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Choose from 347 pictures in our Advance collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

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Masurian Lakes 1915

German cavalry advance during the Second Battle of the Masurian Lakes, also known as the Winter Battle of the Masurian Lakes. This was part of Hindenberg's plan to push Russia back beyond the Vistula river with the aim of forcing Russia out of the war and bringing about the end of the war on the Eastern Front. The battle began in a heavy snowstorm on 7 February 1915. By the 22 February, Russian forces had suffered severe losses of troops and territory, but had succeeded in halting the German progress short of their aims.

© Mary Evans/Robert Hunt Collection

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Auckland's advance from its battalion headquarters

This drawing relates to an incident on the 14th/15th September 1916 and is described in a book entitled 'A Saga of the Sword' by Austin F. Britten, published by Arrowsmith, London 1928. The chapter, entitled 'The End of an Epoch', contains the following map reference : S11 b4.9. This is right in the middle of the area of the 2nd Battalion Auckland Regiment which was in No-Man's Land, just a shade short by 50 yards or so of the German Front Line in Coffee Lane. And, no doubt, Matania is attempting to portray an incident in the initial phase of the Auckland's advance from its battalion headquarters, slightly on the right of the fork (La Forche) which is where the New Zealand memorial now stands. It would also appear that four tanks were allocated to the New Zealand Division and all four passed this way towards the fork before spreading out. They were from D Company and were numbered D8, D10, D11 and D12. The actual image was never used in the book (which in the end did not have any illustrations) but no doubt Matania was asked by Austin Britten to produce this incident at the above map reference. The name of the book was written on the back of the picture. Fortunino Matania, Ri (1881-1963). One of the most accomplished realistic illustrators and artists of his time, his wartime work was immensely popular and appeared in nearly every major news magazine, Allied, Neutral and Central Powers alike. Date: 1916

© David Cohen Fine Art/Mary Evans Picture Library

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Normandy: The advance to Troarn

Photograph: Normandy: The advance to Troarn. Although thick mud is holding up operations in the Caen sector, a double blow by British and Canadian tanks and infantry has led to the capture of half of Troarn (22/7/44). Shows two British soldiers in position between Banneville La Campagne and Troarn. They are Pte S Clarke of Morley, Leeds and Pte H Leech of Prescott Street, Liverpool. Picture issued July 1944. British Official photograph B7786. From a collection of 33 contact prints of British official photographs mounted on card with original associated typescript captions. Photographs chiefly relate to D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, 1944. Some of the captions are incomplete. Associated with D-Day and Operation OVERLORD, World War Two, North West Europe (1944-1945) 1944 and the Normandy Breakout, World War Two, North West Europe (1944-1945) 1944. Date: 1944

© The National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library