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Major John Andre, late Adjutant General of the British army in North America / Dodd delin. ; Cook sculp.

John André, full-length portrait, facing right with left hand on hip, right hand holding sword, wearing military uniform in wilderness setting; in frame with floral banner.

A view of the saw-mill & block house upon Fort Anne Creek, the property of Genl. Skeene, which on Genl. Burgoyne's army advancing, was set fire to, by the Americans

Print shows a sawmill belonging to loyalist Philip Skene and the blockhouse at Fort Anne which were burned by American forces, reteating in advance of the British army under the command of General Burgoyne.

map from "[An historical survey of the French Colony in the Island of St Domingo: comprehending a short account of its ancient government ... a narrative of the calamities ... since ... 1789 ... and a detail of the military transactions of the British Army ... to the end of 1794.]"

This image has been taken from scan 000320 from "[An historical survey of the French Colony in the Island of St Domingo: comprehending a short account of its ancient government ... a narrative of the calamities... more

This drawing is by Major John Andre of the British Army, when a prisoner, & living in my Fathers family in Lancaster, during the War of the Revolution

Print shows at top a dwelling in a country setting, possibly a farmhouse, with gate and fence in the foreground; includes text which tells about Major André, the origin of the drawing, and the context in which ... more

james wolfe from "The Great Battles of the British Army. ... With coloured illustrations. (New edition.)"

This image has been taken from scan 000207 from "The Great Battles of the British Army. ... With coloured illustrations. (New edition.)". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags,... more

A surprise to themselves / Gillam.

Illustration shows, at center, a Mahdi soldier and a Chinese soldier gloating over recent victories; on the left the British army is routed by Mahdi forces in the Sudan, and on the right, the French army is rou... more

Anglo-Egyptian Sudan - camel soldier of the native forces of the British army

Photograph shows a soldier standing next to a camel.

Gen. E.A. Alderson

Photograph shows Lieutenant General Sir Edwin Alfred Hervey Alderson, a senior British Army officer who was in command of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the first half of World War I. (Source: Flickr C... more

Brig. Gen. H. J. S. Landon

Photograph shows Herman James Shelley Landon (1859-1948), a British Army officer who served during the Boer War and World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2012)

Gen. Ian Hamilton

Photograph shows Sir Ian Standish Monteith Hamilton (1853-1947), a British Army general who was commander of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force during the Battle of Gallipoli in World War I. (Source: Flickr... more

Gen. Sir W.G. Nicholson

Photograph shows Field Marshal William Gustavus Nicholson, 1st Baron Nicholson (1845-1918), a British Army officer who served in India and during the Boer War and World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011)

Gen. Sir Ian Hamilton on a destroyer

Photograph shows Sir Ian Standish Monteith Hamilton (1853-1947), a British Army general the deck of a ship with others. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2013)

Gen. Sir Stanley Von Donop

Photograph shows Sir Stanley Brenton Von Donop (1860-1941) who served as Master-General of the Ordnance of the British Army during World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2012)

Mrs. C.P. Dugmore

Photograph shows Lilla Brokaw Gilbert Dugmore (b. 1873) who first married Henry Bramhall Gilbert and then married British Army Officer Capt. Cyril Patrick William Francis Radclyffe Dugmore. (Source: Flickr Com... more

Gen. Sir Ian Hamilton

Photograph shows Sir Ian Standish Monteith Hamilton (1853-1947), a British Army general who was commander of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force during the Battle of Gallipoli in World War I. (Source: Flickr ... more

Brig. Gen. E.C. Bethune

Photograph shows Sir Edward Cecil Bethune (1855-1930) who served in the British Army in the Boer Wars and World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2012)

British Military Dirigible

Photograph shows British Army Dirigible No. 2 known as Nulli Secundus II. (Source: Flickr Commmons project, 2011)

Miss Lila & Mrs. Bramhall Gilbert (Mrs. C.P. Dugmore)

Photograph shows Lilla Brokaw Gilbert Dugmore (b. 1873) who first married Henry Bramhall Gilbert and then married British Army Officer Capt. Cyril Patrick William Francis Radclyffe Dugmore. (Source: Flickr Comm... more

Maj. Gen. J.S. Headlam

Photograph shows Major-General Sir John Emerson Wharton Headlam (1864-1946), who was an artillery expert in the British Army. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2012)

Gen. C.C. Monro

Photograph shows Sir Charles Carmichael Monro, 1st Baronet of Bearcrofts (1860-1929), who served as a British Army General during World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2013)

Maj. Gen. W.H. Birkbeck

Photograph shows General Sir William Henry Birkbeck (1863-1929), Director of Remounts at British Army Headquarters from 1912 to 1920. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2012)

Gen. A. Hunter-Weston

Photograph shows Lieutenant-General Sir Aylmer Gould Hunter-Weston (1864-1940), a British Army general who served in World War I and later became a member of Parliament. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011)

Mrs. Cyril Dugmore

Photograph shows Lilla Brokaw Gilbert Dugmore (b. 1873) who first married Henry Bramhall Gilbert and then married British Army Officer Capt. Cyril Patrick William Francis Radclyffe Dugmore. (Source: Flickr Com... more

Gen. F.C. Shaw

Photograph shows Lieutenant General Sir Frederick Charles Shaw (1861-1942), a British Army general who served in the Boer War and the First World War. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2013)

Gen. Sir B.T. Mahon

Photograph shows General Sir Bryan Thomas Mahon (1862-1930), a British Army general and Senator of the Irish Free State. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2013)

Gen. Sir C.C. Monro

Photograph shows Sir Charles Carmichael Monro, 1st Baronet of Bearcrofts (1860-1929), who served as a British Army General during World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2013)

Oxo Gives Strength!

Soldiers waiting for a train at Newbridge Railway Station in Co. Kildare. They may have been members of the Cavalry Regiment stationed at nearby Newbridge (aka Kilbride?) Barracks ( http://www.flickr.com/photos... more

British army war kite

Photograph shows three photos, mounted together on card stock, of British soldiers with kite and parachute.

General Plumer (British Army) presenting medals

British Photographs of World War I

British tanks going forward to check the German advance

The advantages of caterpillar tracks on tanks can be clearly seen here. These four tanks are travelling through a churned up and boggy mess with relative ease. The soldiers travelling on them also look relaxed.... more

Cyclist scouts travelling along a road, France, during World War I

Cyclist scouts travelling along an extremely muddy road. None of them are actually riding their bicycles, they walk alongside them. All the men are wearing steel helmets and are fully armed and equipped. The co... more

From an advanced area a batch of prisoners is seen going back

British troops escorting prisoners from the front line, in France, during World War I. The Allied offensives of August and September 1918 resulted in the capture of large numbers of German prisoners. Tom Aitken... more

Car in trouble after the thaw

Car being towed, France, during World War I. This image shows a car being towed through thick mud. As the car in front tries to pull the other free, a soldier lends a hand by pulling on the tow rope. A group of... more

Two British Tommies have an impromptu game of nap among the ruins of a shattered town

British soldiers playing cards in a ruined town near Rheims, in France, during World War I. The devastation caused by the fighting on the front line, yet also conveys the attitude that the British government we... more

Convalescent British soldiers in France having a rest in a recreation room in a hut provided for them by the B.R.C.S.

This photograph shows a lot of convalescent soldiers sitting at long tables which extend the length of the recreation hut. They are reading and writing letters. There have been attempts, presumably by the Red C... more

Middlesex returning from the trenches in the pouring rain

Soldiers and trucks on a muddy road, during World War I. This image shows a very wet and muddy road, bordered by high banks of earth. On the left-hand side of the road there is a convoy of trucks stretching int... more

Friendly tug-of-war between a British and French battery

Friendly tug-of-war, Western Front, during World War I. French and British troops having a friendly tug-of-war. In the background there is the entrance to a dugout and a large pile of shells forms the foregroun... more

Tanks showing some of their antics during the King's visit to their Headquarters

British tanks on training manoeuvres, in France, during World War I. This photograph of an advancing tank dwarfing British troops, gives an idea of the scale of tanks, and the power they brought to the front li... more

Our R.E. busy completing a railway bridge over a waterway in France

Engineers moving piles for a bridge, France, during World War I. This is one of a series of photographs showing different processes in the construction of a railway bridge by Royal Engineers. It shows a group o... more

Stunter, the clever mascot of the Tank Corps who, owing to his experience gained by riding about in Tanks, can balance himself on the bars of a motor-bicycle

Tank Corp's mascot, 'Stunter', and his officer, France, during World War I. The officer and his bike look clean and well-kept and they appear to be in front of a grand house surrounded by gardens. The subjects ... more

British Going on Picket -- Mesopotamia

Photograph shows British troops, probably in Iraq during World War I.

The Worcesters going into action

Photograph shows British troops marching and waving their helmets in greeting.

His Majesty's Army ... vacancies exist

Recruiting poster for British Army shows four Army units, Hussars, Highlanders, Infantry and the Army Service Corps. Drawings of soldiers in uniform by Ernest Ibbetson and John McNeill.

Indian Cavalry in desert on the Tigris

Photograph shows Indian cavalry in the British Army in Iraq during World War I.

Ever resourceful Tommy

Soldier collecting snow to melt for water, Western Front. In this photograph, a British soldier is shown filling a small mess tin with snow. The original caption explains that he was about to melt the snow to g... more

Tired Tommy makes a resting place in the mud with German ammunition

A soldier is lying in a hollow in the middle of a trench system. The hollow is lined with ammunition. He is propped up asleep against them. Beside him is a pile of equipment and a bike...Tommy' is 'Tommy Atkins... more

Front trench, showing the Lewis gun ready to deal with Boche

In this photograph, a machine-gun crew are standing in a front-line trench with a Lewis gun. The outer edge of the trench, to the left, is sandbagged to head height. The Lewis gun is lying across the back of th... more

French peasant girls grazing cattle chatting to Tommy

French farming girls talking with British soldiers while cattle graze, France, during World War I. This scene shows two French country girls taking a break from watching their cattle to chat with some British s... more

Washing down a Whippet tank

Whippet Tank being cleaned, France. A tank is parked in a concrete bay. This bay is edged with stones and gives way to rough grassland. A large riveted water tank, placed beside the bay and the pump which goes ... more

British Tommy bringing up shells to the guns

Young soldier transporting shells, Messines, Belgium, 1917. A young soldier wearing a German helmet is pushing a wheelbarrow full of shells down a dusty road. Behind him are another two soldiers, one holding a ... more

British, French and Italian wounded soldiers in a group, as cheery as ever

Allied wounded after a battle near Rheims, France, during World War I. Allied soldiers, many wearing slings or medical dressings, pose for the camera. Despite their injuries, most manage to appear cheerful. The... more

Captured battery of German 4.2 guns

British soldiers firing captured German guns, near Bapaume, France, during World War I. This picture of a British officer firing a captured heavy gun was almost certainly posed for propaganda purposes, rather t... more

Tommy enjoys possession of newly captured Hun trench

British soldiers at the old German Front Line, during World War I. In front of a mound and standing in a network of trenches are groups of soldiers, mostly smiling and laughing. They are all wearing large ponch... more

Party of our brave stretcher bearers who were laid low by a German shell

British stretcher bearers killed by a German shell in Peronne, France, during World War I. Bodies lie in a ruined French street with the remains of the stretcher they were carrying twisted between them. The lar... more

British soldiers arriving in a village, during World War I

British soldiers arriving in a village. They are surrounded by women and children. One soldier has lifted a young girl onto his bicycle. They are all walking along a muddy road through the village. The building... more

To save himself from the flying shrapnel of the two high explosive shells that have burst near, this Tommy has flung himself flat on the ground

Soldier trying to escape shrapnel, Western Front, during World War I. This photograph, which is attributed to Tom Aitken, shows a soldier lying on the ground trying to escape injury by shrapnel from the two mas... more

Troops in steel helmets moving along a communication trench fully equipped for their various duties

Equipped British soldiers in a trench, France, during World War I. Eight soldiers walk towards the camera in single file. They are all carrying different pieces of large equipment. The trench they are walking i... more

Gal. Joffre et le Gal. Douglas Haig [General Joffre and General Haig]

Haig and Joffre at Chantilly, France, 1915. Field Marshal (Earl) Haig (1861-1928) and the French general Joseph Joffre (1852-1931) walking out of a French military-controlled building in Chantilly, France in De... more

French doctor attending to a wounded British Tommy

A French doctor treating the wounds of a British soldier, while a kneeling French nurse, two other 'Tommies, a French soldier and an American soldier look on. With such an international gathering of soldiers an... more

German prisoners helping to bring in British wounded near Messines

German prisoners of war, Messines, Belgium, 1917. Five German prisoners of war are pushing a truck platform along a set of tracks. There are two wounded British soldiers lying, covered, on the truck . Behind th... more

Before shaving Tommy cleans his rifle after coming out of the trenches

Soldier cleaning a rifle, Western Front. A soldier sitting cleaning the mud off his rifle with a cloth. There is a tin in front of him which may have contained grease for oiling the gun. His growth of beard sug... more

Picturesque view of the ruined town of Bethune

British soldier in the ruins of Bethune, France, during World War I. A British soldier stands in the shell of a building in the French town of Bethune. In the distance behind him is the belfry or clock tower, b... more