Tag: soldiers

Tony Vaccaro: Photographing WWII

Posted by Published on March 14, 2018

Bridgeman Copyright artist, the renowned lifestyle and fashion photographer Tony Vaccaro has lived an amazing life. He has traveled the world, photographing the most prominent personalities of the 20th century while working for Flair, Look and Life magazines – including Picasso, Duchamp, Muhammad Ali and Sofia Lauren. His photography career started however in less glamorous circumstances. In 1943 he joined the Allies in World War II…

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When the men were not fighting, they would have to find ways to pass the long tedious hours. These were also opportunities to find a way to recreate some moments of normality in an otherwise surreal and unpredictable situation. Using images for our Look and Learn Collection, I would like to illustrate these lighter moments in the life of the World War I soldier.  …

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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 on Film

Posted by Published on May 30, 2017

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 Animal Heroes

Posted by Published on May 24, 2017

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 upon thousands of horses were lost over the course of the Great War. Dogs, thanks…

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WWI in colour

Posted by Published on 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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The 75th anniversary of D-Day

Posted by Published on May 23, 2017

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 the Somme is, rightly so, best remembered for the stupefying number of casualties that were inflicted on both sides between July 1st and November 18th 1916. Estimates vary greatly but some historians suggest the number of killed and wounded exceded 1 million. It was remarkable even in the context of World War 1. The British public at the time was not unaccustomed…

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Top 10 Viking Facts You Must Know

Posted by Published on January 30, 2017

Let’s count down the top 10 facts about these 8th-12th century Scandinavians with images from our archive. 1. The origin of the word “Viking” is still unknown It is believed that “Viking” either originates from the Old Norse noun “vikingr”, meaning “pirate”, or verb “viking”, meaning “to go on a sea raid expedition” See more images of sea raids 2. The horned helmets… it’s a…

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