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Lieutenant T Melville VC of the 24th Regiment Zulu War Prints by Bud Bradshaw and Alphonse de Neuville. - MilitaryArtCompany.com

DHM2686. Melville's Ride to Glory by Bud Bradshaw. <p>Lt. Melvill rescues the British colours from the field at Isandhlwana, South Africa.  For this action, he was awarded the Victoria Cross posthumously.  Lieutenant Melville was the adjutant of the 1st Battalion, the 24th Foot.  Melville collected the Queen's Colour 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 Melville 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 colours swept away.  Both officers struggled to the Natal bank where it seems it is likely that both men were killed by Natal natives.  The colours would later be recovered from the Tugela River Both officers would be later awarded the Victoria Cross.<p><b>We have managed to obtain the last 34 art prints in this edition, published in the 1980s.<b><p> Signed limited edition of 950 prints. <p> Image size 21 inches x 17 inches (53cm x 47cm)
DHM970. Saving the Queens Colours at the Battle of Isandhlwana by Alphonse de Neuville <p>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 Tugela River.  Both officers would be later awarded the Victoria Cross.  The losses during the battle were 52 British officers and 806 non-commissioned ranks were killed and 471 Africans died fighting for the British.  Zulu warrior dead were around 2,000 dead either on the field or from wounds.  There were only around 60 Europeans survived the battle. <b><p> Open edition print. <p> Image size 15 inches x 23 inches (38cm x 58cm)

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Lieutenant T Melville VC of the 24th Regiment Zulu War Prints by Bud Bradshaw and Alphonse de Neuville.

PCK2405. Lieutenant T Melville VC of the 24th Regiment Zulu War Prints by Bud Bradshaw and Alphonse de Neuville.

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DHM2686. Melville's Ride to Glory by Bud Bradshaw.

Lt. Melvill rescues the British colours from the field at Isandhlwana, South Africa. For this action, he was awarded the Victoria Cross posthumously. Lieutenant Melville was the adjutant of the 1st Battalion, the 24th Foot. Melville collected the Queen's Colour 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 Melville 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 colours swept away. Both officers struggled to the Natal bank where it seems it is likely that both men were killed by Natal natives. The colours would later be recovered from the Tugela River Both officers would be later awarded the Victoria Cross.

We have managed to obtain the last 34 art prints in this edition, published in the 1980s.

Signed limited edition of 950 prints.

Image size 21 inches x 17 inches (53cm x 47cm)


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DHM970. 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 Tugela River. Both officers would be later awarded the Victoria Cross. The losses during the battle were 52 British officers and 806 non-commissioned ranks were killed and 471 Africans died fighting for the British. Zulu warrior dead were around 2,000 dead either on the field or from wounds. There were only around 60 Europeans survived the battle.

Open edition print.

Image size 15 inches x 23 inches (38cm x 58cm)


Website Price: £ 195.00  

To purchase these prints individually at their normal retail price would cost £280.00 . By buying them together in this special pack, you save £85




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