Le Cimitiere De Saint Pravat by Alphonse De Neuville.
Prussian troops storm the Cemetery of Saint Pravat after a desperate defence. Gravelotte-St-Privat was the turning point in the Franco-Prussian War leading directly to the final defeat of the French at Sedan, the collapse of Napoleon IIIs regime and the proclamation of the German Empire.
Item Code : DHM0139
Le Cimitiere De Saint Pravat by Alphonse De Neuville. - Editions Available
Saving the Queens Colours at the Battle of Isandhlwana by Alphonse de Neuville
The painting shows Lieutenant T. Melville along with Lieutenant N J A Coghill attempting to Save the Queen's Colours of the 1/24th and fight their way out of the Battle of Isandhlwana. Lieutenant Melville was the adjutant of the 1st Battalion, the 24th Foot. Melville collected the Queen's Colours from the guard tent towards the end of the battle and rode out of camp heading for the Tugela River. Melville arrived at the river, and due to the heavy rains the Tugela was in flood. Melville rode into the river but about half way across came off his horse, still clutching the colours. Lieutenant Coghill, also of the 24th Foot, crossed the river soon after and went to Melville's assistance. The Zulus were on the bank and opened a heavy fire on them. Lt Coghill's horse was killed and the colour swept away. Both officers struggled to the Natal bank where it seems it is llikely that both men were killed by Natal natives. The colours would later be recovered from the Tuge.........