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Retreat Collection

Background imageRetreat 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 imageRetreat Collection: The Remnants of an Army

The Remnants of an Army. Photomechanical print after Elizabeth Thompson (later Lady Butler). Associated with the Retreat from Kabul, 1st Afghan War (1838-1842). Date: 1856

Background imageRetreat Collection: Recruiting poster for the 7th Regiment of Light Dragoons

Recruiting poster for the 7th Regiment of Light Dragoons
Recruiting poster for the 7th (or The Queen?s Own) Regiment of (Light Dragoons), 1809.The 7th (or The Queen?s Own) Regiment of (Light Dragoons) had served in Sir John Moore

Background imageRetreat Collection: The Zulu war. Lord Chelmsfords retreat from Isandhlwana the

The Zulu war. Lord Chelmsfords retreat from Isandhlwana the
Lord Chelmsford surveying the damage after the Battle of Isandlwana. The battlefield strewn with corpses is in the foreground, Isandhlawana Hill is in the distance, as are the Zulu impi (warriors)

Background imageRetreat Collection: British Nurses Retreat with the Serbian Army

British Nurses Retreat with the Serbian Army
The Serbs Retreat Before The Austrian Attack: British nurses retreat with the Serbian army Date: 1915

Background imageRetreat Collection: Tsar Alexander III and family

Tsar Alexander III and family
Tsar Alexander III (1845-1894) at the Livadia Palace, Yalta with his family. From left; the Tsarevich Nicholas (later Tsar Nicholas II), Grand Prince Georgi Alexandrovich, Tsaritsa Maria Feodorovna

Background imageRetreat Collection: Silhouettes from the Somme by H. L. Oakley

Silhouettes from the Somme by H. L. Oakley
Various scenes on the Somme cut by famous silhouette artist, Captain H. L. Oakley showing the work to be done when pursuing the retreating Germans

Background imageRetreat Collection: Guns at Maiwand

Guns at Maiwand
BATTLE OF MAIWAND Saving the guns : though the British force was defeated by the Afghans, they were able to retreat to Kandahar in relatively good order

Background imageRetreat Collection: Scotland / Middleton

Scotland / Middleton
A scene at Middleton, Midlothian, Scotland, with its kirk and the 15th century Borthwick Castle, where Mary Queen of Scots and Bothwell made their retreat. Date: 1960s

Background imageRetreat Collection: Retreat of T. E. Lawrence at Clouds Hill, Moreton, Dorset

Retreat of T. E. Lawrence at Clouds Hill, Moreton, Dorset
The house at Clouds Hill, near Wool, Dorset, England, where British archaeologist, soldier, intelligence officer and writer, Thomas Edward Lawrence (1888-1935)

Background imageRetreat Collection: Napoleon / Moscow Retreat

Napoleon / Moscow Retreat
The French retreat from Moscow Date: 1812

Background imageRetreat Collection: German machine gun WWI

German machine gun WWI
Machine gun post in a front line trench during the withdrawal to the Siegfried line on the Western Front during World War I Date: February 1917

Background imageRetreat Collection: Mrs Stobart and Serbian orderlies in retreat, WW1

Mrs Stobart and Serbian orderlies in retreat, WW1
Commandant Mrs St Clair Stobart (Mabel Anne Stobart Greenhalgh, 1862-1954) and Serbian orderlies on horseback as she led the column in the retreat, en route for Petch (Pec)

Background imageRetreat Collection: Conference table, Livadia Palace, Yalta, Ukraine

Conference table, Livadia Palace, Yalta, Ukraine
View of the conference table in the Livadia (Livadija) Palace, Yalta, Ukraine, where the historic February 1945 meeting took place between Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill

Background imageRetreat Collection: Conference table and photos, Livadia Palace, Yalta, Ukraine

Conference table and photos, Livadia Palace, Yalta, Ukraine
View of a conference table, and two photos on the walls, in the Livadia (Livadija) Palace, Yalta, Ukraine, where the historic February 1945 meeting took place between Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill

Background imageRetreat Collection: The Retreat from Mons by W. B. Wollen

The Retreat from Mons by W. B. Wollen
With the British regulars during the famous retreat from Mons in the opening weeks of World War I. In the narrow streets of Landrecies, soldiers of the Grenadier

Background imageRetreat Collection: Alexander the Great, King of Macedon

Alexander the Great, King of Macedon
Alexander the Great, King Alexander III of Macedon. Humiliated, Gadifer and Betis retreat from Alexanders army

Background imageRetreat Collection: Marechal Michel Ney

Marechal Michel Ney
MICHEL, PRINCE NEY marechal de France, prominent at Jena, during the retreat from Moscow and at Waterloo, but shamefully shot for his participation in the 100 Days. Date: 1769 - 1815

Background imageRetreat Collection: Vendee Larochejacquelin

Vendee Larochejacquelin
If I retreat, shoot me : if I advance, follow me : if I am killed, avenge me. Vendee commander Larochejacquelein leads his men heroically, but he will be killed in action

Background imageRetreat Collection: Retreat after Leipzig

Retreat after Leipzig
After their defeat at Leipzig, the French are compelled to retreat to the west

Background imageRetreat Collection: French Enter Moscow

French Enter Moscow
Napoleon enters Moscow - but he will soon have to retreat

Background imageRetreat Collection: St Josephs Retreat, Highgate, North London

St Josephs Retreat, Highgate, North London
St Josephs Retreat (Roman Catholic Church), Highgate, North London. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageRetreat Collection: Craigweil House, Bognor Regis - where George V Convalesced

Craigweil House, Bognor Regis - where George V Convalesced
Craigweil House, Bognor Regis, West Sussex - where George V convalesced between February 9th 1929 and May 15th 1929. The house had to be pulled down in 1938 following a fire Date: 1935

Background imageRetreat Collection: Flight of Hyder Ali, ruler of Mysore in Southern India, after the Battle of Porto Novo

Flight of Hyder Ali, ruler of Mysore in Southern India, after the Battle of Porto Novo (now Parangipettai), between the British East India Company and the Sultanate of Mysore, 1 July 1781

Background imageRetreat Collection: The Royal Pavilion, Brighton - Illuminated

The Royal Pavilion, Brighton - Illuminated
Brighton Pavilion - Illuminated. The Royal Pavilion is a Grade I listed former royal residence located in Brighton, England

Background imageRetreat Collection: Holywell Retreat, Eastbourne, East Sussex

Holywell Retreat, Eastbourne, East Sussex - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J

Background imageRetreat Collection: Tea Chalet, Holywell Retreat, Eastbourne, East Sussex

Tea Chalet, Holywell Retreat, Eastbourne, East Sussex - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J

Background imageRetreat Collection: John of Austria (1547-1578). Spanish military

John of Austria (1547-1578). Spanish military. illegitimate son of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. Presentation of John of Austria to Emperor Charles V at Yuste

Background imageRetreat Collection: Kelmscott Manor Garden Front

Kelmscott Manor Garden Front
A photograph which shows the front garden of Kelmscott Manor, a country home of socialist pioneer of the Arts and Crafts movement, William Morris

Background imageRetreat Collection: The Heroic Stand of L Battery, RHA, at Nery, France

The Heroic Stand of L Battery, RHA, at Nery, France
The Heroic Stand of L Battery, RHA, skirmish at Nery, northern France, part of the Retreat from Mons, 1 September 1914, First World War Date: 1915

Background imageRetreat Collection: Penitent Magdalene, 1654, by Juan Carreno de Miranda

Penitent Magdalene, 1654, by Juan Carreno de Miranda
Juan Carreno de Miranda (1614-1685). Spanish painter. Penitent Magdalene, 1654. Detail. San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Madrid. Spain. Date: 2019

Background imageRetreat Collection: Sheffield Manor Lodge

Sheffield Manor Lodge, also known as Sheffield Manor or locally as Manor Castle, is a lodge built about 1516 in what then was a large deer park southeast of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England

Background imageRetreat Collection: Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Commission sent

Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Commission sent by the Society of Nations to deal with the retreat of foreign troops of Spain

Background imageRetreat Collection: Spain. Civil War. Miliciano! Antes morir que

Spain. Civil War. Miliciano! Antes morir que retroceder (Militia man! Rather die than retreat). Poster of the Republican side. Painting

Background imageRetreat Collection: British graveyard on Western Front, WW1

British graveyard on Western Front, WW1
A British graveyard on the Western Front in France during World War One. A smashed railway track can be seen, as well as German ammunition left after a retreat

Background imageRetreat Collection: Battle at the Schilberg Cross-roads; Second World War, 1945

Battle at the Schilberg Cross-roads; Second World War, 1945
Sketch of a battle between British and German troops for control of the cross-roads in the town of Schilberg, Netherlands, 1945

Background imageRetreat Collection: Satirical cartoon, Evacuation of Holland and Brabant

Satirical cartoon, Evacuation of Holland and Brabant. Showing General Charles-Francois Dumouriez retreating with the French army (in blue)

Background imageRetreat Collection: REPUBLICANS RETREAT/1937

REPUBLICANS RETREAT/1937
Republicans forced to retreat from their forest hideout at Torrija/Trijeque Date: 1937

Background imageRetreat Collection: Retreat of the British, following the unsuccessful Siege of Saint-Martin-de-Re

Retreat of the British, following the unsuccessful Siege of Saint-Martin-de-Re, near La Rochelle, France, October 1627, part of the Anglo-French War (1627-1629)

Background imageRetreat Collection: Nelson and the Signal, Battle of Copenhagen, 2 April 1801 - the famous incident when

Nelson and the Signal, Battle of Copenhagen, 2 April 1801 - the famous incident when Nelson held the telescope up to his blind eye in order to ignore a signal to retreat. Date: 1801

Background imageRetreat Collection: Young Swiss woman at Alpine retreat

Young Swiss woman at Alpine retreat
Young Swiss woman at an Alpine retreat. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageRetreat Collection: World War II - RAF reconnaissance Eastern front

World War II - RAF reconnaissance Eastern front
Vintage photograph World War II - RAF reconnaissance plane captures German retreat on Eastern front, Dievenow, Dziwnow Poland

Background imageRetreat Collection: Photograph of Markers Retreat PH, Denton, Kent

Photograph of Markers Retreat PH, Denton, Kent. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Right face on view of the pub

Background imageRetreat Collection: Royal Pavilion, Brighton, East Sussex

Royal Pavilion, Brighton, East Sussex
Brighton Pavilion, East Sussex. The Royal Pavilion is a Grade I listed former royal residence located in Brighton, England

Background imageRetreat Collection: Chelsea Hospital

Chelsea Hospital
King Charles II founded the Royal Hospital in 1682 as a retreat for veterans. The provision of a hostel rather than the payment of pensions was inspired by Les Invalides in Paris. Date: 1875

Background imageRetreat Collection: Plan and elevation of a Regency Era, Gothic style

Plan and elevation of a Regency Era, Gothic style domestic chapel. Floorplan shows raised pews for the estate owner A, slightly raised pews for the stewards, and low pews for the domestic workers

Background imageRetreat Collection: Front entrance to his majestys cottage, Windsor

Front entrance to his majestys cottage, Windsor Great Park. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Rudolph Ackermanns Repository of Arts, London, 1823

Background imageRetreat Collection: British troops evacuating from Dunkirk, WW2

British troops evacuating from Dunkirk, WW2
British troops evacuating from Dunkirk, with the help of every available vessel, including hundreds of small craft manned by civilian volunteers. Date: 1940



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