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Napoleon’s Waterloo hat sold on anniversary of battle

Photo: AFP A military hat belonging to Napoleon, said to have been salvaged from the battlefield after his 1815 defeat at Waterloo, has been sold at auction for €280,000, the BBC reports. The former French emperor was renowned for his bicorne hats, so-called because they had two points. Napoleon s battle garb has become a focus for collectors over the years. The red cloak he wore at Waterloo belongs to the Queen and has been in the Royal Collection since 1837. The ankle-length, embroidered cloak was wor

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