The Alma

This idealised view of Lindsay's heroism contains a few errors. He was carrying the Queen's Colour which was predominantly crimson. The Colour shown here is the regimental Colour which was mostly the union flag. Also, he is wearing his officer's sash over his left shoulder when, at the time, they were worn around the waist. There is no sign of the hordes of bayonet-wielding Russian infantry here. It is doubtful that Lindsay would have been so calm under the circumstances.

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by Stephen Luscombe