The bugle that sounded the charge, Battle of Waterloo, 1815
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Musicians in battle: pictures of the brave and the bold
2. The bugle that sounded the charge, Battle of Waterloo, 1815
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.