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Background imageTactics Collection: British Square / Pollilur

British Square / Pollilur
British East India troops under Colonel Baille form a square, offering meagre resistance to assault by the Indian army of Tipu Sultan and Hyder Ali at Pollilur

Background imageTactics Collection: World War Two recruitment poster

World War Two recruitment poster
Poster from the Second World War encouraging women to join the Royal Observer Corps

Background imageTactics Collection: Too Fishy

Too Fishy
Unsportsmanlike tactics of a competitor at a recent fishing tournament at Hampstead Ponds. Humorous illustration by William Heath Robinson (1872-1944)

Background imageTactics Collection: Bucker Bu 133 Jungmeister- a tight 7 plane fomation, go

Bucker Bu 133 Jungmeister- a tight 7 plane fomation, good for teaching precise handling but not fighter tactics

Background imageTactics Collection: German U-boat by G. H. Davis

German U-boat by G. H. Davis
The battle of the Atlantic: explanatory drawings of German U-boats (submarines), and how they operate when at sea. Various aspects of undersea activities during the Second World War. Date: 1941

Background imageTactics Collection: Teasing Tirpitz, or luring a U boat to Dover, Heath Robinson

Teasing Tirpitz, or luring a U boat to Dover, Heath Robinson
A battered British plane suspends a tiny toy boat on a string, fooling a German U boat into pursuing it all the way to Dover. Another mischievous war tactic dreamed up by William Heath Robinson

Background imageTactics Collection: Bringing up the Guns

Bringing up the Guns
An Australian battery going into action during World War One. Date: 1920s

Background imageTactics Collection: Machine gun in German trenches WWI

Machine gun in German trenches WWI
The weapon which is said to have changed German Infantry tactics: A machine-gun in the German trenches

Background imageTactics Collection: WW1 - Allies use gas, October 1915

WW1 - Allies use gas, October 1915
WW1 - The British army charging under cover a cloud of gas smoke, using the German Infantrys battle tactics against them. In the war-damaged battle ground landscape between Loos and LA Bassee

Background imageTactics Collection: HMS Argus 149

HMS Argus 149
Royal Navy - HMS Argus 149, an aircraft carrier, seen in March 1939. Argus served from 1918 to 1944. After commissioning, the ship was involved for several years in the development of the optimum

Background imageTactics Collection: Gallic Wars - Titus Labienus hatches a trap

Gallic Wars - Titus Labienus hatches a trap
Gallic Wars (58 BC-50 BC). Titus Labienus hatches a trap to get the Treveri to cross the river before his troops, attacking them later. Engraving

Background imageTactics Collection: Gallic Wars (58 BC-50 BC). Ambiorix, leader of the Eburons t

Gallic Wars (58 BC-50 BC). Ambiorix, leader of the Eburons tribe, joins the Hainaut and Namur tribes, attacks the camp of Quintus Tullius Cicero and sets fire to it. Engraving

Background imageTactics Collection: Quintus Titurius Sabinus and Arunculcius Cotta are attacked

Quintus Titurius Sabinus and Arunculcius Cotta are attacked
Gallic Wars (58 BC-50 BC). Quintus Titurius Sabinus and Arunculcius Cotta, attacked by Ambiorix, forming their troops in a circle. Engraving

Background imageTactics Collection: Caesar disembarked in Britain (54 BC)

Caesar disembarked in Britain (54 BC), placing his ships on dry ground within his camp. Engraving. Commentaires de Cesar, avec des notes historiques

Background imageTactics Collection: Gallic Wars (58 BC-50 BC). Caesar attacks the Germanic camp

Gallic Wars (58 BC-50 BC). Caesar attacks the Germanic camp
Gallic Wars (58 BC-50 BC). Caesar led his troops across the Rhine in 55 BC for a punitive expedition against the Germanic tribes

Background imageTactics Collection: Gallic Wars (58 BC-50 BC). Battle of the Sambre (July 57 BC)

Gallic Wars (58 BC-50 BC). Battle of the Sambre (July 57 BC)
Gallic Wars (58 BC-50 BC). Caesar's campaign against the Belgae in 57 B.C. Battle of the Sambre (July 57 BC). Confrontation between Julius Caesar's legions

Background imageTactics Collection: Gallic Wars (58 BC-50 BC). The battle of the Aisne (57 BC)

Gallic Wars (58 BC-50 BC). The battle of the Aisne (57 BC)
Gallic Wars (58 BC-50 BC). Caesar's campaign against the Belgae in 57 BC. The battle of the Aisne (57 BC). The Belgic tribes cross the Aisne River through the right

Background imageTactics Collection: Gallic Wars (58 BC-50 BC). Battle of Vosges (58 BC)

Gallic Wars (58 BC-50 BC). Battle of Vosges (58 BC)
Gallic Wars (58 BC-50 BC). First campaign against the Germanic tribes (58 BC). Battle of Vosges (58 BC). Combat between the Germanic tribe of the Suebi under the command of Ariovistus against six

Background imageTactics Collection: Gallic Wars - Ariovistus, Suebi leader, deploys his cavalry

Gallic Wars - Ariovistus, Suebi leader, deploys his cavalry
Gallic Wars (58 BC-50 BC). First campaign against the Germanic tribes (58 BC). Ariovistus, the Suebi leader, deploys his cavalry

Background imageTactics Collection: Campaign against the Helvetii (58 BC)

Campaign against the Helvetii (58 BC). Defeat of the Helvetii and pursuit of Caesar. Engraving. Commentaires de Cesar, avec des notes historiques, critiques et militaires by Count Turpin de Crisse

Background imageTactics Collection: Caesar's position to receive the Helvetii

Caesar's position to receive the Helvetii
Campaign against the Helvetii (58 BC). Caesar's position to receive the Helvetii advancing towards him. Engraving. Commentaires de Cesar, avec des notes historiques

Background imageTactics Collection: Defeat of a quarter of the Swiss in the Saone pass

Defeat of a quarter of the Swiss in the Saone pass
Campaign against the Helvetii (58 BC). Defeat of a quarter of the Helvetii in the Saone pass. Engraving. Commentaires de Cesar, avec des notes historiques, critiques et militaires

Background imageTactics Collection: Gallic Wars. The Helvetii's attempt to cross the Rhine

Gallic Wars. The Helvetii's attempt to cross the Rhine
Gallic Wars (58 BC-50 BC). Campaign against the Helvetii (58 BC). The Helvetii's attempt to cross the Rhine and Caesar's entrenchments. Engraving

Background imageTactics Collection: Commentaires de Cesar by Count Turpin de Crisse Volume I

Commentaires de Cesar by Count Turpin de Crisse Volume I
Commentaires de Cesar, avec des notes historiques, critiques et militaires, by Count Turpin de Crisse. Volume I. Published in Montargis and sold in Paris, 1785

Background imageTactics Collection: RAF cadets learning tactics by the use of models, WW2

RAF cadets learning tactics by the use of models, WW2
RAF cadets learning tactics by the use of models Date: circa 1941

Background imageTactics Collection: Warrington Rugby Team

Warrington Rugby Team, strategizing ahead of their first ever match at Wembley Stadium, the Rugby League Cup Final against Huddersfield due to be played on May 6th. Huddersfield won. Date: 1933

Background imageTactics Collection: Strategising in Gibraltar

Strategising in Gibraltar
Sir Dudley North (1881-1961), Sir Clive Liddell (1883-1956) and F.N.M. MacFarlane (1889-1953) confer about Gibraltar military matters. Date: 1940

Background imageTactics Collection: Cartoon, Close Formation, WW1

Cartoon, Close Formation, WW1
Cartoon, Close Formation, commenting on harsh German tactics on the battlefield during the First World War. Before the war, Kaiser Wilhelm defended his use of close formation of troops

Background imageTactics Collection: Troops lie in wait for the purpose of a rocket ambush; and Congreve rockets used for defence of an

Troops lie in wait for the purpose of a rocket ambush; and Congreve rockets used for defence of an army post Date: 1827

Background imageTactics Collection: British Naval Manoeuvres off Moda, Turkey - Vessels involved were The HMS Iron Duke, The HMS Benbow

British Naval Manoeuvres off Moda, Turkey - Vessels involved were The HMS Iron Duke, The HMS Benbow, the HMS Marlborough, HMS Emperor of India, HMS Ajax and HMS Centurion - July 30, 1923. Date: 1923

Background imageTactics Collection: Military Manoeuvres on a Dining Table

Military Manoeuvres on a Dining Table: The Man as expert as the Officer. Playing Bellum on a War Game Night at the Headquarters of the 25th Battalion County of London (Cyclist) Regiment

Background imageTactics Collection: The Japanese Spear Dance by Yeichi Nimura - based

The Japanese Spear Dance by Yeichi Nimura - based on the fighting tactics of Japans ancient warriors, 1928 Date: 1928

Background imageTactics Collection: Diagrams showing air fighting techniques 1939

Diagrams showing air fighting techniques 1939
Set of diagrams detailing the techniques of fighter planes, taking into account their increased speed. Clatworthy shows the advantages of " dive

Background imageTactics Collection: WW1 - Mons and our Masterly Move - 1914

WW1 - Mons and our Masterly Move - 1914
WW1 - Mons and our Masterly Move - Field Marshall Sir John Frenchs Historical Dispatch explained. A pictorial map showing the famous British Expeditionary Force (BEF)

Background imageTactics Collection: Discussing us Football

Discussing us Football
A smartly attired young man, wearing a Chesterfield overcoat and bowler hat, discusses tactics with a player. Date: 1907

Background imageTactics Collection: Neolithic mammoth hunt

Neolithic mammoth hunt
Men hunting mammoth by ambushing them in a canyon and aiming heavy rocks at them during the Neolithic era (Stone Age). Date: circa 3000 BC

Background imageTactics Collection: Emily Wilding Davison - Suffragette

Emily Wilding Davison - Suffragette
Emily Wilding Davison (1872-1913). Died after throwing herself in front of the Kings horse at the Derby in June 1913, She is wearing a prisoners brooch and another medal. Date: circa 1910

Background imageTactics Collection: Laughing Gas by Heath Robinson

Laughing Gas by Heath Robinson
Heath Robinson depicts the organised spread of laughing gas into the British trench. Of course, the question now is, are the British laughing because of the Germans, or just at them? Date: 1915

Background imageTactics Collection: Flora Drummond WSPU Suffragettes prison Dress

Flora Drummond WSPU Suffragettes prison Dress
Flora Drummond discusses tactics with members of the W.S.P.U in replica prison dress. Date: circa 1908

Background imageTactics Collection: German Officers in France - including von Kuchler

German Officers in France - including von Kuchler
German Officers in France - including German Field Marshal Georg Karl Friedrich Wilhelm von Kuchler (18811968) - June, 1940. Date: 1940

Background imageTactics Collection: Robert McNamara explain Vietnam War strategy, 1965

Robert McNamara explain Vietnam War strategy, 1965
A front page of The Illustrated London News, dated 13th February 1965, showing Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara(1916-2009) outlining the U.S strategy for the Vietnam War. Date: 1965

Background imageTactics Collection: Paratroops Landing 1944

Paratroops Landing 1944
Allied paratroops land behind the enemy lines, to take the German defences in the rear Date: 6 June 1944

Background imageTactics Collection: Comte De Guibert

Comte De Guibert
Jacques Antoine Hippolyte, comte de GUIBERT French military commander and writer on tactics Date: 1743 - 1790

Background imageTactics Collection: Roman Siege Tactics

Roman Siege Tactics
Roman troops attack a Parthian town using a BATTERING RAM - note that it did in fact have a rams head carved at the business end Date: circa 200

Background imageTactics Collection: Plotting room at the Royal Naval tactical school, Greenwich

Plotting room at the Royal Naval tactical school, Greenwich
At the Royal Naval tactical school, Greenwich: WRENS plotting the movements of opposed fleets on a transparent screen. 1947

Background imageTactics Collection: WW1 - Scene at a German HQ - Moving flags on a map

WW1 - Scene at a German HQ - Moving flags on a map Date: 1914

Background imageTactics Collection: The latest warfare, bomb thrower in action, WW1

The latest warfare, bomb thrower in action, WW1
Stopping a counter attack after carrying the first line of enemy trenches. A British bomb thrower, backed up by support, hurls a bomb or grenade towards German reinforcements. Date: 1915

Background imageTactics Collection: Bystander magazine competition, When Will the War End?

Bystander magazine competition, When Will the War End?
Picture 2 of 2 (see 10731631 for 1st). Map of Europe to accompany the Bystander magazines war forecast competition, run in August 1915, with a closing date of 30 September that year



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