April 12th, 1940 The War Illustrated It’s Not All ‘Beer and Skittles’ on the West ............Ce n tre right :These French soldiers apparently do not think much o f the German m achine-gun they captured while ou ton a patrol, for they are e x a min in git as if it were a museum piece. Along with their French comrades two British soldiers, Captain J. H. Hudson and Fusilier J. roW les y ,of the Lancashire Fusiliers (above left), receive the C r o ix deG u erre from a French General for their part in a patrol inaction which six Nazis were killed and one captured .Photos, Associated Press, and British Official: Crown Copyright Advancing over rough tracks this French motor-cycle unit is moving up to its fighting position on the Western Front. Ploughed fields and disused cart tracks are chosen ,as the main roads are liable to be shelled by German artillery. The warning— “Do not pass without permission from the authorities. Have your helmet, gas mask ,and rifle ready *’—on abridge on theW ester i Front with an arrow outpointing the direction mutely tells that the front line is near.
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