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British soldiers arriving in a village, during World War I

British soldiers arriving in a village, during World War I

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Summary

British soldiers arriving in a village. They are surrounded by women and children. One soldier has lifted a young girl onto his bicycle. They are all walking along a muddy road through the village. The buildings in the distance appear to be untouched by bombing or shelling. ..The arrival of allied troops in a village was cause for great excitement. Once troops entered a village they were often housed with local families. This was a welcome opportunity for rest and a diversion for the locals...[Original reads: 'OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN ON THE BRITISH WESTERN FRONT. Villagers interested in the arrival of British troops.']..digital.nls.uk/74546374 ( http://digital.nls.uk/74546374 )
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Date

1914
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Location

La Clarinière, 36330 Arthon, France46.71245, 1.71832
Google Map of 46.712447222222224, 1.7183194444444445
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National Library of Scotland
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