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 A Nurse At War (Part 1): Seabroke Cooper, E

Part 1 of an album belonging to Emily Seabroke Cooper who served in Imperial Yeomanry Hospital (IYH) Deelfontein and IYH MacKenzies Farm Maitland Camp Capetown, during the Second Boer War, South Africa. The album includes photographs of nurses, hospitals and landscapes and is richly illustrative of…

 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.

 A Volunteer In The Boer War (Part 4): Craig, G

The fourth part of the Volunteer series, explores the life of Granville Craig in the Second Boer War. Images include encampments, landscapes, scenes on board ship and groups of soldiers. 

 An Officer At Large (Part 1): Allenby, E

This first part of the photograph album Allenby 5/3 illustrates the travels of a young officer, Edmund Allenby, with revealing insights into his family life, military postings and manoeuvres in the late 1890s and 1900s. Allenby famously commanded the Egyptian Expeditionary Force in Palestine and Egypt,…

 An Officer At Large (Part 2): Allenby, E

This second part of the photograph album Allenby 5/3 illustrates the travels within the British Empire of a young officer, Edmund Allenby, with revealing insights into his family life, life on board ship and parades including the King's birthday parade in 1907. Allenby famously commanded the Egyptian…

 An Officer At Large (Part 3): Allenby, E

The third and final part of the photograph album, Allenby 5/3, illustrating the travels of officer, Edmund Allenby. The collection includes views of South Africa, Egypt, Naples, Switzerland and Uganda. Allenby famously commanded the Egyptian Expeditionary Force in Palestine and Egypt, 1917-1919.

 An Officer In Simla (Part 1): Hamilton, I

The first part of an album of photographs and other items from Ian Hamilton's time in Simla, India, 1885-1887. Hamilton went on to lead the ill-fated expedition to Gallipoli during the First World War. The album includes images of daily life, married life, residences in Simla, India, and examples of…

 An Officer In Simla (Part 2): Hamilton, I

The second part of of an album of photographs and other items from Ian Hamilton's time in Simla, India, 1885-1887. Hamilton went on to lead the ill-fated expedition to Gallipoli during the First World War. The album includes images of Simla, family and daily life, the interiors of houses and other domestic…

 An Officer's Life (Part 1): Allenby, E

This first batch of photographs from an album belonging to Edmund Allenby provides a revealing insight into the personal life of an Army officer in the 1890s - showing life in Africa, military encampments, the natural environment and indigenous peoples, travels including St Helena including Napoleon's…

 An Officer's Life (Part 2): Allenby, E

This second batch of photographs from an album belonging to Edmund Allenby provides a revealing insight into the personal life of an Army officer in the 1890s - showing Allenby relaxing with friends in Scotland and amateur dramatics amid the ruins of ancient Egypt. It also includes examples of Army…

 Bikes And 'Brooklands': Foulkes, C

A photographic collection showing early transportation and recreational vehicles. Still images developed from glass plate negatives.

 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. 

 Crowds And Cars: Foulkes, C

A photographic collection showing crowds and cars circa 1909. Still images developed from glass plate negatives.

 En route to China: Floud, B

This is the first album of five belonging to Bernard Floud (1915-1967), relating to his journey to China, 1938, as part of a League of Nations student delegation. The album contains photographs of countries travelled through en route: France, Italy, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon,…

 En route to China: Tea with Chiang Kai-shek (Part 1): Floud, B

This second instalment of a revealing photograph album compiled by Bernard Floud (1915-1967), relates to his journey to China in 1938 as part of a League of Nations student delegation. Floud visited both Communists and Nationalists, notably the youthful members of the ‘Children’s Propaganda Troup’ and…

 En route to China: Tea with Chiang Kai-shek (Part 2): Floud, B

Part 2 of a second instalment of a revealing photograph album compiled by Bernard Floud (1915-1967), relates to his journey to China in 1938 as part of a League of Nations student delegation. Floud visited both Communists and Nationalists, notably the youthful members of the ‘Children’s Propaganda Troup’…

 En route to China: Tea with Chiang Kai-shek (Part 3): Floud, B

Part 3 of a second instalment of a revealing photograph album compiled by Bernard Floud (1915-1967), relates to his journey to China in 1938 as part of a League of Nations student delegation. Floud visited both Communists and Nationalists, notably the youthful members of the ‘Children’s Propaganda Troup’…

 Fighting Your Corner

This training play entitled 'Fighting Your Corner' draws on historical collections relating to previous conflicts in Afghanistan that have been digitised as part of the Serving Soldier project.

 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 Detail: Hamilton, I

A further 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 beaches, submarines…

 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. 

 Gallipoli Through The Lens: Hamilton, I

Another 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 ships, fortifications, soldiers and animals.

 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…

 HMS Kelly - The Outbreak Of War: Alderson, B

This selection comprises often informal and humorous crew news-sheets of the KDF (flotilla), September-October 1939, including photographs of HMS Kelly, Royal Navy destroyer of the K Class at the outbreak of the Second World War, shortly after the commissioning of the ship. The news-sheets include information…

 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. 

 L'Album De La Guerre, Vol 1 (Part 1)

L'Album de la Guerre 1914-1919: Histoire Photographique et Documentaire Reconstituee Chronologiquement a l'Aide de Cliches et de Dessins Publies par "L'Illustration" de 1914 a 1921. French illustrated history of the First World War, in two volumes. This is the first part of volume 1 covering the background…

 L'Album De La Guerre, Vol 1 (Part 2)

Second part of volume 1 of L'Album de la Guerre 1914-1919: Histoire Photographique et Documentaire Reconstituee Chronologiquement a l'Aide de Cliches et de Dessins Publies par "L'Illustration" de 1914 a 1921. French illustrated history of the First World War, in two volumes. This includes early episodes…

 L'Album De La Guerre, Vol 1 (Part 3)

The third part of volume 1 of L'Album de la Guerre 1914-1919: Histoire Photographique et Documentaire Reconstituee Chronologiquement a l'Aide de Cliches et de Dessins Publies par "L'Illustration" de 1914 a 1921. French illustrated history of the First World War, in two volumes. It includes colour portraits…

 L'Album De La Guerre, Vol 1 (Part 4)

The fourth part of volume 1 of L'Album de la Guerre 1914-1919: Histoire Photographique et Documentaire Reconstituee Chronologiquement a l'Aide de Cliches et de Dessins Publies par "L'Illustration" de 1914 a 1921. French illustrated history of the First World War, in two volumes. It includes a range…

 L'Album De La Guerre, Vol 1 (Part 5)

The fifth part of volume 1 of L'Album de la Guerre 1914-1919: Histoire Photographique et Documentaire Reconstituee Chronologiquement a l'Aide de Cliches et de Dessins Publies par "L'Illustration" de 1914 a 1921. French illustrated history of the First World War, in two volumes. This selection covers…

 L'Album De La Guerre, Vol 1 (Part 6)

The sixth part of volume 1 of L'Album de la Guerre 1914-1919: Histoire Photographique et Documentaire Reconstituee Chronologiquement a l'Aide de Cliches et de Dessins Publies par "L'Illustration" de 1914 a 1921. French illustrated history of the First World War, in two volumes. This selection focuses…

 L'Album De La Guerre, Vol 1 (Part 7)

The sixth part of volume 1 of L'Album de la Guerre 1914-1919: Histoire Photographique et Documentaire Reconstituee Chronologiquement a l'Aide de Cliches et de Dessins Publies par "L'Illustration" de 1914 a 1921. French illustrated history of the First World War, in two volumes. This selection notably…

 Lawrence Of Arabia - From Castles To Combat: Lawrence, T E

This gallery features photography by Thomas Edward Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia), mainly of Crusader Castles and other fortifications in modern Syria, Turkey and elsewhere, all relating to his pre-war career as an archaeologist. The gallery also includes photographs of Lawrence's operations with the…

 Lawrence Of Arabia In France: Lawrence, T E

Thomas Edward Lawrence, later known as Lawrence of Arabia, read history at Jesus College Oxford. As part of his degree, he was required to submit a special thesis - Lawrence chose medieval military architecture as a subject. He embarked on a cycling tour of France in the summer of 1908 undertaking research…

 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 - 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…

 Papers Of Quetta: Dimoline, W A

Papers and pictures relating to William Alfred Dimoline's service as Signals Officer with 2 Indian Div Signals, Quetta, Pakistan, including health certificates, receipts of posting, and letter from Capt J C Curtis, War Office on Dimoline's posting to the War Office as General Staff Officer Grade 3. 1934-1936.

 Photographs of China: Woods, G

A photograph album of China compiled by George Greville Woods (1870-1947) , a Royal Garrison Artillery officer who served in China from 1900 until 1904. The album includes landscapes, portraits, a map and other fine detail.

 Postcards Of Quetta: Dimoline, W A

Postcards and pictures relating to William Alfred Dimoline's service as Signals Officer with 2 Indian Div Signals, Quetta, Pakistan.

 Service In South Africa, Along The Nile And POW Life: Archer, J

A photograph album belonging to Captain John Archer covering service in the Boer War, in Malta, Crete, the Sudan, Egypt and as a prisoner of war in Germany. The album includes images of action against the Boers, life on the Nile and POWs.

 Sketching The Afghan Border

Watercolours and sketches of the North West Frontier Province, India, 1909-1913, by an unknown artist.

 Soldiers And Civilians: Child, E

The interaction of soldiers and civilians in a Paris besieged by Prussian forces between 1870 and 1871 is captured in a series of remarkable publiications of caricatures and cartoons that highlight the political role of the military in time of war. These were collected by Edwin Child, a British seed…

 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. 

 Stereoscopic Photos Of World War One (Part 2): 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.

 Stereoscopic Photos Of World War One (Part 3): 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. 

 Stereoscopic Photos Of World War One (Part 4): 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 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 Officer As Hero And Celebrity (Part 3): Robinson, C N

The third and final 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…

 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 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…

 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,…

 The Siege Of Paris (1870-1871): Child, E

This volume of cartoons, Souvenirs Du Siege de Paris, was collected by Edwin Child who was trapped in Paris during the siege of the city in the Franco-Prussian War. He volunteered for the Garde Nationale de la Seine, Nov 1870 - Feb 1871 and returned to England after the lifting of the siege in 1871. 

 Tirah - Photographic Journalism (Part 1)

This represents the first part of a photograph album published by Black and white Magazine, covering the Tirah Campaign in India's North West Frontier between 1897 and 1898. The Expedition photographs are illustrative of the many colonial campaigns undertaken by the British and their allies in this…

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