19th Century framed print "The thin red line" in Swindon


A 19th century framed print entitled "The thin red line" in original wood and gilt frame, good condition some age-related wear, never removed from the frame.

32" x 18"

Depicting the 93rd (Sutherland Highlanders) Regiment of Foot at the Battle of Balaclava on 25 October 1854, during the Crimean War. In an incident which became known as "The Thin Red Line", a two-deep line of around 500 red-coated Scottish infantry from the Highland Brigade with support from around 1,000 Royal Marines and Turkish infantry along with six guns of field artillery stood firm against a force of around 2,500 Russian cavalrymen.
The incident was a small one, in the context of the battle and the war as a whole, but became the focus for celebrating the stoicism and steadfastness of the British Army after Gibb's painting was exhibited.

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