Troops and supplies, 1914.

Troops and supplies being rushed from railhead to the firing line’ 1914. On 4 August 1914 the Germans invaded Belgium in order to attack France. This violation of Belgian neutrality led to a British declaration of war on Germany and mobilisation of the Army. The British Expeditionary Force (BEF) was shipped to Le Havre in France and then entrained to a concentration area on the left of the French Fifth Army near Maubeuge on the Belgian frontier. This placed the BEF squarely in the path of the German First Army as it advanced through Belgium. From a collection of one hundred and one stereoscopic photographs in box one of two entitled ‘The Great War’ including the official series. With stereoscopic viewer. Stereographs consist of two identical photographs paired in such a way that when seen through a special viewing instrument, a stereoscope, they appear as a three-dimensional images. By 1899 the photographs were mounted on thick card that was given a slight curvature to increase the illusion of depth. Associated with World War One, Western Front (1914-1918).