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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.
This very bugle sounded the charge of The Household Cavalry at Waterloo. It was blown by 16-year-old, 4-foot tall, John Edwards, duty trumpeter of the day. The buglers were often targetted by the enemy, keen to thwart their opponent's strategy.
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