Tag: WW1

Prisoners of World War I

Posted by Published on November 21, 2014

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 prisoners in World War I.     Conditions in the prison camps varied from country…

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A Day to Remember

Posted by Published on November 3, 2014

In her own words Beatrice Okoro, Bridgeman’s UK Account Manager for TV and Film, recalls taking part in the artistic installation ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ that sees the Tower of London’s moat filled with over 800,000 ceramic poppies.   The day arrived for me to volunteer at the Tower of London to plant the ceramic poppies, commemorating all the British and Commonwealth soldiers…

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World War I was the first conflict on a global scale. It witnessed some of the worst battles in history and, with over 37 million casualties, will be remembered as one of the bloodiest wars. Explore an overview of the major European battles fought between 1914 and 1918. Land Engagements: Confrontations on the Western Front Many of the major battles took place on the Western…

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When thinking about World War I, the image of soldiers in trenches immediately comes to mind. Trenches were an effective way to protect against gun shots and assaults and – despite many attempts – proved impossible for enemy soldiers to break through.     The first trenches The first trenches were dug after the Battle of the Marne in 1914. Stretching over 400 miles between…

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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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Love from the trenches

Posted by Published on May 30, 2014

The romantic pictorial postcards of World War I When war erupted in August 1914, postcards were the perfect medium to provide a link between the men on active service and their loved ones back home. Fearing that seperation could be forever, postcards helped to boost the morale of the people both at home and the troops on the war fronts. Here is a collection of…

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