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A Glimpse of the Enemy, Peninsular War, c.1809

Photo credit: National Army Museum

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The officer and trooper depicted belong to the 16th (The Queen's) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons. In April 1809 the 16th Light Dragoons joined Wellington's army in the Peninsular and spent the next five years there, taking part in the battles of Talavera (1809), Fuentes d'Onor (1811), Salamanca (1812), and Vittoria and Nive (1813). The regiment became lancers in 1816 and was renamed the 16th (The Queen's) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons (Lancers).

National Army Museum





oil on canvas


H 61 x W 76.3 cm

Accession number

NAM. 1965-01-2

Acquisition method

gift from Captain W. G. Wollen and Miss J. G. Wollen, 1965

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