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'British cavalry man with a hearty meal', 1914

Photograph, World War One, Western Front (1914-1918), 1914.

A British trooper and his mount enjoy a meal break during their duties with the British Expeditionary Force's (BEF) Cavalry Division. The latter was commanded by Major-General Edmund Allenby and during 1914 distinguished itself at Mons (23 August), Le Cateau (26 August), the Marne (5-12 September), the Aisne (13-28 September) and Ypres (19 October-22 November) alongside many other smaller actions. During these engagements the division served as both a mounted mobile force and as dismounted infantry.

One of 72 press photographs of the start of World War One, 1914.

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NAM. 1997-07-67-48


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study Collection

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