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Antique Prints and Antique Maps from Vintage-Views.com - Antique Prints - Military - British Battles, 1890s Sepia Toned Prints - BATTLE OF KASSASSIN - 1882,Historical British Battle

BATTLE OF KASSASSIN - 1882,Historical British Battle
BATTLE OF KASSASSIN - 1882,Historical British Battle
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BATTLE OF KASSASSIN - 1882 ,Historical British Battles,Henry Dupray,c1890 Sepia Folio Print

BATTLE OF KASSASSIN - 1882 ,Historical British Battles,Henry Dupray,c1890 Sepia Folio Print

Historical Collectible RARE ANTIQUE MILITARY BATTLESCENE PRINT

COMES WITH FOLIO SIZE TISSUE THAT HAS ENGRAVINGS OF THE ARMS AND ARMOUR OF THE PERIOD

SCANS MINIMIZED TO FIT PAGE

FROM THE DESCRIPTIVE TEXT
ACCOUTREMENTS OF THIS PERIOD
  • CAVALRY TRUMPET
  • HEAD KIT OF TROOPERS HORSE
  • SADDLERY, KIT OF TROOPER OF LIFE GUARDS
THE CHARGE AT KASSASSIN, 1882
"Now we have them."
The booming of guns spurred them on and the rattle of muskets guided them through the blinding sand storms. They had ridden hard to the help of their comrades sorely pressed on the burning fringe of the desert. Sand dunes hid their weary horses from the enemy and night was drawing near, when the stillness was broken by a shout that sent the blood coursing hot through the veins. H Now we have them. Trot 1 Galop 1 Charge 1" Away dashed the Household Cavalry, flanked by the Dragoon Guards. Straight for the guns they went-swift and sure as an arrow from the crossbow. Shell and bullet tore up the ground, and the flash of rifle showed the enemy in strong force. Hurling themselves on the flank of the Egyptians the cavalry cut their way to the batteries and sabred the gunners. Some, braver than the rest, strove to withstand the shock and to rally their comrades, but their sacrifice was in vain. Those who did not throw themselves on the sand to avoid the slash of sabre took to their heels and the battle was won. Kassassin is notable for this charge, which was worthy of the best traditions of the British Army. Yet the pluck and endurance of the. infantry should not be forgotten. General Graham had taken three battalions of infantry and one squadron of cavalry and mounted infantry to assist in clearing the way to Cairo. Arabi's followers were bent on resisting this advance along the railway and attacked the party in a position not favourable for defence. The British troops were few compared with those of the enemy, and were divided by the canal, while the Egyptians were reinforced by hordes of Bedouins. Graham could do no more than hold his own, and for a time the situation seemed critical. A Krupp gun-captured from the Egyptians a few days before-was mounted on the railway and being well served did great execution. But even this did not remove the danger and had it not been for the arrival of the cavalry we might have had to record a disaster, for the transport had broken down and ammunition was running short. The extremity of the peril was illustrated by a thrilling incident. A medical officer with forty men was attending to the wounded under a heavy fire when the enemy assailed the column with furious energy. Ordering the men to fill their haversacks with sand he hastily threw up a rough parapet to screen the wounded, and then doctor and orderlies, taking their rifles, bravely defended the sunger until Graham gave the word for the infantry to advance, and the cavalry rode into and scattered the enemy.

Henry Louis Dupray 1841-1909. French military artist Henry Dupray's military paintings, many of which were produced as small sepia prints

PUBLISHED DATE c1890s
IMAGE SIZE: approx 11 1/2 in x 8 in - There is a border of 1/4 inch running around the print.
Heavy Card and Engraved Tissue SIZE: approx 17 X 12 INCHES
CONDITION SEPIA PRINT - Tipped onto a large folio card. The print itself is blank on reverse but the folio card that it is tipped onto has descriptive text on the reverse side of another british battle. As Scanned. The image is clean, clear and sharp with beautiful depth and detail.

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SKU 062148k5-kassassin.
Shipping Code 33.00 kg
Price: US$85.00

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