This is the first of, what I hope, will be a long-running series of posts presenting images of those who took part in or witnessed the Salonika Campaign from 1915-1918.
Given the interests of SCS members I suspect personnel of the BSF will predominate, although I hope to include examples from all combatant nations as well as the civilians who found themselves in the midst of a war. There will be named individuals although, inevitably, most will be anonymous. As someone who treasures the photographs of long departed family members, it saddens me to see photographs no longer in the possession of ‘their’ family, although I’m happy enough to buy them! Posting them here will ensure that these individuals – even if unnamed – will have a moment of remembrance in these centenary years. If you would like to contribute an image, please contact me.
It seems appropriate to start the series with an image of some photographers in Salonika as, without them, we wouldn’t have so many pictures of the faces of Salonika.