On Twitter, our esteemed forum Field-Marshal Mr White asked "What was Napoleon's greatest moment?"
Dissecting that for a moment, what would be his greatest action for others?
It'd have to be his surrender on HMS Bellerophon, 15th July 1815.
Peace at last!
(now not getting into who is to blame for the wars, as Britain declaring the legal war was often a reaction to Napoleonic aggression, with both sides to blame it goes round in circles)
But Napoleon really undermined anything else with his 100 Days. Peace was never on the table, it could not be. Historians such as Muir & Esdaile as showing how war weary the nation of France was, men not returning to their regiments, passive resistance din parliament & open rebellion in the Vendee.
Napoleon brought war & death to France, the worst thing about it, he knew, he did it for his own selfish aims.
So his abdication was his best move.
It is only a shame more men had to die to achieve it.