“What if it is raining” Christmas card design by Christopher Gifford Ambler (English, 1886-1965)
“What if it is raining 24th Inf. Brigade, B.E.F Greeting Xmas 1915” Christmas card design by Christopher Gifford Ambler (English, 1886-1965). The image shows soldiers of the 24th Infantry Brigade standing in the rain and waterlogged trenches. Signed in pencil “Chris Ambler”. English, 1915.
The 24th Division was an infantry division of the British Army, raised in September 1914 from men volunteering for Lord Kitchener's New Armies during the First World War. After almost a full year spent training in England the division was sent to the Western Front between August and September 1915. It served in Belgium and France in the trenches of the Western Front for the duration of the war.
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