The Great British Offensive North of the Somme: troops advancing to the capture of Montauban

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Title

The Great British Offensive North of the Somme: troops advancing to the capture of Montauban

Subject

Drawing of a specific advance, with written commentary referring to Lancashire troops. No particular date is assigned to the advance, but the entire action took place from 1-13 July 1916 so this report was produced very soon after the moment depicted.

Description

Both the drawing and the written commentary call upon the testimony of eye-witnesses. The sub-caption of the image claims that the artist was working 'from material supplied by one who took part in the action'; the commentary includes a direct quotation from 'Mr Philip Gibbs'. Mr Gibbs' role in the action is not defined, but the implication of the quotation is that he was present. It is not stated whether Mr Gibbs' observations are the basis of the drawing, or whether sketches provided by him, or someone else, were used.

Creator

Drawing by Samuel Begg (1854-1936)

Source

Illustrated London News, 22 July 1916: 102-3

Date

1916

Contributor

Relation

Detailed account of the capture and defence of Montauban http://www.1914-1918.net/bat15F_Montauban.html

Coverage

Twentieth century, World War One

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Original Format

Drawing published in newspaper, with commentary

Comments

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Citation

Drawing by Samuel Begg (1854-1936), “The Great British Offensive North of the Somme: troops advancing to the capture of Montauban,” Local History Resources for Schools, accessed May 20, 2018, http://regionalheritage.omeka.net/items/show/28.