Happy Lunar New Year!

This is a little late, but I wish you all the very best for the Year of the Pig. This year it’s an Earth Pig in the Vietnamese zodiac, so special for you if you were born in 1959. Are you ‘communicative, popular among their friends, with a strong sense of timekeeping’? Here are some appropriate photos from the IWM’s excellent online collection…

French Indo-Chinese Marine Infantry (Tirailleurs indochinois) of either the 1st or 2nd Battalion Tirailleurs Annamites rest in a military camp near Salonika soon after their arrival in Macedonia, May 1916. FRENCH FORCES IN THE SALONIKA CAMPAIGN 1915-1918 French Indo-Chinese Marine Infantry (Tirailleurs indochinois) of either the 1st or 2nd Battalion Tirailleurs Annamites rest in a military camp near Salonika soon after their arrival in Macedonia, May 1916. FRENCH FORCES IN THE SALONIKA CAMPAIGN 1915-1918 (click on the image to see full size) © IWM (Q 32002)

A pet pig being carried in a pageant arranged by the Regiment de Marche d'Afrique at Salonika, February 1916. THE MACEDONIAN CAMPAIGN, 1915-1918 A pet pig being carried in a pageant arranged by the Regiment de Marche d’Afrique at Salonika, February 1916. THE MACEDONIAN CAMPAIGN, 1915-1918 (click on image to see full size)© IWM (Q 31745)

Author: Andy Hutt

Andy's interest in the campaign comes from his grandfather, Arthur, who served in Salonika as a sapper with the Royal Engineers from 1916-1918. Opinions expressed in these posts are personal and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Society.

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