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Legless in Belgium.

Posted by Exile on June 26, 2006

In the closing moments of the battle of Waterloo, a cannon ball struck the Earl of Uxbridge as he rode with the Duke of Wellington.

The Duke said “By God, you’ve lost your leg.”

The Earl said “By God, so I have.”

The remains of the leg were amputated in a house nearby and the owner buried the leg in his garden where it was a place of interest for some years.

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2 Responses to “Legless in Belgium.”

  1. Sperestillan said

    There are times when I can’t help but admire that stiff upper lip attitude.

  2. peter said

    I have Belgian relatives and you don’t need to get in the way of a cannon ball top get legless: two bottles of their beer do me in every time.

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