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 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,…

 Bikes And 'Brooklands': Foulkes, C

A photographic collection showing early transportation and recreational vehicles. Still images developed from glass plate negatives.

 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’…

 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…

 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…

 Lawrence Of Arabia In France: Lawrence, T E

Thomas Edward Lawrence, later known as Lawrence of Arabia, read history at Jesus College Oxford. As part of his degree, he was required to submit a special thesis - Lawrence chose medieval military architecture as a subject. He embarked on a cycling tour of France in the summer of 1908 undertaking research…

 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 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,…

 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 1): Gurner, V G

The first of three selections of photographs from the fourth volume belonging to Rear-Admiral Victor Gallafent Gurner mainly shows life on board ship and the effects of war between the Russians and Japanese, not least an engagement at Chemulpo Bay, Incheon, in February 1904. Gurner served as First Lieutenant…

 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…

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