”, they cannot find any remains of the dead there , no mountains of armor and ammunition, spearheads and arrowheads, cannonballs and swords – nothing.
The history of mankind, if you look at it superficially and based on “generally accepted opinion”, looks like a fairly clear picture, but once you start looking for information about historical events – confirmed information, and it turns out that this whole picture of history is sewn with white threads.
This is just a fictitious plot hanging before the eyes of our civilization and preventing its representatives from seeing what is hidden behind this fictitious “canvas of history”…
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