Updated 5 Aug:
Duke of Kent opens the Fields of Battle Exhibition view photos via Mary Evans Facebook
Mary Evans Picture Library is supporting the Fields of Battle Lands of Peace 14-18 exhibition by photographer Mike St. Maur Sheil and sponsored by The Royal British Legion. It is now open for viewing outdoors in St. James’ Park, London. The exhibition commemorates the centenary of WWI and will run until November. It will receive its official launch by the Duke of Kent today, Monday 4th August, the centenary of Britain entering the First World War. location images © Paul Brown
↑ At the opening photocall, photographer Mike holding the original Loos football which the London Irish Rifles kicked across No Man’s Land on Sept 25th 1915 as they attacked the German positions in the town of Loos.
↓ He was with piper Terry Goodman, a retired member of the London Irish Rifles Pipe Band which was the regiment that originally played the football game.
Mike St Maur Sheil says “This collection represents a legacy which I hope will create a gateway to the battlefields themselves, thus encouraging people to visit these historic landscapes during the centennial period and so create awareness and understanding of the events and historical implications of the First World War”.
• Mary Evans is the official image partner for the exhibition and supplied most of the images for the information boards linked to Mike’s images.
• Mike St. Maur Sheil’s images are represented exclusively by Mary Evans Picture Library
• The exhibition will tour English towns for the next four years.
• View the launch event photos November 2013
• View Fields of Battle Lands of Peace 14-18 website