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Expeditionary Collection

Background imageExpeditionary Collection: The Canadians at Ypres - William Barnes Wollen

The Canadians at Ypres - William Barnes Wollen
The Canadians at Ypres 1915 - This depicts the Princess Patricias Canadian Light Infantry at Bellewaerde Ridge on 8th May 1915

Background imageExpeditionary Collection: 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

Background imageExpeditionary Collection: 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade survivors

2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade survivors
" All that is left of them", the survivors of the original 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade which went out to France in 1914 with the original BEF (British Expeditionary Force)

Background imageExpeditionary Collection: Newspaper front cover: evacuation of Dunkirk, 1940

Newspaper front cover: evacuation of Dunkirk, 1940
" Through an inferno of bombs and shells, the B.E.F is crossing the Channel from Dunkirk-in historys strangest armada

Background imageExpeditionary Collection: The Canadians at Ypres, 1915

The Canadians at Ypres, 1915, depicting the Princess Patricias Canadian Light Infantry at Bellewaerde Ridge on 8th May 1915

Background imageExpeditionary Collection: British troops WWII

British troops WWII
Pictures of the 4th Border Regiment who held a large sector of the Somme during a vital stage in the German advance. They were an ordinary Infantry Battalion

Background imageExpeditionary Collection: Caricature of a cheeky Australian solder - WW1

Caricature of a cheeky Australian solder - WW1
circa 1916

Background imageExpeditionary Collection: Statue of Field Marshal Haig - Edinburgh Castle

Statue of Field Marshal Haig - Edinburgh Castle
A statue of Field Marshal Haig on horseback at the Esplanade, Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland. Field Marshal Douglas Haig

Background imageExpeditionary Collection: British troops in France 1914

British troops in France 1914
Arrival of the BEF, 11th Hussars at Le Havre on the Western Front in France during World War I on 16th August 1914

Background imageExpeditionary Collection: No. 2 Squadron, Canadian Air Force

No. 2 Squadron, Canadian Air Force
Canadian Air Force - The assembled men and machines of No. 2 Squadron Canadian Air Force (1918-1920), probably at Shoreham aerodrome (or, less likely, Upper Heyford)

Background imageExpeditionary Collection: General Sir Horace Smith-Dorien

General Sir Horace Smith-Dorien
Portrait of General Sir Horace Lockwood Smith-Dorrien. In Command of the 2nd Army Corps British Expeditionary Force at the start of WWI. Date: circa 1914

Background imageExpeditionary Collection: Congratulations from Lord Kitchener to Sir John French

Congratulations from Lord Kitchener to Sir John French
Postcard detailing the congratulations sent from Lord Kitchener to General Sir John French on August 25th 1914, at the very start of the First World War

Background imageExpeditionary Collection: British Army Pierrot Troupe - WWI

British Army Pierrot Troupe - WWI
British Army Pierrot Troupe, from the British Expeditionary Force of 1917 Date: 1917

Background imageExpeditionary Collection: British Expeditionary Force Machine Gun Team

British Expeditionary Force Machine Gun Team
Members of the British Expeditionary Force in action in France at the beginning of the First World War. This photographic card depicts a Maxim machine gun team in light uniform

Background imageExpeditionary Collection: General Benjamin Foulois

General Benjamin Foulois, chief of air service for the American Expeditionary Forces

Background imageExpeditionary Collection: Bray Dunes, near Dunkirk, during the evacuation, WW2

Bray Dunes, near Dunkirk, during the evacuation, WW2
Members of the British Expeditionary Force at Bray Dunes, to the east of Dunkirk, northern France, during the evacuation, with men making their way into the water ready to embark onto vessels

Background imageExpeditionary Collection: Map of Dunkirk area during the evacuation, WW2

Map of Dunkirk area during the evacuation, WW2
Map of the Dunkirk area in northern France during the evacuation, showing two flooded areas of low-lying meadow land which assisted in the Allied retreat. Date: 1940

Background imageExpeditionary Collection: Aerial view of Dunkirk during the evacuation, WW2

Aerial view of Dunkirk during the evacuation, WW2
Aerial view of Dunkirk and harbour during the evacuation, with surrounding countryside. Date: 1940

Background imageExpeditionary Collection: Map of France and Belgium, evacuation from Dunkirk, WW2

Map of France and Belgium, evacuation from Dunkirk, WW2
Map of the northern French and Belgian coast, showing the evacuation from Dunkirk and other points, and the evacuation triangle through which the Allied army retreated

Background imageExpeditionary Collection: General Hisaichi Terauchi

General Hisaichi Terauchi
Hisaichi Terauchi (1879-1946) was a Gensui (or Field Marshal) in the Imperial Japanese Army, commander of the Southern Expeditionary Army Group during World War II, and a war criminal. Date: 1903

Background imageExpeditionary Collection: Edmond Hanssens. Belgian military and explorer. Portrait

Edmond Hanssens. Belgian military and explorer. Portrait
Edmond Hanssens (1843-1884). Belgian military, explorer and colonial administrator. He took part in the expedition of Stanley to the Congo. Engraving

Background imageExpeditionary Collection: King Theebaw of Burma's Pagoda, Mandalay

King Theebaw of Burma's Pagoda, Mandalay
A view of the pagoda of King Theebaw Min (also Thibaw or Thebaw) of Burma, during the British military expedition there. Theebaw was the last king of Burma

Background imageExpeditionary Collection: General Maude's grave, Baghdad, Iraq

General Maude's grave, Baghdad, Iraq
Grave of Lieutenant General Sir Stanley Maude, North Gate War Cemetery, Baghdad, Iraq. He was Commander-in-Chief of the Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force, and died at Baghdad in November 1917

Background imageExpeditionary Collection: Bray, near Dunkirk, during the evacuation, WW2

Bray, near Dunkirk, during the evacuation, WW2
The British Expeditionary Force lining up on a beach near Bray, to the east of Dunkirk, northern France, during the evacuation, with men making their way into the water ready to embark onto vessels

Background imageExpeditionary Collection: WW1 - Mons and our Masterly Move - 1914

WW1 - Mons and our Masterly Move - 1914
WW1 - Mons and our Masterly Move - Field Marshall Sir John Frenchs Historical Dispatch explained. A pictorial map showing the famous British Expeditionary Force (BEF)

Background imageExpeditionary Collection: Brazilian expedition in the Forests of Goias

Brazilian expedition in the Forests of Goias
A Brazilian expedition encampment in the forests of Goias, at Rio Verde. An army camp is set up in the distance as a column of soldiers marches into it. Date: 1866

Background imageExpeditionary Collection: Expeditionary Corps at Queretaro

Expeditionary Corps at Queretaro
The entrance of the French expeditionary forces in the town of Queretaro. Soldiers march down the street as crowds of people line the street and surrounding buildings, waving and throwing their hats

Background imageExpeditionary Collection: Soldier, Canadian 53rd Field Artillery, WW1

Soldier, Canadian 53rd Field Artillery, WW1
Soldier of the Canadian 53rd Field Artillery, Canadian Expeditionary Force, towards the end of the First World War. circa 1918

Background imageExpeditionary Collection: Horses at sea, using slings WWI

Horses at sea, using slings WWI
Thousands of war horses were bought from all over Britain to serve with British Forces in World War One. They were used to carry supplies and ammunition, transport the wounded and to pull guns

Background imageExpeditionary Collection: Lieutenant General Robert L Bullard - AEF

Lieutenant General Robert L Bullard - AEF
Lieutenant General Robert L. Bullard, American Expeditionary Force, dated 9th July 1918. Lucien Hector Jonas (1880-1947). In February Of 1915

Background imageExpeditionary Collection: General Tasker H Bliss, American Expeditionary Force

General Tasker H Bliss, American Expeditionary Force
General Tasker H. Bliss, American Expeditionary Force, dated 18th April 1918. Lucien Hector Jonas (1880-1947). In February Of 1915

Background imageExpeditionary Collection: BATTLE OF MAIDA (Portugal) The bayonet charge by the British expeditionary force routs

BATTLE OF MAIDA (Portugal) The bayonet charge by the British expeditionary force routs the French Date: 4 July 1806

Background imageExpeditionary Collection: WW1 - Hands Off. The Engish have landed

WW1 - Hands Off. The Engish have landed
WW1 - Marianne to Kaiser Wilhelm II - Hands Off! The Engish have landed. Warning to Germany not to set her sight on France as the English will be on hand to defend her border... Date: 1914

Background imageExpeditionary Collection: DEATH CERTIFICATES 1916

DEATH CERTIFICATES 1916
A death certificate for Private Frank Pullen from the Canadian Expeditionary Force dated 1 April 1919, although he died on 15 September 1916. Date: 1919

Background imageExpeditionary Collection: SIR JOHN FRENCH

SIR JOHN FRENCH
JOHN DENTON FRENCH (1852 - 1925), Commander-in-Chief of the British Expeditionary Force

Background imageExpeditionary Collection: WW2 - Neville Chamberlain, British Prime Minister in France

WW2 - Neville Chamberlain, British Prime Minister in France
WW2 - Neville Chamberlain (1869-1940), British Prime Minister at Arras, France, during a visit to the British Expeditionary Force on 15th December 1939

Background imageExpeditionary Collection: WW1 - The Canadian National Vimy Memorial

WW1 - The Canadian National Vimy Memorial
The Canadian National Vimy Memorial is a memorial site in France dedicated to the memory of Canadian Expeditionary Force members killed during the First World War

Background imageExpeditionary Collection: WW1 - Portrait postcard of King George V and Queen Mary

WW1 - Portrait postcard of King George V and Queen Mary
WW1 - Christmas greetings postcard from King George V (1865-1936) and Queen Mary (1867-1953). The card bears a printed handwritten Christmas Greetings message on the reverse directed to serving

Background imageExpeditionary Collection: Battle of Mons 1914

Battle of Mons 1914
German forces attempt to cross the Mons-Cond頃 anal by throwing pontoons across the water. Several times this was done

Background imageExpeditionary Collection: General Lord Gort

General Lord Gort
General John Standish Surtees Prendergast Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort (1886-1946), commander in chief of the British Expeditionary Force in France in 1939 and 1940

Background imageExpeditionary Collection: General Sir Ian Hamilton and General Ellison, Kephalos

General Sir Ian Hamilton and General Ellison, Kephalos
General Sir Ian Standish Monteith Hamilton (1853-1947), British army officer, best known for commanding the ill-fated Mediterranean Expeditionary Force in the Dardanelles during the Battle of

Background imageExpeditionary Collection: Badge of S. H. A. E. F

Badge of S. H. A. E. F
Badge of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (abbreviated as SHAEF, pronounced " shafe" ), the headquarters of the Commander of Allied forces in north west Europe

Background imageExpeditionary Collection: WW2 Naval Orders, Allied Naval Expeditionary Force

WW2 Naval Orders, Allied Naval Expeditionary Force
WW2 Important archive relating to Sub Lt. David Johnson and HMS MTB 770, a motor torpedo boat of the Fairmile D Class. The most significant element of the archive comprises two maps for Operation

Background imageExpeditionary Collection: British Expeditionary Force landing in France August 1914

British Expeditionary Force landing in France August 1914
British Expeditionary Force landing in France, August 1914. By William Barnes Wollen, RI ROI RBC (1857-1936). Date: 1914

Background imageExpeditionary Collection: WW1 - 96th Battalion (Canadian Highlanders) - Allied Flags

WW1 - 96th Battalion (Canadian Highlanders) - Allied Flags
WW1 - Humorous patriotic postcard in support of the 96th Battalion (Canadian Highlanders), an infantry battalion of the Great War Canadian Expeditionary Force

Background imageExpeditionary Collection: WW2 - HM King George VI visits the BEF, December 1939

WW2 - HM King George VI visits the BEF, December 1939
WW2 - HM King George VI saluting French soldiers just prior to departure back to England following his first visit to the BEF (British Expeditionary Force) in France, December 1939. Date: 1939

Background imageExpeditionary Collection: The Crusades. 12th century. Crusaders army

The Crusades. 12th century. Crusaders army. Colored engraving based on a painting by Sir John Gilbert

Background imageExpeditionary Collection: British troops crossing the Channel, WW1, Aug 1914

British troops crossing the Channel, WW1, Aug 1914
British troops crammed onto a ship crossing the Channel bound for France and Belgium during the early weeks of the First World War. Date: 1914



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