The Last Fight of Captain Ball, 1919, by Norman Arnold. An aerial view of a dogfight between British and German aircraft.
A Convoy, North Sea, 1918, by John Lavery. An aerial view from an airship looking down onto a convoy in the North Sea.
An Incident on the Western Front, 1918, by Louis Weirter. A view of a dogfight. In the upper foreground a biplane of the RAF flies towards a stricken German biplane.
An Impression of Lens, France, Seen from an Aeroplane, 1918, by Richard Carline. An aerial view of the French city of Lens from a British plane.
Closing Up: A Bombing Formation of British Biplanes, 1919, by Horace Davis. An aerial view of British planes battling several German triplanes.
Flying Above Kirkuk, Kurdistan, 1919, by Sydney Carline. An aerial view from the rear cockpit of an RAF biplane showing the tail of the aircraft and three other planes following behind. The town of Kirkuk is visible below.
Snow covers the destruction of an air raid around St Paul’s Cathedral in winter 1942.
The gunners of the Royal Artillery enjoy a Christmas lunch with their paper hats at New Ferry near Birkenhead on 14 December 1940.
Christmas anywhere should be spent in comfortable clothing, as shown here by Winston Churchill with General Eisenhower in Tunisia, 1943.
“Father Christmas” is seen here giving a present to Winston Churchill Jr, the Prime Minister’s grandson in 1942.
Soldiers check on the pigs being fattened up for Christmas at Eastern Command in December, 1942.
During the Second World War soldiers overseas were able to buy gifts, like this Christmas tree, for their families through ‘Gifts to Home League’ set up by the YMCA.