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Marshal Foche and Sir Douglas Haig inspect guard of honour
Marshal Foche and Sir Douglas Haig inspect guard of honour
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General Haig and Marshal Foch walking through a guard of honour, during World War I. Two lines of soldiers with fixed bayonets are standing to attention in a grassy field. The soldiers are wearing kilts and Balmoral hats. Marshal Foch and General Haig are walking between the lines and towards the camera. They are both uniformed and chatting to each other. Behind them is a whole group of officers whose heads are visible. They are all wearing different hats. They also seem to be chatting. More officers are visible behind the last line. ..Marshal Foch was made the overall commander of the Allied troops on the Western Front in 1918, in an effort to co-ordinate all the forces in a final offensive to break the German lines. Despite this General Haig, King Albert I and General Pershing still had a wide authority and input...[Original reads: 'Marshal Foche and Sir Douglas Haig inspects Guard of Honour.']..digital.nls.uk/74547044 ( http://digital.nls.uk/74547044 )
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1914
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National Library of Scotland
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