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Choose from 106 pictures in our Continent 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.

Our ?Little Contemptibles?, 1914 Featured Print

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

Regimental Hockey Team of the 1st Brahmans Featured Print

Regimental Hockey Team of the 1st Brahmans

Photograph: Regimental Hockey Team of the 1st Brahmans, 1910 (c).Sport was always important in the Indian Army. Hockey in particular was, and is, very popular in the Indian sub-continent. In 1905 the 1st Brahmans were the first Indian infantry regiment to win the All-India Hockey Tournament and in 1909 they beat the 41st Dogras in the final of the Eastern Command Hockey Tournament.From album of 26 photographs, 1904-1931.Associated with the 1st Brahmans, later the 4th/1st Punjab Regiment. Date: circa 1910

© The National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library

Portuguese gunboat commanded by Major Serpa Pinto, at the mo Featured Print

Portuguese gunboat commanded by Major Serpa Pinto, at the mo

Portugal. Portuguese gunboat commanded by Major Serpa Pinto, at the mouth of the Zambezi River. Used in the Anglo-Portuguese conflict: struggle of the Portuguese against the Makoldos, aided by the British. Engraving. Colored

© Thaliastock / Mary Evans

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