The Great War, I was there - Part 3

FIRST LONG SLEEP FOR THIRTEEN DAYS During the thirteen days which the retreat from Mons lasted, the infantry had about 4 hours’ rest in 24 and the cavalry about 3, but when the retreat was over the cavalry had the luxury of a whole day’s rest at Gournay near Paris. 1 he 11th Hussars are here seen bivouacked in the grounds of Madame Townshend’s chateau at Champs. The photograph shows Lieutenant Arkwright (who was killed flying later in the R.F.C.) making a hasty toilet. Photographs of the same regiment on their way to Mons appear in pp. 26 and 34. Imperial War Museum
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