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May 6, 2015

Mini Waterloo

Mini Waterloo

Waterloo enthusiast Willy Smout says he spent 40,000 hours and around 150,000 euros over the past 40 years to recreate the 1815 Battle of Waterloo.

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The Mont-Saint-Jean farm is seen near figurines representing soldiers of the British army on a 40-square-metre miniature model of the June 18, 1815 Waterloo battlefield, in Diest FRANCOIS LENOIR/REUTERS

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Figurines representing the French army are seen on a 40-square-metre miniature model of the June 18, 1815 Waterloo battlefield, in Diest FRANCOIS LENOIR/REUTERS

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Figurines representing the Prussian army are seen on a 40-square-metre miniature model of the June 18, 1815 Waterloo battlefield, in Diest FRANCOIS LENOIR/REUTERS

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Figurines representing the Prussian army are seen on a 40-square-metre miniature model of the June 18, 1815 Waterloo battlefield, in Diest FRANCOIS LENOIR/REUTERS

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Waterloo enthusiast Smout adjusts figurines on a 40-square-metre miniature model of the June 18, 1815 Waterloo battlefield, in Diest FRANCOIS LENOIR/REUTERS

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Waterloo enthusiast Smout adjusts figurines on a 40-square-metre miniature model of the June 18, 1815 Waterloo battlefield, in Diest FRANCOIS LENOIR/REUTERS

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Waterloo enthusiast Smout adjusts figurines on a 40-square-metre miniature model of the June 18, 1815 Waterloo battlefield, in Diest FRANCOIS LENOIR/REUTERS

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Waterloo enthusiast Smout points at a figurine representing French Emperor Napoleon on a 40-square-metre miniature model of the June 18, 1815 Waterloo battlefield, in Diest FRANCOIS LENOIR/REUTERS

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A figurine representing a French officer of the Tirailleurs is seen on a 40-square-metre miniature model of the June 18, 1815 Waterloo battlefield, in Diest FRANCOIS LENOIR/REUTERS

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Waterloo enthusiast Smout adjusts figurines on a 40-square-metre miniature model of the June 18, 1815 Waterloo battlefield, in Diest FRANCOIS LENOIR/REUTERS

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Figurines representing Major General Lambert at the head of the Fourth King's Own Regiment of the British Army are seen on a 40-square-metre miniature model of the June 18, 1815 Waterloo battlefield, in Diest FRANCOIS LENOIR/REUTERS

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Miniature cannons on the British side of the Battle of Waterloo are seen firing on a 40-square-metre miniature model of the June 18, 1815 battlefield, in Diest FRANCOIS LENOIR/REUTERS

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Figurines representing French Brigade of Lancers are seen on a 40-square-metre miniature model of the June 18, 1815 Waterloo battlefield, in Diest FRANCOIS LENOIR/REUTERS

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