Tag: First World War

Art, History

The Art of War (1914-18)

Representing the ravaged landscapes and soldiers who would never return, we bring you images by acclaimed artists, vividly chronicling their first-hand experiences of World War One.   British War Artists on the Front Line Official war artists were a select group, contracted to produce images of the war. Their role […]

LLE817194 Canadian soldier with a dog 'captured' at Courcelette, Somme, France, World War I (b/w photo) by Canadian Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Canadian soldier with a dog 'captured' at Courcelette, Somme, France, World War I.); © Look and Learn / Elgar Collection; Canadian,  it is possible that some works by this artist may be protected by third party rights in some territories
History

WWI Animal Heroes

We explore the contribution of dogs, horses, kangaroos and more during the Great War effort with images and footage in the Bridgeman archive. Messengers and forms of transport ‘War horses‘ were heavily utilised in World War I transporting supplies and soldiers. Machine guns, however, took them down quickly and hundreds […]

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 […]