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Landrécies, 25 August 1914

Photo credit: National Army Museum

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The street-fighting in the outskirts of Landrécies, a town north-west of Le Cateau in Northern France, took place during the night of 25–26 August 1914, in the early part of the First World War (1914–1918). The combatants were the advancing German 14th Infantry Brigade and the British 4th (Guards) Brigade, withdrawing during the retreat from Mons. Meeting by chance, the two opposing units fought tentatively throughout the evening.

National Army Museum





oil on canvas


H 112.4 x W 162.9 cm

Accession number

NAM. 1959-11-304

Acquisition method

gift from Captain W. G. Wollen and Miss J. G. Wollen, 1959

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