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'The Flag. Albuhera, May 16, 1811'

Oil on canvas by William Barns Wollen (1857-1936).

This work depicts a scene from the Battle of Albuera on 16 May 1811. Fought during the Peninsular War (1808-1814), the engagement saw the 3rd (East Kent) Regiment of Foot (The Buffs) deployed with Major-General John Colborne's 1st Brigade. They sustained heavy casualties after being surrounded by Polish and French lancers.

This painting exhibited at the Royal Academy 1912 No 334.

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NAM. 2001-04-325-1


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Formation gallery

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