The Great War, I was there - Part 4

FRIEND OF FRANCE—H E DIED ON THE FIELD OF HONOUR A touching reverence marked the attitude of the French peasants towards the graves of the Britisli who died on French soil for France as much as for Britain. There is a poignant pathos about this scene in a French village. The group of typical villagers, men and women, old and young, are standing round the grave of a Seaforth Highlander killed inaction at La Ferte-sous-Jouarre on September 29,1914. His greatcoat hangs on the rough wooden cross (as was the Highlander’s in page 94), and day by day fresh flowers were placed on the grave. Imperial War Museum
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