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  • Webley .455 Mark 6 (VI military)

    Webley .455 Mark 6 (VI military)

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: P Webley & Son, Birmingham England 1915

    FIR 55

    The Webley Mk VI was adopted for service in 1915; the last of a series of .455 inch calibre Webley revolvers which were the standard issue pistols of the British Army from 1887 onwards. They were robust and powerful weapons, which gave excellent service...

  • head veil

    head veil

    (uniforms and insignia)

    UNI 4745

    Head veil worn by Mairi Chisholm whilst serving in the British Red Cross, attached to the Belgian Army during the First World War. On the outbreak of war in August 1914 Mairi Chisholm, then aged 18, motorcycled from her home in Scotland to London in...

  • A Battery Position in a Wood

    A Battery Position in a Wood

    (art) Made by: Lewis, Percy Wyndham 1918

    Art.IWM ART 1672

    image: The scene of an artillery position. Several soldiers stand smoking in the foreground. Behind them is a dugout where two more soldiers appear to be emerging. On the mound above this is a camouflaged position with a crowd of men concealed beneath....

  • Officers and Signallers, 1918

    Officers and Signallers, 1918

    (art) Made by: Lewis, Percy Wyndham 1918

    Art.IWM ART 5932

    image: Five figures walk up a steep incline. The three figures at the rear are ducking to avoid a bomb blast, while the other two walk on. The last two figures in the group are officers, wearing knee boots and carrying walking sticks, one wearing a...

  • Coat (female): British Red Cross Society

    Coat (female): British Red Cross Society

    (uniforms and insignia)

    UNI 4743

    Gabardine coat worn by Mairi Chisholm whilst serving in the British Red Cross, attached to the Belgian Army during the First World War. On the outbreak of war in August 1914 Mairi Chisholm, then aged 18, motorcycled from her home in Scotland to London in...

  • badge, formation, 50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division & the Tyne Tees Division.

    badge, formation, 50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division & the Tyne Tees Division.

    (uniforms and insignia)

    INS 5431

    badge Two overlapping capital "Ts" in red on a black square.

  • Mud

    Mud

    (art) Made by: Rogers, Gilbert 1919

    Art.IWM ART 3734

    image: A British soldier standing against a background of thick grey clouds heavy with rain. He looks dejectedly down at the earth, his hands hanging loosely by his sides. He has an oilskin draped over his shoulders, a tin helmet on his head, and his gas...

  • Ypres, 1915

    Ypres, 1915

    (art) Made by: Rogers, Gilbert 1919

    Art.IWM ART 3792

    image: Wounded British soldiers, swathed in bandages and lying on stretchers, are in the process of being moved onto two waiting motor ambulances by orderlies of the Royal Army Medical Corps. The vehicles are on the left and some of the ruined buildings...