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Musicians in battle: pictures of the brave and the bold
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).