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Around the World: USA

Posted by Published on February 14, 2019

“America makes prodigious mistakes, America has colossal faults, but one thing cannot be denied: America is always on the move. She may be going to Hell, of course, but at least she isn’t standing still.” E.E. Cummings In our Around the World series we turn our attention to the USA, currently the most powerful nation in the world. Take a look at our hand selected…

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Charlie Chaplin: 40 years on

Posted by Published on June 1, 2017

This year Christmas day brings with it the 40th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin‘s death. A man who successfully achieved his goal – for the whole of America to have his name on their lips – as well as placing his image in the minds of millions across the world. The Tramp Charlie Chaplin is most well-known for his character The Tramp – a man in…

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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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Key Figures of World War I

Posted by Published on May 25, 2017

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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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 29th May 2017 will mark 100 years since the birth of one of the most popular US presidents in history. John Fitzgerald ‘Jack’ Kennedy, also known as JFK, captured the hearts of the public during his time as America’s 35th president, up until his untimely death via assassination in 1963. The Bridgeman Footage archive is home to candid clips of JFK with his wife and…

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American Presidency: Who’s Got Your Vote?

Posted by Published on November 9, 2016

The month of November this year is a drastically important one for the American people. Tuesday, November 8, 2016 is the day of the United States Presidential election. Every four years, the American people make their way to their city’s designated voting booths and cast a vote for their choice of who will be the new President of the United States of America. The First…

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Election season is most certainly in full swing! While the US anxiously waits to the see who is running for president (and who’s not) in the 2016 elections, the UK have voted in their general election on May 7. Social media seems to have taken a break from cat videos in favor of divisive political discourse. Here are 10 interesting facts about the way we…

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Brightly coloured illustrations, catchy phrases and a call for action were the main characteristics of the propaganda posters, films and literature of World War I. They encouraged women and men from all over the world to work hard and join the army during these dire times. Soon after World War I broke out in 1914, the “War Propaganda Bureau” was set up in Great Britain…

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