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Default Waterloo - Hougoumont Farm

Herre is one of a pair of military prints depicting the defence of Hougoumont Farm during the Battle of Waterloo. Newly published this month.



Defence of Hougoumont Farm at the Battle of Waterloo by Jason Askew.

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The British 1st Foot Guards and Coldstream Guards rush to defend the gate of Hougoumont Farm against a fierce French attack during the battle of Waterloo. During the battle, the Coldstream Guards lost 97 killed, 446 wounded and 4 missing, while the 1st Foot Guards lost 125 killed and 352 wounded.
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