WAITING AND WATCHING BEFORE A FIERCE ONSLAUGHT These vivid and unpublished photographs record the last stage of the northward march of Britain’s “contemptible little army ”when Mons and Jemappes were reached. Above, at Jemappes on August 22,1914, men of the B.E.F. are resting while villagers welcome their country’s allies. It was already certain that the Germans were not far distant, and cavalry patrols were out seeking news of them. Below, two scouts are trying to gain information from civilians, and though they have no language in common a fellow-feeling against the foe makes communication easy. Mons Museum 49 b
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