Description:I. A group of four Dutch Army officers (Luitenant-kolonel Jonkheer J.H. Roëll, Generaal-majoor T. Burgers, Kapitein J.W. van Oorschot and a military attaché) with two British escorts walking over the battlefield. The soil is very chalky and the battlefield is heavily cratered but old enough to have telephone wires erected over it. The visitors investigate a captured German dugout. II. An honour guard of British Cavalry with lances, very smartly dressed but off parade, walking their horses along a road, then moving off mounted, then stationary mounted with their horses browsing off roadside bushes. III. A final scene of the Dutch generals standing in the rain watching British 8-inch howitzers fire from across a road.
Visit of Dutch Army officers to the old British Somme battlefield, Western Front, as part of a study tour arranged by the British Government in January 1917.
Keywords:EFG1914 / World War I / British Army, escort / British Army, cavalry / Royal Netherlands Army & [generals] / destruction, French military - area: battlefield / weapons, British - gun: 8-inch howitzer / delegations, Dutch international - military / 01/3(4-15).6 / Somme, France / rain