Major Beauchamp Magrath, 8th East Lancashire Regiment, Fonquevillers, winter 1915

Major Beauchamp Magrath, 8th East Lancashire Regiment, Fonquevillers, winter 1915

This picture shows Major Beauchamp Magrath of the 8th East Lancashire Regiment in a communication trench near Fonquevillers during the winter 1915. This picture shows the dreadful condition of the trenches on the Somme soon after the British took over that section of the front.

Many thanks to Pen & Sword for providing us with these pictures, which come from Richard van Emden's The Somme: The Epic Battle in the Soldier's own Words and Photographs

The Somme - The Epic Battle in the Soldier's own Words and Photograph, Richard van Emden. Covers the entire period that the British army spent on the original Somme front, from its arrival late in 1915, through the battle of the Somme and up to the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line. Mainly uses the writings and private photos taken by British soldiers, but also includes some material from the German side [read full review]
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (17 August 2016), Major Beauchamp Magrath, 8th East Lancashire Regiment, Fonquevillers, winter 1915 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_major_magrath_fonquevillers.html

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