Latest post: The smaller picture: ‘In Retreat’ - Herbert Read and the 2nd Green Howards during the German March Offensive 1918 by Philip Dutton

PRELUDE '?The enemy is rather threatening for the moment.? Wednesday 20 March 1918 (BEF GHQ, France): much concerned for the welfare of his wife and recently-arrived third child ' a much longed for son (born 15 March), Sir Douglas Haig penned a solicitous letter to Lady Haig. Acknowledging the strong likelihood of an imminent German offensive on the southern sector of the British held front Sir Douglas regretfully explained that his planned visit to England would be better delayed until the following week - "The enemy is rather threatening for the moment.."[1] But keen to maintain his wife's health and morale, the fifty-seven year old Field Marshal arranged for his cook to... read more