I thank everyone for their replies, and apologize for the confusion. I was is fact using the War of 1812 as an example of where the British point of view might differ from the American point of view. The online article simply reminded me of a thought I'd had some time ago; different cultures would view the same event differently. I agree though, that the War of 1812 was much more important to the New World than the Old World. You have to give kudos to the British Army though, they accomplished what Napoleon wasn't able to: fight on two fronts successfully. Also the victory of the Allies at Waterloo becomes a bit more significant when you remember that many of the veterans of the Pennisular War were in America when it was fought. Although that is way off subject.