Tag: WW1

Call Yourself a Film Buff?

Posted by Published on March 23, 2017

Welcome to Buff Films, a fascinating private collection from renowned filmmaker John Edwards. Covering the history of flight, NATO promo films from the 70s and 80s, and historical documentary and newsreel footage throughout the 20th century, this rich and exclusive collection is fully available through Bridgeman Footage. First flights Charting the progression of aircraft technology from the very beginning, Buff Films is home to a…

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Women’s Roles during World War I

Posted by Published on February 24, 2017

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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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 Cultural Anniversaries: 2017

Posted by Published on January 12, 2017

  It’s fair to say 2016 will go down in the history books as a year that rocked celebrity culture.  Here’s hoping to fewer deaths of stalwarts in the world of music, TV and film this year.  We have plenty of cultural anniversaries to commemorate!  Take a look at our top ten cultural anniversaries of 2017.  You can also visit our archival calendar for many more. 1. Alphonse…

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Top 10 Historical Anniversaries: 2017

Posted by Published on January 5, 2017

  January: the month of resolutions and good intentions. Whether it’s for work or leisure, the New Year brings a desire to self-improve but often without the know-how to do so.  Do you need to enhance your creativity or develop new ideas?  To help you get the creative juices flowing, why not draw your inspiration from the past?  The Bridgeman archive has a range of…

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  With the help of more than £100,000 in grants, The National Army Museum has secured the dagger, Arab robes and a keffiyah (headdress) that previously belonged to TE Lawrence. The archaeologist, author and diplomat, who wore these items during his time as a liaison officer in the Arab revolt, was considered one of the most recognisable figures of the war, earning the nickname Lawrence…

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Lest we forget: the politics of war

Posted by Published on October 20, 2016

  On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month,  the First World War ended.  Each year we mark this day on the second Sunday of November: Remembrance day.  With the centenary of the armistice in two year’s time, remembering the significance of the war and the lives lost is as important as ever. The impact of World War I was felt throughout…

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Anniversaries are how we mark the passage time of time, celebrate our triumphs, and honour our losses – as well as inspiring creative ideas and cultural events.  The Bridgeman archive holds a wealth of images and clips of, and relating to, many of 2016’s major anniversaries. See highlights of the biggest commemorative dates below and visit Bridgeman’s archival calendar for many more.   Bicentenary  anniversary of Charlotte…

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Gallipoli Campaign 25 April 1915 – 9 January 1916 The Gallipoli Campaign was one of the Allies’ major disasters of  World War One. Carried out between 25th April 1915 and 9th January 1916 on the Gallipoli peninsula in the Ottoman Empire, the doomed campaign was spearheaded by Winston Churchill in the hope of creating a new war-front that the Ottomans could not cope with. The…

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The Christmas Truce of 1914

Posted by Published on December 1, 2014

‘Stille Nacht. Heilige Nacht. Alles schläft, einsam wacht’.  Just after dawn on a cold Christmas day in 1914 one of the most extraordinary events of the Great War was to unfold. It began with carol-singing in the trenches and both sides eventually ventured in “no man’s land” to mingle and exchange gifts. The temporary ceasefire of The Christmas Truce came only five months after the outbreak of the…

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