Vintage Photographs - Sketches and Paintings

Sketch of British Army engaged in compulsory purchasing of horses This section of the website contains archive photographs taken during, before and after the war.  Specifically this sub-section contains copies of sketches and paintings relating to the war which were produced while the conflict was underway.

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vintage photoTorpedoing of the White Star Liner 'Arabic', 19 Aug 1915 (GW) vintage photoThe Battle of Lone Pine Plateau, 6 August 1915 (GW)
vintage photoSuffering a German bombardment by night (GW) vintage photoGerman flamethrower as used at Hooge, 30 July 1915 (GW)
vintage photoBritish troops in a captured German trench near Hulluch (GW) vintage photoBritish troops passing through Strumnitza, October 1915 (GW)
vintage photoA daybreak charge on the British Front (GW) vintage photoSinking of the British hospital ship 'Anglia', 17 Nov 1915 (GW)
vintage photoJoffre and Kitchener leaving the British War Office, 29 Oct 1915 (GW) vintage photoInside an Australian trench in Gallipoli (GW)
vintage photoCheering removal of General Marchand from the Champagne battlefield (GW) vintage photoA duel in mid-air, drawn by a French aviator (GW)
vintage photoMemorial service for Edith Cavell at St Paul's Cathedral, 29 Oct 15 (GW) vintage photoThe British Merchantman 'Clan MacTavish', sunk by the 'Moewe' (GW)
vintage photoBritish Naval Auxiliaries in the North Sea (GW) vintage photoThe Prince of Wales at an inspection of Anzacs in Egypt (GW)
vintage photoBritish aeroplanes bombing a Senussi camel convoy (GW) vintage photoThe smile of victory (GWS)
vintage photoSketches of equine life at the Front by a British officer (GWS) vintage photoSketch of General Cadorna (GWS)
vintage photoThe moment when a British battery received telephone orders (GWS) vintage photoBritish troops running along a communication trench in France (GWS)
vintage photoBritish soldiers at afternoon tea in the Ypres salient (GWS) vintage photoCommencement of a mine: the gallery entrance (GWS)
vintage photoR.A.M.C. orderlies giving first-aid to the wounded (GWS) vintage photoRelief party advancing through Ploegsteert Wood, near Ypres (GWS)
vintage photoWatching the effect of British shellfire from a sand-bagged ruin (GWS) vintage photoFrench grenade-throwers in action in the Calonne trench, 1915 (GWS)
vintage photoStorming of the castle of Count von Schieminski, Jaroslav, 16 May 1915 (GWS) vintage photoKeeping watch - a British destroyer talking with mine-sweepers (GWS)
vintage photoTsar Nicholas II with Grand Duke Nikolai at the Front (GWS) vintage photoThe Russian retreat from Poland (GWS)
vintage photoFirst V.C. won a Territorial, on Hill 60, G. H. Woolley (GWS) vintage photoAn early stage in the manufacture of a shrapnel shell-case (GWS)
vintage photoFormer soldiers from Flanders working in a munitions factory (GWS) vintage photoWomen at work in a munitions factory (GWS)
vintage photo'Nosing' shells at the British Vickers factory (GWS) vintage photoA British charge at Hooge, recapturing trenches lost to flamethrowers (GWS)
vintage photoTsar Nicholas II and Grand Duke Nikolai at the Front (GWS)  

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