Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Twentieth Century Meets The Nineteenth

Sometimes on a research trip (in this case the First Division in 1914) you come upon a little unexpected gem. I was basically looking at newspaper photo's, when I came upon one of the Bengal Lancers taken in Belgium in August of 1914. I wonder how useful those lances would be against machineguns? Mind you, some generals never did work that one out.
"The London Advertiser", August 29, 1914.