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Heavy cavalry trooper swords
A unique collection of nearly 600 weapons which were wielded during the iconic Battle of Waterloo have emerged for sale for £100,000.
Both French and British sabres and lances from the 1815 set-piece which ended the Napoleonic Wars are going under the hammer in a 'once in a lifetime' auction.
They were used by the Dutch army who fought alongside the British to defeat the French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.
The Dutch had also been equipped with French weapons as they were ruled over by Napoleon's brother Louis between 1807 and 1813 before declaring independence.
The weapons have belonged to a Dutch museum since 1881 who are now selling them with auctioneers Vendueheis, of the Hague, Netherlands.