Dragons ready for the dragon fight

Troops watching Chinese dragon ceremonies, Western Front, France, during World War I. This shows some members of the Chinese Labour Corps carrying two huge paper dragons with large decorated heads and long snakelike tails. Two other Chinese are holding paper lanterns. British troops and Labour Corps members can be seen in the background.

Large dragons like this are used in the processions on the final day of the Chinese New Year, which takes place in late January or early February.

[Original reads: 'OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN ON THE BRITISH WESTERN FRONT IN FRANCE. Chinese entertain British troops in France. Dragons ready for the Dragon fight.']


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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