Photograph from the collection of Major Gen Sir Edward Louis Spears (1886-1974). 15th August 1915, Saint Pol. 2nd Bureau Xth Army. Sub Lieutenant Leroy, Lieutenant Tubert, Lieutenant Arnavou, Captain Jourdans, Self, Sub Lieutenant Schutz and Lieutenant Henry. Seated Captain Loiseau, Captain Valotte, Commandant Reboufleau and Sub Lieutenant Dietrich.
This fourth instalment of a photograph album belonging to liaison officer, Edward Spears, provides revealing testimony to the routine of the First World War: parades, inspections, decoration in battle, tactical observation of the disposition of enemy forces, conversation and dialogue. The engineering…