By declaring war on Germany on August 4th, 1914 Great Britain officially entered the First World War. Although the German’s violation of Belgian territory triggered this war, in effect a complicated combination of international diplomatic alliances, concluded at the end of the nineteenth century forced the British Empire into the war, alongside France, to take sides in a serious European crisis, which soon became a global conflict.

Between 1914 and 1918, men from all over the British Empire converged in France and Belgium to do battle. They were mainly stationed on the part of the Western front between the Somme and Belgium. After the four-year presence of British soldiers, who lived alongside the civilian population, there are several traces and memories of the British troops in France.