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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.
Painted in 1854 by Richard Buckner (1812-1883), this drummer boy saw action in the Crimean War’s Siege of Sevastopol, in which the British and French made efforts to capture the port and fortress at Russia's principal naval base on the Black Sea. It all culminated in the ill-fated Charge of the Light Brigade.
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