King of Montenegro and the Commander-in-Chief inspecting the Guard of Honour | National Library Scotland

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Haig, as Commander-in-Chief of the British forces, walks to the left of King Nikola I Petrovic of Montenegro (1860-1918). The king, wearing a long white coat, is acknowledging the Guard of Honour who are drawn up alongside a road. Nikola I had been declared King of Montenegro in August 1910. Montenegro had entered the war in 1914 in support of Serbia but was defeated by Austria in January 1916, a number of his troops fought with the Allies until 1918.

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The Battle of Arras 9th April to 16th May 1917

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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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