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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 was to sketch, draw and paint as many aspects of the war and their experience…

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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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Many different nations were involved in the Great War. It is therefore not surprising that royals and political personalities played significant roles during the conflict. How it all began: Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria Franz Ferdinand was the nephew of Emperor Franz Joseph and heir to the throne of the Austria-Hungarian Empire. The assassination of the Archduke and his wife, Sophie Gräfin Chotek, in Sarajevo…

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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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To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landing on 6th June 2019, we bring you images showing the preparations for D-Day, troops landing on the French coast and combat scenes, all available for licensing from the Bridgeman archive.  A turning point of World War II After months of preparation, Allied troops landed on Normandy’s beaches in a secret operation that would prove to be…

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The importance of clothing and fashion were changed significantly by the Great War. The flowing lines and tight skirts of the Edwardian era slowly vanished making way for clothes that were more practical to wear. Women’s fashion from 1914 onwards The outbreak of war changed the roles of women in society leading to the need for a different kind of fashion. As their men left to…

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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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To commemorate the part women played in the ‘Great War’, we bring you images and footage from the Bridgeman archive. Women at their workplaces Before the outbreak of WWI, the role of women mainly involved looking after their households and fulfilling domestic chores. With their husbands leaving for the front, many new job opportunities arose. Women started to work as military caregivers, nurses or took…

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Some interesting and unusual facts about “The War of Rebellion” every history trivia buff should have in their arsenal In the early spring of 1865, the Confederate armies in the South surrendered to the Union in the North and the resistance collapsed, bringing the four year bloodiest fight ever to take place on US soil, to an end. It was the American Civil War.   1….

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