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One of the ‘Forty Thieves’ Identified - Percy Fussell MM – Northampton Saints and the ‘Liverpool Irish’


It’s a photograph we had seen before, without perhaps looking at it properly.  An extraordinary image of hardened men, just back from a successful attack on a German trench, an iconic picture from April 1916 of the 1/8 King’s Liverpool trench-raiding party. They pose as if in a sport team-photo but some sporting pickelhaubes as trophies instead …