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Only two hooves remain - the others are thought to be in Regimental museums..<br />
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Napoleons famous horse given some much needed 'Joie de vivre' by a National Army Museum conservation - The new poised hind legs and cocked fore leg and head breathe life into the 200 year old skeleton.<br />
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Emperor Napoleon's famous warhorse Marengo, immortalised in David's famous painting, was captured on the battlefield of Waterloo after Napoleon had fled.<br />
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The diminutive Arabian stallion was brought back to Britain, and after its death the skeleton was carefully preserved and put on display in a rather dull and lifeless pose.<br />
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British experts have spent two years picking apart, reconditioning and reassembling the aged and delicate bones of Marengo ahead of his installation at the new National Army Museum in Chelsea, west London.