Tag: Anniversary

The year 2019 will mark the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, one of the most historic events in British History. Discover the impact and significant this event had on the winning of World War II. On June 6th 1944, Allied forces launched a full forced attack to regain Nazi-occupied France. This date marked the beginning of The Battle of Normandy. Code-named Operation Overlord, it began the slow and lengthy process…

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The Vietnam War – often referred to in the US as “America’s longest war” and in Vietnam, as the Resistance War Against America – grew out of the American commitment to the containment of communism during the Cold War. For around 15 years, the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in the North fought against an American-supported Republic of Vietnam in the South. The war for the…

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WWI in colour

Posted by May 24, 2017

Discover rare and vibrant colour autochromes, documenting the soldiers and battles during First World War. Impressionist visions of war Who would have thought there were original colour photos of World War One? The French army regularly used autochromes and Paget colour plates to document their experiences.Catch a rare glimpse of soldiers in the trenches, civilians, aircraft and destroyed buildings with images in the Bridgeman archive….

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Archival footage captures the tension and turmoil between the Democratic West and Soviet East after World War Two.  The Cold War began soon after the end of WWII and escalated into a long period of fraught tension between the world’s two “superpowers”: the democracies of the Western world, led by the United States, and the communist states of Eastern Europe, led by the Soviet Union….

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August 2019 will see the 45th anniversary of the death of America’s most famous male aviator. We rediscover the Lone Eagle’s most famous moments through archival photography and footage 26th August 2019 marks 45 years since the death of Charles Lindbergh: pilot, author and activist. From an early age, the aviator extraordinaire was fascinated by automobiles and motorbikes, briefly studying mechanical engineering and, in 1924,…

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The Battle of Messines (1st – 14th June 1917) has been called one of the most successful allied offensives in the First World War, noted for its effective artillery tactics, military communication methods and the speed of its gains. With its hundredth anniversary coming up next month, here is an overview of why it was such an important moment. In the aftermath of the Battle of…

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‘All beautiful and noble qualities have been united in me’, claimed Egon Schiele, the centenary of whose death in 1918 is fast approaching. Others have criticised Schiele’s work as grotesque, disturbing and pornographic. An early exponent of the expressionist movement, Schiele’s style is characterised by distorted nudes and autobiographical themes, with such a prolific output of self-portraits as to rival Picasso. About the artist Egon…

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Regarded as one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance and the archetypal polymath, Leonardo da Vinci was also an innovator of anatomical science. In his lifetime, he produced 240 drawings and 13,000 words of notes detailing his discoveries about the human body, which, had they been published, would have fast-tracked the Medical Renaissance. With the 500th anniversary of his death coming up in 2019, here…

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In 2019 one of London’s landmark institutions, the Savoy Hotel, turns 130. Having hosted many glamorous guests including Marilyn Monroe, Bob Dylan, Winston Churchill and the Beatles, the hotel on the Strand has an equally dazzling history. We’ve picked out 7 of the most fascinating facts about “London’s Greatest Hotel”.   What’s in a name Although the Savoy hotel was opened in 1889, the story…

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This May is a big month for anniversaries from the glitzy world of cinema. Not only is it the 70th Cannes Film Festival, one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world, but a number of high-profile Hollywood actresses from the golden age of Hollywood also celebrate anniversaries this month too. Take a look at some of the upcoming anniversaries in the world of film….

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