Christopher Clark. Victorian military
artist born 1875, died 1942. Christopher Clark's later paintings of the
Napoleonic and Crimean Wars, very few prints were ever produced. A few
antique prints Kassassin and Charge of the Light Brigade are available
from the Military Print Company.
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The Charge of Drury Lowes Cavalry at Kassassin, August 28th 1882 by Christopher Clark.
At Kassassin on the 28th August, General Grahams force was vigorously attacked by the Egyptians. He signalled for assistance, which was afforded him by the Life Guards and the Blues with the Horse Artillery, and the 7th Dragoon Guards. Then came the so-called Midnight Charge. Considering that the attack was not seriously begun till 4.30 p.m., and that General Graham ordered a general return to camp at 8.45 p.m., the title is certainly a misnomer. When they arrived near enough to the scene of the conflict for bullets to drop among the troopers, they halted just to breathe the tired horses, and then came the order to charge. Like a thunderbolt, furious and irresistible, the heavy troopers rode for the enemy. A terrible scene of slaughter and confusion ensued; the enemy fled in great disorder, and the battle was won.
Item Code : ANT0095
The Charge of Drury Lowes Cavalry at Kassassin, August 28th 1882 by Christopher Clark. - Editions Available