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The bridge at Nimy, 23 August 1914

Excellent pics Von Junzt. This one you posted is of Lieutenant Maurice Dease and Private Sid Godley who were both awarded the VC, the first British soldiers to receive the award in the Great War.
Dease was killed, Sid Godley continued firing the Vickers until he was overcome by loss of blood from his wounds. Before leaving the position, he smashed the machine gun against a bridge stanchion and then threw it into the canal. He was later taken prisoner.
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