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Our ?Little Contemptibles?, 1914 Featured 7 Jun 2016 Image

Our ?Little Contemptibles?, 1914

Our ?Little Contemptibles?, 1914.Oil on canvas by William Barns Wollen (1857-1936), 1918 (c); exhibited at the Royal Academy 1918 (No 260).Composed of regular soldiers and reservists, the British Expeditionary Force landed on the Continent in August in 1914. During the early months of World War One (1914-1918) it was engaged in slowing down the German advance. This painting depicts open warfare with British infantry wearing large packs, taking cover behind a hedge; German artillery in the distance. The British Army?s experiences in the Boer War (1899-1902) had resulted in major reforms in organization, administration, tactics, weapons and equipment. Introduced in 1906, the Short Magazine Lee-Enfield rifle, shown in this painting, enabled troops to produce very rapid, accurate fire. Infantry training now placed more emphasis on the ability to shoot straight and fast, and on mobility. These professional soldiers, drilled in new methods of attack, defence, and withdrawal, were taught to take greater advantage of cover.The title of the canvas relates to an order given by Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany (1859 -1941) to the commander of his First Army, Alexander von Kluck (1846-1934), in August, 1914:- ?It is my Royal and Imperial Command that you concentrate your energies? and all the valour of my soldiers to exterminate first the treacherous English; walk over General French's insignificant [or contemptible] little Army. In fact the German advance was checked, and the men of the British and Indian Expeditionary Forces who survived these heavy engagements proudly adopted the ironic title, ?The Old Contemptibles?. These men who served between the outbreak of war and midnight on 22 November 1914 were awarded the 1914 Star.In the 1880s, the artist, William Barns Wollen, served in the 20th (Artists?) Volunteer Battalion, The Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort?s Own), popularly known as the Artists? Rifles. Date: 1914

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The Sikh Bomber Featured 7 Jun 2016 Image

The Sikh Bomber

The Sikh Bomber.Statuette on plinth with four silver plaques, with inscriptions.Silver by Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Company Limited, hallmarked London, 1951-1952.The standing figure of Mohan Singh, in service dress, preparing to throw a grenade, a war memorial to the 14th King George's Own Ferozepore Sikhs, 1918 (c).Originally made 1920-1929 (c), to commemorate the action at Gully Ridge, Gallipoli, June 1915.Presented to the officers of the 14th King George's Own Ferozepore Sikhs by the officers who served during World War One.Relating to the Indian Army and the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst.Associated with World War One, Egypt and Palestine, Mesopotamia and Gallipoli (1914-1918).All four plaques are silver, in a wooden carrying box.One white metal plaque beneath the Roll of Honour lists those officers who died of wounds or were drowned by enemy action, 1914-1919. Date: circa 1918

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Gorget, gilt copper, 1810 Featured 7 Jun 2016 Image

Gorget, gilt copper, 1810

Gorget, gilt copper, 1810 (c).Associated with Jamaica Militia.Within a raised rim, the following engraved design.The Arms of Jamaica, differing from those described in Fox-Davies, Book of Public Arms'(page 396) in the following respects: the supporters appear to be two male Indians each wearing a crown of feathers, the dexter Indian carrying a pineapple, the sinister Indian wearing a quiver over his sinister shoulder and leaning with his sinister hand on a stringed bow.The shield is surrounded by a garter bearing the Motto, Indus Uterque Serviet Uni'.The two supporters stand on what appear to be palm sprays entwined with scrolls.The crest is an alligator standing on an heraldic wreath (not a log as described in Fox-Davies) and the helmet and mantling are omitted (see Fox-Davies).The colours on the shield are indicated in trick. Date: circa 1810

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