Hello all I'm new to the forum but really like the early period of the war and particularly the fall of France. I was wondering how much evidence is there of British soldiers in the BEF having been ww1 veterans. Obviously were looking at more senior soldiers here such as Sgt majors and warrant officers etc maybe sergeants at a push (I know a few in my mob still sergeants after over 20 years) it just always interested me that these men faced the prospect of returning to old battlefields to face the horrors again. It occurred to me even more so when watching the old movie Dunkirk and the Sgt major clearly has plenty of decorations on his shirt and possibly some of them from the great war? Also I wondered how French veterans felt about the capitulation after their generation had sacrificed over a million men to secure France as a free nation.