Skirmish at Egmont



This monochrome painting by Jan Langendyk, a Dutch artist, shows a skirmish between British Light Dragoons and French Infantry, North Holland 1799. The light dragoons are not at all accurately portrayed. An officer lies fallen from his horse in the centre, and the French close in for the kill. There is nothing to suggest that they are the 15th but they were the regiment that were most prominent in the action there.



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by Stephen Luscombe