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 A Volunteer In The Boer War (Part 1): Craig, G

A collection of photographs documenting a volunteer in the Boer War.

 Afghanistan, 1915: Arnott, L

This collection of photographs relates to Lewis Arnott's service with the Royal Artillery, North West Frontier, India, 1915-1916. It includes images of the Afghan delegation to peace talks with Britain, in NWF, 1915 (captioned, with names); British forces in camp and on marches; views of Peshawar, fortifications,…

 Heroism And Gallantry

This gallery provides an insight into the role of heroism and gallantry in war and peace, including newspaper descriptions of the escape of prisoners of war; the heroic death of a naval officer during the Battle of Jutland in 1916 as seen through the eyes of a poet; the role of war memorial as a means…

 Hunting Trip in Coimbatore, India: Foulkes, C

Photographs taken during Charles Foulkes' big game hunting trip in Coimbatore, India in 1920.

 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…

 Operation Market Garden - Arnhem: Brady, T

Major Tony 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…

 Operation Market Garden - Gliders At Arnhem: Dauncey, M

Brigadier Mike Dauncey was a young officer in the Glider Regiment who landed near Wolfheze with the British Airborne Forces on the afternoon 17 September 1944. He was wounded in the battle and captured by German troops, but later escaped from a military hospital and was eventually smuggled back to Allied…

 Operation Market Garden - Irish Guards: Brady, T

Major Tony 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…

 Shooting Trip In Nyasaland At Christmas: Archer, J

Manuscript description of shooting trip in Nyasaland (Malawi) by Captain John Archer.

 The Officer As Hero And Celebrity (Part 1): Robinson, C N

The first part of "Celebrities of the army", edited by Commander Chas. N. Robinson, London, 1900. A book depicting British senior officers as heroes, describing their adventures and accompanied by rich colour illustrations. This first section includes Lord Kitchener and 'Bobs' Roberts.

 The Officer As Hero And Celebrity (Part 2): Robinson, C N

The second part of Celebrities of the army, 1900. The book depicts British senior officers heroically, describing their adventures and achievements in recent colonial conflicts in a series of rich colour illustrations. The book provides an insight into the prevailing military iconography of late Victorian…

 The Ruins Of France (Part 1): Spears, E

This first selection from the extensive archive of Major General Sir Edward Spears chronicles life on the Western Front during the Great War when Spears was a liaison officer between the French and British staff. He was Head of the British Military Mission in  Paris between 1917 and 1920 before entering…

 The Ruins Of France (Part 3) - Marching As To War: Spears, E

Batch three of this photograph album from the collection of Major General Sir Edward Spears captures the vicissitudes of war on the Western Front in vivid detail. Spears, a fluent French speaker, provided liaison between the British and French armies. He later pursued a political career as an MP during…

 The Ruins Of France (Part 4) - Observing The Great War: Spears, E

This fourth instalment of a photograph album belonging to liaison officer, Edward Spears, provides revealing testimony to the routine of the First World War: parades, inspections, decoration in battle, tactical observation of the disposition of enemy forces, conversation and dialogue. The engineering…

 The Ruins Of France (Part 5) - Death And Discipline On The Western Front: Spears, E

This fifth selection from a photograph album belonging to liaison officer, Major General Edward Spears, explores the often grim price of war, notably a series of dramatic photographs illustrating the drum head court martial and execution of a German prisoner accused of killing his guard. The selection…

 The Ruins Of France (Part 6) - Deepening Conflict: Spears, E

This sixth instalment of photography from the collection of Major General Sir Edward Spears chronicles a deepening conflict: use of aerial reconnaissance, artillery in action, the bombardment of the enemy. It also illustrates the comradeship of allies and snatched moments of laughter amid the slaughter,…

 Travels Of A Naval Officer Volume 3: Gurner, V G

Another album of photographs belonging to Rear-Admiral Victor Gallafent Gurner mainly features Royal Navy ships, including several cruisers and battleships, during the period c 1890-1920. The ships are, with one or two exceptions, depicted in home waters, including Spithead and Devonport. The album also…

 Travels Of A Naval Officer Volume 4 (Part 1): Gurner, V G

The first of three selections of photographs from the fourth volume belonging to Rear-Admiral Victor Gallafent Gurner mainly shows life on board ship and the effects of war between the Russians and Japanese, not least an engagement at Chemulpo Bay, Incheon, in February 1904. Gurner served as First Lieutenant…

 Travels Of A Naval Officer Volume 4 (Part 2): Gurner, V G

The second of three selections of photographs from the fourth volume belonging to Rear-Admiral Victor Gallafent Gurner features views of pleasure boating in Norfolk, including the Broads, showing the River Bure, Wroxham, Langley Priory, Hickling Broad and Terrington St Peter, prior to the First World…

 Travels Of A Naval Officer Volume 4 (Part 3): Gurner, V G

The last of three selections of photographs from the fourth volume belonging to Rear-Admiral Victor Gallafent Gurner features a wide variety of photography relevant to Gurner’s career and travels prior to World War One. These include naval photography, not least Gurner’s command, HMS Philomel, c 1909…

 Trenches Of The German Eastern Front

A collection of photos showing trenches on the German Eastern Front in World War One taken in Russia, Hungary and Romania, many captioned in German including soldiers in the trenches, relaxing, training and during battle, details of trench structures and interiors, encampments and fortifications, graves,…

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