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.
Original reads: ‘King of Montenegro and the Commander-in-Chief inspecting the Guard of Honour.’
The Battle of Arras 9th April to 16th May 1917
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