Dragon built by the Chinese in France to entertain British troops

This photograph shows a group of Chinese members of the Labour Corps carrying a large paper dragon. One man carries the head supported on a pole while seven or eight men carry the long snake-like body. Another carries a lantern on a pole.

The caption suggests that this was an entertainment for British troops but the part of the audience visible in the photograph is predominantly Labour Corps members. This suggests that this was a Chinese celebration watched by some troops, rather than an entertainment made up especially for the troops.

[Original reads: 'OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN ON THE BRITISH WESTERN FRONT IN FRANCE. A dragon built by the Chinese in France to entertain British troops.']


About Dragon Mystic

I fell in love with dragons when I read Tea With the Black Dragon, and never looked back. Not the clunky winged Medieval dragons that ate cows, the graceful Asian dragons that could fly without wings. Later I discovered the elegant Welsh dragons, red and white, as described by R.J. Stewart in his books on the historical Merlin.
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