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  Rearguard Action

French infantry breaks through the British first line!!

A British battalion rushes in to plug the gap!

French infantry in control of the heights - last British reserves attempt to slow the French advance to gain time for the main body of the rearguard to retreat safely across the river. Remnants of the RHA gallantly continue firing in the face of certain death!

British troops retreating in disorder across the river. 15th Hussars (in background) covering the rearguard's retreat.

The British objective of delaying the French advance was achieved - but at heavy cost.