Near the city center, you’ll come across the Wellington Museum. Prior to the battle, this building served as an inn, but it was here that the Duke of Wellington established his headquarters. Today, it stands as a museum showcasing personal mementos of the Duke, along with those of other heroes of the battle. The exhibits include uniforms, weaponry, and detailed maps of the battlefield. Significantly, it was from this very location that the Duke composed his report of victory and dispatched it to Britain. In the museum’s souvenir shop, I discovered a reprint of a British newspaper dated 22 June 1815, heralding the “breaking news” of the English triumph over the French, with primary credit accorded to the Duke.