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  • torch with embedded shell splinter

    torch with embedded shell splinter

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 2880

    Electric torch associated with the First World War service on the Western Front of Lance-Corporal Walter Prentice MM, 10th Battalion, the Royal Fusiliers. Two untitled newspaper cuttings (held by the Department of Exhibits and Firearms) offer some...

  • glass, stained, Ypres Cathedral

    glass, stained, Ypres Cathedral

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 6349

    glass, stained, Ypres Cathedral

  • Thornton Pickard Imperial 1/4 plate camera

    Thornton Pickard Imperial 1/4 plate camera

    (Equipment) Made by: Thornton Pickard 1914

    PHO 20

    This particular camera and tripod was used by Second Lieutenant Walter Cobb of the Royal Flying Corps, during his service on the Western Front.

  • poppy, framed

    poppy, framed

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 9960

    Poppy from a Flanders field which was picked by Joseph Shaddick during service in the First World War and sent home to his wife, Rosemary (Biddy) Shaddick. Joseph was born in Barnstaple in 1885, was on the Army Reserve at the begining of the war and left...

  • Goggle Mask: RFC

    Goggle Mask: RFC

    (Equipment)

    EQU 3846

    goggles

  • The Road to Arras: Looking across the Arras Road, Mt St Eloi and the Vimy Ridge

    The Road to Arras: Looking across the Arras Road, Mt St Eloi and the Vimy Ridge

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917

    Art.IWM ART 3014

    Image: a view of the Arras road with a column of British infantry marching from the left of the composition. The road is bordered by ridges on either side, with the entrances of several dug-outs on the far side. The tower of the old abbey of Mont-Saint-...

  • The Gates of a Château, Ransart

    The Gates of a Château, Ransart

    (art) Made by: Sargent, John Singer 1918

    Art.IWM ART 1615

    Image: a view of the damaged white metal gates of a château in Ransart in northern France. The gates are hinged on the château's outer wall and a few horses are visible behind them.

  • Ruined Country: Old Battlefield, Vimy, near La Folie Wood

    Ruined Country: Old Battlefield, Vimy, near La Folie Wood

    (art) Made by: Nash, Paul 1918

    Art.IWM ART 721

    image: a landscape looking over an old battlefield near Vimy in France. In the foreground the earth is carpeted with different coloured mosses and grass, heavily scarred from past shellfire. There are lines of skeletal-like trees beyond, and dramatic...

  • glass, stained, Ypres Cathedral

    glass, stained, Ypres Cathedral

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 6348

    glass, stained, Ypres Cathedral

  • The Kensingtons at Laventie

    The Kensingtons at Laventie

    (art) Made by: Kennington, Eric Henri 1915

    Art.IWM ART 15661

    image: A platoon of British soldiers standing in a village street. There is an exterior whitewashed wall in the background, snow on the ground, debris scattered around to the right, and above, a calvary cross in the top corner of the composition. The...

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