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"Allies: United in Strength, Courage, and Victory" In the annals of history, the concept has played a pivotal role in shaping the destiny of nations

Background imageAllies Collection: The Colours: advance of the Scots Guards at the Alma, 1899 (oil on canvas)

The Colours: advance of the Scots Guards at the Alma, 1899 (oil on canvas)
BAL3952 The Colours: advance of the Scots Guards at the Alma, 1899 (oil on canvas) by Butler, Lady (Elizabeth Southerden Thompson) (1846-1933); 98x155.6 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageAllies Collection: German cruiser SMS Emden attacked by HMAS Sydney, WW1

German cruiser SMS Emden attacked by HMAS Sydney, WW1
The German light cruiser SMS Emden attacked by HMAS Sydney on 9 November 1914, at the Battle of Cocos. Date: 1914

Background imageAllies Collection: British 25-pounder field gun by G. H. Davis

British 25-pounder field gun by G. H. Davis
Considered at the time to be the best field gun in the world: the British 25-pounder. Diagrammatic drawings of a famous British weapon

Background imageAllies Collection: Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery - British Army Officer

Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery - British Army Officer
Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein (" Monty" ) KG, GCB, DSO, PC (1887-1976) - British Army Officer, famed for his successes and tactical ability in WW2. Date: circa 1944

Background imageAllies Collection: Propaganda poster for the RAF

Propaganda poster for the RAF during World War Two. Victory of the Allies is assured. Intensive bombing of Germanys war industries continues

Background imageAllies Collection: World War One Combatants - Map of Europe

World War One Combatants - Map of Europe
The World War. World War One Combatants superimposed on a Map of Europe

Background imageAllies Collection: The Normandy Landings - 6th June 1944 - WW2

The Normandy Landings - 6th June 1944 - WW2. Note the American soldier in the landing craft holding a metal detector to sweep for landmines. Date: 1944

Background imageAllies Collection: WW2 poster, To Victory -- With Our Help

WW2 poster, To Victory -- With Our Help! Pilots profile with Hawker Hurricanes. Printed by Massey-Harris for distribution in England. Date: circa 1942

Background imageAllies Collection: Sikh Soldier Ww1

Sikh Soldier Ww1
A Sikh officer from India, fighting with the Allies in World War One

Background imageAllies Collection: WW2 Poster -- Formation Signs

WW2 Poster -- Formation Signs
Formation signs, dated 8 May 1945. Chromolithograph poster, showing various formation signs of infantry and armoured divisions, brigades, groups, including Airborne TPS, GHQ Liaison Regiment

Background imageAllies Collection: British Colonial Empire Poster

British Colonial Empire Poster - Our allies the colonies, the Royal West African Frontier Force

Background imageAllies Collection: WW1 poster, Enlist in the Navy, All Together - Allied sailors of six nationalities

WW1 poster, Enlist in the Navy, All Together - Allied sailors of six nationalities. Date: 1917

Background imageAllies Collection: Irish soldier in a trench, Mesopotamia, WW1

Irish soldier in a trench, Mesopotamia, WW1
A soldier with the Royal Irish Fusiliers (Faugh-a-Ballagh) in a trench in Mesopotamia (now Iraq), teases a Turkish sniper by raising a pith helmet on his rifle during the First World War

Background imageAllies Collection: Sultan Mehmed V Reshad of Turkey & allies

Sultan Mehmed V Reshad of Turkey & allies
Sultan Mehmed V Reshad of Turkey (1844 - 1918), pictured with Kaiser Wilhelm II, and Franz Joseph of Austro-Hungary; the three emperors of the Central Powers in World War I

Background imageAllies Collection: German Armoured Vehicles; Second World War, 1944

German Armoured Vehicles; Second World War, 1944
Illustration showing a selection of German armoured vehicles used during the Battle for Normandy in 1944. The vehicles shown include Panther and Tiger tanks (left foreground)

Background imageAllies Collection: King Victor Emmanuel III

King Victor Emmanuel III
Photographic portrait of Victor Emanuel III, King of Italy (1869-1947). A constitutional monarch, he defied parliamentary majorities in bringing Italy into World War I on the side of the Allies

Background imageAllies Collection: World War One soldiers

World War One soldiers
On les a souscrivez a la London County and Westminster Bank (Paris) Ltd : poster illustrated by three World War One soldiers, Scots Guard, French and British infantrymen in battle

Background imageAllies Collection: Wwii: Tehran Conference

Wwii: Tehran Conference
WWII: TEHRAN CONFERENCE. Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill at the Tehran Conference, November 1943, to discuss war plans

Background imageAllies Collection: Sultan Mehmed V Reshad of Turkey & allies

Sultan Mehmed V Reshad of Turkey & allies
Sultan Mehmed V Reshad of Turkey (1844 - 1918), pictured with Kaiser Wilhelm II, the King of Bulgaria and Franz Joseph of Austro-Hungary; the four rulers of the Central Powers in World War I

Background imageAllies Collection: We Are Not Downhearted by H. T. Hardy

We Are Not Downhearted by H. T. Hardy
World War One postcard showing a a group of children, dressed in the uniforms of French, British, Russian and Belgian soldiers, arm in arm and holding their individual countrys flags

Background imageAllies Collection: WW1 GURKHA

WW1 GURKHA
A Gurkha from eastern Nepal, fighting with the Allies during World War One

Background imageAllies Collection: Hussar Scout in France - WWI

Hussar Scout in France - WWI
Hussar Scout on the look-out in France - WWI Date: circa 1915

Background imageAllies Collection: Ww1 Sikh Soldier

Ww1 Sikh Soldier
A Sikh soldier from upper India, fighting with the Allies in World War One

Background imageAllies Collection: WW2 poster, A tous les francais, General de Gaulle

WW2 poster, A tous les francais, General de Gaulle
WW2 poster, A tous les francais (To all French people), from General de Gaulle, based in Liverpool during the Second World War. France has lost a battle, but France has not lost the war

Background imageAllies Collection: Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala, Indian ruler

Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala, Indian ruler
Bhupinder Singh (1891-1938), ruling Maharaja of the state of Patiala from 1900 to 1938. He is perhaps the most famous Maharaja of Patiala, best known for his extravagance, and for being a cricketer

Background imageAllies Collection: World War II Invasion of France. Men of number three commando

World War II Invasion of France. Men of number three commando, 1 Special Service Brigade, dig in beside a Horsa glider near La Haute Ecarde on the Western end of Drop Zone N between Ranville

Background imageAllies Collection: The Charge of the Light Brigade during the Battle of Balaclava, 1854. Artist: Hayes

The Charge of the Light Brigade during the Battle of Balaclava, 1854. Artist: Hayes
The Charge of the Light Brigade during the Battle of Balaclava, 1854. From a private collection

Background imageAllies Collection: Wellington and Blucher meet after Battle of Waterloo

Wellington and Blucher meet after Battle of Waterloo
Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852) and Prussian Field Marshal Gebhard Leberecht von Blucher

Background imageAllies Collection: German cruiser SMS Emden, WW1

German cruiser SMS Emden, WW1
The German light cruiser SMS Emden after being attacked by HMAS Sydney on 9 November 1914, at the Battle of Cocos. Escaping crew can be seen in a boat in the foreground. 1914

Background imageAllies Collection: Bailey Bridge and Rhine victory by G. H. Davis

Bailey Bridge and Rhine victory by G. H. Davis
The Bailey Bridge: the British weapon which hurdled Allied armies across the Rhine barrier during the Second World War. Some constructional details of a great engineering invention

Background imageAllies Collection: First Balkan War (1912 - 1913) - Hand-to-hand combat

First Balkan War (1912 - 1913) - Hand-to-hand combat
Hand-to-hand combat during the First Balkan War as Greek troops overun a Turkish gun battery. The war lasted from October 1912 to May 1913, pitted the Balkan League (Serbia, Montenegro, Greece)

Background imageAllies Collection: Hessian soldiers of 1770, in their uniforms from the American Revolutionary War

Hessian soldiers of 1770, in their uniforms from the American Revolutionary War
PNP316577 Hessian soldiers of 1770, in their uniforms from the American Revolutionary War (engraving) by American School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageAllies Collection: WW2 - USA - Propaganda - We gave for our own, for our allies

WW2 - USA - Propaganda - We gave for our own, for our allies - relating to the Wartime Bond Scheme to contribute to the war effort. Date: circa 1944

Background imageAllies Collection: WW2 poster, Teamwork -- Thanks Pal

WW2 poster, Teamwork -- Thanks Pal! Printed by DeHavilland of Canada Ltd for distribution in England. Date: circa 1942

Background imageAllies Collection: The Canadians at Ypres, 1915

The Canadians at Ypres, 1915, depicting the Princess Patricias Canadian Light Infantry at Bellewaerde Ridge on 8th May 1915

Background imageAllies Collection: Map, Britain -- Spearhead of Attack, WW2

Map, Britain -- Spearhead of Attack, WW2. Date: 1940s

Background imageAllies Collection: British and Indian soldiers - WWI allies (2 / 3)

British and Indian soldiers - WWI allies (2 / 3)
Comrades at Arms British and Indian troops fighting together during WWI

Background imageAllies Collection: Sayajirao Gaekwad III, Maharaja of Baroda, Indian ruler

Sayajirao Gaekwad III, Maharaja of Baroda, Indian ruler
Sayajirao Gaekwad III (Shrimant Gopalrao Gaekwad) (1863-1939), Maharaja of Baroda from 1875 to 1939, and a notable reformist. Seen here during the First World War. Date: circa 1913-1914

Background imageAllies Collection: Shahu, Maharaja of Kolhapur, Indian ruler

Shahu, Maharaja of Kolhapur, Indian ruler
Shahu, Maharaja of Kolhapur (reigned 1894-1922), Indian ruler, First World War. Date: circa 1913-1914

Background imageAllies Collection: The Big Four At Versailles, France During The Peace Treaty Of 1919 At The End Of World War One

The Big Four At Versailles, France During The Peace Treaty Of 1919 At The End Of World War One. From Left, David Lloyd George, Vittorio Emanuele Orlando

Background imageAllies Collection: Map of Sicily by G. H. Davis

Map of Sicily by G. H. Davis
A contour map of Sicily, giving the shortest air distances from Cape Bon and Malta. At this stage in the Second World War it was a British front-line objective in Axis eyes

Background imageAllies Collection: Canadian gunners, Battle of Vimy Ridge, France, WW1

Canadian gunners, Battle of Vimy Ridge, France, WW1
Canadian gunners firing a 6 inch Howitzer during the Battle of Vimy Ridge, northern France, during the First World War. Date: April 1917

Background imageAllies Collection: Turkish poster celebrating defence of Gallipoli, WW1

Turkish poster celebrating defence of Gallipoli, WW1
Turkish poster celebrating the defence of Gallipoli against the Allies during the First World War. Date: 1915

Background imageAllies Collection: Wartime poster, The British Colonial Empire (Ceylon)

Wartime poster, The British Colonial Empire (Ceylon)
Wartime poster, The British Colonial Empire, featuring a member of the Ceylon Garrison Artillery, with the Ceylon badge below, and the names of all the colonial countries listed on either side. 1940s

Background imageAllies Collection: Firestorm (colour litho)

Firestorm (colour litho)
2778617 Firestorm (colour litho) by Beltrame, Achille (1871-1945); Private Collection; (add.info.: Firestorm. Teams of Axis airplanes swoop down on the English motorized columns that attack in)

Background imageAllies Collection: Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, WW1

Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, WW1
Suvla Bay, Gallipoli: close quarters at the seas edge. Showing landing conditions on the Gallipoli Peninsula. Date: 1915

Background imageAllies Collection: WWI Poster, Belgian & Allies Aid League

WWI Poster, Belgian & Allies Aid League
Design by Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956), Belgian & Allies Aid League, Will you help these sufferers from the war to start a new home. Help is better than sympathy

Background imageAllies Collection: Poster advertising British military uniform, WW1

Poster advertising British military uniform, WW1
Poster advertising British military uniform, The Studington Military Kit... obtainable only from Studd & Millington Ltd, Military Tailors. Chromolithograph poster, 1914 (c)



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"Allies: United in Strength, Courage, and Victory" In the annals of history, the concept has played a pivotal role in shaping the destiny of nations. Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery, a revered British Army Officer known for his strategic brilliance, exemplified the power that comes from forging alliances. Just as he commanded troops with precision and determination, so too did nations come together to face common adversaries. The resounding boom of the British 25-pounder field gun by G. H. Davis echoed across battlefields as a symbol of unity among allies. Its thunderous roar signified not only firepower but also camaraderie between soldiers fighting side by side. One such display of solidarity was witnessed during the advance of the Scots Guards at Alma in 1899. The vibrant oil on canvas painting captures their gallant march forward under fluttering Colours - an emblematic representation of shared purpose and unwavering resolve. World War I brought forth numerous instances where allies stood shoulder to shoulder against formidable foes. The German cruiser SMS Emden found itself under attack by HMAS Sydney, showcasing how allied forces would go to great lengths to protect one another's interests. As World War II engulfed nations in its grip, posters bearing slogans like "To Victory -- With Our Help" became rallying cries for citizens across Allied countries. These powerful visuals served as reminders that victory could only be achieved through collective effort and mutual support. A map depicting World War One combatants sprawled across Europe illustrates how borders dissolved when it came to confronting a common enemy. Allies transcended national boundaries as they fought together towards freedom and peace. Propaganda posters highlighting the bravery and heroism displayed by RAF pilots further reinforced this notion of unity amidst adversity. They inspired both civilians and servicemen alike to join hands in defending their shared values against tyranny. No discussion on they are be complete without acknowledging D-Day - June 6th, 1944.