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How Piper Laidlaw won the Victoria Cross on September 25, 1915, (c1920). Creator Featured Image

How Piper Laidlaw won the Victoria Cross on September 25, 1915, (c1920). Creator

How Piper Laidlaw won the Victoria Cross on September 25, 1915, (c1920). Playing the 7th King's Own Scottish Borderers out of their trenches at the Battle of Loos in the midst of the gas attack'. During the Battle of Loos in northern France, British soldier Daniel Laidlaw (1875-1950) played his bagpipes to encourage the men of his regiment. He was awarded the Victoria Cross by King George V on 3 February 1916: For most conspicuous bravery prior to an assault on German trenches near Loos and Hill 70...During the worst of the bombardment, Piper Laidlaw, seeing that his company was badly shaken from the effects of gas, with absolute coolness and disregard of danger, mounted the parapet, marched up and down and played company out of the trench. The effect of his splendid example was immediate and the company dashed out to the assault. Piper Laidlaw continued playing his pipes until he was wounded. Laidlaw was also awarded the Croix de Guerre by France

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Map illustrating the German Retirement after the Battle of the Somme, (c1920). Creator: Unknown Featured Image

Map illustrating the German Retirement after the Battle of the Somme, (c1920). Creator: Unknown

Map illustrating the German Retirement after the Battle of the Somme, (c1920). The First World War Battle of the Somme, fought between the armies of the British Empire and French Third Republic against the German Empire, took place between 1 July and 18 November 1916 on both sides of the River Somme in northern France. Showing the British and French lines, Approximate winter line before [Field Marshal von] Hindenburg's withdrawal, railways and canals. From "The Great World War: A History", Volume VII, edited by Frank A Mumby. [The Gresham Publishing Company Ltd, London, c1920]

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Germanys Western Frontier under the terms of the Peace Treaty, 1918, (c1920). Creator: Unknown Featured Image

Germanys Western Frontier under the terms of the Peace Treaty, 1918, (c1920). Creator: Unknown

Germany's Western Frontier under the terms of the Peace Treaty, 1918, (c1920). Map showing the border between France and Germany after the signing of the armistice at the end of the First World War. Also shown are: International boundaries in 1914; Territory restored to France; New Franco-German frontier; Areas for Plebiscite; Saar Basin, to be administered by the League of Nations; Luxembourg, detached from German Zollverein (Customs Union)'. From "The Great World War: A History", Volume IX, edited by Frank A Mumby. [The Gresham Publishing Company Ltd, London, c1920]

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