July 20 – Box Lunch Talk: Empire’s Eagles
July 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
June 18, 1815. A desperate Napoleon Bonaparte flees the battlefield at Waterloo, headed for Paris. Will he stand and fight, or run even further? Author Thomas Crocker examines how the French army’s top brass escaped after Waterloo—some finding their way to America and others just missing their chance to get away, including Napoleon who came within an hour of slipping aboard a Baltimore privateer.
This program will be live via Zoom