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Rare hand-annotated maps charting a 17-year-old officer's perilous journey across the bloody Battle of Waterloo have emerged at auction.<br />
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They capture Ensign William Leek's first taste of combat as he carried his regiment's colours deep into the clash which crushed Napoleon Bonaparte. <br />
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The teenager's dispassionate recollection of the battle belies the danger he faced as he drove deep into the flank of the elite Imperial Guard.