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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.
During the French Revolution, this famous 13-year-old attached himself as a drummer to a unit fighting pro-Royalist counter revolutionaries. He died protecting the two horses he was leading and became a martyr-hero, immortalised here by Moreau-Vauthier (1857-1924).
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