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In the olden days, if you played a drum, fife, bagpipes or bugle, the likelihood was you'd find yourself in the line of fire. Mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo with our gallery of some of the most heroic musicians ever.
These British drummers stayed wisely near the back at one of this War's early battles - unlike their mate who can be seen felled in the centre. The British took the ground but lost 226 men, including 34 commissioned officers. Painting by Howard Pyle (1853-1911).
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