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  • PHOTOGRAPHY DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR

    PHOTOGRAPHY DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR

    part of "HEATH GERARD (BRIG GEN SIR)" (photographs) 1915

    COL 38

    Colour autochrome photograph showing a group of French and British officers (including Brigadier General Sir Gerard Heath) in the French sector of the Western Front. The autochrome process was one of the earliest effective methods of colour photography...

  • 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 1918-10

    CO 3369

    A patrol from the 3rd Canadian Division in the ruins of Cambrai, 9 October 1918.

  • FIRST WORLD WAR VICTORIA CROSS HOLDERS' PORTRAITS (AVIATION)

    FIRST WORLD WAR VICTORIA CROSS HOLDERS' PORTRAITS (AVIATION)

    part of "VICTORIA CROSS WINNERS 1914 - 1918: A - J" (photographs)

    Q 61077

    Hawker, Lanoe George, Royal Flying Corps: Place and date of deed, France, October 1914 - July 1915.

  • THE POLISH ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1917-1918

    THE POLISH ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1917-1918

    part of "ALLIED FORCES AND THEIR EQUIPMENT DURING 1914 - 1918" (photographs) 1918

    HU 105515

    Portrait of General Józef Haller de Hallenburg, the Commander of the Polish Army on the Western Front, so called the 'Blue Army'.

  • THE ROYAL FLYING CORPS DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR.

    THE ROYAL FLYING CORPS DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR.

    part of "SANDALL D (MRS)" (photographs) Made by: No. 11 Squadron RFC

    HU 103076

    Oblique aerial view of the RFC aerodrome at Filescamps Farm, near Izel-les-Hameaux, from the South.

  • 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 1917-10

    CO 2076

    Troops of the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles occupy their billet, a barn which has had extra tiers and partitions built to increase capacity, October 1917.

  • TUNNEL CONSTRUCTION ON THE WESTERN FRONT

    TUNNEL CONSTRUCTION ON THE WESTERN FRONT

    part of "AUSTRALIAN FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL EXCHANGE COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Australian official photographer 1917-09-18

    E (AUS) 1396

    Australian tunnellers pumping water from dugouts, Hooge, Belgium. 18 September 1917. (Nearest unit 1st Austalian Tunnelling Company)

  • Nur die Ruhe kann es Machen

    Nur die Ruhe kann es Machen

    (posters) Made by: Distling, E (Undefined)

    Art.IWM PST 6455

    whole: the image occupies the majority, held within a black border. The title and text are separate and positioned in the lower quarter, in white, set against a black background. image: a battlefield scene, with a British tank under attack from German...

  • wall plate, Field Marshal Gerald Pau

    wall plate, Field Marshal Gerald Pau

    (souvenirs and ephemera) Made by: RIDGWAYS, ENGLAND 1914

    EPH 7952

    Circular ceramic wall plaque, glazed olive green, bearing portrait of Field Marshal Gerald Pau in centre. There are two holes at the top for hanging, the base is marked 'PUBLISHED DURING THE GREAT WAR 1914. RIDGWAYS ENGLAND'.

  • VICTORIA CROSS WINNERS: FIRST WORLD WAR

    VICTORIA CROSS WINNERS: FIRST WORLD WAR

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

    VC 288

    Corporal John Cunningham, 2nd Battalion, The Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment, awarded the Victoria Cross, Bois-en-Hache, near Barlin, France, 12 April 1917.

  • 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 1917-09-01

    CO 1867

    Transport Animals: A mule transports stone required for the new Canadian quarters at Souchez on the Western Front. Although mules could be temperamental, their strength and stamina far exceeded that of horses.

  • FIRST WORLD WAR VICTORIA CROSS HOLDERS' PORTRAITS (AVIATION)

    FIRST WORLD WAR VICTORIA CROSS HOLDERS' PORTRAITS (AVIATION)

    part of "VICTORIA CROSS WINNERS PRE 1914: A - Z (GSA 87)" (photographs)

    Q 114632

    Insall, Gilbert Stuart Martin, Royal Flying Corps: Place and date of deed, France, 7 November 1915.

  • THE PHOTOGRAPHIC AND CINEMATOGRAPHIC SECTION, GENERAL HEADQUARTERS, BRITISH ARMIES IN FRANCE, 1917-1919.

    THE PHOTOGRAPHIC AND CINEMATOGRAPHIC SECTION, GENERAL HEADQUARTERS, BRITISH ARMIES IN FRANCE, 1917-1919.

    part of "TOWNSEND HARRY (CORPORAL)" (photographs)

    HU 96852

    British official photographers and film cameramen standing outside a sandbagged shelter on the Western Front wearing their helmets and respirator packs: left to right; 2nd Lieutenant E "Baby" Brooks (photographer), Lieutenant J B McDowell (...

  • MEDICINE DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR: CASUALTY CLEARING STATIONS

    MEDICINE DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR: CASUALTY CLEARING STATIONS

    part of "AUSTRALIAN FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL EXCHANGE COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Australian official photographer 1917-11

    E (AUS) 4623

    A ward of the 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station at Steenwerke, November 1917.

  • AUSTRALIAN FORCES ON THE WESTERN FRONT DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR

    AUSTRALIAN FORCES ON THE WESTERN FRONT DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR

    part of "AUSTRALIAN FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL EXCHANGE COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Australian official photographer 1917-11-24

    E(AUS) 1305

    An Australian nurse prepares a patient for the operating table at 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station near Outtersteene.

  • 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...

  • AMERICAN TROOPS ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1917

    AMERICAN TROOPS ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1917

    part of "THE AMERICAN ARMY 1917 - 1918" (photographs) 1917

    HU 56409

    American troops change a German street sign in a town in the St Mihiel salient on the Western Front in 1917. 'Hindenburg Strasse' is renamed 'Wilson USA'.

  • AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, FIRST WORLD WAR

    AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, FIRST WORLD WAR

    part of "REEVES C H" (photographs) 1918-03-21

    HU 91047

    Airco DH 4 flying over a heavily-shelled area south of the River Scarpe near Biache-Saint-Vaast (upper right), east of Arras.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • fragment, shrapnel

    fragment, shrapnel

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 9396

    Metal shrapnel fragment (L 2in x W 1in) suffering from some active corrosion. One side is almost flat; the remaining edges are sharp and irregular.

  • TRENCH WARFARE ON THE WESTERN FRONT DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR

    TRENCH WARFARE ON THE WESTERN FRONT DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR

    part of "AUSTRALIAN FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL EXCHANGE COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Australian official photographer 1917-09-27

    E(AUS) 825

    Australian 4th Division troops wearing gas-masks in an advanced trench at Garter Point, during the Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele), 27 September 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: 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 POLISH ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1917-1918

    THE POLISH ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1917-1918

    part of "ALLIED FORCES AND THEIR EQUIPMENT DURING 1914 - 1918" (photographs) 1918

    HU 105514

    Full portrait of General Józef Haller de Hallenburg, the Commander of the Polish Army on the Western Front, so called 'Blue Army'.

  • AUSTRALIAN FORCES ON THE WESTERN FRONT DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR

    AUSTRALIAN FORCES ON THE WESTERN FRONT DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR

    part of "AUSTRALIAN FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL EXCHANGE COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Australian official photographer 1918-05-25

    E(AUS) 2350

    Lieutenant-General Sir John Monash, who commanded the Australian Corps on the Western Front from May 1918. Under Monash, the Australian Corps was one of the spearhead formations of the BEF in the final offensives of the war.

  • 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

    CO 3151

    A panoramic photograph showing wounded British and German soldiers as they await treatment in the sunshine outside a Casualty Clearing Station (CCS) near Duisans, September 1918. On the left, a large tent can be seen and several huts are visible on the...

  • 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.

  • Military Medal & MM

    Military Medal & MM

    (Decorations and awards) 1917-10-10

    OMD 3243

    (SEE) OMD 211

  • AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, FIRST WORLD WAR

    AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, FIRST WORLD WAR

    part of "DAVIS COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No. 57 Squadron RFC 1917-07-02

    HU 91041

    Vertical aerial reconnaissance of Ledeghem (upper left) and Moorseele (bottom right), west of Courtrai, Belgium, taken with a Wide-Angle ("WA" Type) aerial camera.

  • rosary, souvenir, with photo ruins of Albert in centre of cross

    rosary, souvenir, with photo ruins of Albert in centre of cross

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 7454

    A rosary with photograph of the Ruins of Albert at the centre of the plain cross.

  • Captain William Avery Bishop VC

    Captain William Avery Bishop VC

    part of "BOND OF SACRIFICE - FIRST WORLD WAR PORTRAITS COLLECTION" (photographs)

    Q 68089

    Captain William Avery Bishop VC CB DSO & Bar MC DFC ED. Unit: 60th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. Death: 11 September 1956.

  • PRIVATE BERNARD WALTER NORTHCOTT COOKE

    PRIVATE BERNARD WALTER NORTHCOTT COOKE

    part of "BOND OF SACRIFICE - FIRST WORLD WAR PORTRAITS COLLECTION" (photographs) 1916-05

    HU 96630

    Private Bernard Walter Northcott Cooke 466318. Unit: 10th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force. Death: 15 June 1916

  • THE POLISH ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1917-1918

    THE POLISH ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1917-1918

    part of "ALLIED FORCES AND THEIR EQUIPMENT DURING 1914 - 1918" (photographs) 1918

    HU 105513

    Group of officers of the Polish 'Blue Army' on the Western Front, France.

  • FIRST WORLD WAR VICTORIA CROSS HOLDERS' PORTRAITS (AVIATION)

    FIRST WORLD WAR VICTORIA CROSS HOLDERS' PORTRAITS (AVIATION)

    part of "THE BRITISH ARMY 1914 - 1918" (photographs)

    Q 56193

    Liddell, John Aidan, Royal Flying Corps: Place and date of deed, Belgium, 31 July 1915. Photograph taken during his service with the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders on the Western Front, showing Liddell in the front of a group.

  • Campaign map of Western Front, South of Ypres

    Campaign map of Western Front, South of Ypres

    part of "Campaign maps of Western Front, in cabinet" (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 2975.2

    A collection of what are believed to be original First World War campaign contour maps of the Western Front, made in late 1917 and early 1918, as used/for use by the Staff of the British Expeditionary Force in operational planning at GHQ France. (In this...

  • 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.

  • Collection: Campaign maps of Western Front, in cabinet

    Collection: Campaign maps of Western Front, in cabinet

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 2975

    A collection of what are believed to be original First World War campaign contour maps of the Western Front, made in late 1917 and early 1918, as used/for use by the Staff of the British Expeditionary Force in operational planning at GHQ France. (In this...

  • PHOTOGRAPHY DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR

    PHOTOGRAPHY DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR

    part of "IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM FIRST WORLD WAR AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS COLLECTION" (photographs) 1917-09-15

    Q 58653

    An aerial photograph taken by a RE8 reconnaissance aircraft of No 12 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps showing a British trench raid being carried out by the Durham Light Infantry near Cherisy.

  • AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1916.

    AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1916.

    part of "IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM FIRST WORLD WAR AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No. 10 Squadron RFC 1916-06-09

    HU 100394

    First Army Front: British (upper) and German (lower) front line trenches east of Picantin and le Tilleloy. The German entrenchments shown are 'Nut'/'Novel' trenches and the 'Sugar Loaf' salient.

  • TUNNEL CONSTRUCTION ON THE WESTERN FRONT

    TUNNEL CONSTRUCTION ON THE WESTERN FRONT

    part of "AUSTRALIAN FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL EXCHANGE COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Australian official photographer 1917-11-14

    E (AUS) 4621

    The 2nd Australian Tunnelling Company at work underground. 14 November 1917 at Nieuport Bains, Belgium.

  • WEST INDIANS IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR

    WEST INDIANS IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR

    part of "AUSTRALIAN FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL EXCHANGE COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Australian official photographer 1917-10

    E(AUS) 2078

    In action: West Indian troops stacking 8 inch shells at a dump on the Gordon Road, Ypres, October 1917.

  • PHOTOGRAPHY DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR

    PHOTOGRAPHY DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR

    part of "AUSTRALIAN FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL EXCHANGE COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Australian official photographer 1918-10-05

    E(AUS) 3915

    An Australian official photographer, believed to be Capt G H Wilkins (later Sir Hubert Wilkins, the polar explorer) and his assistant sets up his camera and tripod on a tank near Ronssoy on the Western Front.

  • 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 1917-09

    CO 1970

    General Sir Arthur Currie, GOC Canadian Corps (pointing), and General MacBrien with other officers during a training exercise, September 1917.

  • MEDICINE DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR: HYGIENE AND PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE IN THE FIELD

    MEDICINE DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR: HYGIENE AND PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE IN THE FIELD

    part of "AUSTRALIAN FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICIAL EXCHANGE COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Australian official photographer 1917-09

    E (AUS) 1120

    Australian soldiers having their feet inspected for ‘trench foot’ at Zonnebeke, September 1917.

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