The Great War, I was there - Part 2

THEY HAD FOUGHT AT MONS—IN THE FIGHTING RETREAT THEY TURNED AND FOUGHT AGAIN It is difficult to believe that the men in this rare photograph are retreating after the terrible experiences of the battle of Mons, but they are British cavalrymen (of the 2nd Cavalry Brigade) halted beside a French farmyard only a few hours after the battle. They are carrying the full equipment of cavalry on field service, including rations for themselves and fodder for their horses. Nosebags are seen hanging from the saddles of the men, and below them can be seen the picketing peg. After Mons they were inaction at Elouges, and with the 3rd Cavalry Brigade guarded the right flank of Smith Dorrien’s Corps at Le Cateau- 1 inpcrial WarM useutn
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