May 8 1815: An Infamous Army

I have got an infamous army, very weak and ill equipped, and a very inexperienced Staff. In my opinion they are doing nothing in England. They have not raised a man; they have not called out the militia either in England or Ireland; are unable to send me any thing; and they have not sent a message to Parliament about the money. The war spirit is therefore evaporating as I am informed.

— Duke of Wellington, May 8 1815. #centjours #waterloo1815

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