The Unveiling of the Thiepval Memorial to The Battle of the Somme
WORLD WAR ONE: EDWARD VIII; LEBRUN, Albert
Category: First World War
No place, No Publisher. 1st August 1932.
Photograph by F.W. Patrick of the British Legion, 21cm by 16cm in mount 33cm by 21cm. Thiepval 1st August 1932. Signed on the mount, showing the Prince and the French President at the unveiling of the Thiepval Memorial. Inscribed under the image “HRH the Prince of Wales introducing Col. John Brown to Monsieur Lebrun President of the French Republic” above their signatures, also signed by John Brown. The Thiepval Memorial is inscribed with the names of 72337 missing British and South African soldiers who died in the Battle of The Somme. Designed by Edwin Lutyens it has been described as the “greatest British work of monumental architecture of the C20th. From the family of John Brown. He started in the territorial army in 1901 and retired in 1941as Director General Territorial Army. In 1932 he was Colonel and Commander of the 162nd Infantry Brigade on Chairman of the Board of the British Legion.