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Choose from 299 pictures in our Volunteers 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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Soldiers of the International Brigade; Spanish Civil War, 19

Photograph showing two soldiers of the Abraham Lincoln Battalion firing at Nationalist positions on the Morata Front, during the Spanish Civil War, 1937. The men are pictured firing their rifles from a well sand-bagged trench. The Abraham Lincoln Battalion was part of the International Brigade, a volunteer force which supported the Republican Government during the Spanish Civil War. Volunteers came from all over Europe and North America; the Abraham Lincoln Battalion had men from Cuba, Mexico, the Philippines, Canada and the USA.

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

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Old Bill and Co., August 1940

"Hey! Mind what yer doin'! That's the second time you've got me with that fifth column o' yours!"
Bruce Bairnsfather pokes fun at rumours of German spies, as well as the bungling reputation of the Home Guard. Note that the armbands have 'LDV' written on them: the 'Local Defence Volunteers' were officially renamed the 'Home Guard' in July 1940, but the old armbands remained in circulation long after.
1940

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

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Machine Gun, Light, Arisaka, 6.5 Mm Type 96

Type 96 (1936) 6. 5 mm light machine gun, 1936-1945. Introduced in 1936 as a replacement for the 11th Year Model, this gun was little better than the earlier type. The hopper system was discarded and a 30 round box magazine substituted. However, the ammunition still required oiling which led to dust entering the mechanism. The reduced-charge 6. 5 mm cartridge was also inadequate for machine gun use. More powerful machine guns designed for 7. 7 mm ammunition were introduced in the 1930s, but the Type 96 continued to be produced throughout World War Two. Date: 1936

© The National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library