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|Artist Details : Simon Smith|
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Simon Smith was born in 1960 into a military family and quickly developed an interest in history and the armed forces. He has worked continually as an illustrator in the historical field since leaving art college in 1982, having graduated with a First in Fine Art and Illustration.. He has work on permanent display in London and countries as far afield as Taiwan and Israel. Simon owes his lifelong interest in military subjects to his family connections with the services.
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Defeat of Porus by Alexander the Great 326BC by Francois Louis Joseph Watteau. (Y)
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D-Day Gold Beach, 6th June 1944 by Simon Smith.
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Battle of Cambrai, France, 20th November 1917 by David Pentland. (GL)
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Men of the British Navy During the Battle of Lake Erie 1813 by Chris Collingwood.
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Wounded by Mark Churms. (P)
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Lance-Corporal Harry Nichols, 3rd battalion Grenadier Guards, winning the Victoria Cross at the River Escaut, 21st May 1940 by David Rowlands. (Y)
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Sabres on the Esla Pursuit of the Imperial Guard at the Battle of Benevente by Mark Churms.
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Counter Charge of the 12th and 13th Light Dragoons by Chris Collingwood. (Y)
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