British Officer in German Armour | National Library Scotland

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King George V is standing with a group of officers one of whom is wearing German armour. A car and chauffeur is silhouetted behind the group and is parked on a square of duckboards. Royal visits were important public relations exercises; and allowed the soldiers a certain sense of pride.

Original reads:, ‘OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN ON THE BRITISH WESTERN FRONT. An officer puts on a German armour for H.M.’s inspection.’

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About Everett Sharp

Everett Sharp is a subject expert on the World War One Centenary: Continuations and Beginnings project. He has worked for the University of Oxford on a series of other First World War Projects including the Great War Archive and First World War Poetry Digital Archive. He is also currently working for the Europeana 1914-1918 initiative with the Oxford. His retirement in 2009 didn't go quite according to plan!
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