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Thursday, October 20, 2011

French Guard Artillery Officer

Many of you have already seen this posted in Benno's last year, so excuse me for repeating the show.....
the piece was self sculpted and painted for a competition.... the only one i won.....

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Rests of English soldier found in holland

Last week the rest of a British soldier was found in the dunes near Den Helder, the researchers identified it as a casualty of the "Forgotten War" fought against the Batavian Republic in 1799.
An expeditionary combined force anglo-Russian tried a landing in the dunes of holland in 1799 and was defeated, some sources count more that 3000 casualties in the campaign days.
The body was found in the dunes and the researchers found some possible names which could belong to the rests: Nathaniel Haines, Thomas Tailor, William Turner,Thomas Athorne, James Asquith, Rob Gaul who died in that area the 27th August 1799, from a button found near the skeleton it seems that the soldier belonged to the Coldstream Guards.

Monday, October 10, 2011

New fallen horses

Yesterday evening I sculpted 2 more fallen horses  a third is waiting his turn and I think i will have enough of them, but i will use the bodies for different purposes, ex fallen artillery train ones, or cuirassiers ones etc....

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Voltigeurs a sketch from my carnet

Browsing in my carnet du dessin i found this one which i want to share with you.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Saturday, October 1, 2011

A great book on Waterloo

I got this book from my best friend, and i was amazed!!! I read many many books and reports about Waterloo, and i must say that i always found 2 vision, almost always opposite: the pro Napoleon one starting from the Emperor itself ,passing from Gourgaud etc  which try to say that the loss has nothing to do with the superiority or the best performance and decisions of the enemies , and the pro British one which paint the french army as professionally not matching the british courage and organization.
And finally i had a picture of the battle as i believe really was, a struggle against the best army of the world, the french one, with yet the best commander , Napoleon, an army very very murderous, and the victory of the alleys because of the british courage and training which helped them to resist and the right coordination with the Blucher army. The bok is a wonderful melting pot of anecdotes and memories from all the sides and give the idea of a chaotic slaughter.
the last thing i would comment is about the cavalry charge on the british squares, wich appears completely different from the institutional story build up in the victorian time.

 Alessandro Barbero "The Battle"