The Great War, I was there - Part 1

FIRST ADVANCE GUARD OF BRITAIN'S MIGHTY H O STAT MONS, AUGUST 21,1914 These Lancers were the first British troops to arrive at Mons and were therefore the vanguard of the millions of men who were to follow them to the front during the four years of war. They formed apart of Allenby's Cavalry Division and had travelled by railway to the neighbourhood of Maubeuge, twelve miles from Mons. There they detrained at Erquelinnes just on the French border on the main Paris-Berlin railway under the protection of the fortress of Maubeuge. Their first task was to cover the deployment of the infantry in the region east -north-east of Mons. In this new and unpublished photo they are here seen entering Mons from the south-east on Friday, August 21,1914. Mons Museum 9
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