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A Long Way From HomeA Long Way From Home Ref: Gic-G283

A column of Indian Cavalry advance through the town of Albert, which was central to the Allied activities on the Somme in 1916.

The golden statue of the Virgin Mary atop the tower of the Basilica can be seen in the background, knocked askew by German artillery early in 1915. Various legends grew up around this landmark, but the statue would stay at this precarious angle until 1918 when the tower was destroyed by British artillery during the German Spring Offensive. After the war the Basilica was rebuilt, and today the statue again looks out over the town.

Giclée Print published from a gouache painting by Graham Turner.

Approximate overall print size, including border - 16"x 12" (40cm x 30cm). Image size 12.6"x 9.5" (32cm x 24cm)

Each print individually printed to order on very high quality heavyweight paper, and then signed on the border by the artist.

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Price: £59.00

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The Indian Army provided a large number of troops to help the Allied war effort, and they fought in many different theatres, including the Western Front.

On 14th July 1916, units from the 2nd Indian Cavalry Division were involved in the only cavalry action during the Battle of the Somme, the charge at High Wood, and in July 2016 Graham Turner took part in a two-day commemorative ride across the Somme battlefield, in full cavalry kit, retracing their steps.

CLICK HERE to read an article Graham has written for 'Battlefield', the magazine on the Battlefields Trust, about the charge and recounting his own experiences a century later.

'The Great War holds a terrible fascination for me, and my own personal love of horses inevitably makes their involvement in this horrific conflict particularly poignant. I am honoured to be taking part in this commemorative ride, and as we visit the various locations and cemeteries on our route we will remember those whose lives were lost, both human and equine.'

(Photo top right) - Soldiers from the 20th Deccan Horse just before the charge at High Wood. (c) IWM (Q823)
Steady Boy link"STEADY BOY"

Graham Turner's award winning painting "Steady Boy" (left) is available as a print, reproduced on paper or canvas - CLICK HERE for full details.
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