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Choose from 161 pictures in our Initial 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.


Aucklands advance from its battalion headquarters Featured Print

Aucklands 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

Some invasion craft and a tank submerged Featured Print

Some invasion craft and a tank submerged

Photograph: Some invasion craft and a tank submerged during the initial stages of the invasion. Shows the beach showing submerged vehicles. From a photograph album containing 210 photographs compiled by Maj Wilfred Herbert James Sale, MC, 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), 1944. Photographs are of locations in England and France. Associated with World War Two, North West Europe (1944-1945). Date: 1944

© The National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library

Liberation of Europe First Women to land in France Featured Print

Liberation of Europe First Women to land in France

Photograph: Liberation of Europe First Women to land in France.Personnel of Queen Alexandra?s Imperial Military Nursing Service were the first women to arrive on the Normandy beachhead. On June 13th, seven days after the initial landings of the Allied Expeditionary Forces, Lt Col Helm, of Colchester arrived with two Sisters, their purpose was the setting up of a General hospital to house 600 patients, and with the assistance of Pioneers and the R.A.M.C the hospital was quickly established and is now functioning well.Shows Sister unpacking stores. Included in the pictures are Sister Ridgers, Mackay Causon and Bjorkman.Picture issued July 1944.British Official Photograph No. B 5805. XC.War Office Photograph - Crown Copyright Reserved.One of 37 British Official photographs, nd.Mounted on card with original associated typescript captions.Covering aspects of the preparations for and liberation of North West Europe, 1944-1945, including D-Day, 1944, and the Rhine Crossings, 1945. Date: 1944

© The National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library