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Troops Collection

"Honoring the Courageous Troops: From Ancient Battles to Modern Wars" "Tracing back through history, they have marched on a Long, Long Trail

Background imageTroops Collection: Battle of Arras 1917

Battle of Arras 1917
Scene on the newly captured Fampoux Road with a ditched tank and soldiers at the Battle of Arras on the Western Front in France during World War I in April 1917

Background imageTroops Collection: Theres a Long, Long Trail by Mabel Lucie Attwell

Theres a Long, Long Trail by Mabel Lucie Attwell
" Theres a Long, Long Trail A-Winding into the Land of My Dreams." Knitting themed illustration by Mabel Lucie Attwell showing a cherubic little girl knitting comforts for the troops

Background imageTroops Collection: Polish troops of the 2nd Corps in Italy. The continue to train

Polish troops of the 2nd Corps in Italy. The continue to train, even after hostilities have ended. Picture taken 25th May 1945

Background imageTroops Collection: The Duke of Wellington at la Haye Sainte. The Battle of Waterloo

The Duke of Wellington at la Haye Sainte. The Battle of Waterloo. Artist: Sadler, William (1782-1839)
The Duke of Wellington at la Haye Sainte. The Battle of Waterloo. Private Collection

Background imageTroops Collection: D-DAY MAP 1944

D-DAY MAP 1944
Plan 1C - Operation Neptune, an elaborate map detailing the proposed D-Day Normandy assault landings by Allied troops on the French beaches. Date: June 1944

Background imageTroops 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 imageTroops Collection: Christmas Truce 1914 / Ww1

Christmas Truce 1914 / Ww1
British and German troops fraternise on the field of battle on Christmas Eve, greeting each other and exchanging goodwill, and are even photographed together

Background imageTroops Collection: Defenders of the Empire - British Army, Navy and Airforce

Defenders of the Empire - British Army, Navy and Airforce with the King at the fore. Date: 1924

Background imageTroops Collection: The Nation Makers. Depicts the Battle of Brandywine of 1777 during the Revolutionary War

The Nation Makers. Depicts the Battle of Brandywine of 1777 during the Revolutionary War
PYLE: NATION MAKERS, 1906. The Nation Makers. Depicts the Battle of Brandywine of 1777 during the Revolutionary War. Oil on canvas by Howard Pyle, 1906

Background imageTroops Collection: 1916 Easter Rebellion in Eire. Irish citizen army parade at Liberty hall, Dublin

1916 Easter Rebellion in Eire. Irish citizen army parade at Liberty hall, Dublin 1915 Topfoto stills library picture library stock archive vintage Ireland Irish Rebellion 1916

Background imageTroops Collection: Laodicea Dicey Langston of South Carolina protecting her elderly father

Laodicea Dicey Langston of South Carolina protecting her elderly father, a known supporter of the revolutionary cause
SOUTH CAROLINA: LOYALISTS. Laodicea Dicey Langston of South Carolina protecting her elderly father, a known supporter of the revolutionary cause

Background imageTroops Collection: BATTLE OF CRECY, 1346. The Battle of Crecy, 26 August 1346. Detail from Chroniques de Froissart

BATTLE OF CRECY, 1346. The Battle of Crecy, 26 August 1346. Detail from Chroniques de Froissart, 14th century manuscript

Background imageTroops Collection: Salvation Army / Wwi

Salvation Army / Wwi
World War I poster requesting the public to donate food and supplies to the Salvation Army who will distribute to soldiers fighting in France

Background imageTroops Collection: Hannibal crossing the Alps

Hannibal crossing the Alps
Hannibal and his army crosses the Alps - an epic overland journey from Carthage to Italy during the Second Punic War in Italy (218-203 BC). Two of Hannibals war elephants are pictured

Background imageTroops Collection: Easter Rising 1916

Easter Rising 1916
O.P.S soldiers firing from rooftops in Dublin during the Easter rising of 1916

Background imageTroops Collection: WW1 silhouettes, wounded soldiers and medical care

WW1 silhouettes, wounded soldiers and medical care
Silhouettes of wounded soldiers and medical care during the First World War. From the top: stretcher bearers, a field ambulance, the casualty clearing station, a train taking men off to the base

Background imageTroops Collection: D-Day - Landing in France - Omaha Beach

D-Day - Landing in France - Omaha Beach
American assault troops prepare to disembark their landing craft as it approaches the beach head, Omaha Beach. The smoke visible in the background attests to the massive naval artillery assault

Background imageTroops Collection: The Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen; Second World War, 1945

The Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen; Second World War, 1945
Photograph of the Ludendorff Bridge, viewed from the Remagen end of the bridge, 1945. This bridge was captured by troops of the 9th Armoured Division of the US First Army

Background imageTroops Collection: VIETNAM WAR, 1966. Members of the 101st Airborne Division moving across a rice

VIETNAM WAR, 1966. Members of the 101st Airborne Division moving across a rice field in search of Viet Cong. Photograph, 23 January 1966

Background imageTroops 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 imageTroops Collection: D-Day - Supplies pour ashore

D-Day - Supplies pour ashore
A stunning panorama photograph of a French invasion beach with the channel waters thick with US military shipping, as reinforcements

Background imageTroops 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 imageTroops Collection: Gliders ready for Operation Market Garden Second World War

Gliders ready for Operation Market Garden Second World War
Photograph showing gliders and men of the Allied Airborne Army, on an airfield somewhere in Britain, September 1944. On 17th September 1944 Operation Market Garden was put into action; a bold plan

Background imageTroops Collection: Queen Victoria and Munshi Abdul Karim, 1900

Queen Victoria and Munshi Abdul Karim, 1900
Queen Victoria, Empress of India, listening to a despatch describing the elation of the troops at the services they had rendered to the Queen. Her Indian servant, Munshi Abdul Karim, supports her

Background imageTroops Collection: Christmas Truce / Photo

Christmas Truce / Photo
British and German soldiers fraternising on Christmas Day abandoning their respective trenches to exchange gifts, play sports and forget the war for one day

Background imageTroops Collection: Christmas Truce / Soldiers

Christmas Truce / Soldiers
British and German troops leave their trenches on New Years Day to fraternise in peace in No Mans Land

Background imageTroops Collection: Lifeguards on horseback, Horse Guards Parade, London

Lifeguards on horseback, Horse Guards Parade, London
Lifeguards on horseback in Horse Guards Parade, London. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageTroops Collection: Polish cavalry at the start of World War Two

Polish cavalry at the start of World War Two
Poland as a military power: cavalry, tanks and infantry (part of a spread in the Illustrated London News). Polands impressive horse cavalry are seen here, probably the best in Europe (the ILN says)

Background imageTroops 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 imageTroops Collection: Rest & be Thankful Pass

Rest & be Thankful Pass
A glimpse of the famous Rest and Be Thankful road and pass, between Glasgow and Oban, Scotland. Lord Acrum bivouacked his troops here when making the road in 1747 Date: 1950s

Background imageTroops Collection: King Henry V at the Battle of Agincourt

King Henry V at the Battle of Agincourt, 25 October 1415. 1415

Background imageTroops Collection: Napoleonic Wars. Cuirassier. French Army. Heavy cavalry. Eng

Napoleonic Wars. Cuirassier. French Army. Heavy cavalry. Engraving. 1806

Background imageTroops Collection: Army Chaplain in Great War Deeds, WW1

Army Chaplain in Great War Deeds, WW1
An Army Chaplain holding a night service on the battlefield, with a packing case as an altar and a tin mug as a chalice. Reproduction of a painting by A C Michael in Great War Deeds

Background imageTroops Collection: Men of the Black Watch in French village, WW1

Men of the Black Watch in French village, WW1
Men of the Black Watch regiment in a French village near the Western Front during World War One. They are taking part in a roll call before going into action. Date: circa 1916

Background imageTroops Collection: RUSSIA: REVOLUTION OF 1905. Father Gapon leading unarmed factory workers against

RUSSIA: REVOLUTION OF 1905. Father Gapon leading unarmed factory workers against Cossacks at the Narva Gate, St. Petersburg, 22 January 1905. Contemporary drawing

Background imageTroops Collection: Australian troops at remains of Chateau Wood, Passchendaele, 1917

Australian troops at remains of Chateau Wood, Passchendaele, 1917
WWI: PASSCHENDAELE, 1917. Australian troops walking along duckboards through the remains of Chateau Wood, during the Battle of Passchendaele in Belgium. Photograph, 29 October 1917

Background imageTroops Collection: ZULU WAR, 1879. The defense of Rorkes Drift, South Africa, by British soldiers during the Zulu War

ZULU WAR, 1879. The defense of Rorkes Drift, South Africa, by British soldiers during the Zulu War. Line engraving, 1879

Background imageTroops Collection: Roosevelt and the Rough Riders on San Juan Hill, 1898

Roosevelt and the Rough Riders on San Juan Hill, 1898
Colonel Roosevelt and Rough Riders where they charged over San Juan Hill, Spanish-American War. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a photograph

Background imageTroops Collection: British First Airborne dug in at Arnhem; Second World War, 1

British First Airborne dug in at Arnhem; Second World War, 1
Photograph showing a unit of the British First Airborne Division, in shallow trenches along a road side near Arnhem, September 1944

Background imageTroops Collection: 11th Hussars at Balaclava, Charge of the Light Brigade

11th Hussars at Balaclava, Charge of the Light Brigade, Crimean War. Date: 1854

Background imageTroops Collection: The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar, 1789. Creator: John Trumbull

The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar, 1789. Creator: John Trumbull
The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar, 1789

Background imageTroops Collection: The Men of Arnhem by Bryan de Grineau

The Men of Arnhem by Bryan de Grineau
The Men of Arnhem: " A Superb Feat of Arms Performed by our First Airborne Division." - The Prime Minister. The First Airborne Division beating off a heavy attack by German S.S

Background imageTroops Collection: British India - East Bengal - Barisal

British India - East Bengal - Barisal - Indian Army unit and the British Governor and his wife. Barisal fell under the Bengal Nawabs, then colonial British India

Background imageTroops Collection: WW1 poster, Types of the British Army

WW1 poster, Types of the British Army, Dismounted Branches, showing the various uniforms. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageTroops 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 imageTroops Collection: FIRST CRUSADE, 1099. European knights capture Jerusalem in this fanciful manuscript

FIRST CRUSADE, 1099. European knights capture Jerusalem in this fanciful manuscript illumination of the early 14th century; Christ watches over the scene

Background imageTroops Collection: STEAMBOATS: SULTANA, 1865. The paddle steamer Sultana photographed during a stop at Helena

STEAMBOATS: SULTANA, 1865. The paddle steamer Sultana photographed during a stop at Helena, Arkansas on the Mississippi River, about one day prior to its fateful explosion near Memphis

Background imageTroops Collection: Eniskillin prisoners being brought to Kilmainham Jail - 1916 Dick Donohue and Tom

Eniskillin prisoners being brought to Kilmainham Jail - 1916 Dick Donohue and Tom Doyle ?TopFoto Topfoto stills library picture library stock archive vintage Ireland Irish Rebellion 1916



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"Honoring the Courageous Troops: From Ancient Battles to Modern Wars" "Tracing back through history, they have marched on a Long, Long Trail, leaving their mark on the world. " "Remembering D-Day 1944: A pivotal moment in history captured by the iconic D-Day Map of 1944. " "A glimpse into humanity amidst chaos: The heartwarming Christmas Truce of 1914 during World War I. " "The Canadians at Ypres - An artistic portrayal by William Barnes Wollen showcasing bravery and resilience in battle. " "Defenders of the Empire - Saluting the British Army, Navy, and Airforce for their unwavering commitment to protect our nation's freedom. " "WW1 silhouettes tell tales of sacrifice and heroism as wounded soldiers receive crucial medical care on the battlefield. " "Drawing inspiration from ancient military genius Hannibal crossing the Alps – a testament to strategic brilliance throughout time. " "The Nation Makers: Howard Pyle's masterpiece depicting Revolutionary War's Battle of Brandywine reminds us of those who fought for independence in 1777. " "D-Day - Landing in France with indomitable spirit at Omaha Beach; an unforgettable chapter etched in history forever. "Supplies pour ashore as heroes storm Normandy beaches during D-Day – a true display of determination and teamwork. "Gliders ready for Operation Market Garden Second World War – exemplifying airborne courage behind enemy lines. "The Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen stands tall as a symbol of triumph over adversity during World War II’s final stages. " In every era, they have demonstrated unparalleled valor and dedication to safeguarding our nations' values—forever deserving our gratitude and admiration.