Thursday, August 2, 2012

The Great War in Greyscale - 'The Old Contemptibles' 1914 British Infantry

The popular perception of the British army during the Great War is that of the conscripted, citizen-soldier; the resigned amateur-warrior who doggedly did his duty for King and Country. While this is largely true of the British war experience from 1915 to 1918 it is definitely not the case during the first year of the war.