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Imperial War Museum photograph Q57148. 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards transport on the march from Bruges to Ostend, 8 October 1914. This move was made in order to cover the landing of the 3rd Cavalry Division, which had left Southampton on 7th October and was to disembark at Ostend. The landing had to be covered, as reports were received that large German forces had concentrated at Lille and were moving westward Photpgrapher was Sgt Christopher Pilkington.
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