ALANBROOKE, Alan Francis, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke (1883 - 1963)

The papers of the youthful Alan Brooke, later Viscount Alanbrooke and Chief of the Imperial General Staff shine a light on a the early, formative, career of the future war leader who from 1941 led Britain's military campaign against the Axis powers. His service in the Royal Artillery in India from 1906…

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ARCHER, Captain John (1871-1954)

A rifleman, Jack Archer saw action at Omdurman in 1898 and at Ladysmith in the Second Boer War. He was posted far and wide throughout Africa and India including Sudan and Nyasaland (Malawi) before being wounded and captured as a prisoner of war at Cambrai. He remained a POW through most of World War…

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ASTON, Col Dr Stanley Collin (1915-1992)

Aston served as an intelligence officer during World War Two before embarking on a career as an academic. His collection includes material inherited from Lt A V Kidman, 513 Field Company, Royal Engineers, including one hundred captioned stereoscopic photographs of World War One, mostly relating to the…

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CAMPBELL, General Sir Frederick (1860-1943)

A student of Wellington College and the Royal Military College Sandhurst, Campbell's career took him to India, where he served in a number of the border and colonial disputes of the late Victorian era including the Hazara Expedition in 1888 and the Chitral Relief Expedition in 1895. He was second in…

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CRAIG, Granville

Granville Craig was a younger brother of James Craig, Viscount Craigavon, leader of the Ulster Unionist Party and the first Prime Minister of Northern Ireland. He volunteered for service in South Africa following the outbreak of the Second Boer War and this collection of photograph albums relate to his…

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DILL, Field Marshal Sir John Greer (1881-1944)

A graduate of Sandhurst and the Staff College, Camberley, John Dill rose to become Chief of the Imperial General Staff during a crucial stage of World War Two. Following service in the Boer War and First World War, Dill moved across to become Chief Instructor at Camberley and later Army Instructor at…

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DIMOLINE, Major General William Alfred (1897-1965)

Following service with the East Surrey Regiment in the First World War, William Dimoline transferred to the Royal Signals. This was followed by service in India, Nigeria and Iraq before a return to India where he was based at the Staff College in Quetta during the earthquake in May 1935. Between 30-60,000…

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FOULKES, Major General Charles (1875-1969)

Engineer, photographic pioneer, explorer and sportsman, Charles Foulkes' career spanned Empire, World War and even the Swinging Sixties. Foulkes' skills as a survey photographer were honed in the Boer War, devising and organising the photographic reconnaissance section of the British Army - the precursor…

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ZADIK, Manfred (1887-1967)

Manfred Zadik was born in Ostrowo (now Ostrow Wielkopolski, Poland), into a Jewish family. He joined university in 1906, qualified as a junior lawyer in 1909 and a fully qualified  solicitor in 1913. He was called up with the outbreak of World War One and was a NCO throughout the war (due in part to…

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