This Edison historical drama was subtitled "An Episode at Waterloo." On the eve of this pivotal 19th-century battle, a courier arrives in the headquarters of General Wellington with an important message. Apprised of the approaching French troops, Wellington is able to mount a counterattack. The result, as they say, is history. A smidgen of "human interest" is added to the story by including a fictional romantic subplot involving a British soldier and his sweetheart (or perhaps his bride: the continuity is a bit hazy). Although the battle itself is not shown, its aftermath is eloquently depicted by a medium shot of the dying British soldier.