Defence not Defiance.
Etching. 240 x 300mm. 9½ x 11¾".
Soldiers with their children and two women play around a cannon. In 1859 the Volunteer movement started up in Britain and General Peel agreed to accept the services of such men who would ask for no pay and fight when needed. To everyone's astonishment an armed force of over one hundred thousand men was enrolled within a short time, having as their motto "Defence not Defiance". This motto has since been used by many armed force groups, including the Bermuda Volunteer Rifle Corps.
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