This 1945 British film told a very plausible story about a triangle between a woman, her soldier husband, and her new lover. Jim Colter (John Mills) has joined the services, leaving his wife Tillie (Joy Shelton) with his mother (Beatrice Varley) and sister. Tillie is lonely, meets Ted Purvis (Stewart Granger), and falls for him.
On the morning of June 18th 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte, the master military tactician, empire builder and arch gambler faced his ultimate challenge. Across a non-descript piece of Belgian farmland we now call Waterloo stood his enemy the Duke of Wellington, the man chosen by Europe to lead the coalition armies against him and to crush him once and for all. Just four months earlier, Napoleon had been all but forgotten, living in ignominious exile on the tiny island of Elba. But now he was back, at the head of a truly elite French army. Napoleon's Waterloo' not only examines the bloody conflict between the French and Coalition forces, but also the intense personal rivalry between Napoleon and his nemesis, Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington. When Napoleon broke free from exile and once more threatened Europe, the European rulers turned to Britain and Wellington as their only hope. Napoleon knew that only Wellington stood between him and glory, the fight to stop him at Waterloo would claim 50,000 lives.
After defeating France and imprisoning Napoleon on Elba, ending two decades of war, Europe is shocked to find Napoleon has escaped and has caused the French Army to defect from the King back to him. The best of the British generals, the Duke of Wellington, beat Napolean's best generals in Spain and Portugal, but has never faced Napoleon…This film is probably the best film ever made that so vividly depicts the unique relationship between these two exceptional characters: Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington and Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of the French, who, between them, were the greatest military minds of that era.
Waterloo is the second studio album by the Swedish pop group ABBA. It was originally released in Sweden on 4 March 1974 through Polar Music. The album's title track won ABBA the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest. Waterloo was first released on CD in Sweden in 1988; a West German CD release followed in 1990 (later released internationally). The album has been reissued in digitally remastered form three times; first in 1997, then in 2001 and again in 2005 as part of The Complete Studio Recordings box set.