Napoleon's goal to break the British center became more urgent when Prussian troops, under the command of Blucher, arrived on the battlefield.
Meanwhile, commander Marshal Ney lost the majority of the French cavalry by leading a charge against the British forces without infantry support. The British were able to easily push the French back and defeat the rest of the French cavalry.
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When the Prussians began to close in on Napoleon's flank, Napoleon sent in his elite corps who had never been defeated, known as the Imperial Guard.
Wellington's soldiers were prepared, and they took down the Imperial Guard through a series of ferocious fire. The rest of the frightened French Army fled the battlefield, and Napoleon was finally defeated.
As a result of Napoleon's devastating loss, he was forced to surrender his army and his claims to rule France and was exiled to St. Helena. Never again would Napoleon Bonaparte threaten the balance of power in Europe.