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  Item Reference: SPEARS 10/1/44


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.


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


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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