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Published on Nov 16, 2018
Images from the last of four staff rides in the British Army's Centenary commemorative programme, which sought to learn new lessons from the Great War. The itinerary was from "Cambrai to Sedan". It was the background for British officers to plan co-operation with its friends and allies.
The exercise was supported by historians from the British Commission for Military History. The historians had contributed to the British Army Battlefield Guide to the First World War and provided historical input during the exercise.
More information about battlefield historians at www.staffrideservices.com
The sound track is - March from Scipio by Handel (Music I associate with Sandhurst) - Wildgänse rauschen durch die Nacht (Wild geese rush through the night): a poem by Walter Flex set to music by Robert Götz. - Les oies sauvages. (Wild Geese) The French version of Flex's poem - Oh! It's a Lovely War! by Long and Scott performed by the Jolly old Fellows - Over There composed by George M. Cohan and performed by Billy Murray. - If you want the Sergeant Major. A British marching song from the First World War performed by the Roosters concert Party. One of the few songs to be frowned on by authority. The last verse gives the location of the old battalion as hanging on the old barbed wire.