France and Flanders, 1914-18

During The Great War of 1914-1918, the Allied Forces of Belgium, France, Great Britain, Portugal and the United States (from April 1918) made a stand against the Imperial German Army’s advance and occupation of Belgium from the 4th of August 1914 and north-eastern France from the 6th of August 1914.

The outcome of the battles resulted in the formation of a battlefront, which saw three years of attrition warfare in 1915, 1916 and 1917, with only a few months of mobile warfare at the start and at the end of four years of fighting.

The Honour is borne on the Guidon of the 8th Hussars.


Discover more about the action behind each battle during the campaign on The Western Front 1914-18.