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Sunday, 8th December 1918 - March to the Rhine Day 21

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100 YEARS AGO TODAY: The March to the Rhine - Day 21.

 

King George V and General William Birdwood visit the graves of several notable soldiers including, the temporary grave of Prince Maurice of Battenburg, the King's one-time equerry Major Lord Charles Mercer-Nairne, Brigadier General Francis Aylmer Maxwell VC, CSI, DSO & Bar, and Major the Hon. William George Sidney Cadogan, the equerry to the Prince of Wales. Presentation of baton of the Marshal of France to Philippe Petain at Metz, 8 December 1918. Marshal Petain, Marshal Joseph Joffre, Marshal Ferdinand Foch, General Maxime Weygand (France), Field Marshal Douglas Haig (Britain), General John Pershing (USA), General Cyriaque Gillain (Belgium), General Alberico Albricci (Italy) and General Józef Haller (Poland) awaiting the arrival of French President Raymond Poincare.

 

General Staff - 1st Canadian Division, C.E.F.
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13th Battalion (Royal Highlanders of Canada)
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14th Battalion (The Royal Montreal Regiment)
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15th Battlion (48th Highlanders of Canada), 3rd Inf. Bde, C.E.F.
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16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish), 3rd Inf. Bde, C.E.F.
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5th Canadian Divisional Artillery, C.E.F.
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14th Brigade C.F.A., C.E.F.
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61st Field Battery, C.F.A., 5th C.D.A., C.E.F.
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Lt Abner Virtue - 6st Fld Bty
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60th Field Battery, C.F.A., 5th C.D.A., C.E.F.
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Outside Recht, Photo: Edward Walshe

 

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Recht, Photo: Edward Walshe

 

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Marcard, Photo: Edward Walshe

 

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Railway Bridge Bonn and Kirke, Photo: Edward Walshe

 

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Dedenburg & Bonn Railway Bridge, Photo: Edward Walshe

 

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Outside Amel, Photo: Edward Walshe

 

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Amel, Photo: Edward Walshe

 

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Moderscheid, Photo: Edward Walshe

 

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Outside Moderscheid, Photo: Edward Walshe

 

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Bullingen, Photo: Edward Walshe

 

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Outside Bullingen, Photo: Edward Walshe

 

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Outside Wirtzfeld, Photo: Edward Walshe

 

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Wirtzfeld, Photo: Edward Walshe

 

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Outside Krinkelt, Photo: Edward Walshe

 

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Krinkelt, Photo: Edward Walshe

 

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