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'Commander explaining the capture of Thiepval to H.M. from the top of the Thiepval Chateau.'


King George V sitting next to an army commander, Thiepval, France on the site where Thiepval Chateau once stood. The army commander to his right is pointing into the distance and, according to the original caption, recounting the capture of Thiepval. This photograph was taken by John Warwick Brooke during one of the King's many visits to the Western Front. The village of Thiepval was completely destroyed during the Somme Offensive of 1916. A memorial to the missing of the Somme, with no known grave, now stands near where Thiepval Chateau once stood.


High quality glossy print. Frame not included.  30% of all profits go to Alzheimers Society.

� Colourised by Tom Marshall at PhotograFix. All Rights Reserved.

Somme 1916: Visit of the King

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