The Last Cartridges (painting)
|The Last Cartridges|
|Artist||Alphonse de Neuville|
|Type||Oil on canvas, historical painting|
It recreates an incident of the Franco-Prussian War, when the French defenders of Bazeilles fought to the last cartridge during the 1870 Battle of Sedan. The fighting at Bazeilles was celebrated by the French nation amidst an otherwise catastrophic defeat.
The painting was featured in the turn-based strategy game Civilization V.
- The Last Cartridges, an 1897 film inspired by the painting
- Thomson p. 165.
- Fermer, Douglas. Sedan 1870: The Eclipse of France. Pen and Sword, 2016.
- Thomson, Richard. The Troubled Republic: Visual Culture and Social Debate in France, 1889-1900. Yale University Press, 2004.
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