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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 Royal Flying Corps Trainee (Part 1): Bryant, A

This collection of letters from Arthur Bryant to his parents describes his experiences as a Royal Flying Corps trainee in Shoreham in Sussex in January 1918. Bryant describes visits to the theatre, amateur dramatics and other examples of daily life in the midst of war, along with frequent complaints…

 A Royal Flying Corps Trainee (Part 2): Bryant, A

This second selection of letters from Arthur Bryant to his parents provides further insight into the life of a Royal Flying Corps trainee in 1918. The letters include descriptions of visits to the theatre, life in Sussex and during training in Norfolk and Bryant's lament at the death of close friends. 

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

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

 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. 

 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,…

 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…

 Isacke Diaries, 1897 (Part 5): Isacke, H

This final part of the 1897 Isacke diary covers the period 1 August until 31 December. It describes Hubert Isacke's involvement in the Malakand Field Force Expedition of July-August 1897 and also describes a long period of illness or injury and hospitalisation in India. The long voyage home includes…

 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.

 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…

 North West Frontier: 56 Frontier Force Rifles War Diary

This gallery explores the British campaign the North West Frontier of India during the aftermath of the First World War in an official war diary relating to a tour of duty of the 56 Frontier Force Rifles (2 Bn, 13 Frontier Force Rifles) in Asad Khel and Razmak (Waziristan), 1922-1923. It includes details…

 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…

 Red Versus White: Poole, F C

Typescript report by Capt George A Hill, RAF, entitled 'Report of work done in Russia to end of 1917', 27 Nov 1918. With accompanying correspondence. From the collection of Major General Sir Frederick Cuthbert Poole, General Officer Commanding, North Russia Expeditionary Force, 1918-1919.

 Revolutionary Russia - A British View: Poole, F C

Printed War Office report entitled 'Appreciation of the internal situation in Russia', 12 Jan 1919. From the collection of Major General Sir Frederick Cuthbert Poole, General Officer Commanding, North Russia Expeditionary Force, 1918-1919.

 Ruhleben Camp Magazine (No 8)

This eighth edition of the magazine was published by Allied internees of the German internment camp on the outskirts of Berlin in September 1915. Featured articles include pieces on schooling, the dangers of bad language and the new football season. The edition features a number of illustrations including…

 Ruhleben Camp Magazine (No 9)

The ninth edition of the magazine was published by Allied internees of the German internment camp on the outskirts of Berlin in October 1915. This issue includes reports on football, cricket and tennis in the camp, amateur dramatics and donations to the Red Cross. As with all Ruhleben Camp magazines,…

 Russian Civil War Close Up: Poole, F C

Printed War Office report entitled 'Report on visit of British Military Mission to the Volunteer Army under General Denikin in South Russia', Nov-Dec 1918.   From the collection of Major General Sir Frederick Cuthbert Poole, General Officer Commanding, North Russia Expeditionary Force, 1918-1919. 

 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.

 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 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 2): Fuller, J F C

This selection represents the second 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 Dardanelles Expedition: Hamilton, I

A collection of official photographs from the Dardanelles Expedition of 1915-1916.

 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…

 Transvaal War Souvenir

This small selection of pages from a souvenir supplement published by the Illustrated London News covers the first two years of the Second Boer War, 1899-1900 and is entitled 'The Transvaal War'. The pages include several interesting advertisements including the depiction of the military in contemporary…

 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,…

 War In The Switzerland Of Asia - Swat Valley: Campbell, F

This collection of reports, telegrams, correspondence and maps charts two key campaigns in Swat in the North West Frontier, a place of lush mountain scenery that later earned it the title of the 'Switzerland of Asia'. The action involved British led forces in action against local tribesmen. The papers…

 Waziristan, 1937: Penney, W R C

A pamphlet entitled, 'Waziristan, 1937', written by Major General Sir (William) Ronald Campbell Penney. Reprinted from the Royal Signals Quarterly Journal. The British were engaged in an operation in this part of the North West Frontier, which borders Afghanistan. The pamphlet includes a map and newspaper…

 World War One Posters

In 2006, King's College purchased a collection of colour propaganda posters from the Moravian Church of North America. The posters were collected by the Reverend Kenneth G Hamilton (1892-1975), while working as a YMCA chaplain during World War One, and at some stage were placed with the Moravian Church. The…

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