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The Dead Trumpeter by Horace Vernet.
A trumpeter of the Chasseurs Cheval lies dead with his faithful horse overlooking the body.
Item Code : DHM0149
The Dead Trumpeter by Horace Vernet. - Editions Available
Image size 18 inches x 24 inches (46cm x 61cm) No white border.
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Sabres on the Esla Pursuit of the Imperial Guard at the Battle of Benevente by Mark Churms.
Sir John Moores epic retreat to Corunna was punctuated by desperate and often heroic rear-guard actions - none more dramatic than the cavalry clash at Benevente on the 29th December 1808. Having crossed the river Esla, cold and swollen by recent rainfall, a British picquet, comprised of elements of the Kings German Legion Hussars and the 7th, 10th and 18th Hussars, covers the river and its tactically demolished Castro Gonzalos bridge from a position near the town of Benevente. Napoleon himself leads the pursuit. The Emperors elite Guard Light Cavalry, commanded by General Lefebvre-Desnouettes, is ordered at daylight to ford the river and launch a surprise attack on what appears to be the numerically inferior British units. As five-hundred and fifty French cavalry emerge in orderly fashion from the river, intent upon quickly dispatching the opposition, they are startled to find the British piquet, reinforced by a host of British cavalry, streaming from within the confines of Benevente, .........