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1918 Collection

"1918: A Year of Triumphs and Tragedies" In 1918, the world witnessed a series of remarkable events that shaped history

Background image1918 Collection: FLEMING-WILLIAMS, C. R. (19 c. -20 c. ). Hit!: A patrol

FLEMING-WILLIAMS, C. R. (19 c. -20 c. ). Hit!: A patrol
FLEMING-WILLIAMS, C.R. (19 c.-20 c.). Hit!: A patrol of F2A flying boats bombing a German submarine. ca. 1918. Watercolour. UNITED KINGDOM. ENGLAND. London. Imperial War Museum

Background image1918 Collection: Wartime Toby jugs, WW1

Wartime Toby jugs, WW1
Advertisement for Soane & Smith of Oxford Street, promoting their range of Toby jugs based on wartime leaders, principally Sir David Beatty, Sir Douglas Haig, Lord Jellicoe, Marshal Joffre

Background image1918 Collection: RMS Carpathia, 1903

RMS Carpathia, 1903
Photograph of the Cunard Lines RMS Carpathia, launched by the Swan Hunter Shipyard, in 1902. She was the first vessel built for the Cunard Line which was exclusively for second

Background image1918 Collection: Europe Map C1918

Europe Map C1918
The map of Europe after World War One

Background image1918 Collection: 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

Background image1918 Collection: Formation Fighting Wwi

Formation Fighting Wwi
Formation fighting between German and British aeroplanes - a battle in the skies during World War One. Note the colourful paintwork of the German planes

Background image1918 Collection: George Jackson Churchward (1857 - 1933)

George Jackson Churchward (1857 - 1933)
George Jackson Churchward, pictured here in 1918, was the GWRs Chief Mechanical Engineer between 1902 and 1921. He oversaw the Swindon Works modernisation and introduced the 4-6-0 locomotives

Background image1918 Collection: Australian troops counter-attack at Amiens, WW1

Australian troops counter-attack at Amiens, WW1
Australian troops hold the line at Villers Bretonneux nine miles east of Amiens during a German attack during the Battle of Amiens in April 1918

Background image1918 Collection: Miners Coming to Work

Miners Coming to Work
Welsh men and women mineworkers coming to work in the early morning

Background image1918 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 image1918 Collection: Wodehouse / Jeeves / Wooster

Wodehouse / Jeeves / Wooster
Front cover of Piccadilly Jim, showing a couple playing footsie beneath the dining table

Background image1918 Collection: Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia
British archaeologist, soldier, intelligence officer and writer, Thomas Edward Lawrence (1888-1935), known as Lawrence of Arabia

Background image1918 Collection: HMS Royal Oak, British battleship

HMS Royal Oak, British battleship
HMS Royal Oak, British Revenge class battleship. Date: circa 1918

Background image1918 Collection: Design staff of W G Tarrant of Byfleet, Surrey

Design staff of W G Tarrant of Byfleet, Surrey
Design staff of W.G. Tarrant of Byfleet, Surrey, in March 1918. W.G. Tarrant is the man with the beard in the centre of the back row

Background image1918 Collection: Rugby School with pupils playing rugby

Rugby School with pupils playing rugby
Exterior view of Rugby School with pupils playing rugby in foreground

Background image1918 Collection: Alice, c. 1918, by Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920)

Alice, c. 1918, by Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920)
Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920), Italian painter. Alice, c.1918. National Museum of Art. Copenhagen. Denmark

Background image1918 Collection: Ruins d Ypres with wooden frame from a Cloth Hall beam

Ruins d Ypres with wooden frame from a Cloth Hall beam
Ruins d Ypres 1918. Framed in a wooden frame with an inscribed plaque which reads This frame made from a piece of beam from the Cloth Hall, Ypres. Paul Mansard

Background image1918 Collection: The Cross Bearers, WW1 battlefield by Matania

The Cross Bearers, WW1 battlefield by Matania
British soldiers on a devastated battlefield rescuing a figure of Jesus Christ and his cross from a ruined church. Date: 1918

Background image1918 Collection: WORLD WAR I: UNCLE SAM. James Montgomery Flaggs famous I Want You U. S

WORLD WAR I: UNCLE SAM. James Montgomery Flaggs famous I Want You U. S. Army recruiting poster of 1918
WORLD WAR I: UNCLE SAM. James Montgomery Flaggs famous I Want You U.S. Army recruiting poster of 1918, used again in every subsequent American war

Background image1918 Collection: Programme cover, Buxton Opera House

Programme cover, Buxton Opera House, The Buxton Gardens Co Ltd, North Derbyshire. 1918

Background image1918 Collection: British Army messager pigeon service

British Army messager pigeon service
Taking birds out: to the trenches by despatch-riders to let the pigeons fly for training. Regular going and coming supply service of birds between the pigeon homing lofts at Divisional

Background image1918 Collection: Pallanza from Isola Bella, Lake Maggiore, Italy

Pallanza from Isola Bella, Lake Maggiore, Italy Isola Bella is one of the Borromean Islands of Lago Maggiore in northern Italy

Background image1918 Collection: WWI: CARRIER PIGEONS. British motorcyclists taking carrier pigeons to front line

WWI: CARRIER PIGEONS. British motorcyclists taking carrier pigeons to front line trenches during World War I. Photograph, c1916

Background image1918 Collection: T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) with camels

T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) with camels
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence (aka Lawrence of Arabia, 1888-1935), British Army officer best known for his liaison role during the Arab Revolt against Ottoman Turkish rule of 1916-1918

Background image1918 Collection: Zeppelin L15 on Thames

Zeppelin L15 on Thames
Zeppelin L15 floats on the Thames

Background image1918 Collection: WW1 / 1918 / AIR WAR / SPAD

WW1 / 1918 / AIR WAR / SPAD
French spad shoots down a German plane

Background image1918 Collection: Sectional view of a Mills grenade, WW1

Sectional view of a Mills grenade, WW1
Drawing reproduced from a German weekly newspaper article which gave particulars of British and Russian hand grenades. Figs. 1, 2, 3 & 4 illustrate the Mills grenade. Date: 1918

Background image1918 Collection: A Little Impression by H. M. Bateman

A Little Impression by H. M. Bateman
Someone elses table - a little impression, by H. M. Bateman. A game of billiards descends into raucous laughter as one player accidentally rips a hole in the green baize. Date: 1918

Background image1918 Collection: British gunners, Battle of the Somme, WW1

British gunners, Battle of the Somme, WW1
British gunners in action during the Battle of the Somme, First World War. Their guns are on " Percy Scott" mountings, with rather colourful camouflage paint. Date: 1918

Background image1918 Collection: Trotsky at Desk

Trotsky at Desk
LEON TROTSKY Russian statesman, at Brest- Litovsk 1918

Background image1918 Collection: Princess Sophia Duleep Singh

Princess Sophia Duleep Singh (1876 - 1948), daughter of Maharajah Duleep Singh and his first wife, Bamba Muller. She was a prominent suffragette and leader of the Womens Tax Resistance League

Background image1918 Collection: Sopwith Camel 2F-1

Sopwith Camel 2F-1
Major Graham Donald Wearing Shorts Standing with 66 Sqn Royal Airforce RAF Sopwith Camel 2F-1 Navalised Version Fitted with a Synchronised Vickers 0.303-Inch Machine-Gun Parked at Lemnos

Background image1918 Collection: Annette Kellerman diving in silhouette

Annette Kellerman diving in silhouette
Annette Marie Sarah Kellerman (18861975) - Australian swimmer, film star, and writer. One of the first women to wear a one-piece bathing costume, causing a minor scandal at the time

Background image1918 Collection: Map of the St. Jamess & Bond Street areas of London

Map of the St. Jamess & Bond Street areas of London
A map of the St. Jamess and Bond Street areas of London, with a number of key landmarks annotated including the famous gentlemens clubs of St

Background image1918 Collection: Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen

Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen (2 May 1892 21 April 1918), the Red Baron. He wears the Pour le Me

Background image1918 Collection: German Fokker D VII fighter plane, WW1

German Fokker D VII fighter plane, WW1
A German Fokker D VII fighter plane on an airfield towards the end of the First World War. It had a 180 hp Mercedes engine, and was a single-seat fighter plane

Background image1918 Collection: Painting by Hs Power, War, WW1

Painting by Hs Power, War, WW1
Painting entitled War by the Australian war artist Harold Septimus Power (1877-1971), showing soldiers on horseback, pulling heavy artillery across a field

Background image1918 Collection: T E Lawrence, Colonel Dawnay and Commander Hogarth

T E Lawrence, Colonel Dawnay and Commander Hogarth
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence (aka Lawrence of Arabia, 1888-1935), British Army officer best known for his liaison role during the Arab Revolt against Ottoman Turkish rule of 1916-1918

Background image1918 Collection: British Mark IV tank with Canadian soldiers, WW1

British Mark IV tank with Canadian soldiers, WW1
A British Mark IV tank on a training exercise, with a large number of Canadian soldiers sitting on top of it, on the Western Front during the First World War. Date: February 1918

Background image1918 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 image1918 Collection: 9th Hampshire Regiment in Vladivostock

9th Hampshire Regiment in Vladivostock
The 9th (Cyclist) Battalion of the Hampshire Regiment march through the streets of Vladivostock, about to set off for Omsk in Siberia

Background image1918 Collection: Abdul Hamid Ii / Lith

Abdul Hamid Ii / Lith
ABDUL HAMID II Ottoman Sultan (1876-1909) who went to war abroad, misgoverned at home, and was eventually deposed

Background image1918 Collection: German Fleet at Scapa F

German Fleet at Scapa F
The surrendered German fleet

Background image1918 Collection: Signing of the Armistice, Compiegne, France, WW1

Signing of the Armistice, Compiegne, France, WW1
Signing of the Armistice in the carriage of Marshal Fochs private train, Compiegne, France, marking the end of the First World War. Illustration by F Chamouin. 1918

Background image1918 Collection: Daily Telegraph front pages, 1914, 1918 and 1919, WW1

Daily Telegraph front pages, 1914, 1918 and 1919, WW1
Daily Telegraph front pages for 3 August 1914 and 11 November 1918, marking the beginning and end of the First World War

Background image1918 Collection: Hotel, Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, New York State, USA

Hotel, Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, New York State, USA
Beekman Arms, the oldest hotel in America, Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, New York State, USA. Date: circa 1918

Background image1918 Collection: William Holden / Columbia

William Holden / Columbia
WILLIAM HOLDEN (William Beedle) American film actor Date: 1918 -

Background image1918 Collection: The Pall Mall Gazette - Armistice Signed - Official

The Pall Mall Gazette - Armistice Signed - Official
Newspaper - The Pall Mall Gazette - Monday November 11 1918 with headline Armistice Signed - Official. Commemorative Art



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"1918: A Year of Triumphs and Tragedies" In 1918, the world witnessed a series of remarkable events that shaped history. As the RMS Carpathia sailed through the Atlantic waves, it carried with it stories of heroism from its previous voyage in 1903. Meanwhile, back on land, wartime Toby jugs depicted scenes from the devastating World War I. The Europe Map showcased a continent torn apart by conflict. Formation fighting during WWI demonstrated the bravery and resilience of soldiers who fought for their countries. In stark contrast, miners coming to work symbolized everyday life amidst chaos. "Our Little Contemptibles, " as they were affectionately called in 1914, stood tall against adversity. T. E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) led his men across vast deserts with camels as loyal companions. The sectional view of a Mills grenade reminded us all too vividly about the horrors faced on the battlefield. Protection was paramount during this time; hence, we saw German gas masks meticulously stored in their original metal containers - a chilling reminder of chemical warfare tactics used during WWI. Amidst these dark times emerged glimmers of hope like the Battle of Somme in 1918 where brave soldiers fought valiantly for victory. On lighter notes, pupils at Rugby School engaged in spirited rugby matches while embracing camaraderie and sportsmanship. Throughout this tumultuous year, Lawrence's presence loomed large – whether leading troops or inspiring others through his exploits – he became an emblematic figure synonymous with courage and determination. As we reflect upon "1918.