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  • THE TRENCH WARFARE ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918

    THE TRENCH WARFARE ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Brooke, John Warwick (Lieutenant) (Photographer)

    Q 6422

    Machine gun traversing German Communication Trenches. Note British Very Lights in the background. Cambrai, 10 January 1918.

  • Tobacco harvest, Wambercourt

    Tobacco harvest, Wambercourt

    (art) Made by: Blaikley, Ernest 1916-09-24

    Art.IWM ART 15179 142

    image: domestic or farm buildings with tobacco leaves hanging on the walls

  • Study for the Bridge over the Arras-Lens Railway (IWM ART 1163)

    Study for the Bridge over the Arras-Lens Railway (IWM ART 1163)

    (art) Made by: Nash, John

    Art.IWM ART 3909

    image: a squared up preparatory drawing for John Nash's painting 'The Bridge over the Arras-Lens Railway'. A view of the arched bridge over the Arras-Lens railway. A line of British infantrymen walk along the railway line, with another...

  • War Drawings By Muirhead Bone: Château near Brie on the Somme

    War Drawings By Muirhead Bone: Château near Brie on the Somme

    (art) Made by: Bone, Muirhead (Undefined) 1918

    Art.IWM REPRO 000684 59

    one of a portfolio of 60 prints

  • Harold H Down writing letters

    Harold H Down writing letters

    (art) Made by: Blaikley, Ernest 1916-09-29

    Art.IWM ART 15179 144

    image: back view of a soldier sitting on a bench at a table

  • War Drawings By Muirhead Bone: A Via Dolorosa, Mouquet Farm

    War Drawings By Muirhead Bone: A Via Dolorosa, Mouquet Farm

    (art) Made by: Bone, Muirhead (Undefined) 1918

    Art.IWM REPRO 000684 55

    one of a portfolio of 60 prints

  • Wail, near Hesdin

    Wail, near Hesdin

    (art) Made by: Blaikley, Ernest 1916-07-20

    Art.IWM ART 15179 31

    image: landscape of a watermill, buildings and river

  • The Estaminet

    The Estaminet

    (art) Made by: Mackey, Haydn Reynolds

    Art.IWM ART 3787

    image: Three British soldiers sit at a table in an estaminet, drinking what appears to be red wine. A fourth British soldier stands just behind them. A woman stands behind the bar of the estaminet, amongst bottles of wine and glasses. There is a crucifix...

  • Study for an Advanced Post: Night. (No 1158)

    Study for an Advanced Post: Night. (No 1158)

    (art) Made by: Nash, John

    Art.IWM ART 3921

    image: a night scene inside the trench of an advanced post with four British infantrymen on duty, all posed with their backs to the viewer. Two stand at the bottom of the trench, while the others sit and lean higher up on firesteps on the parapet,...

  • Albert

    Albert

    (art) Made by: Lawson, Cecil Constant Philip

    Art.IWM ART 5928

    image: A large column of horse-drawn British carts move along a road through the French town of Albert. The road is muddy, the landscape is bare and the buildings in the background have been badly damaged by artillery fire.

  • THE BRITISH ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918

    THE BRITISH ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Brooks, Ernest (Lieutenant) (Photographer) 1916-12

    Q 1778

    Wounded British soldier holding his steel helmet, which has been pierced by a piece of shrapnel, during fighting on the Somme Front near Hamel in December 1916.

  • THE BRITISH ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918

    THE BRITISH ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Aitken, Thomas Keith (Second Lieutenant) (Photographer) 1918-03-15

    Q 10737

    A general scene showing men of 1/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment (part of the 165th Brigade, 55th Division) in the line in the La Bassee Sector. One man is eating from a mess tin, and one soldier is holding a Lewis gun, whilst others chat...

  • THE BRITISH ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918

    THE BRITISH ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Aitken, Thomas Keith (Second Lieutenant) (Photographer) 1918-02-07

    Q 10688

    A sentry uses a box periscope in a trench on the 36th Division front, near Essigny, 7 February 1918.

  • MEDICINE DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR: MEDICAL TRANSPORT

    MEDICINE DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR: MEDICAL TRANSPORT

    part of "CANADIAN FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL EXCHANGE COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Canadian Official photographer 1918-10

    CO 3333

    Canadian casualties being moved to the rear area by light railway.

  • OLIVE EDIS; IWM PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE WOMEN'S SERVICES IN FRANCE 1919

    OLIVE EDIS; IWM PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE WOMEN'S SERVICES IN FRANCE 1919

    part of "FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Edis, Olive 1919

    Q 8016

    A general view of the interior of the British Red Cross Society and Order of St John Recreation Hut at Wimereux. In the foreground can be seen VAD Commandant Miss Barber, standing at a table. In the background, chatting to some of the soldiers are Miss...

  • OLIVE EDIS; IWM PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE WOMEN'S SERVICES IN FRANCE 1919

    OLIVE EDIS; IWM PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE WOMEN'S SERVICES IN FRANCE 1919

    part of "FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Edis, Olive 1919

    Q 7968

    A Nissen hut used as a ward (English Ward) in No. 4 Stationary hospital at Longuenesse.

  • OFFICIAL VISITS TO THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918

    OFFICIAL VISITS TO THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Brooks, Ernest (Lieutenant) (Photographer) 1917-07-04

    Q 2494

    Clerks in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) lined up to meet Queen Mary (not pictured) at Wimereux, France, on 4th July 1917.

  • CHEMICAL WARFARE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

    CHEMICAL WARFARE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

    part of "LUZ (HERR) COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: German official photographer 1916-08

    Q 52843

    The First World War: German artilleryman wearing his gas mask whilst in a battery position near Les Boeufs on the Somme.

  • THE BRITISH ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918

    THE BRITISH ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Brooke, John Warwick (Lieutenant) (Photographer) 1917-02

    Q 4716

    A Nissen hut camp near Bazentin Wood on the Contalmaison to Longueval road in snowy conditions, February 1917.

  • WOMEN'S ARMY AUXILIARY CORPS ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918

    WOMEN'S ARMY AUXILIARY CORPS ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: McLellan, David (Second Lieutenant) (Photographer) 1918-02-09

    Q 8468

    Members of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) tending the graves of British soldiers in a cemetery at Abbeville, France, on 9 February 1918.

  • THE BRITISH ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918.

    THE BRITISH ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918.

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Brooks, Ernest (Lieutenant) (Photographer) 1916-04-14

    Q 541

    A German shell bursting in the British trenches (sector of the 55th Division) at Blairville Wood, near Wailly, 14 April 1916.

  • THE BRITISH ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918

    THE BRITISH ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: McLellan, David (Second Lieutenant) (Photographer) 1918-02-26

    Q 8545

    British soldiers helping Father Leon Peulmeule, the temporary curate of Armentieres, to remove pictures and statues from the Church of Saint Vaast which has been damaged by shell fire. Armentieres, 26 February 1918.

  • THE BRITISH ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918

    THE BRITISH ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: McLellan, David (Second Lieutenant) (Photographer) 1918-02-12

    Q 8538

    French women employed at a British Army laundry, Frevent, 15 February 1918.

  • THE BRITISH ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918

    THE BRITISH ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: McLellan, David (Second Lieutenant) (Photographer) 1918-02-15

    Q 8530

    Horses being fed in their stables at No 4 Base Remount Depot in Boulogne, 15 February 1918.

  • 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...

  • OLIVE EDIS; IWM PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE WOMEN'S SERVICES IN FRANCE 1919

    OLIVE EDIS; IWM PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE WOMEN'S SERVICES IN FRANCE 1919

    part of "FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Edis, Olive 1919

    Q 8099

    Nursing staff tending to bed-ridden patients on a ward in No, 6 General Hospital, Rouen. Captain Wiley, Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC), Sister - Mrs Flanigan, Matron - Miss Drage, Assistant - Miss Davies.

  • OLIVE EDIS; IWM PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE WOMEN'S SERVICES IN FRANCE 1919

    OLIVE EDIS; IWM PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE WOMEN'S SERVICES IN FRANCE 1919

    part of "FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Edis, Olive 1919

    Q 8061

    A Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps (QMAAC) rest room at Bourges, France, circa 1919. Women photographed include Sister Cooper, Miss Aykroyd, Miss Ackland, Miss Bartels, Miss Bigge, Mrs Lloyd, Miss Corner, and Miss Chapman.

  • 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 1916-06

    CO 64

    Cavalry: A cavalry horse is led across a trench bridge constructed by Canadians of the Fort Garry Horse on the Western Front.

  • THE GERMAN WITHDRAWAL TO THE HINDENBURG LINE, MARCH-APRIL 1917

    THE GERMAN WITHDRAWAL TO THE HINDENBURG LINE, MARCH-APRIL 1917

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Brooke, John Warwick (Lieutenant) (Photographer) 1917-03

    Q 4910

    A store of British trench mortar bombs in an old German trench. Gommecourt, March 1917.

  • THE FIRST WORLD WAR 1914 - 1918: THE WESTERN FRONT

    THE FIRST WORLD WAR 1914 - 1918: THE WESTERN FRONT

    part of "AUSTRALIAN FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL EXCHANGE COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Australian official photographer 1918-06-04

    E(AUS) 2375

    Surgery in progress in an advanced dressing station. Dressing stations such as this were situated well behind the front line but were generally very basic. Huts and barns were taken over and simple surgery was carried out. It was important to select a...

  • THE ROYAL ARMY VETERINARY CORPS ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918.

    THE ROYAL ARMY VETERINARY CORPS ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918.

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Brooks, Ernest (Lieutenant) (Photographer) 1916-03-02

    Q 557

    A horse undergoes skin disease treatment at No. 10 Veterinary Hospital at Neufchatel, near Etaples, 2 March 1916. The men carrying out the treatment are wearing protective clothing, including mackintoshes and sou'westers.

  • TRENCH MORTAR TRAINING DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR

    TRENCH MORTAR TRAINING DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Northey (Mr) 1917-09

    Q 11675

    A view of a 9.45 inch trench mortar in its pit at Third Army Trench Mortar School at St Pol.

  • OLIVE EDIS; IWM PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE WOMEN'S SERVICES IN FRANCE 1919

    OLIVE EDIS; IWM PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE WOMEN'S SERVICES IN FRANCE 1919

    part of "FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Edis, Olive 1919

    Q 8055

    Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps (QMAAC) office staff at the Locater Card Section, Bourges, France. Miss Barnett, Technical Administrator present.

  • Mustard Gas: Sketch to Illustrate the Effect of Mustard Gas on Horses

    Mustard Gas: Sketch to Illustrate the Effect of Mustard Gas on Horses

    (art) Made by: Noble, Edwin

    Art.IWM ART 4943

    image: a rear view of a horse suffering the ill effects of exposure to mustard gas. The horse has severe burns to its hindquarters and legs, with its brown coat reduced to sore, bare skin in these areas.

  • Convalescent Horses from a Veterinary Hospital being Exercised, attached to a Long Rope

    Convalescent Horses from a Veterinary Hospital being Exercised, attached to a Long Rope

    (art) Made by: Noble, Edwin

    Art.IWM ART 2605

    image: a column of horses, tethered together in twos, led around a track for exercise. An abandoned plough sits on the ground in the left foreground, with trees to the right.

  • Bernaville, June 22 1917

    Bernaville, June 22 1917

    (art) Made by: Rose, Geoffrey K 1917-06-22

    Art.IWM ART 4883

    image: a view of a few buildings and trees in a village behind a stone wall.

  • The Cinema Smile- Get It!

    The Cinema Smile- Get It!

    (posters) Made by: Stoddard, Sydney William

    Art.IWM PST 9341

    whole: the image fills the page with the text integrated into the image. There are two words in white contained in a red box, upper left and four lines of red hand-drawn text, lower left. image: a caricature profile of a smiling British soldier in...

  • Transport in the Winter

    Transport in the Winter

    (art) Made by: Morrall, J B

    Art.IWM ART 206

    image: a view across a snow-covered winter landscape, with a line of bare trees running across the foreground. Further back a line of evenly spaced British transport trucks drive along a road from right to left, with some hills in the background.

  • Support Trenches East of Ploegsteert Village, May 25 1915

    Support Trenches East of Ploegsteert Village, May 25 1915

    (art) Made by: Rose, Geoffrey K 1915-05-25

    Art.IWM ART 4796

    image: a view of a road leading into the outskirts of Ploegsteert village in Belgium, with a few support trenches to the left. There is a cluster of trees alongside the road in the centre.

  • B Company HQ Rest Billets, Courcelles-au-Bois, January 1916

    B Company HQ Rest Billets, Courcelles-au-Bois, January 1916

    (art) Made by: Rose, Geoffrey K 1916-01

    Art.IWM ART 4832

    image: a side view of a farm building, utilised as billets for British infantry, with trees in the background.

  • Hebuterne Church Bell Erected as a Gas Alarm, January 1916

    Hebuterne Church Bell Erected as a Gas Alarm, January 1916

    (art) Made by: Rose, Geoffrey K 1916-01

    Art.IWM ART 4828

    image: a large church bell mounted on a wooden frame dug into the ground, immediately in front of a ruined building and a small wood.

  • THE AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1916-1918.

    THE AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1916-1918.

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Brooks, Ernest (Lieutenant) (Photographer) 1916-05-18

    Q 583

    Men of the 2nd Australian Division in a front-line trench cooking a meal, Croix du Bac, near Armentieres. A variety of cooking methods were employed including primus stoves and braziers and soldiers produced a lunch of hot 'bully beef' hash...

  • THE BRITISH ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918

    THE BRITISH ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Brooks, Ernest (Lieutenant) (Photographer) 1918-06-18

    Q 3289

    Members of the Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps wear steel helmets while in trenches constructed for shelter in the event of an aerial attack at Rouen, 18 June 1918.

  • THE WOMEN'S ARMY AUXILIARY CORPS ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1917-1918

    THE WOMEN'S ARMY AUXILIARY CORPS ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1917-1918

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Brooke, John Warwick (Lieutenant) (Photographer) 1917-07-24

    Q 5738

    Cooks of the WAAC handing out dinner to mess orderlies at a British infantry camp at Rouen, 24 July 1917.

  • THE BRITISH ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918

    THE BRITISH ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Aitken, Thomas Keith (Second Lieutenant) (Photographer) 1918-03-28

    Q 10740

    Officers of 1/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment checking a map in trenches on the La Bassee Canal sector, 28 February 1918.

  • MEDICINE DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR: MEDICAL TRANSPORT

    MEDICINE DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR: MEDICAL TRANSPORT

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FIRST WORLD WAR MISCELLANEOUS COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: British official photographer

    Q 33447

    The interior of a coach of a British hospital train showing cots arranged down either side of the carriage leaving a wide central passageway in which the medical staff could work.

  • VICTORIA CROSS WINNERS: FIRST WORLD WAR

    VICTORIA CROSS WINNERS: FIRST WORLD WAR

    part of "IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM VC & GC COLLECTION" (photographs)

    VC 219

    Sergeant James Clarke, 15th Battalion, The Lancashire Fusiliers, awarded the Victoria Cross, Happegarbes, France, 2 November 1918.

  • CANADIAN FORCES IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR

    CANADIAN FORCES IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR

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

    CO 3242

    A medical orderly attends a wounded Canadian soldier on a stretcher during the advance east of Arras, September 1918. A bayonet scabbard and entrenching tool handle have been used as makeshift splints for his arm, broken by a piece of shrapnel.

  • THE BRITISH ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918

    THE BRITISH ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: McLellan, David (Second Lieutenant) (Photographer) 1918-01-13

    Q 8443

    Men of the York and Lancaster Regiment seen in their trench cookhouse in a section of trench near Vimy, 13 January 1918. Probably depicting men of the 2/4th Battalion of the 187th Brigade on the 62nd Division Front.

  • 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 1918-09-03

    CO 3214

    A portrait of four smiling Canadians, as they sit against a wall and await treatment at a Casualty Clearing Station (CCS) at Duisans, 3 September 1918. They are all wearing labels on their uniforms, issued by the dressing station, which indicate the...

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