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Background imageCharge Collection: Cromwell at the Battle of Marston Moor, 1886. Artist: John J Crew

Cromwell at the Battle of Marston Moor, 1886. Artist: John J Crew
Cromwell at the Battle of Marston Moor, 1886. Leading a Charge after Being Wounded in his Right Arm. Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658) commanded the forces of Parliament during the English Civil War

Background imageCharge Collection: Scotland for Ever. The charge of the Scots Greys at Waterloo, 18 June 1815

Scotland for Ever. The charge of the Scots Greys at Waterloo, 18 June 1815. After the painting by Lady Butler

Background imageCharge Collection: Waterloo - Highlanders

Waterloo - Highlanders
Battle of WATERLOO The Highlanders form a square to withstand the cavalry charge of the French cuirassiers

Background imageCharge Collection: Scotland for Ever; the charge of the Scots Greys at Waterloo, 18 June 1815

Scotland for Ever; the charge of the Scots Greys at Waterloo, 18 June 1815
Scotland for Ever ; the charge of the Scots Greys at Waterloo, 18 June 1815. The attack by the Royal Scots Greys cavalry regiment on the French 45th infantry was immortalised in this famous painting

Background imageCharge Collection: Scots Greys charge at the Battle of Waterloo

Scots Greys charge at the Battle of Waterloo
Battle of WATERLOO : Scotland for ever ! the charge of the Scots Greys Date: 18 June 1815

Background imageCharge Collection: Grenadiers Mount Guard

Grenadiers Mount Guard
Grenadier Guards mounting the Guard - the colours are handed to the officer in charge of the guard for the day; they will then be saluted, and the guard will march off with them

Background imageCharge Collection: Royal Scots Dragoon Guards & Gulf War Tank

Royal Scots Dragoon Guards & Gulf War Tank
A charge by the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiners & Greys) and a Commanding Officers Tank of the same regiment in action during the First Gulf War in Iraq. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageCharge Collection: Mass spectrometer, 1954

Mass spectrometer, 1954
Mass spectrometer. Researchers adjusting the controls of a mass spectrometer. This is an all-metal demountable mass spectrometer

Background imageCharge Collection: Buffalo soldiers charging to the rescue

Buffalo soldiers charging to the rescue
Captain Dodges black troopers to the rescue in the west. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Frederic Remington illustration

Background imageCharge Collection: Waterloo, The Charge of the Scots Greys (colour litho)

Waterloo, The Charge of the Scots Greys (colour litho)
2780524 Waterloo, The Charge of the Scots Greys (colour litho) by Wood, Stanley L. (1866-1928) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Waterloo, The Charge of the Scots Greys)

Background imageCharge Collection: Scotland Forever! The Charge of the Scots Greys, the British heavy cavalry regiment that

Scotland Forever! The Charge of the Scots Greys, the British heavy cavalry regiment that
Battle of WATERLOO : Scotland for ever ! the charge of the Scots Greys

Background imageCharge Collection: The Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. The Thin Red Line at Balaclava, 1854, (1939)

The Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. The Thin Red Line at Balaclava, 1854, (1939). The Thin Red Line was a military action by the British Sutherland Highlanders 93rd (Highland)

Background imageCharge Collection: Survivors of the Charge of the Light Brigade, 1890

Survivors of the Charge of the Light Brigade, 1890
Photograph of survivors of the Charge of the Light Brigade during the Crimean War taken 36 years after the event. The photograph was taken for charitable purposes

Background imageCharge Collection: Churchill AVRE Tank in France; Second World War, 1944

Churchill AVRE Tank in France; Second World War, 1944
Photograph showing a Churchill AVRE (Armoured Vehicle Royal Engineers) tank moving up to the front, France, 1944. The Churchill AVRE tank was equipped with a Petard mortar

Background imageCharge Collection: Charge of Light Brigade

Charge of Light Brigade
The charge of the Light Brigade Cardigan in action

Background imageCharge Collection: 11th Hussars at Balaclava, Charge of the Light Brigade

11th Hussars at Balaclava, Charge of the Light Brigade, Crimean War. Date: 1854

Background imageCharge Collection: Charge of the Light Dragoons at the Battle of Ramnuggur

Charge of the Light Dragoons at the Battle of Ramnuggur
CHARGE OF H. M. 14TH LIGHT DRAGOONS AT THE BATTLE OF RAMNUGGUR, Novr. 22nd. 1848. Colour photolithograph by J Harris after Henry Martens, 1851 (c). Published by Rudolf Ackermann, 26 Jan 1851

Background imageCharge Collection: The Black Rhinoceros Charging, by Thomas Baines

The Black Rhinoceros Charging, by Thomas Baines (1820-1875). (4 of 5) Date: 1874

Background imageCharge Collection: Battle of Bunker Hill: oil on canvas, 1898, by Howard Pyle

Battle of Bunker Hill: oil on canvas, 1898, by Howard Pyle
PYLE: BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL. Battle of Bunker Hill: oil on canvas, 1898, by Howard Pyle

Background imageCharge Collection: CIVIL WAR, 1864. Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, June 27, 1864: lithograph, 1891

CIVIL WAR, 1864. Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, June 27, 1864: lithograph, 1891, by Kurz & Allison

Background imageCharge Collection: CRIMEAN WAR: LIGHT BRIGADE. The Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaklava, 25 October 1854

CRIMEAN WAR: LIGHT BRIGADE. The Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaklava, 25 October 1854. Wood engraving from a 19th century edition of Lord Alfred Tennysons poem, Charge of the Light Brigade

Background imageCharge Collection: Capture of the Eagle, Waterloo, 1898 (oil on canvas)

Capture of the Eagle, Waterloo, 1898 (oil on canvas)
3431719 Capture of the Eagle, Waterloo, 1898 (oil on canvas) by Sullivan, William Holmes (1836-1908); 61x92 cm; Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; English, out of copyright

Background imageCharge Collection: Charge of the French Cuirassiers at Waterloo, 1874, (c1915). Artist

Charge of the French Cuirassiers at Waterloo, 1874, (c1915). Artist: Felix Henri Emmanuel Philippoteaux
Charge of the French Cuirassiers at Waterloo, 1874, (c1915). Held by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. From International Art: Past and Present by Alfred Yockney

Background imageCharge Collection: The Charge of the British Light Cavalry Brigade

The Charge of the British Light Cavalry Brigade
CRIMEAN WAR. The Charge of the British Light Cavalry Brigade at Balaclava, Crimea, Oct. 25, 1854: English engraving, 1855

Background imageCharge Collection: Coldstreamers in a Great charge by the guards on the Somme

Coldstreamers in a Great charge by the guards on the Somme
On 15th September 1916, Guards including the Coldstreamers, Grenadiers and the Irish, captured Martinpuich, formerly in German hands and Courcelette and over 2300 prisoners. 15th September 1916

Background imageCharge Collection: EVCW2A-00080

EVCW2A-00080
Confederate charge up Little Round Top, held by the 20th Maine Regiment, Battle of Gettysburg, 1863. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th century illustration

Background imageCharge Collection: Joan of Arc at Orleans

Joan of Arc at Orleans
Joan of Arc urges the French army to attack the last English fortress at Tournelles and recaptures Orleans

Background imageCharge Collection: Battle of Agincourt

Battle of Agincourt
A cavalry charge during the English victory at Agincourt

Background imageCharge Collection: Battle of Culloden

Battle of Culloden
The final charge of the Royal troops, commanded by the duke of Cumberland, leading to total victory over the forces of the Young Pretender

Background imageCharge Collection: Leipzig Battle Charge

Leipzig Battle Charge
NAPOLEONIC WARS Battle of Leipzig The charge of the Brandenburg Hussars Regiment overwhelms the French Date: 16 October 1813

Background imageCharge Collection: 1778 Benjamin Franklin scientist

1778 Benjamin Franklin scientist
Benjamin Franklin, scientist, inventor, and US Founding Father (January 17 1706 - April 17 1790). Steel engraving by J. Thompson 1834 with later colouring, after 1778 painting by Duplessis

Background imageCharge Collection: CIVIL WAR: GETTYSBURG. The 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment under General Winfield S

CIVIL WAR: GETTYSBURG. The 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment under General Winfield S. Hancock charging at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1863

Background imageCharge Collection: Police and Fire Brigade attending a fire at Chelsea FC

Police and Fire Brigade attending a fire at Chelsea FC
Metropolitan Police and London Fire Brigade attending a fire at Chelsea FC. This photograph by Sub-Inspector C R C Turner shows Inspector A J Jones (Officer in Charge) and others at Walham Green

Background imageCharge Collection: Russian Propaganda Poster

Russian Propaganda Poster
A Russian Propaganda Poster from the early Bolshevik era, depicting a red army cavalry soldier charging into battle on a fine white steed, sword raised in agressive pose

Background imageCharge Collection: Crimean War. The Balaklava Banquet, Survivors of the Light C

Crimean War. The Balaklava Banquet, Survivors of the Light C
Portrait engraving of the suvivors of the Charge of the Light Brigade: Major General de Salis, 8th Hussars; Lieut. Colonel Mussenden, 8th Hussars; Colonel Seager, 8th Hussars; EH Woodham

Background imageCharge Collection: Heavy Brigade / Simpson

Heavy Brigade / Simpson
The charge of the Heavy Cavalry

Background imageCharge Collection: British Troops Gallipoli

British Troops Gallipoli
British troops advance on mass up the cliffs at Gallipoli off the Dardanelles straits. " Short of ammunition but still they press on, the true bulldog rush of our troops"

Background imageCharge Collection: Robert Lindsay at Alma

Robert Lindsay at Alma
Lieut. Robert Lindsay of the 1st Battalion Scots Fusilier Guards leads a charge against the Russian Batteries. He was awarded the Victoria Cross

Background imageCharge Collection: Siege of Lucknow

Siege of Lucknow
Lieutenant Macpherson leads a a charge by the 78th Highlanders to capture enemy guns at Lucknow. He was awarded the Victoria Cross

Background imageCharge Collection: Custers last charge

Custers last charge. Date c1876

Background imageCharge Collection: Charge of the mounted brigade at El-Mughar, 1917

Charge of the mounted brigade at El-Mughar, 1917
Charge of the mounted brigade at El-Mughar during the British advance on Jerusalem during World War One, part of the larger Battle of Junction Station which saw the British capture the railway

Background imageCharge Collection: Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) adult male, charging, Etosha N. P. Namibia

Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) adult male, charging, Etosha N. P. Namibia
Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) adult male, charging, Etosha N.P. Namibia

Background imageCharge Collection: Rhinos attack a Lion

Rhinos attack a Lion
Curse of the Great White Rhino. Two rhinos charge and attack a Lion. Pen and Ink (with wash) preliminary sketch by Raymond Sheppard

Background imageCharge Collection: The charge of the 9th Lancers at a German battery near Mons

The charge of the 9th Lancers at a German battery near Mons

Background imageCharge Collection: A British Charge at Hooge

A British Charge at Hooge
Illustrations showing a charge by soldiers of the Liverpool and Scottish regiments to recapture a trench taken by the Germans who took it by using flame-projectors to spray fire

Background imageCharge Collection: Mr Popple Drunk 1898

Mr Popple Drunk 1898
After a convivial hunt breakfast at Hopham Hall, Mr Popple is found drunk and disorderly in charge of a horse

Background imageCharge Collection: Gettysburg / Cassells

Gettysburg / Cassells
Picketts charge. Marking a turning point, this battle ended with a Union victory, but both sides suffered heavy losses

Background imageCharge Collection: Boadicea leading Iceni revolt by Fortunino Matania

Boadicea leading Iceni revolt by Fortunino Matania
Boadicea (variously spelt, eg Boudicca), Queen of the Iceni, wife of Prasutagus. Leader of a vigorous but doomed revolt against the Roman occupation of Britain pictured with her daughters in full




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"Scotland for Ever! The Charge of the Scots Greys at Waterloo, 18 June 1815" In a moment that would forever be etched in history, the brave Scots Greys thundered towards their destiny on that fateful day at Waterloo. With unwavering determination and courage coursing through their veins, they charged fearlessly into battle. The Highlanders stood tall, their kilts billowing in the wind as they prepared to face the enemy head-on. Their hearts beat with patriotic fervor as they shouted "Scotland Forever. " A battle cry that echoed across the battlefield, inspiring all who heard it. Amidst the chaos and smoke of war, these valiant warriors proved their mettle. The charge of the Scots Greys was an awe-inspiring sight to behold; a testament to their unyielding loyalty and indomitable spirit. But this charge was not an isolated incident; it represented a long-standing tradition of bravery within Scottish regiments. From Bunker Hill to Ramnuggur, from Balaclava's Thin Red Line to Gulf War tanks manned by Royal Scots Dragoon Guards – Scotland has always produced fierce fighters ready to defend what is dear. Even nature itself seems inspired by such acts of valor. Thomas Baines' painting captures the sheer power and force behind a charging black rhinoceros - symbolizing strength personified. And let us not forget those who survived against all odds - like the survivors of the Charge of Light Brigade or Grenadiers Mount Guard - whose tales serve as reminders that even in moments when hope seems lost, resilience can prevail. So let us remember these charges throughout history – each one representing bravery in its purest form. They remind us that sometimes we must push forward despite overwhelming odds because there are causes worth fighting for and legacies worth defending.