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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…

 "The Quetta Quakes": Dimoline, W A

Photos of performances by "The Quetta Quakes" during William Alfred Dimoline's service as Signals Officer with 2 Indian Div Signals, Quetta, Pakistan.

 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.

 Adventures Of A Naval Surgeon (Part 1): Alderson, B

This first selection of items from the scrapbook of British naval surgeon Basil Alderson describes his life on board various ships in British waters and the Mediterranean in the early months of 1938. Items include a Sea Scouts' theatre programme and photographs of Malta, scouts and of officers and individual…

 Adventures Of A Naval Surgeon (Part 2): Alderson, B

This second part of the scrapbook of naval surgeon Basil Alderson in 1938 includes photographs of ships, descriptions of exercises and parades, first aid and medical equipment, illustrations of naval crests and a cartoon of a torpedo drinking a beer. 

 Adventures Of A Naval Surgeon (Part 3): Alderson, B

This third selection of images from a scrapbook belonging to naval surgeon Basil Alderson moves into 1939, describing the sinking of the submarine THETIS, the Sea Scouts, daily life and including numerous photographs and colour illustrations of ships and other subjects.  

 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,…

 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…

 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’…

 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,…

 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…

 Hunting Trip in Coimbatore, India: Foulkes, C

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

 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. 

 Isacke Diaries, 1897 (Part 1): Isacke, H

This first selection of diary entries from January 1897 was compiled by Hubert Isacke (1872-1943). Isacke was an army officer who served on the North West Frontier of British India, 1897-1898. Following service in the Second Boer War, Isacke served as a staff officer and Director of Staff Duties and…

 Isacke Diaries, 1897 (Part 2): Isacke, H

This second selection of diary entries from February and March 1897 was compiled by Hubert Isacke (1872-1943). Isacke was an army officer who served on the North West Frontier of British India, 1897-1898. Following service in the Second Boer War, Isacke served as a staff officer and Director of Staff…

 Isacke Diaries, 1897 (Part 3): Isacke, H

This third selection of diary entries from April and May 1897 was compiled by Hubert Isacke (1872-1943). Isacke was an army officer who served on the North West Frontier of British India, 1897-1898. Following service in the Second Boer War, Isacke served as a staff officer and Director of Staff Duties…

 Isacke Diaries, 1897 (Part 4): Isacke, H

This fourth selection of diary entries from June and July 1897 was compiled by Hubert Isacke (1872-1943). Isacke was an army officer who served on the North West Frontier of British India, 1897-1898. Following service in the Second Boer War, Isacke served as a staff officer and Director of Staff Duties…

 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…

 Ismay Papers (Part 1): Ismay, H

Papers relating to Hastings Ismay at the Staff College Quetta, India and the RAF Staff College, Andover, Hampshire, 1922-1924.

 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 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…

 Letters From India: Brooke, A F

A selection of correspondence from Alan Brooke to his mother, Alice Brooke, covering his service in India with the Royal Horse Artillery, Jan 1913 - Jan 1914.

 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,…

 Nigeria Diary: Dimoline, W A

Extracts from the manuscript personal diary relating to William Alfred Dimoline's service in Nigeria, Jan-Jun 1924, including details of the birth of his first daughter, with telegrams, advertisements and some photographs including regimental groups.

 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.

 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.

 Ruhleben Camp Magazine (No 1)

IN RUHLEBEN CAMP Magazine Issue No1 Sunday June 6th 1915. This is the first edition of a magazine produced by civilian internees of Allied powers imprisoned in Germany at the outbreak of war. The camp was situated a few miles outside Berlin. The magazine reflects the sporting, cultural and other interests…

 Ruhleben Camp Magazine (No 2)

IN RUHLEBEN CAMP Magazine ISSUE No2 Sunday June 27th 1915. The second edition of the magazine produced by Allied internees of the camp, situated a few miles outside Berlin. The magazine reflects the cultural, sporting and musical life of the camp and includes caricatures and advertisements.

 Ruhleben Camp Magazine (No 3)

IN RUHLEBEN CAMP magazine Issue 3 Sunday July 11th 1915. This third edition of the magazine was published by Allied internees of the German internment camp situated on the outskirts of Berlin. It features articles and stories about daily life, culture and sport.

 Ruhleben Camp Magazine (No 4)

IN RUHLEBEN CAMP magazine Issue 4, August Bank Holiday, 1915. This fourth edition of the magazine was published by Allied internees of the German internment camp situated on the outskirts of Berlin. It features articles and stories about daily life, culture and sport.

 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,…

 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.

 Shooting Trip In Nyasaland At Christmas: Archer, J

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

 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. 

 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 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 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. 

 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…

 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 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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