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Background imageBayonet Collection: Poster for Welsh Guards

Poster for Welsh Guards
Smart men wanted to join the Welsh Guards, pictured here in full uniform during the Changing of the Guard ceremony at St. James Palace

Background imageBayonet Collection: Coldstream Guards on a Christmas and New Year card

Coldstream Guards on a Christmas and New Year card, changing sentry duty in the snow. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageBayonet Collection: Territorial Army poster - Inter-war period

Territorial Army poster - Inter-war period
For England and Freedom! Join the Territorial Army. Recruitment poster Number 8. Chromolithograph after Lance Cattermole, published by His Majestys Stationery Office, 1938. Date: 1938

Background imageBayonet Collection: WW2 poster, Back Them Up

WW2 poster, Back Them Up! Showing a British commando raid on a German-held port in Norway. Date: 1940s

Background imageBayonet Collection: Coldstreamers in a Great charge by the guards on the Somme

Coldstreamers in a Great charge by the guards on the Somme
On 15th September 1916, Guards including the Coldstreamers, Grenadiers and the Irish, captured Martinpuich, formerly in German hands and Courcelette and over 2300 prisoners. 15th September 1916

Background imageBayonet Collection: Napoleonic Wars (1796-1815). BATTLE OF THE ROTHIERE (1814

Napoleonic Wars (1796-1815). BATTLE OF THE ROTHIERE (1814-02-01). Napoleon, at the head of a blue division of the guard, recovers the hamlet of Giberie. Colored engraving

Background imageBayonet Collection: World War I recruitment poster

World War I recruitment poster
Poster produced by the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee during World War I, depicting a typical British Tommy in uniform with bayonet fixed, calling across from France to England for more volunteers

Background imageBayonet Collection: World War One soldiers

World War One soldiers
On les a souscrivez a la London County and Westminster Bank (Paris) Ltd : poster illustrated by three World War One soldiers, Scots Guard, French and British infantrymen in battle

Background imageBayonet Collection: Ww1 Postcard Soldier

Ww1 Postcard Soldier
Tommy guards the flag with bayonet in hand and pipe in mouth!

Background imageBayonet Collection: Musket & Rifles 1800

Musket & Rifles 1800
Muzzle loading musket and rifles A. Brown Bess & bayonet B. Brunswick rifle C. Enfield rifle & bayonet

Background imageBayonet Collection: The Royal East Kent Regiment - Corporal

The Royal East Kent Regiment - Corporal
A Corporal of the East Kent Regiment (The Buffs). Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageBayonet Collection: Battle of Culloden

Battle of Culloden
British troops at the Battle of Culloden defeat the Highlanders of the Young Pretender, Charles Stuart

Background imageBayonet Collection: Colt Guns and Rifles

Colt Guns and Rifles - breech-loading arms. circa late 19th century

Background imageBayonet Collection: Battle of Inkerman, Crimean War 1854

Battle of Inkerman, Crimean War 1854
Battle of Inkerman during the Crimean War. Date: 5th November 1854

Background imageBayonet Collection: Short Rifle Diagram 1915

Short Rifle Diagram 1915
Multi-part diagram, showing the complex working systems of a short rifle, taking a Lee- Enfield Mark III magazine. Date: 1915

Background imageBayonet Collection: Poster, Back the Great Attack with War Savings

Poster, Back the Great Attack with War Savings, showing WW2 soldiers running across a beach. 1940s

Background imageBayonet Collection: First Balkan War (1912 - 1913) - Hand-to-hand combat

First Balkan War (1912 - 1913) - Hand-to-hand combat
Hand-to-hand combat during the First Balkan War as Greek troops overun a Turkish gun battery. The war lasted from October 1912 to May 1913, pitted the Balkan League (Serbia, Montenegro, Greece)

Background imageBayonet Collection: The Boys Of The New Home Guard

The Boys Of The New Home Guard
An illustrated WW2 music sheet cover for The Boys Of the New Home Guard, printed as a contibution to the Home Guard Spitfire fund

Background imageBayonet Collection: Robin in the trenches, WW1 by Philip Dadd

Robin in the trenches, WW1 by Philip Dadd
Sat on the End of my Bayonet like a bloomin Christmas Card, he did. Illustration depicting an incident described by a private soldier, writing home during the winter campaign of 1914-15

Background imageBayonet Collection: Humpty Dumpty looking unhappy after his fall

Humpty Dumpty looking unhappy after his fall, with cracks all over his head. A soldier in the background looks on helplessly

Background imageBayonet Collection: British Army recruitment poster

British Army recruitment poster
Recruitment poster for the British Army. A smiling man in uniform asks: Have you a relation or friend serving?

Background imageBayonet Collection: British and Indian soldiers - WWI allies (2 / 3)

British and Indian soldiers - WWI allies (2 / 3)
Comrades at Arms British and Indian troops fighting together during WWI

Background imageBayonet Collection: WW2 - British infantryman in desert fatigues

WW2 - British infantryman in desert fatigues
Photograph of a British infantryman in desert fatigues advancing with fixed-bayonet and a shell bursting in background, El Alamein, 1942

Background imageBayonet Collection: An action at Bucquoy, Western Front 1918

An action at Bucquoy, Western Front 1918
The Great Battle on the Western Front: open warfare - an action at Bucquoy, a village on the Arras-Albert road. Stand by British infantry at Bucquoy

Background imageBayonet Collection: Italian soldier in white camouflage, WWI

Italian soldier in white camouflage, WWI
Camouflage or protective colouring - an Italian soldier during the First World War in white dress rendering him difficult to spot in snowy conditions. 1918

Background imageBayonet Collection: British soldier bears to the firing line WWI

British soldier bears to the firing line WWI
Double page showing a British private soldier, commonly know as a Tommy, showing a diagram of tools and equipment that he would have carried when marching to the trenches in World War One. 1915

Background imageBayonet Collection: Turkish poster celebrating defence of Gallipoli, WW1

Turkish poster celebrating defence of Gallipoli, WW1
Turkish poster celebrating the defence of Gallipoli against the Allies during the First World War. Date: 1915

Background imageBayonet Collection: Ils ne passeront pas, by Bairnsfather

Ils ne passeront pas, by Bairnsfather
Ils ne passeront pas (They shall not pass) Old soldiers never say die, they'll simply block the way A cartoon by Captain Bruce Bairnsfather in The Bystander, featuring his popular character

Background imageBayonet Collection: Armoured bayonet curler by W H Robinson

Armoured bayonet curler by W H Robinson
For rendering useless the sentrys arme blanche. Please note: Credit must appear as Courtesy of the Estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/ILN/Mary Evans 1915

Background imageBayonet Collection: WW1 recruitment poster with silhouette

WW1 recruitment poster with silhouette
World War One recruitment poster with silhouette -- Loyal Talk Won t Beat Kaiser, Krupp, Kultur, Trained Men Will! Enlist Now! Showing a determined soldier with a bayoneted rifle. 1914-1918

Background imageBayonet Collection: Tommy Guardsman in full war-paint 1914

Tommy Guardsman in full war-paint 1914
A Guardsman ready to take his place in the firing - line. The field service kit of the British infantryman in detail, with diagram. Date: 1914

Background imageBayonet Collection: Cheeky American Military postcard

Cheeky American Military postcard
A GI uses his position to his advantage, stopping and searching a pretty young girl who he accuses of being a spy! I think he has just spied something else however... Date: 1941

Background imageBayonet Collection: Expert grinder at Wilkinson Sword Works, WW1

Expert grinder at Wilkinson Sword Works, WW1
Expert grinder at Wilkinson Sword Works, working on a new bayonet during the First World War. 1914-1918

Background imageBayonet Collection: Old Bill and Co. August 1940

Old Bill and Co. August 1940
" Hey! Mind what yer doin ! Thats the second time you ve got me with that fifth column o yours!" Bruce Bairnsfather pokes fun at rumours of German spies

Background imageBayonet Collection: British infantry attack a German trench in France

British infantry attack a German trench in France
British infantry, with bayonets fixed, charge and attack a German trench on the western Front in France. Date: September 1915

Background imageBayonet Collection: Tommies kicking a football on the way to the German Trenches

Tommies kicking a football on the way to the German Trenches

Background imageBayonet Collection: France. Guard of National Convention (center), French Grenad

France. Guard of National Convention (center), French Grenad
French Revolution (1789-1799). Guard of National Convention (center), French Grenadier Guard (left) and crippled (right). Colored engraving. 19th century

Background imageBayonet Collection: WWI French Mannlicher Berthier Infantry rifle bayonet

WWI French Mannlicher Berthier Infantry rifle bayonet
First World War French Mannlicher Berthier Infantry rifle bayonet, No. 24557. Firearms & Equipment

Background imageBayonet Collection: WW2 poster, Lend a Hand, War Savings

WW2 poster, Lend a Hand, War Savings Date: early 1940s

Background imageBayonet Collection: British recruitment poster, An Appeal To You, WW1

British recruitment poster, An Appeal To You, WW1
British recruitment poster, design by Alfred Leete, An Appeal To You, April 1915, First World War. 1915

Background imageBayonet Collection: British recruitment poster, Are You in this? WW1

British recruitment poster, Are You in this? WW1
British recruitment poster, design by Robert Baden-Powell, Are You in this? First World War. 1915

Background imageBayonet Collection: WWI Poster, Be Ready! Join Now

WWI Poster, Be Ready! Join Now
Be Ready! Join Now. Parliamentary Recruiting Committee poster, with a soldier in silhouette on yellow background. Date: 1915

Background imageBayonet Collection: A veteran East Prussian Infantryman Frenkiel

A veteran East Prussian Infantryman Frenkiel (who won the Iron Cross) in his full service uniform - clearly of Polish extraction. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageBayonet Collection: WWI German Mauser Gewehr M 98 rifle bayonet

WWI German Mauser Gewehr M 98 rifle bayonet
First World War German Mauser Gewehr M.98 butcher blade rifle bayonet. Manufactured by Packohlger & Co. Solingen in its metal scabbard. Firearms & Equipment

Background imageBayonet Collection: Soviet poster, Lenin points the way forward

Soviet poster, Lenin points the way forward
Soviet poster showing Lenin behind a red banner, pointing the way forward for the October Revolution. Date: circa 1917

Background imageBayonet Collection: WW2 - Mr Penny At War

WW2 - Mr Penny At War
An illustrated front cover for a WW2 children's story book, Mr. Penny At War, written by Maurice Moiseiwitsch. The image portrays an older Home Guard serviceman carrying his bayonet rifle

Background imageBayonet Collection: Salute The Soldier Music Cover

Salute The Soldier Music Cover
An illustrated WW2 music sheet cover for Salute The Soldier, by Eric Coates, specially composed for the National Savings Committee for the Salute The Soldier campaign

Background imageBayonet Collection: WW2 - When The Bells Rang

WW2 - When The Bells Rang
An illustrated front cover for a WW2 story book, When The Bells Rang, written by Anthony Armstrong and Bruce Graeme. The image shows the side profile of a soldier holding his bayonet rifle



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