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Background imageNeutral Collection: L Battery, Royal Horse Artillery

L Battery, Royal Horse Artillery. How our gunners won the VC and silenced the fire of the German guns in face of overwhelming odds Retreat from Mons, 1st September 1914

Background imageNeutral Collection: The Strongest '

The Strongest "
" The Strongest.". Fortunino Matania, Ri (1881-1963). One of the most accomplished realistic illustrators and artists of his time

Background imageNeutral Collection: The Unknown Warrior - scene at Westminster Abbey

The Unknown Warrior - scene at Westminster Abbey, 11th November 1920. Fortunino Matania, Ri (1881-1963). One of the most accomplished realistic illustrators and artists of his time

Background imageNeutral Collection: Gordon Highlander interrogated by German Officers

Gordon Highlander interrogated by German Officers
I won t - After a raid on the British lines in Northern France, a Gordon Highlander is being interrogated by German Officers.. Fortunino Matania, Ri (1881-1963)

Background imageNeutral Collection: Repulsing the famous Prussian guard at Ypres

Repulsing the famous Prussian guard at Ypres. With the British Army on the Western Front - published in 1916 for Tatler and Sphere, though the illustration was first done in 1914

Background imageNeutral Collection: The Farewell

The Farewell. Fortunino Matania, RI (1881-1963). One of the most accomplished realistic illustrators and artists of his time

Background imageNeutral Collection: Taking the wounded aboard a British ambulance

Taking the wounded aboard a British ambulance train on the Western Front. With the British Army on the Western Front - published in 1916 for Tatler and Sphere.. Fortunino Matania, Ri (1881-1963)

Background imageNeutral Collection: With the field guns on the Western Front

With the field guns on the Western Front. A visit to a British battery. With the British Army on the Western Front - published in 1916 for Tatler and Sphere.. Fortunino Matania, Ri (1881-1963)

Background imageNeutral Collection: Torpedoed Ship in Dock

Torpedoed Ship in Dock
A steamship - torpedoed by the Germans although flying the neutral Norwegian flag - is brought into dry dock for repairs

Background imageNeutral Collection: German U-Boats

German U-Boats
Terrified by German U-boats, the English pretend to be neutral (the Norwegian and British merchant navy flags are conveniently similar !)

Background imageNeutral Collection: British Overseas Airways Corporation Lockheed 18-08 Lodestar

British Overseas Airways Corporation Lockheed 18-08 Lodestar G-AGDD Loch Losna (msn 2087, ex NX34901, to Royal Norwegian Air Force July 1945 as 2087)

Background imageNeutral Collection: Map of Europe showing WW2 alliances, September 1939

Map of Europe showing WW2 alliances, September 1939
A map of Europe, colour-coded to represent the different alliances between nations shortly after the outbreak of war, September 1939

Background imageNeutral Collection: The Strongest

The Strongest.. Fortunino Matania, Ri (1881-1963). One of the most accomplished realistic illustrators and artists of his time

Background imageNeutral Collection: Cartoon, Joseph's Coat of Many Colours

Cartoon, Joseph's Coat of Many Colours
Political cartoon, Joseph's Coat of Many Colours - Joseph Chamberlain MP, a satirical comment on his changes of allegiance - True Blue Liberal, Red Republican, Neutral Grey Date: 1889

Background imageNeutral Collection: Rock viewed from Neutral Ground, Gibraltar

Rock viewed from Neutral Ground, Gibraltar Date: circa 1900

Background imageNeutral Collection: Entrance Porch. Residence at Neutral Bay, Sydney

Entrance Porch. Residence at Neutral Bay, Sydney
A photograph showing the entrance porch of a residence at Neutral Bay, Sydney. The room is part of a house erected for A. J. Hart Esq. Mould & Mack Walker, Architects. Date: circa 1922

Background imageNeutral Collection: Interior. Residence at Neutral Bay, Sydney

Interior. Residence at Neutral Bay, Sydney
A photograph of a tidy residence at Neutral Bay, Sydney. The room is part of a house erected for A. J. Hart Esq. Mould & Mack Walker, Architects. Date: circa 1922

Background imageNeutral Collection: Prime Minister Eleftherios Venizelos of Greece

Prime Minister Eleftherios Venizelos of Greece
Venizelos, seen at his desk, brought Greece into the war on the side of the Allies though King Constantine, whose wife was German, would have preferred to have remained neutral. WW1 Date: 1914

Background imageNeutral Collection: Rock of Gibraltar from neutral ground c. 1880

Rock of Gibraltar from neutral ground c. 1880
Rock of Gibraltar from neutral ground c.1880

Background imageNeutral Collection: Australia - Sydney, Neutral Bay

Australia - Sydney, Neutral Bay
c.1900 vintage photograph: Australia - Sydney, Neutral Bay

Background imageNeutral Collection: Ships in the harbour, Neutral Bay, Sydney, Australia

Ships in the harbour, Neutral Bay, Sydney, Australia
19th century vintage photograph: Ships in the harbour, Neutral Bay, Sydney, Australia

Background imageNeutral Collection: Temporary emergency bridge in Belgium, Sept 1939

Temporary emergency bridge in Belgium, Sept 1939
Temporary emergency bridge constructed in Belgium in case of a German invasion. The bridge is supported by five barges which function as pontoons

Background imageNeutral Collection: Anti-tank barrier on the Belgian frontier, Sept 1939

Anti-tank barrier on the Belgian frontier, Sept 1939
Photograph of a steel wall built on the border between Germany and Belgium as an anti-tank barrier. The Sphere describes its design as of " somewhat unique character"

Background imageNeutral Collection: Gibraltar - North Front - Neutral Ground and Lalinea

Gibraltar - North Front - Neutral Ground and Lalinea
Gibraltar - The North Front - viewed from La Linea de la Concepcion, Cadiz, Spain and across the Neutral Ground - now the site of Gibraltar International Airport. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageNeutral Collection: How Germany treats neutral commerce, torpedo WW1

How Germany treats neutral commerce, torpedo WW1
How Germany treats neutral commerce in the First World War. A German torpedo just about to strike a merchantman. 1915

Background imageNeutral Collection: In the famous Plug Street Wood

In the famous Plug Street Wood. A relief party marching along Regent Street. With the British Army on the Western Front - published in 1916 for Tatler and Sphere.. Fortunino Matania, Ri (1881-1963)

Background imageNeutral Collection: The War Baby published in The Sphere

The War Baby published in The Sphere, No. 2071 on the 30th September 1939. Fortunino Matania, Ri (1881-1963). One of the most accomplished realistic illustrators and artists of his time

Background imageNeutral Collection: Wounded French soldier lying in bed in a hospital ward

Wounded French soldier lying in bed in a hospital ward
A wounded French soldier lying in bed in a hospital ward that was originally a school. He is being visited by an elegant lady who is seated beside the bed.. Fortunino Matania, Ri (1881-1963)

Background imageNeutral Collection: With the British Officer in the Ypres Salient

With the British Officer in the Ypres Salient. Afternoon tea in a ruined farmstead. With the British Army on the Western Front - published in 1916 for Tatler and Sphere

Background imageNeutral Collection: Ataturk and General Harrington

Ataturk and General Harrington
Kemal Pasa (Ataturk) and General Harrington (commanding the British troops) - compromising on neutral ground in 1923. A very interesting photograph as it shows a Turkish delegation approaching an

Background imageNeutral Collection: President Woodrow Wilson's head against the Stars & Stripes

President Woodrow Wilson's head against the Stars & Stripes
Wilson strove to keep America neutral but the German U-boat campaign, and the sinking of the Lusitania, forced his hand. WW1 Date: circa 1917

Background imageNeutral Collection: Moran?s War Map, coloured to show Britain and her Allies

Moran?s War Map, coloured to show Britain and her Allies
Map: Moran?s War Map, coloured to show Britain and her Allies, Germany and Austria-Hungary, and the neutral nations at the outbreak of the First World War

Background imageNeutral Collection: Neutral Moresnet - a small BelgianPrussian condominium

Neutral Moresnet - a small BelgianPrussian condominium
The borders of Belgium, Germany and The Netherlands in 1906. of particular importance is the central feature of Neutral Moresnet - a small BelgianPrussian condominium that existed from 1816 to 1920

Background imageNeutral Collection: Front cover of The Bystander, 1915: US war profiteering

Front cover of The Bystander, 1915: US war profiteering
A British comment on war profiteering by America, and the British right to search neutral merchant vessels for contraband during World War One. Date: 1915

Background imageNeutral Collection: Pro Italia - Allies and Brothers-In-Arms for Justice

Pro Italia - Allies and Brothers-In-Arms for Justice. Drawn for an Italian Celebration on Italian Day, 7th October 1915, and disposed of in the streets in the form of a souvenir pocket handkerchief

Background imageNeutral Collection: British naval convoy system by G. H. Davis

British naval convoy system by G. H. Davis
The method of safeguarding the freedom of the seas: the British naval convoy system at work. Making the high seas safe for Allied

Background imageNeutral Collection: Map of Germany, Belgium, France illustrating Armistice

Map of Germany, Belgium, France illustrating Armistice
A map illustrating the Armistice at the end of World War One. The black line shows the battle line on Armistice Day, 11th November 1918

Background imageNeutral Collection: Somewhere in France A concert behind the lines

Somewhere in France A concert behind the lines
Somewhere in France. A concert behind the lines. With the British Army on the Western Front - published in 1916 for Tatler and Sphere.. Fortunino Matania, Ri (1881-1963)

Background imageNeutral Collection: The Communication Trench

The Communication Trench. With the British Army on the Western Front - published in 1916 for Tatler and Sphere.. Fortunino Matania, Ri (1881-1963)

Background imageNeutral Collection: In a British advanced observation post

In a British advanced observation post. How artillery fire is observed and corrected. With the British Army on the Western Front - published in 1916 for Tatler and Sphere

Background imageNeutral Collection: How the Staff is informed of movements at the Front

How the Staff is informed of movements at the Front. A scene in a stately French chateau. With the British Army on the Western Front - published in 1916 for Tatler and Sphere

Background imageNeutral Collection: The famous 4 days retreat from Mons

The famous 4 days retreat from Mons. How the wounded helped the wounded between Le Cateau and Landrecies. With the British Army on the Western Front - published in 1916 for Tatler and Sphere

Background imageNeutral Collection: Winter conditions in the Yser country

Winter conditions in the Yser country. A scene on the snow-covered road leading to the rear. With the British Army on the Western Front - published in 1916 for Tatler and Sphere

Background imageNeutral Collection: The King at the Front

The King at the Front. With the British Army on the Western Front - published in 1916 for Tatler and Sphere.. Fortunino Matania, Ri (1881-1963)

Background imageNeutral Collection: Neutral Switzerland sitting high above the warring world

Neutral Switzerland sitting high above the warring world
Neutral Switzerland sitting high on a mountaintop above the clouds of war below. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageNeutral Collection: Ww1 Friends and Foes

Ww1 Friends and Foes
British Bulldog German Dachshund neutral American Bull Terrier French Bulldog Russian Wolfhound Date: 1915

Background imageNeutral Collection: Ww1 Cartoon / Neutral 1916

Ww1 Cartoon / Neutral 1916
U-Boat Commander: " Sorry, I thought you were a neutral vessel..." Date: 22 June 1916

Background imageNeutral Collection: Winston Churchill warns neutrals

Winston Churchill warns neutrals
Churchill warns neutral nations that if they collaborate with the Axis powers, they are liable to be swallowed up as other countries have been... Date: 1940



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