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Napoleonic Era Discuss the many wars fought around the globe around the time of Napoleon. This forum is dedicated to the memory of Ben Weider and our late friend and long time ACG Staff member, Michael Brown, better known here as Post Captain.

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This image is a great lesson about honour and respect for your adversary. I wish our sportsmen could also learn this lesson.
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I wonder if it might not be Eylau instead of Russia than the bicornes would
make sense.
I think it's Russia because of the guy on the left presenting arms, he is dressed in white with red front, I think he looks like a Dutch Grenadier of the Guard, the wounded officer being carried away also looks like Dutch. The ragged appearance of the soldiers makes me think it's 1812.
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I was also thinking that it could have been Mayoyaroslawitz battle
with Delzons corp. I just couldn't remember if he had any
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Thanks Von, you've made a major contribution to this thread... most appreciated.


'Ang on a minute! Who's the bloke, far right, in the red uniform waving his 'at... Guard Lancer Occifer or wot?

Von,

Are you seated? That bloke is a British officer.

Even the British Commissioner, Colonel Sir Niel Campbell, who attended the farewell, was overtaken with emotion.
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I think it's Russia because of the guy on the left presenting arms, he is dressed in white with red front, I think he looks like a Dutch Grenadier of the Guard, the wounded officer being carried away also looks like Dutch. The ragged appearance of the soldiers makes me think it's 1812.
You are exactly right, Von Junzt.

Take a look: http://www.keithrocco.com/inventory/...?productid=222

The Dutch Grenadiers of the French Imperial Guard suffered heavy casualties at Krasnoi.

Btw... Thanks for posting such fantastic images, VJ.
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Von,

Are you seated? That bloke is a British officer.

Even the British Commissioner, Colonel Sir Niel Campbell, who attended the farewell, was overtaken with emotion.
Don't talk daft, non, I say non, of that namby-pamby caterwauling from us... an Englishman would have kept a stiff upper lip!

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Don't talk daft, non, I say non, of that namby-pamby caterwauling from us... an Englishman would have kept a stiff upper lip!

Remember, the Duke was not averse to a few tears.

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Who's side you on anyway. 'bout as much good as the Prince of Orange you are!?

After double checking all mi' oracles I can find only one recorded instance of His Grace shedding a tear.

'Twas upon the ridge at Waterloo, tears of laughter actually, as he saw the froggy Curryasars...

"Laid on their backs, struggling like so many upturned turtles!"


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Who's side you on anyway. 'bout as much good as the Prince of Orange you are!?

After double checking all mi' oracles I can find only one recorded instance of His Grace shedding a tear.

'Twas upon the ridge at Waterloo, tears of laughter actually, as he saw the froggy Curryasars...

"Laid on their backs, struggling like so many upturned turtles!"


Have another look, he is said to have cried on occasions of great loss of life and personal friends. You would not see the Duke cry over sentimentality, but personal tragedy was different.

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Have another look, he is said to have cried on occasions of great loss of life and personal friends. You would not see the Duke cry over sentimentality, but personal tragedy was different.

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Dibs is right of course. His Grace shed a few tears for the dead in the breach at Badajoz. He also wept quietly the evening of Waterloo.

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I'm sure he cried the first time he landed on Portugal.
Now, now! Portugal Isn’t that bad.

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You're just saying that 'cose you don't live here.
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Who! Me!

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