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Choose from 143 pictures in our Sentry 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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British Sentry keeping watch on Nijmegen Bridge; Second Worl

Photograph showing aan Irish Guardsman keeping watch on the Bridge at Nijmegen, September 1944. On 17th September 1944 Operation 'Market Garden' was put into action; a bold plan devised by Field-Marshal Montgomery to drop thousands of airborne troops into Holland to capture an invasion route into Germany. The British First Airborne, American 81st and 101st Divisions took part in the plan, which was ultimately unsuccessful. This photographed was staged (for the Illustrated London News) and the soldier is James Lawler of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards. The sentry box was previously manned by Germans and a picture of the Fuhrer can be seen, still pinned to the side of the wooden position. Apparently the ILN correspondent had to be encouraged to make the high ascent to the box by ladder as he was scared of heights!!

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

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Before Sebastopol Nov 1854 - The Sentry

Before Sebastopol Nov 1854. The Sentry. Pen and ink and watercolour by Lt (later Col) Henry John Wilkinson (1829-1911), 1st Battalion, 9th (The East Norfolk) Regiment of Foot, 1854. Associated with the Crimean War (1854-1856). According to a manuscript note below the drawing, a copy of it was made for ?Genl Sir Richard England at his own request?, presumably as a souvenir of the campaign. The shivering sentry certainly became a by-word for misery. Date: 1854

© The National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library

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The Red Cross for the Russo-Japanese War

An ambulance dog supplied by Major Edwin Richardson, the renowned dog trainer to the Russian army during the Russo-Japanese war in 1904. The top photographs show Richardson giving the dog a message, barking to attract attention to stretcher bearers and on sentry duty at an outpost. The bottom illustrations show dogs in use by the Germans and Italians. When the First World War broke out, the Germans had about six thousand trained dogs whereas the British had just one. Richardson pioneered the training of messenger dogs in Britain despite reservations from the military authorities. Eventually, he became commandant of the British War Dog School at Shoeburyness which successfully supplied hundreds of dogs who worked as messengers at the front. Date: 1904

© Mary Evans Picture Library