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 to commemorate and honour the sacrifice of servicemen, and colourful visual depictions of the army officer as hero at the height of the British Empire.Ā 



Specific keywords

gallantry, poem, hero, escape

Archive reference

Caunter album

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