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  • Originally posted by Dibble201Bty View Post


    Paul
    At last... somebodies found some pictures of proper soldiers!
    The long toll of the brave
    Is not lost in darkness
    Over the fruitful earth
    And athwart the seas
    Hath passed the light of noble deeds
    Unquenchable forever.

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        • The officer on the left is apparently ment to be Sharpe

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          • Originally posted by Von Richter View Post


            At last... somebodies found some pictures of proper soldiers!
            Dibble, where are these pictures from mate? They are some of the best i've ever seen.

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            • Originally posted by Lt-Bromhead View Post
              Dibble, where are these pictures from mate? They are some of the best i've ever seen.
              Try
              BLOODY ALBUERA: THE 1811 CAMPAIGN IN THE PENINSULAR
              By Ian Fletcher and Gerry Embleton (Illustrator); ISBN 10-1861263724 / ISBN 13-1861263728
              128 Pages. Size; 32cm x 23.5cm.
              Price: £35.00 (New)

              A very good large format book with a no holds barred description of the battle with many black and white pictures of the battlefield today and contemprary illustrations. There is also a rundown on all the regiments, Allied and French, that took part, The unit strength etc, and well illustrated maps.
              I would say that the book is as good as the colour plates.

              Paul
              ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
              All human ills he can subdue,
              Or with a bauble or medal
              Can win mans heart for you;
              And many a blessing know to stew
              To make a megloamaniac bright;
              Give honour to the dainty Corse,
              The Pixie is a little shite.

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              • Originally posted by Dibble201Bty View Post
                Try
                BLOODY ALBUERA: THE 1811 CAMPAIGN IN THE PENINSULAR
                By Ian Fletcher and Gerry Embleton (Illustrator); ISBN 10-1861263724 / ISBN 13-1861263728
                128 Pages. Size; 32cm x 23.5cm.
                Price: £35.00 (New)

                A very good large format book with a no holds barred description of the battle with many black and white pictures of the battlefield today and contemprary illustrations. There is also a rundown on all the regiments, Allied and French, that took part, The unit strength etc, and well illustrated maps.
                I would say that the book is as good as the colour plates.

                Paul
                Cheers mate, I will add it to the ridiculous want list on Amazon! As much as I like the older plates and sketches they never capture what a real hardened soldier would have looked like on the battlefield.

                Older plates never went for realism I suppose, more the romantic soldierly ideal. But for me its all about the realism, and these capture that perfectly.

                Are there any more works by the same artist? Garry Embleton?

                Last question (I promise), where did you get the plates showing the different Hussar,Dragoons a few pages back? They too are some of the best examples I have seen. Thanks mate...

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                • If you are alluding to posts; 434-435 on page 29.

                  The British Light Cavalry plates are from a book called Nations in Arms
                  See below.

                  British Light Cavalry (Nations in Arms 1800-1815)
                  Hardcover: 48 pages
                  Publisher: distributed by Squadron/Signal Publications (1977)
                  Language: English
                  ISBN-10: 085524271X
                  ISBN-13: 978-0855242718

                  They can still be got at ABE Books but can be a bit pricy and obviously not all the books are illustrated by Imir Bukhari as in this case.

                  If on the other hand you mean the posts; 518-519 on Page 35

                  Try

                  THE THIN RED LINE: Uniforms of the British army between 1751 & 1914
                  D.S.V.& B.K. Fosten (Illustrator)
                  ISBN: 1-872004-00-8

                  As for Gerry Embleton, he is a world renowned illustrator of military books who now does the same thing (Realism)for museum mannequins throughout the world. If you can get to the National Army Museum in London, you will see many of his outstanding works of art that I am sure will astound you with their realism.
                  Their is a link below, click the client tab then when you are on that page, click on each photo and you will see some of his work.

                  Paul

                  http://www.time-machine.ch/
                  Last edited by Dibble201Bty; 29 Apr 09, 16:08.
                  ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
                  All human ills he can subdue,
                  Or with a bauble or medal
                  Can win mans heart for you;
                  And many a blessing know to stew
                  To make a megloamaniac bright;
                  Give honour to the dainty Corse,
                  The Pixie is a little shite.

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                  • I would give you more rep mate but it wont let me. Brilliant stuff, thanks.

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                    • Originally posted by Lt-Bromhead View Post
                      I would give you more rep mate but it wont let me. Brilliant stuff, thanks.
                      Wait 24 Hours,

                      Glad to be of service

                      Paul
                      ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
                      All human ills he can subdue,
                      Or with a bauble or medal
                      Can win mans heart for you;
                      And many a blessing know to stew
                      To make a megloamaniac bright;
                      Give honour to the dainty Corse,
                      The Pixie is a little shite.

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                      • Thanks for the great plates, Paul. Keep up the good work.

                        As a result of the Napoleonic occupation of Portugal, the Portuguese royal family, the Braganzas ( Portuguese: os Braganças), went into exile in Brazil, the most important of the Portuguese colonies. The Portuguese court established themselves in the city of Rio de Janeiro, which thus became the seat of government of Portugal and the entire Portuguese Empire, even though it was located outside of Europe. Rio de Janeiro was the capital of the Portuguese empire from 1808 to 1815. What followed was a period when Brazil actually became the capital of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves, a whole new status, and enjoyed self-government under the Braganza dynasty, with no reference to the authorities in Lisbon. This nurtured a distaste for the idea of returning to status quo ante upon the overthrow of Napoleon's influence over Portugal. Therefore, Brazil came to be independent of Portugal, albeit under the rule of a member of the Portuguese royal family.
                        After its independence from the Portuguese on September 7, 1822, Brazil became a monarchy, the Empire of Brazil, which lasted until the establishment of a Republican government on November 15, 1889.

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                        Last edited by Zouave; 30 Apr 09, 15:48.
                        My avatar: Center of the Cross of the Légion d'honneur (Legion of Honour) of the First French Empire (Napoleonic Era), 3rd type (awarded between 1806-1808). My Légion d'honneur. :-)

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                        • Hey Zouave,

                          Did Brazilian troops ever serve in Europe during the Napoleonic wars?
                          If the art of war were nothing but the art of avoiding risks,glory would become the prey of mediocre minds. Napoleon

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