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  • ANIMALS IN WAR 1914 - 1918

    ANIMALS IN WAR 1914 - 1918

    part of "CANADIAN FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL EXCHANGE COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Canadian Official photographer 1918-09-04

    CO 3230

    Cavalry: When the stalemate on the Western Front finally ended in 1918, the Allied cavalry resumed the offensive, pursuing and attacking the retreating German forces. Canadian cavalry are shown passing through newly captured country near Cherisy.

  • Military Medal & MM

    Military Medal & MM

    (Decorations and awards) Made by: Royal Mint

    OMD 2949

    First World War Military Medal (MM) awarded to (19012) Corporal George A Coppard of the 37th Company, Machine Gun Corps for gallantry during the Battle of Cambrai in November 1917. One of a group of four medals, OMD 2949-2952. See also his autobiography...

  • Fokker DVII

    Fokker DVII

    (Vehicles, aircraft and ships) Made by: Aurora

    MOD 1024

    Allied air supremacy over the Western Front in the summer of 1918 was severely challenged by the appearance of one of the most famous of all the German scouts, namely the Fokker DVII. The design won the competition held at Johannistal Aerodrome on...

  • Military Cross & MC

    Military Cross & MC

    (Decorations and awards)

    OMD 6460

    Related items: material held by the Department of Documents - two flying log books covering A F McGlashan's training in the United Kingdom (May-July 1917), his service as a pilot with No 2 Squadron RFC/RAF on the Western Front (July 1917 - May 1918...

  • THE DEPLOYMENT OF THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE TO FRANCE, AUGUST-OCTOBER 1914

    THE DEPLOYMENT OF THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE TO FRANCE, AUGUST-OCTOBER 1914

    part of "PITMAN THOMAS TAIT (MAJOR-GENERAL) COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Pitman, Thomas Tait (Photographer) 1914-08-18

    Q 51151

    Soldiers of the 11th Regiment Hussars (Prince Albert's Own) on their way to the front, stopping off a train at Rouen. Lieutenants R.R.C. Baggallay, E.V. Drake and H.C.H. Hudson are pictured as well has Major General Edward Spears (far right). 18th...

  • Decca Gramophone & Box of Records

    Decca Gramophone & Box of Records

    (souvenirs and ephemera) Made by: Decca

    EPH 7660

    Decca gramophone and 32 records stored inside a wooden box originally for ammunition, inside the wooden box are four narrow slot compartments for storing records and a larger square compartment for the gramophone, the gramophone itself has a hinged lid...

  • scabbard for "French Nail"

    scabbard for "French Nail"

    part of ""French Nail" with scabbard & Clou Français" (Weapons and ammunition)

    WEA 776.2

    Crudely made flat rectangular wooden scabbard improvised from packing crates. A leather strap has been attached (by nails) at the mouthpiece.

  • EMPIRE FORCES IN THE AIR

    EMPIRE FORCES IN THE AIR

    part of "AUSTRALIAN FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL EXCHANGE COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Australian official photographer 1918-03-25

    E(AUS) 1881

    A line-up of SE.5as of 'C' Flight, No 2 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps at Savy, near Arras, 25 March 1918.

  • MEDICINE DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR: CASUALTY CLEARING STATIONS

    MEDICINE DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR: CASUALTY CLEARING STATIONS

    part of "CANADIAN FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL EXCHANGE COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Canadian Official photographer 1916-07

    CO 157

    Surgery in progress in an operating theatre suite at No 3 Casualty Clearing Station, July 1916.

  • Kepi, M1884: O/Rs,  144 regiment d'infanterie

    Kepi, M1884: O/Rs, 144 regiment d'infanterie

    (uniforms and insignia)

    UNI 12454

    The M1884 kepi was the form of headdress worn by French troops at the outset of the First World War, not being made obsolete until introduction of the horizon blue uniform that came into general service in 1915. The 1884 kepi was standard throughout the...

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