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The Northumberland Fusiliers. Storming the ramparts of San Vincente, 1812, (1939)

The Northumberland Fusiliers. Storming the ramparts of San Vincente, 1812, (1939)


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The Northumberland Fusiliers. Storming the ramparts of San Vincente, 1812, (1939)

The Northumberland Fusiliers. Storming the ramparts of San Vincente, 1812, (1939). British forces climbing the fortress of San Vincente in Spain during the Battle of Badajoz, 6 April 1812. A bloody episode in the Peninsular Wars - the British and Portuguese forced the surrender of the French garrison. From Battles for the Flag, a set of cards given away with British boys comic The Wizard. [D. C. Thomson & Co. Dundee, 1939]

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British Army Climbing Collectible Fusilier Guards Patriotic Patriotism Peninsular War Rampart Ramparts Regiment Siege Storming William Barnes William Barnes Wollen Wollen Battle Of Badajoz Royal Northumberland Fusiliers


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The Northumberland Fusiliers. Storming the ramparts of San Vincente, 1812, (1939). A captivating print that captures a pivotal moment in history during the Battle of Badajoz in Spain. The image showcases the sheer bravery and determination of British forces as they scale the formidable fortress of San Vincente. This striking photograph, part of a collectible set called Battles for the Flag given away with The Wizard comic, transports us back to April 6th, 1812. It vividly depicts the intense struggle faced by both British and Portuguese soldiers against a heavily fortified French garrison. The scene is filled with action and tension as men clad in their regimental uniforms climb perilous ramparts amidst clouds of smoke and chaos. Their faces reveal unwavering resolve despite being engaged in fierce warfare. William Barnes Wollen's masterful use of color adds depth to this historic moment, highlighting not only the physicality but also the patriotic spirit that fueled these brave soldiers' actions. This print serves as a poignant reminder of their sacrifice and dedication to their country. As we gaze upon this remarkable piece from Heritage Images, we are transported back to an era where war was fought on foreign soil for freedom and honor. It stands as a testament to human resilience and reminds us never to forget those who fought valiantly for our nations.

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