As part of the series of events organized by ISF Waterloo to commemorate the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo, the secondary students attended a presentation by Mr. Mick Crumplin entitled “THE BLOODY FIELDS OF WATERLOO” – Medical Support for Wellington’s Greatest Battle. Mr. Crumplin is a retired surgeon and an expert on military medicine and surgery during the Napoleonic Wars.
The presentation highlighted the issues faced by the medical teams mainly on the Allies’ side. It presented individual stories as well as general overviews of the different stages of the battle. It focused in particular on the human aspect during and after the battle, especially for the survivors.