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The Revelation of the Great Secret: How Our Troops Landed

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I am quite well. I have been admitted into hospital Sick. 1 and am going on well. wounded and hope to be discharged soon. I am being sent down to the base. I have received your telegram. Letter to follow at first opportunity. I have receied no letter from you lately. Signature only. Date, Postage must be prepaid on any letter or postcard addressed to the sender of this card.A SERVICE POST-CARD: ONLY DATE AND SIGNATURE MAY BE WRITTEN ON IT.

.Il , ” ” Ti c4 1!° HOW THE HORSES WERE SLUNG ASHORE: A CAVALRY TRANSPORT 1 -( – ALONGSIDE THE QUAY AT BOULOGNE. – .,

BRITISH TROOPERS SNATCH A MEAL EN I.p J [ ROUTE: AT DINNER IN A HORSE-BOX.

!p S A FRENCH WELCOME TO OUR GUNNERS: FLOWER AND FLAG-DECKED CANNON ON THE WAY TO THE FRONT.

.II “TOMMY ATKINS” ON CAMPAIGN: A PIOU-PIOU WATCHING A BRITISH COMRADE AT HIS TOILETTE. jj””

0 s 9 I Ig : Q ~W U I iii 2l~ # i.. HIGHLANDERS LEAVING BOULOGNE FOR THE FRONT: ON THE MARCH TO THE HAILWAY STATION. II~ · I

It is only from Boulogne and its neighbourhood that Press narratives and photographs of the disembarking of the British Expeditionary Force have been allowed as yet to come. Sir John French landed there, crossing in a destroyer, and among the officers of his staff, we are told, was the Duke of Westminster. Says a correspondent describing the arrival of the first contingent of our troops landed at Boulogne: ” Troop-ships have been arriving all day- big cargo-ships crowded with numbers, from rcoe to 1500 on deck. They cheered to beat the br id as they came alongside, and answered the shouts of those on shore and the frantic greetings of the crews of the torpedo.boats in harbour.” Our illustrations show various incidents of the landing and of the train journey to the front. The British troops are in splendid rpirits.


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