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  Item Reference: SPEARS 10/1/43

Description

Photographs from the collection of Maj Gen Sir Edward Louis Spears (1886-1974), showing detail of France during World War One.Spears writes; 'Photograph taken the day before I was wounded'. 'Souchez and Carleul from the eastern slope of Loriette'. 'German trenches in the foreground'.'Was nearly shot when taking this picture'. 11th August 1915

Collection

The Ruins Of France (Part 1): Spears, E

Description

This first selection from the extensive archive of Major General Sir Edward Spears chronicles life on the Western Front during the Great War when Spears was a liaison officer between the French and British staff. He was Head of the British Military Mission inĀ  Paris between 1917 and 1920 before entering…

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