WW1 recruitment poster with silhouettes
World War One recruitment poster with silhouettes -- Remember! England Expects -- the Need is Great Today.... the Navy requires you for its glorious service. Join today. Skilled artificers and artisans, seamen, stokers, marines and boys. Apply 7 Whitehall Place, SW. Showing a determined sailor standing by a gun turret, and four sailors kneeling with rifles.
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Cartoon, Old man at the cinema, WW1
Cartoon, Old man at the cinema, watching a heroic war film. He turns round to the soldiers seated behind him, saying that they too have the chance to take part in such glorious scenes.
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Glorious L Battery, Gunner Derbyshire, Driver Osborne
Three members of "L" Battery, Royal Horse Artillery, which gallantly maintained fire using three guns against surprise fire from a strong German force comprising ten field guns and two maxims on 24 August 1914 near Compiegne. Despite two of the British guns being silenced, Gunner Derbyshire and Driver Osborne under the command of Captain Bradbury kept up fire until only a single German gun remained, eventually ceasing fire. Captain Bradbury, pictured centre, was killed and awarded the Victoria Cross. Gunner Derbyshire and Driver Osborne each received the Medaille Militaire. The Battery was all but wiped out - 6 officers and 63 men or NCOs were killed or wounded. Date: 1914
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