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Trench Collection

Background imageTrench Collection: WW1 - Trench map from a soldiers war diary showing the Somme Battlefield with

WW1 - Trench map from a soldiers war diary showing the Somme Battlefield with information gleaned from captured German Prisoners

Background imageTrench Collection: The Canadians at Ypres - William Barnes Wollen

The Canadians at Ypres - William Barnes Wollen
The Canadians at Ypres 1915 - This depicts the Princess Patricias Canadian Light Infantry at Bellewaerde Ridge on 8th May 1915

Background imageTrench Collection: Police Public Call Box in the snow, London

Police Public Call Box in the snow, London
A Police Public Call Box, on a London street on a snowy day. The Metropolitan Police introduced police boxes throughout the London area between 1928 and 1937

Background imageTrench Collection: Battle of the Somme 1918

Battle of the Somme 1918
Painting of British soldiers in the trenches at the Battle of the Somme on the Western Front in France during World War I in 1918

Background imageTrench Collection: German trench attack WWI

German trench attack WWI
German soldiers attacking out of a trench during World War I

Background imageTrench Collection: A Scottish trench-barbers hair-dressing establishment

A Scottish trench-barbers hair-dressing establishment
A Scottish army barber is shown cutting another soldiers hair, August 1916

Background imageTrench Collection: Australian troops in trench, near Armentieres, France, WW1

Australian troops in trench, near Armentieres, France, WW1
Troops of the 2nd Australian Division in a front line trench at Croix du Bac, near Armentieres, northern France, during the First World War. Date: 18 May 1916

Background imageTrench Collection: Trench Art Lighter, WW1

Trench Art Lighter, WW1
Round Trench Art lighter with officers button on either side

Background imageTrench Collection: Oval Trench Art lighter, WW1

Oval Trench Art lighter, WW1
Oval Trench Art lighter with officers button on either side

Background imageTrench Collection: Rifle Brigade in position, Western Front - WWI

Rifle Brigade in position, Western Front - WWI
The First Battalion of the British Rifle Brigade in position close to the German trenches under shell fire - WWI. Date: circa 1915

Background imageTrench Collection: British Mark IV tank with Tadpole Tail, WW1

British Mark IV tank with Tadpole Tail, WW1
British Mark IV tank with Tadpole Tail, introduced in 1917 and used during the latter part of the First World War. The Tadpole Tail was an elongation of the rear horns to increase trench-crossing

Background imageTrench Collection: Battle of Vimy Ridge 1917

Battle of Vimy Ridge 1917
Scene on newly won ground near Feuchy crossroads during the Battle of Arras. 18 pounders in the open, infantry coming down and a tank going up

Background imageTrench Collection: Irish soldier in a trench, Mesopotamia, WW1

Irish soldier in a trench, Mesopotamia, WW1
A soldier with the Royal Irish Fusiliers (Faugh-a-Ballagh) in a trench in Mesopotamia (now Iraq), teases a Turkish sniper by raising a pith helmet on his rifle during the First World War

Background imageTrench Collection: British soldiers with tank in trench, Ribecourt, France, WW1

British soldiers with tank in trench, Ribecourt, France, WW1
Men of the 1st Leicester Regiment, 6th Division, in and around a captured German second line trench, one mile west of Ribecourt, northern France, during the Battle of Cambrai, First World War

Background imageTrench Collection: Police Public Call Box, London

Police Public Call Box, London
A police officer using a Police Public Call Box on a London street. The Metropolitan Police introduced police boxes throughout the London area between 1928 and 1937

Background imageTrench Collection: Well, if you knows of a better ole, go to it

Well, if you knows of a better ole, go to it
Ttwo soldiers stuck in a trench, during a battle in World War One. This famous illustration for The Bystander was by Captain Bruce Bairnsfather (1888-1959)

Background imageTrench Collection: Recruitment Poster

Recruitment Poster
Recruitment poster from the First World War depicting an unclaimed soldiers kit and uniform, waiting to be filled by a volunteer

Background imageTrench Collection: General Service cap - badge of Northumberland Fusiliers

General Service cap - badge of Northumberland Fusiliers
General Service cap with the badge of the Northumberland Fusiliers. Trench Art

Background imageTrench Collection: Lord Kitchener in a trench, Dardanelles, WW1

Lord Kitchener in a trench, Dardanelles, WW1
Lord Herbert Kitchener (1850-1916) in a trench with others in the Dardanelles during the Gallipoli Campaign, First World War. Date: circa November 1915

Background imageTrench Collection: A British Charge at Hooge

A British Charge at Hooge
Illustrations showing a charge by soldiers of the Liverpool and Scottish regiments to recapture a trench taken by the Germans who took it by using flame-projectors to spray fire

Background imageTrench Collection: Sikh Troops Digging

Sikh Troops Digging
Sikh infantry in the British army digging communication trenches and laying cables to connect up advanced positions

Background imageTrench Collection: Ww1 / Trench / Night Attack

Ww1 / Trench / Night Attack
British troops leave their trench positions to make a night attack at Mory, France

Background imageTrench Collection: Ww1 / Trench / Young Soldier

Ww1 / Trench / Young Soldier
A young British soldier emerges from shelter in a trench

Background imageTrench Collection: Waiting in Trenches Wwi

Waiting in Trenches Wwi
British troops, including a corporal, wait in trenches near Arras for the barrage to lift before moving on

Background imageTrench Collection: Periscopes in Trenches

Periscopes in Trenches
With shells bursting overhead and trench mortar ready, Seaforth Highlanders watch through a periscope for the Germans

Background imageTrench Collection: WW1 - Western Front - Highlanders at Longueval, France, 1916

WW1 - Western Front - Highlanders at Longueval, France, 1916
WW1 - Western Front - Battle of Bazentin Ridge (14th-17th July 1916) - A piper of the 7th Seaforth Highlanders leading the troops of the 26th Brigade from the trenches to attack at Longueval on 14th

Background imageTrench Collection: In the support trench by Bruce Bairnsfather, WW1 cartoon

In the support trench by Bruce Bairnsfather, WW1 cartoon
" Old Bill has practically decided to try to get Private Shinio (the ex-comedy-juggler-and-hand-balancer) transferred to another platoon." The stoicism of Captain Bruce Bairnsfathers

Background imageTrench Collection: Periscope and All by Gerald C. Hudson, WW1

Periscope and All by Gerald C. Hudson, WW1
Humorous cartoon depicting the grimness of life in the trenches. THOMAS (encountering a pal on the surface of a flooded crater): Lor! Enry, ow you did make me jump. I thought you was a submarine

Background imageTrench Collection: Christmas at the Front - Unpacking the Parcels from Home

Christmas at the Front - Unpacking the Parcels from Home
A group of British soldiers share the contents of a hamper which has been delivered to them at the Front. A Christmas pudding is held aloft and the scene is of general jollity

Background imageTrench Collection: Dog and owner reunited in the trenches, France

Dog and owner reunited in the trenches, France
Private Brown of the North Staffordshires, in the trenches in France, is found by his pet terrier dog which has made its way, alone, from his home in Hammersmith, West London

Background imageTrench Collection: Soldiers of the Border Regiment resting

Soldiers of the Border Regiment resting in a front line trench, Thiepval Wood, August 1916. One of 13 photographs relating to trench warfare, World War One, Western Front (1914-1918), 1916

Background imageTrench Collection: Robin in the trenches, WW1 by Philip Dadd

Robin in the trenches, WW1 by Philip Dadd
Sat on the End of my Bayonet like a bloomin Christmas Card, he did. Illustration depicting an incident described by a private soldier, writing home during the winter campaign of 1914-15

Background imageTrench Collection: Trench Art lighter in the shape of a book, WW1

Trench Art lighter in the shape of a book, WW1
Trench Art lighter in the shape of a book

Background imageTrench Collection: First day of the Somme - the roll call after attack

First day of the Somme - the roll call after attack
British soldiers in a trench on the first day of the Somme (1 July 1916), lining up for a roll call after the attack. 1916

Background imageTrench Collection: Where Did That One Go To? by Bruce Bairnsfather

Where Did That One Go To? by Bruce Bairnsfather
The very first cartoon published in The Bystander by Bruce Bairnsfather (later Captain) of the 1st Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment

Background imageTrench Collection: Death Plaque in the name of David Harrison

Death Plaque in the name of David Harrison. E. Carter Preston

Background imageTrench Collection: British soldier bears to the firing line WWI

British soldier bears to the firing line WWI
Double page showing a British private soldier, commonly know as a Tommy, showing a diagram of tools and equipment that he would have carried when marching to the trenches in World War One. 1915

Background imageTrench 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 imageTrench Collection: Fall / Irish Water Spaniel

Fall / Irish Water Spaniel
CHAMPION BREIFNY COUNT, sitting down. Owned by Mr Trench O Rorke. Date: 1925

Background imageTrench Collection: Reading The Tatler in Gallipoli, WW1

Reading The Tatler in Gallipoli, WW1
A Topping Tonic after taking Turkish Trenches - some officers of the gallant Lancashire Fusiliers enjoying a short respite with an old and valued friend

Background imageTrench Collection: 77 mm German engraved artillery shell case - Bezalel School

77 mm German engraved artillery shell case - Bezalel School
77 mm. German artillery shell case engraved at the Bezalel School in Jerusalem. Inlaid silver and copper damascene work including three silver date trees

Background imageTrench Collection: WWI photo frame showing the Western Front with map

WWI photo frame showing the Western Front with map
First World War photo frame showing the Western Front with map of France and Belgium. Also shows the names of Allied Generals and various towns and cities. Trench Art. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageTrench Collection: The New Submarine Danger by Bairnsfather

The New Submarine Danger by Bairnsfather
The New Submarine Danger " They ll be torpedoin us if we stick ere much longer, Bill" A cartoon by Captain Bruce Bairnsfather in The Bystander, featuring his popular characters Old Bill

Background imageTrench Collection: British troops in a trench, Salonika Front, WW1

British troops in a trench, Salonika Front, WW1
British troops in a trench in the hills on the Salonika Front during the First World War. Date: circa 1916-1917

Background imageTrench Collection: General Peppino Garibaldi during WW1

General Peppino Garibaldi during WW1
General Giuseppe (nickname Peppino) Garibaldi (1879-1950), in a trench with others, including an English or American journalist, during the First World War

Background imageTrench Collection: British soldiers in trench, Oppy-Gavrelle line, France, WW1

British soldiers in trench, Oppy-Gavrelle line, France, WW1
Two men of the York and Lancashire Regiment in a trench on the 62nd Division front, Oppy-Gavrelle line, northern France, during the First World War

Background imageTrench Collection: Hissarlik (Troy) Digging

Hissarlik (Troy) Digging
A clear example of the excavation style of Heinrich Schliemann at Hissarlik, cutting through later occupation levels, actually missing Homerian deposits!

Background imageTrench Collection: Examing German Prisoner

Examing German Prisoner
Two British soldiers examine a German prisoner in a captured German trench hoping to gain information on further attacks



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