Photographs from the collection of Maj Gen Sir Edward Louis Spears (1886-1974), showing detail of France during World War One. Spears writes 'The Maroc church, very dangerous spot. had two narrow escapes here, one when with Houdimon was knocked out by a shell, fragments in my helmet.' July 15th 1915.
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 in Paris between 1917 and 1920 before entering…