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 "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 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. 

 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. 

 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…

 Asymmetry In Afghanistan - The Poison Gas Option

Views of officers of 4 (Quetta) Division, Waziristan Force and Northern Command on the possible use of gas as an offensive weapon in North West Frontier Province, 1919. The report is one of several that weighed up the use of gas against the tribal populations in that remote region. It is part of the…

 Camels In East Africa, 1928 (Part 1): Chater, A R

First half of the typescript volume, 'Camel Corps Regulations and Standing Orders'; 1 volume, September 1928. The volume forms part of the papers relating to the service of Maj Gen Arthur Reginald Chater as Officer Commanding Sudan Camel Corps, 1927-1930. The document covers discipline, conduct and…

 Camels In East Africa, 1928 (Part 2): Chater, A R

Second half of the typescript volume, 'Camel Corps Regulations and Standing Orders'; 1 volume, September 1928. The volume forms part of the papers relating to the service of Maj Gen Arthur Reginald Chater as Officer Commanding Sudan Camel Corps, 1927-1930. The document covers enlistment, correspondence…

 Dominion Troops - London March Programme

Official programme for triumphal or victory march through London by Dominion troops, 1919. Colour, published in London.

 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,…

 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. 

 Journal of the Central Asian Society: Douglas-Scott-Montagu, J

A copy of the Journal of the Central Asian Society, Volume XI 1924, Part II, including an article by Lord Montagu of Beaulieu on 'The North West Frontier of India'. From the Douglas-Scott-Montagu collection. Montagu's article includes consideration of the strategic importance of the North West Frontier…

 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 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…

 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.

 Meeting Lord Chelmsford: Foulkes, C

PDF of papers relating to Foulkes' meeting with the Viceroy Lord Chelmsford on 7 Oct, including their discussion on possible introduction of gas warfare to India, to be employed against tribesmen in North West Frontier Province.

 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.

 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…

 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.

 Quetta Earthquake Report: Dimoline, W A

Report published by the Government of India on the natural disaster and the authorities' response.

 Reminiscences Of Tibet: Campbell, F

Reminiscences of Tibet - typescript report by Frederick Campbell who accompanied the Younghusband Expedition to Lhasa, Tibet, 1904

 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.

 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 Officer As Hero And Celebrity (Part 1): Robinson, C N

The first part of "Celebrities of the army", edited by Commander Chas. N. Robinson, London, 1900. A book depicting British senior officers as heroes, describing their adventures and accompanied by rich colour illustrations. This first section includes Lord Kitchener and 'Bobs' Roberts.

 The Officer As Hero And Celebrity (Part 2): Robinson, C N

The second 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 late Victorian…

 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…

 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…

 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…

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