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Choose from 235 pictures in our Mont collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


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WW1 - Pekin Camp, Camp for Chinese Labour Corps, Mont Kemmel

WW1 - Pekin Camp - Camp for The Chinese Labour Corps on the Western Front. The camp was near The Kemmelberg (also known as Kemmel Hill or Mont Kemmel), Heuvelland, West Flanders, Belgium. The labourers were recruited to fill the manpower shortage caused by casualties during the first 2 years of fighting in World War I. As China was initially not a belligerent nation (in the war), her nationals were not allowed by their government to participate in the fighting and so the Chinese Labour Corps was formed. The Corps comprised Chinese men who came mostly from Shandong Province, and to a lesser extent from Liaoning, Jilin, Jiangsu, Hubei, Hunan, Anhui and Gansu Provinces. The men were trained at camps, would be inoculated, have their heads shaved and be given clean clothes before embarking on a gruelling three month journey to their destination. A number are buried in Liverpool, having died during the journey. Approximately 150, 000 Chinese served in the labour corps during the war, around 100, 000 of whom worked in support of the British Army. They were set to work on multifarious tasks including trench digging, road repair, loading at ports, working for the tank corps, burying the dead and making wooden crosses. Identified by a number etched on a brass bracelet, the labour corps were segregated from the rest of the Army. Their war medal, featuring only their number rather than name, was cast in bronze rather than silver. A campaign is underway among the Chinese community to recognise the contribution of these men, and to erect a memorial to them in London. Date: circa 1917

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection

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Sedan Chair porters and occupant - at Mont-Dore, France

Sedan Chair porters and occupant - at the Galerie Pasteur, Mont-Dore (Mont Dor in Occitan), formerly called Mont-Dore-les-Bains, a commune in the Puy-de-Dome department in Auvergne in central France. Date: circa 1904

1900s, Auvergne, Bains, Caps, Central, Chair, Clogs, De, Department, Dome, Dore, France, French, Les, Medical, Mont, Mont Dore, Occitan, Overalls, Porters, Puy, Sedan, Taking, Transport, Uniform, Water

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Preston Mont, Lawnswood Cemetery, Leeds, Yorkshire

Preston Mont (Ethel Preston Monument - 1861-1911), Lawnswood Cemetery, Leeds, Yorkshire. Walter Preston was a manufacturing chemist. He married Ethel West in 1882. They had no children. When she died aged 50 in 1911, he erected this elaborate monument to her. It is said that Ethel is standing waiting at the open door to be reunited with her husband and that the door would finally be closed when he joined her. However, Walter Preston married his 22-year-old house keeper Emily Florence Richardson just a year after Ethels demise. The monument caused quite a stir when it was erected. Extra trams were laid on for the thousands of visitors who flocked to see it and a police presence was needed to keep order among the queues. Postcards were also on sale -perhaps this was one of them?? Date: 1911

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection