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Dedicated Follower of Fashion? Don’t miss Alexander McQueen’s ‘Savage Beauty’

The V&A is hosting the first and largest retrospective in Europe of one of the most innovative fashion designers of recent times. ‘Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty‘ showcases his visionary body of work, spanning from his graduate collection to the final pieces before his untimely death. Bridgeman’s Head of Sales in […]

SPH317792 Sign in Desert by Mann, Robert (20th century); Private Collection; © Special Photographers Archive; Canadian,  out of copyright
Art, Culture, History

Forty days & Forty nights

Ash Wednesday kicks off the season for reflection and restraint. Seek inspiration from the archive for your Lent resolutions.  1 – Lose Weight & Get In Shape Take solace in the fact that losing weight and getting in shape are universal obsessions…even the ancient Romans were preoccupied with their figures. If you go on […]

UIG601801 London, Uk, True Colour Satellite Image; (add.info.: London, England, UK. True colour satellite image of London, the capital city of UK. Image taken on 19 June 2000 using LANDSAT 7 data.); Planet Observer/UIG;  out of copyright
Culture, History

The Reel East-Enders

Next month Britain’s favourite TV soap, Eastenders, turns 30. Love or loath it, this long-running soap opera has become an iconic and firmly established feature in British popular culture. Reaching the number-one spot in UK television ratings within eight months of launching, it has since remained one of the nation’s […]

LAL295769 British and German soldiers hold a Christmas truce during the Great War by McBride, Angus (1931-2007); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Man and the Moment: Tommy Atkins -- His First Christmas at the Front. British and German soldiers hold a Christmas truce during the Great War. Original artwork from Look and Learn no. 415 (27 December 1969).); © Look and Learn; British,  out of copyright
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The Christmas Truce of 1914

‘Stille Nacht. Heilige Nacht. Alles schläft, einsam wacht’.  Just after dawn on a cold Christmas day in 1914 one of the most extraordinary events of the Great War was to unfold. It began with carol-singing in the trenches and both sides eventually ventured in “no man’s land” to mingle and exchange […]

Prisoners of War, World War One, 1917 (b/w photo), Jacques Moreau (b.1887) / Archives Larousse, Paris, France
Culture, History

Prisoners of World War I

An estimated eight million men were taken prisoners of war (POWs) during World War I. These prisoners, often scarred by their time in the camps, rarely talked about their experiences later in life. Explore historic images and footage from the Bridgeman archive to get an impression of what reality was like for […]