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A Volunteer In The Boer War (Part 2): Craig, G
This second part of the Volunteer series, explores the career of Granville Craig in the Second Boer War. Images include fortifications and trenches, the destruction of Boer buildings and a Boer attack on a train.
A Volunteer In The Boer War (Part 3): Craig, G
The third part of the Volunteer series, explores the career of Granville Craig in the Second Boer War. Images include block houses (forts), cavalry, trains, shooting practice, dead animals and an aardvark.
China In Focus: Woods, G
This album features images of China around 1904, from the collection of Lieutenant Colonel George Woods, who served in the country at this time. The photographs include scenes of country life, temples and architecture.
Gallipoli Examined: Hamilton, I
Another selection of official photographs from the Dardanelles Expedition in 1915-16. These photographs, supplied by the Central News Agency, were each assigned a four digit agency number which follows the description. The images here include survivors on board ship, wounded soldiers, Indian soldiers,…
Gallipoli In Close Up: Hamilton, I
A selection of official photographs of the Dardanelles Expedition, 1915-1916. These photographs, supplied by the Central News Agency, were each assigned a four digit agency number which follows the description. The photographs include views of daily life, action including explosions, prisoners of war,…
Gallipoli In Focus: Hamilton, I
Another batch of official photography covering the Dardanelles Campaign during World War One. The photographs include images of prisoners of war, naval ships, graves and the daily life of soldiers.
India In Snapshot: Woods, G
This first collection of images from Lt Colonel George Woods' India album includes photographs of landscapes, hunting, mountain ranges and domestic life from the 1890s.
Isacke Diaries, 1897 (Part 3): Isacke, H
This third selection of diary entries from April and May 1897 was compiled by Hubert Isacke (1872-1943). Isacke was an army officer who served on the North West Frontier of British India, 1897-1898. Following service in the Second Boer War, Isacke served as a staff officer and Director of Staff Duties…
Kabul Under Attack: Alison, A
Gen Sir Archibald Alison (1826-1907): letter from Alison's cousin, Gen Sir Montagu Gilbert Gerard, with detailed account of the capture of Kabul, Afghanistan, 1880.
Mongolia In Closeup: Woods, G
This album of photographs is from the private paper collection of Lt Colonel George Woods. An artillery officer, Woods served in India, China and Burma during the first decade of the twentieth century. Woods participated in an expedition to Mongolia in April and May 1902 and this album includes landscapes,…
Operation Market Garden - A Conversation About Arnhem: Brady, T
Major Brady was 3 Irish Guards. His company fought through Belgium and Holland and during Operation Market Garden fought in and around Nijmegen.Operation Market Garden was one of the Second World War's boldest plans and as such it continues even to this day to generate considerable controversy about…
Polen Et Litauen: War Office Library
German army training booklet on Poland and Lithuania (1937) that provides an insight into preparations for war: Armeen diesfeits und jenfeits der Grenze. Includes potted histories and details of the countries' defence forces. Acquired by the War Office Library the same year.
Stereoscopic Photos Of World War One (Part 1): Aston, S C
Stereoscopic photographs of World War One, originally the property of Lt A V Kidman, 513 Field Company, Royal Engineers, mostly relating to the Western Front, 1914-1918.
The Birth Of The Tank (Part 1): Fuller, J F C
This selection represents the first part of Fuller 1/1, a bound volume of correspondence, reports, memoranda, maps and plans, mostly relating to the early development, testing, training and tactics associated with the introduction of the tank in World War One. John Frederick Charles Fuller (1878-1966)…
The Birth Of The Tank (Part 3): Fuller, J F C
This selection represents the third part of Fuller 1/1, a bound volume of correspondence, reports, memoranda, maps and plans, mostly relating to the early development, testing, training and tactics associated with the introduction of the tank in World War One. John Frederick Charles Fuller (1878-1966)…
The Birth Of The Tank (Part 4): Fuller, J F C
This selection is the fourth part of Fuller 1/1 - a mainly typescript bound volume of reports, memoranda, notes, correspondence, sketches, plans and illustrations relating to the early history of the tank during World War One. John Frederick Charles Fuller (1878-1966) - later raised to the rank of Major…
The Birth Of The Tank (Part 5): Fuller, J F C
This fifth part of the 'birth of the tank' sequence is taken from the papers of John Frederick Charles Fuller (1878-1966) - specifically Fuller 1/1, a bound typescript volume of reports, memoranda, correspondence, diagrams and drawings relating to the early history of the tank and its deployment in World…
The British In Iraq - First Time Around: Lees, A T O
A collection of photographs relating the service of Lt Aubrey Trevor Oswald Lees in Iraq during the early 1920s, during the British mandate of the territory following the break up of the Ottoman Empire. Lees was employed under the Colonial Office with the Arab and Kurdish Levies in 1922; commanded…
The Dardanelles Expedition: Hamilton, I
A collection of official photographs from the Dardanelles Expedition of 1915-1916.
The Ruins Of France (Part 2) - Spears In France: Spears, E
This second selection from the archive of Major General Sir Edward Spears contains further insights into life on the Western Front during World War One. Spears was to become Head of the British Military Mission in Paris between 1917 and 1920 before entering Parliament and pursuing a political career…