The British Soldier - Collection 1914-1918 by Lawrence Brown
Nearly a century has passed since the truce was signed on November 11, 1918. Of all the soldiers who passed through this hell on earth, photographs, letters, stories and old…
The British Soldier synopsis
Nearly a century has passed since the truce was signed on November 11, 1918. Of all the soldiers who passed through this hell on earth, photographs, letters, stories and old school uniforms remained in the attics.
Thanks to a collection of more than ten thousand documents, the author allows us to follow up on these young people who have previously invisible images. All these faces, sometimes smiling, sometimes serious, have a story to tell.
Many collectors have allowed us to reach their most precious things, the result of their constant search that helps to save these things that have gone through four years of oblivion and destruction. Finally, in the Internet age, many links allow you to track the history of your ancestors and their cohorts.
When Germany invaded Belgium in 1914, Britain mobilized its army in addition to its naval forces and declared war on Germany. The British army, which landed in France in August 1914, was a small but very effective force.
The army, led by Sir John French, was strong in the lessons it learned from colonial wars, but could not avoid the settlement of the front line leading to the trench warfare. The subject of this short book is a non-exhaustive study of the British soldier's equipment and commitment within the British reconnaissance force..
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