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Un Coin de la bataille de la Marne ...
A corner of the Battle of the Marne...
Lithograph with hand colouring through stencils. Publisher: Tolmer & Co. September 1914
Given by Sophie Gurney 1994

No. 9 from the series La Grande Guerre.

For more on the British forces see nos. 10, 34 and 44.




The French caption with English translation:

UN COIN DE LA BATAILLE DE LA MARNE / LES VALEUREUX ARTILLEURS DE NOTRE 75 ACCLAMENT LEURS FRÈRES ANGLAIS.
Près de Meaux l'on vit nos artilleurs, tout en manœuvrant leur terrible 75 sur les positions allemandes qu'ils venaient de conquérir, acclamer leurs frères anglais qui enlevaient avec un brio étonnant une charge de cavalerie qui décima l'ennemi, lui infligeant des pertes énormes, lui prenant plusieurs canons, des munitions et faisant se nombreux prisonniers. Le glorieux souvenir de cette coopèration restera à tout jamais dans la mémoire du Peuple Français.

A corner of the Battle of the Marne. The valiant artillery of our 75 cheer their English brothers.
Near Meaux we saw our artillery cheering their English brothers, while manoeuvring their terrible 75s [75mm rifles] to the German positions they had conquered. With surprising verve they carried off a cavalry charge that decimated the enemy, inflicting huge losses, taking several guns, ammunition and many prisoners. The glorious memory of this cooperation will remain forever in the memory of the French people.

p.13-1994 (link to catalogue record)


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