This fifth selection from a photograph album belonging to liaison officer, Major General Edward Spears, explores the often grim price of war, notably a series of dramatic photographs illustrating the drum head court martial and execution of a German prisoner accused of killing his guard.

The selection includes a number of trench photographs and observation points. Note the use of periscopes to avoid the attention of enemy snipers. The discipline of war is evident from a number of shots showing parades, drills and reviews of soldiers.

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Date

1915

Specific Place(s)

Les Brebis near Mazingarbe, Arras, Western Front, France

Archive reference

SPEARS 10/1

Related Archive catalogue

SPEARS, Maj Gen Sir Edward Louis (1886-1974) 

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