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Map/Isle of Wight C1857
Map/Isle of Wight C1857
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Jockey/Fred Archer Vf
Jockey/Fred Archer Vf
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Map/Cornwall C1857
Map/Cornwall C1857
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Map/Somerset C1857
Map/Somerset C1857
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Map/Norfolk C1857
Map/Norfolk C1857
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Map/Derbyshire C1857
Map/Derbyshire C1857
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Millet Gleaners
Millet Gleaners
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Map/Suffolk C1857
Map/Suffolk C1857
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Spurgeon preaching at Crystal Palace
Spurgeon preaching at Crystal Palace
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Great Eastern 1857
Great Eastern 1857
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George Gissing/1895 Phot
George Gissing/1895 Phot
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Our ?Little Contemptibles?, 1914
Our ?Little Contemptibles?, 1914
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Our ?Little Contemptibles?, 1914 Featured Image

Our ?Little Contemptibles?, 1914

Our ?Little Contemptibles?, 1914.Oil on canvas by William Barns Wollen (1857-1936), 1918 (c); exhibited at the Royal Academy 1918 (No 260).Composed of regular soldiers and reservists, the British Expeditionary Force landed on the Continent in August in 1914. During the early months of World War One (1914-1918) it was engaged in slowing down the German advance. This painting depicts open warfare with British infantry wearing large packs, taking cover behind a hedge; German artillery in the distance. The British Army?s experiences in the Boer War (1899-1902) had resulted in major reforms in organization, administration, tactics, weapons and equipment. Introduced in 1906, the Short Magazine Lee-Enfield rifle, shown in this painting, enabled troops to produce very rapid, accurate fire. Infantry training now placed more emphasis on the ability to shoot straight and fast, and on mobility. These professional soldiers, drilled in new methods of attack, defence, and withdrawal, were taught to take greater advantage of cover.The title of the canvas relates to an order given by Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany (1859 -1941) to the commander of his First Army, Alexander von Kluck (1846-1934), in August, 1914:- ?It is my Royal and Imperial Command that you concentrate your energies? and all the valour of my soldiers to exterminate first the treacherous English; walk over General French's insignificant [or contemptible] little Army. In fact the German advance was checked, and the men of the British and Indian Expeditionary Forces who survived these heavy engagements proudly adopted the ironic title, ?The Old Contemptibles?. These men who served between the outbreak of war and midnight on 22 November 1914 were awarded the 1914 Star.In the 1880s, the artist, William Barns Wollen, served in the 20th (Artists?) Volunteer Battalion, The Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort?s Own), popularly known as the Artists? Rifles. Date: 1914

© The National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library

Scrabo Hill Tower, Co. Down, Northern Ireland
Scrabo Hill Tower, Co. Down, Northern Ireland
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Zimbabwe/Victoria Falls
Zimbabwe/Victoria Falls
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George Gissing
George Gissing
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Duncan Dunbar Sail Ship
Duncan Dunbar Sail Ship
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Pakistan/Peshawar 1857
Pakistan/Peshawar 1857
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GARNERAY, Louis (1783-1857). Naval Battle of Navarino
GARNERAY, Louis (1783-1857). Naval Battle of Navarino
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The Conference of Kaw Indians with the United States Governm
The Conference of Kaw Indians with the United States Governm
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Clara Zetkin/Speech
Clara Zetkin/Speech
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Brontes/Haworth/Gaskell
Brontes/Haworth/Gaskell
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Map/England & Wales 1857
Map/England & Wales 1857
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Abies Douglassii
Abies Douglassii
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Lady Houston D.B.E
Lady Houston D.B.E
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GARNERAY, Louis (1783-1857). Naval Battle of Navarino Featured Image

GARNERAY, Louis (1783-1857). Naval Battle of Navarino

GARNERAY, Louis (1783-1857). Naval Battle of Navarino. ca. 1827. Greek War of Independence (1821-1832). Battle of Navarino, October 20th, 1827. Victory of the British and French fleet on the ottoman. Oil on canvas. FRANCE. ΌE-DE-FRANCE. YVELINES. Versailles. National Museum of Versailles

© Iberfoto/Mary Evans

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Map/Warwickshire C1857
Map/Warwickshire C1857
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Flashman and Tom
Flashman and Tom
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Edward Elgar
Edward Elgar
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Map/Europe/Austria 1857
Map/Europe/Austria 1857
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Baden-Powell/Chief Scout
Baden-Powell/Chief Scout
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Sheffield Football Club, 1874
Sheffield Football Club, 1874
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1857 Mutiny/Rebel Sepoys
1857 Mutiny/Rebel Sepoys
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Singapore/Harbour 1857
Singapore/Harbour 1857
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Pope Pius XI
Pope Pius XI
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Siege of Lucknow
Siege of Lucknow
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Sir Henry Havelock/Davie
Sir Henry Havelock/Davie
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EMILE COUE
EMILE COUE
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Sheffield Football Club, 1874 Featured Image

Sheffield Football Club, 1874

Engraving of the Sheffield Football Club team, seen at the end of the 1873-1874 season. Sheffield FC was founded in 1857 and is, reputedly, the oldest club in the world

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

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1857 Mutiny/Officers
1857 Mutiny/Officers
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Wardian case with plants
Wardian case with plants
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Three pyramids, Egypt
Three pyramids, Egypt
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Sir Robert Baden-Powell playing the Kudu Horn, Birkenhead, 1
Sir Robert Baden-Powell playing the Kudu Horn, Birkenhead, 1
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Joseph Whitworth, IMechE, medal and invitation
Joseph Whitworth, IMechE, medal and invitation
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Elgar out Walking
Elgar out Walking
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Sir Robert Baden-Powell, 1911
Sir Robert Baden-Powell, 1911
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British Museum - new reading-room 1857
British Museum - new reading-room 1857
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One of three miniature metal Sikh kirpan daggers
One of three miniature metal Sikh kirpan daggers
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Axel Munthe/Anacapri
Axel Munthe/Anacapri
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Alexander I/Bulgaria
Alexander I/Bulgaria
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A cricket match at The New Cricket-Ground, Manchester
A cricket match at The New Cricket-Ground, Manchester
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