Largest Battle of Waterloo diorama at the Toy Soldier Factory

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Location: Kilnamartyra, Cork
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The unveiling of the largest handmade `Battle of Waterloo` diorama will take place on Sunday April 12th at the Toy Soldier Factory Visitor Centre, Kilnamartyra, Macroom. It depicts the historic and monumental battle of Waterloo, displaying the thousands of men and their cavalry in fine detail during the courageous battle.

On the 18th June 1815, over the rolling countryside between two ridges 11 miles south of Brussels, the entire course of European history changed. On the Battlefield at Waterloo, the tactical skill and staying power of the Irish born Duke of Wellington opposed Napoleon Bonaparte's military brilliance, in an effort to decide the providence of Europe.

If you have never been to Waterloo, or indeed to any battlefield, fear not as the Toy Soldier Factory will be displaying Phase 1 of the world's largest battle scene “The Battle of Waterloo" in Ireland's and Europe's only Toy Soldier Factory.

The huge Diorama totalling 26 x 13 feet (8x4 Metres) in size, houses 15,000 hand cast and hand painted Prince August Model Soldiers by Andre Rudolph from Germany. It took Andre eight passionate years to cast, paint and complete his creation.

The mighty scene will arrive on Irish shores over the next few weeks and will be transported carefully to its new home in the tiny village of Kilnamartyra just outside Macroom town in West Cork.

On the 18th June 2015 it will mark the 200th anniversary of the battle so we are truly honored to have this magnificent diorama of the Battle of Waterloo in the Toy Soldier Factory.

The demand for this event is extremely high and therefore you are urged to book as soon as possible.

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