This painting depicts the British and Hanoverians fired upon by the French on three sides while some make their escape to the rear. Some of the French artillery are in a small square fortress on the left of the picture. The Guards are in the front line of the British being attacked by a huge force of cavalry. In the foreground, Marshal Saxe and his staff survey their triumphant victory. Painting by Van Blarenberghe.

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