Flanders 1915 (Images of War)

Flanders 1915 (Images of War)

Jon Cooksey

through Christmas 1914 Britain's commonplace military had almost ceased to exist. 4 months of difficult battling had tired its manpower and the Territorial military have been referred to as directly to plug the gaps. The part-timers leapt on the probability to serve their kingdom in a foreign country and have been quickly on their solution to the trenches and the cruel realities of warfare at the Western Front.

Flanders 1915 tells the tale, via infrequent and formerly unpublished pictures and prolonged captions, of 1 of these keen Territorial battalions published to Flanders through the first 365 days of WW1. It varieties a different and intimate list of the early years of warfare; many photographs captured on movie by way of the non-public cameras of the battalion's junior officials, earlier than legitimate censorship used to be proven. principally it's a infrequent and striking portrait of the 'great event' of warfare within the days sooner than bogs, the Somme and Passchendaele and the ensuing long casualty lists.

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