Author(s): Michael Foley
With the end of the First World War, British troops crossed the Rhine and entered a country torn by violence where revolution seemed likely. Also, there was a threat of the war resuming if Germany refused to accept Allied terms. British forces were plunged into the turmoil of a defeated country and had to face not only political unrest, but the German public who they expected to be in a hostile mood as they faced the victorious Allied forces taking over their country.
British troops not only faced this difficult situation, but were disillusioned with their continued service. The majority had expected to be demobbed as soon as the war was won. This was the situation they found themselves in: looking forwards to going home and instead forced into a hostile country where war may breakout again at any time.
The British Army of the Rhine: After the First World War looks at how British troops became the most popular members of the occupation force as Britain and the world faced the growth of German unrest that led to the Second World War.
|234 x 156 mm
|15 September 2017
|48 black-and-white photographs