General George Paget Original Vanity Fair Print

£29.00

ridden in the Charge of the Light Brigade while smoking a cheroot !

A Soldier

A Soldier

 

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General George Paget Original Vanity Fair Print

Original Vanity Fair Print Lithograph of General Lord George Augustus Frederick Paget K.C.B. with the caption at the bottom of the print: A Soldier

Paget served in the Crimean War and fought at Battle of The Alma and Balaclava in command of the 4th (The Queen’s Own) Light Dragoons. He is frequently quoted for his references to the Russian engagement in Balaklava on the Crimean Peninsula: “Every fool at the outposts, who fancies he hears something, has only to make a row, and there we all are, Generals and all… Well I suppose 500 false alarms are better than one surprise”. This quote was supposedly written just before the Russians surprised the camp. He is famous for having ridden in the Charge of the Light Brigade while smoking a cheroot (a type of cigar favored by soldiers who served in India)

Published: 13-Oct-1877 Signed by: SPY, Leslie Ward . Dimensions approximately 26cm x 38cm.

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