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King of the Belgians being received by Earl Haig
King of the Belgians being received by Earl Haig
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Unveiling of memorial, Messines, Belgium, after World War I. This is one of two photographs of Field Marshal (Earl) Haig (1861-1928) at the unveiling of the memorial of the London Scottish Regiment at Messines, Belgium. It shows Haig, perhaps surprisingly, reading his welcome to the Belgian king, Albert I (1875-1934). Onlookers and a press photographer stand in the background...The London Scottish Regiment was the first Territorial regiment in action against the Germans on 31 October 1914 at the Battle of Messines...[Original reads: 'UNVEILING OF THE MEMORIAL CROSS OF THE LONDON SCOTTISH REGIMENT BY H.M. THE KING OF THE BELGIANS AT MESSINES, BELGIUM. The King of the Belgians being received by Earl Haig.']..digital.nls.uk/74549680 ( http://digital.nls.uk/74549680 )
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1914
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Location

N365 1-15, 8957 Mesen, Belgium50.76360, 2.89721
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National Library of Scotland
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