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The Defence of Hougoumont Farm by the 1st Foot Guards and Coldstream Guards during the Battle of Waterloo, shown in heroic military prints at various stages of the defence of Hougoumont. 

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The Great Gate of Hougoumont by Keith Rocco.


The Great Gate of Hougoumont by Keith Rocco.

Anchoring the Anglo-Allied right center, the formidable chateau of Hougoumont has become synonymous with the Battle of Waterloo. It was here that the French army - driven by its institutional memory grounded in victories which saw Napoleonic soldiers defeat other armies while carrying such celebrated defensive positions as the Abbey of Elchingen and the Castle of Ebelsberg -- met a foe of a more determined mettle. Time and again, French attacks swept forward in vain attempts to capture Hougoumont which, if successful, would have opened the covered way into the heart of Wellingtons position. The closest the French came to capturing the chateau was their second assault, spearheaded by Colonel Cubieres 1st Legere. Although Cubieres was wounded and thrown off his horse just outside the chateaus great gate, the assault was sustained by sous-lieutenant Legros. Wielding a pioneers ax, and though facing a hail of bullets, Legros, nicknamed lEnforceur, broke open the barrier and forced his way.........


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Struggle for Hougoumont by Chris Collingwood.

Two new paintings depicting the struggle of the French and British forces over Hougoumont Farm, a key point in the battle of Waterloo.  One painting depicts the attack of the French Grenadier Company belonging to the 1st Battalion of the 2nd Line Regiment from Prince Jeromes Divisions at the Battle of Waterloo, 18th June 1815.  The other depicts detachments of the British 2nd (Coldstream) and 3rd Foot Guards Regiments opening fire from Hougoumonts solid brick garden wall at the Battle of Waterloo, 18th June 1815.

 

 

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