Pack 426. Pack of two Battle of Mons WW1 art prints by Lady Elizabeth Butler and Richard Caton Woodville.
PCK0426. Pack of two world war one military prints by Lady Elizabeth Butler and Richard Caton Woodville, depicting cavalry and 5th Lancers at Mons. Items in this pack :
Military Print Pack.
Item #1 - Click to view individual item
DHM113. Retreat From Mons by Lady Elizabeth Butler.
The battle of Mons was the first major battle fought by the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) The BEF had advanced along a 20 mile front along the Mons canal, and were on there left flank of the French 5th army. But when the French army had been defeated at the Battle of the Sambre on the 22nd August, The British commander Sir John French agreed to hold his position until the morning of the 23rd. The BEF were attacked by the German First Army . The German infantry advance was repelled by the British infantry and sustained very large losses: the British lost 1600 killed or wounded. But with the French forces retreating the British forces had no alternative but to retreat also, and on the morning of the 24th of August they began retreating to the outskirts of Paris over a fourteen day period.
Restricted print run.
Image size 30 inches x 19 inches (76cm x 48cm)
Item #2 - Click to view individual item
DHM1082. The 5th Lancers Re-enter Mons, November 1918 by Richard Caton Woodville.
The 5th Lancers (attached to the Canadian Corps) were the first British troops to re-enter Mons, just as they had been the last to leave Mons in August 1914. Very few of the troopers who left Mons in 1914 were there to re-enter in 1918.
Open edition print.
Image size 25 inches x 15 inches (64cm x 38cm)
Website Price: £ 80.00
To purchase these prints individually at their normal retail price would cost £155.00 . By buying them together in this special pack, you save £75
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