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The Battle of Quatre Bras, 16th June 1815, between Wellington's Anglo-Dutch army and the left wing of the Armée du Nord under Marshal Michel Ney, was fought near the strategic crossroads of Quatre Bras. At the height of the Battle the French Cavalry almost broke through Wellington's positions. One Regiment of the 69th was decimated and lost its colour (a large flag mounted on a pike) as it tried to form square.
oil on canvas
H 156 x W 215 cm
W. B. Wollen 1894