'The Taking of the French Island of Martinique in the French West Indies on Feby 24th 1809'
Coloured woodcut, published by G Thompson, London, 17 June 1809.
The British were able to capture Martinique in a few short weeks with a force of just over 10,000 men. The black soldiers of the 1st West India Regiment were crucial to the British success yet they are not represented in this picture. The defeat of the French in Martinique was widely celebrated in Britain.
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