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Choose from 117 pictures in our Our Landed Collection of Images 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.


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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

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Indian soldiers in trench, Gallipoli, 1915

Indian soldiers in trench, Gallipoli, 1915.Photograph by Reggie Savory, 1915.Sikh soldiers of 29th Indian Infantry Brigade rest in a trench, probably in the Cape Helles area. They are armed with Short Magazine Lee Enfield Rifles (SMLE). Their brigade landed at Gallipoli on 1 May 1915.Associated with World War One, Gallipoli (1915-1916).From an album of 99 photographs, the second of two photograph albums compiled by Lt (later Lt Gen Sir) Reginald Arthur Savory, 14th Sikh Regiment. Date: 1915

© The National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library

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See-saw in the garden

Eight men are around a wooden structure, probably some sort of see-saw. The man on the right of the see-saw has fallen off and the man on the left has landed heavily on the ground as a result. Those standing around are very amused. The man who has fallen off is Sgt Emile Verheyen from Ghent, a patient between 14 November 1914 and 29 March 1915. He was married to a Belgian girl in Ramsgate in 1916. The man holding on to the central post of the see-saw is Artieme Mettrie from Antwerp, a pateitnt between 14 November 1914 and 13 May 1915. He had had a finger amuputated but leter returned to active service in Belgium. The Quex Park VAD Hospital opened on 15 October 1914 and closed on 31 January 1919. The hospital was run by Kent/178, the Birchington Detachment. The Commandant was Hannah Powell-Cotton (1881-1964), wife of Major Percy HG Powell-Cotton (1866-1940) of Quex Park, founder of the Powell-Cotton Museum. Date: 1915

© The Powell-Cotton Museum Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library