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Cambrai Collection

"Cambrai: Unveiling the Untold Stories of WWI's Battlefront" In a hauntingly captivating image

Background imageCambrai Collection: British soldiers with tank in trench, Ribecourt, France, WW1

British soldiers with tank in trench, Ribecourt, France, WW1
Men of the 1st Leicester Regiment, 6th Division, in and around a captured German second line trench, one mile west of Ribecourt, northern France, during the Battle of Cambrai, First World War

Background imageCambrai Collection: Battle of Cambrai 1917

Battle of Cambrai 1917
Tank trains standing at Plateau Station awaiting despatch to detraining railheads at the Battle of Cambrai on the Western Front in France during World War I in November 1917

Background imageCambrai Collection: Wwi / British Tank / Cambrai

Wwi / British Tank / Cambrai
At Cambrai, British tanks smash through the Hindenburg Line, a success that the limited mobile reserves were unable to exploit

Background imageCambrai Collection: The Offensive on the Cambrai Front, November 1917, (1919). Creator: Unknown

The Offensive on the Cambrai Front, November 1917, (1919). Creator: Unknown
The Offensive on the Cambrai Front, November 1917, (1919). Scene from the First World War, 1914-1919: One of the Tanks temporarily hung up in the German Second System on side of road near Ribecourt

Background imageCambrai Collection: British tanks in Battle of Cambrai, aerial photograph, WW1

British tanks in Battle of Cambrai, aerial photograph, WW1
Aerial photograph of British tanks in action during the Battle of Cambrai, First World War. Date: November-December 1917

Background imageCambrai Collection: Transall C-160F F49 - 61-MU

Transall C-160F F49 - 61-MU
Armee de l'Air - Transall C-160F F49 - 61-MU (msn F49) at Cambrai Epinoy Airport, Cambrai France, on 3 December 2008. (Armee de l'Air - French Air Force). Date: 2008

Background imageCambrai Collection: The Battle of Marignano, 1515. From Agenda Buvard du Bon Marche published 1917

The Battle of Marignano, 1515. From Agenda Buvard du Bon Marche published 1917
808821 The Battle of Marignano, 1515. From Agenda Buvard du Bon Marche published 1917. by French School, (20th century); Private Collection

Background imageCambrai Collection: Charles de Saint-Albin, Archbishop of Cambrai, 1723 (oil on canvas)

Charles de Saint-Albin, Archbishop of Cambrai, 1723 (oil on canvas)
5242293 Charles de Saint-Albin, Archbishop of Cambrai, 1723 (oil on canvas) by Rigaud, Hyacinthe Francois (1659-1743); 146.1x113 cm; J

Background imageCambrai Collection: Cambrai, Cathedrale Notre Dame (photo)

Cambrai, Cathedrale Notre Dame (photo)
1094966 Cambrai, Cathedrale Notre Dame (photo) by French Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Cambrai, Cathedrale Notre Dame)

Background imageCambrai Collection: The navy (chromolitho)

The navy (chromolitho)
961467 The navy (chromolitho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The navy. Chicoree Arlatte, Cambrai, trade card, 19th century.); © Look and Learn

Background imageCambrai Collection: Elisabeth Feodorovna, princesse de Hesse et du Rhin, femme du grand-duc Serge (colour litho)

Elisabeth Feodorovna, princesse de Hesse et du Rhin, femme du grand-duc Serge (colour litho)
978920 Elisabeth Feodorovna, princesse de Hesse et du Rhin, femme du grand-duc Serge (colour litho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Elisabeth Feodorovna)

Background imageCambrai Collection: Elisabeth-Mavrikievna, princesse de Saxe-Altenbourg, femme du grand-duc Constantin

Elisabeth-Mavrikievna, princesse de Saxe-Altenbourg, femme du grand-duc Constantin Constantinovitch (colour litho)
978919 Elisabeth-Mavrikievna, princesse de Saxe-Altenbourg, femme du grand-duc Constantin Constantinovitch (colour litho) by French School

Background imageCambrai Collection: Grande-Duc, Olga-Constantinovna, fille du grand-duc Constantin, reine de Grece (colour litho)

Grande-Duc, Olga-Constantinovna, fille du grand-duc Constantin, reine de Grece (colour litho)
978918 Grande-Duc, Olga-Constantinovna, fille du grand-duc Constantin, reine de Grece (colour litho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Grande-Duc, Olga-Constantinovna)

Background imageCambrai Collection: Grand-Duc Alexis-Alexandrovitch, deuxieme frere du tsar (colour litho)

Grand-Duc Alexis-Alexandrovitch, deuxieme frere du tsar (colour litho)
978916 Grand-Duc Alexis-Alexandrovitch, deuxieme frere du tsar (colour litho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Grand-Duc Alexis-Alexandrovitch)

Background imageCambrai Collection: The Battle of Flodden, Northumberland, between England and Scotland, 9 September 1513

The Battle of Flodden, Northumberland, between England and Scotland, 9 September 1513, part of the War of the League of Cambrai (1508-1516). Hand-to-hand fighting at the height of the battle

Background imageCambrai Collection: Plan of Flodden Field, Battle of Flodden, Northumberland, between England and Scotland

Plan of Flodden Field, Battle of Flodden, Northumberland, between England and Scotland, 9 September 1513, part of the War of the League of Cambrai (1508-1516). Date: 1513

Background imageCambrai Collection: Plaque to Capt Clement Robertson VC, Merlijn Restaurant

Plaque to Capt Clement Robertson VC, Merlijn Restaurant
The memorial, on the wall of the restaurant, was unveiled on 29 April 2019 in the presence of Lt Gen A.D. Leakey, the British Ambassador Alison Rose

Background imageCambrai Collection: Regina Rifle Regiment Memorial, Courseulles, Normandy

Regina Rifle Regiment Memorial, Courseulles, Normandy
This plaque, which is on a small pillar at the entrance to Juno Beach at Courseulles, carries the Regimental badge with battle honours of WW1 - e.g. Passchendaele, Mount Sorrell, Cambrai and Vimy

Background imageCambrai Collection: On the run (b / w photo)

On the run (b / w photo)
STC466104 On the run (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: In hot pursuit we cross the Canal du Nord by improvised bridges raked by shell fire ;)

Background imageCambrai Collection: Our rapid advance near Cambrai compelled the Germans to abandon large quantities of

Our rapid advance near Cambrai compelled the Germans to abandon large quantities of
STC466093 Our rapid advance near Cambrai compelled the Germans to abandon large quantities of ammunition (b/w photo) by English Photographer

Background imageCambrai Collection: Adam de Cambrai, first president of the Parlement

Adam de Cambrai, first president of the Parlement de Paris, d. 1456. In calotte bonnet and robes, black velvet collar and cuffs

Background imageCambrai Collection: Grand-Duc Paul-Alexandrovitch, quatrieme frere du tsar (colour litho)

Grand-Duc Paul-Alexandrovitch, quatrieme frere du tsar (colour litho)
978929 Grand-Duc Paul-Alexandrovitch, quatrieme frere du tsar (colour litho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Grand-Duc Paul-Alexandrovitch, quatrieme frere du tsar)

Background imageCambrai Collection: Grand-Duc Constantin Nicolaievitch, oncle du tsar (colour litho)

Grand-Duc Constantin Nicolaievitch, oncle du tsar (colour litho)
978924 Grand-Duc Constantin Nicolaievitch, oncle du tsar (colour litho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Grand-Duc Constantin Nicolaievitch, oncle du tsar)

Background imageCambrai Collection: The telephone (chromolitho)

The telephone (chromolitho)
961465 The telephone (chromolitho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The telephone. Chicoree Arlatte, Cambrai, trade card, late 19th century.); © Look and Learn

Background imageCambrai Collection: 'Our monster tanks break down the belts of barbed wire

"Our monster tanks break down the belts of barbed wire
2836243 " Our monster tanks break down the belts of barbed wire and completely surprise the Hun at Cambrai", 1914-18 (b/w photo) by English Photographer

Background imageCambrai Collection: Cambrai, 1649 (hand-coloured engraving)

Cambrai, 1649 (hand-coloured engraving)
478389 Cambrai, 1649 (hand-coloured engraving) by Blaeu, Joan (1596-1673); Private Collection; (add.info.: Cambrai, now in Belgium)

Background imageCambrai Collection: Aerial Navigation (chromolitho)

Aerial Navigation (chromolitho)
961469 Aerial Navigation (chromolitho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Aerial Navigation. Chicoree Arlatte, Cambrai, trade card, 19th century.); © Look and Learn

Background imageCambrai Collection: Colour photography (chromolitho)

Colour photography (chromolitho)
961468 Colour photography (chromolitho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Colour photography)

Background imageCambrai Collection: Electric light (chromolitho)

Electric light (chromolitho)
961464 Electric light (chromolitho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Electric light. Chicoree Arlatte, Cambrai, trade card, 19th century.); © Look and Learn

Background imageCambrai Collection: Alexandre III Alexandrovitch, empereur de toutes les Russies (colour litho)

Alexandre III Alexandrovitch, empereur de toutes les Russies (colour litho)
978928 Alexandre III Alexandrovitch, empereur de toutes les Russies (colour litho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Alexandre III Alexandrovitch)

Background imageCambrai Collection: Michel Alexandrovitch, grand-duc, troisieme fils du tsar (colour litho)

Michel Alexandrovitch, grand-duc, troisieme fils du tsar (colour litho)
978927 Michel Alexandrovitch, grand-duc, troisieme fils du tsar (colour litho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Michel Alexandrovitch, grand-duc)

Background imageCambrai Collection: Marie-Paulowna, duchesse de Mecklembourg, femme du grand-duc Wladimir (colour litho)

Marie-Paulowna, duchesse de Mecklembourg, femme du grand-duc Wladimir (colour litho)
978926 Marie-Paulowna, duchesse de Mecklembourg, femme du grand-duc Wladimir (colour litho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Marie-Paulowna, duchesse de Mecklembourg)

Background imageCambrai Collection: Marie Feodorovna, imperatrice (colour litho)

Marie Feodorovna, imperatrice (colour litho)
978923 Marie Feodorovna, imperatrice (colour litho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Marie Feodorovna, imperatrice)

Background imageCambrai Collection: Grand-Duc Wladimir-Alexandrovitch, premier frere du tsar (colour litho)

Grand-Duc Wladimir-Alexandrovitch, premier frere du tsar (colour litho)
978922 Grand-Duc Wladimir-Alexandrovitch, premier frere du tsar (colour litho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Grand-Duc Wladimir-Alexandrovitch)

Background imageCambrai Collection: German Loyalty (colour litho)

German Loyalty (colour litho)
2808735 German Loyalty (colour litho) by Beltrame, Achille (1871-1945); Private Collection; (add.info.: German loyalty. The civilized world will learn with amazement)

Background imageCambrai Collection: Treteaux d un batelier, vendeur de drogues, d apres un dessin colorie d un ms du XVe siecle

Treteaux d un batelier, vendeur de drogues, d apres un dessin colorie d un ms du XVe siecle (engraving)
5215676 Treteaux d un batelier, vendeur de drogues, d apres un dessin colorie d un ms du XVe siecle (engraving) by French School

Background imageCambrai Collection: Insurrection in favor of the Commune at Cambrai (engraving)

Insurrection in favor of the Commune at Cambrai (engraving)
966068 Insurrection in favor of the Commune at Cambrai (engraving) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Insurrection in favor of the Commune at Cambrai)

Background imageCambrai Collection: Grand-Duc Michel Nicolaievitch, cousin du tsar (colour litho)

Grand-Duc Michel Nicolaievitch, cousin du tsar (colour litho)
978925 Grand-Duc Michel Nicolaievitch, cousin du tsar (colour litho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Grand-Duc Michel Nicolaievitch, cousin du tsar)

Background imageCambrai Collection: Grand-Duc Constantin Constantinovitch, frere de la reine de Grece (colour litho)

Grand-Duc Constantin Constantinovitch, frere de la reine de Grece (colour litho)
978921 Grand-Duc Constantin Constantinovitch, frere de la reine de Grece (colour litho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Grand-Duc Constantin Constantinovitch)

Background imageCambrai Collection: Georges-Alexandrovitch, grand-duc, deuxieme fils du tsar (colour litho)

Georges-Alexandrovitch, grand-duc, deuxieme fils du tsar (colour litho)
978917 Georges-Alexandrovitch, grand-duc, deuxieme fils du tsar (colour litho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Georges-Alexandrovitch, grand-duc)

Background imageCambrai Collection: Nicolas Alexandrovitch, tsarevitch, grand-duc heritier (colour litho)

Nicolas Alexandrovitch, tsarevitch, grand-duc heritier (colour litho)
978915 Nicolas Alexandrovitch, tsarevitch, grand-duc heritier (colour litho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Nicolas Alexandrovitch, tsarevitch, grand-duc heritier)

Background imageCambrai Collection: Dawn, 20th November 1917 - British tanks roll into action at Cambrai, France

Dawn, 20th November 1917 - British tanks roll into action at Cambrai, France
870187 Dawn, 20th November 1917 - British tanks roll into action at Cambrai, France, 1917 (colour litho) by Wyllie, William Lionel (1851-1931) (after)

Background imageCambrai Collection: Steam (chromolitho)

Steam (chromolitho)
961466 Steam (chromolitho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Steam. Chicoree Arlatte, Cambrai, trade card, 19th century.); © Look and Learn

Background imageCambrai Collection: The Stage of a Mountebank Seller of Drugs (engraving)

The Stage of a Mountebank Seller of Drugs (engraving)
1094623 The Stage of a Mountebank Seller of Drugs (engraving) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Stage of a Mountebank Seller of Drugs)

Background imageCambrai Collection: Cycling in the dust

Cycling in the dust
Processed with VSCOcam with a6 preset. Carlo Beretta

Background imageCambrai Collection: Dassault-Breguet Mirage F. 1C 12-ZG

Dassault-Breguet Mirage F. 1C 12-ZG
Armee de l Air - Dassault-Breguet Mirage F.1C 12-ZG (msn 21) of Escadron de Chasse 3/12 Cornouaille, at Base Aerienne Cambrai, on 4 June 1978. Date: 1978

Background imageCambrai Collection: Map illustrating the First Battles of Cambrai, November-December 1917, (c1920). Creator: Unknown

Map illustrating the First Battles of Cambrai, November-December 1917, (c1920). Creator: Unknown
Map illustrating the First Battles of Cambrai, November-December 1917, (c1920). Note - Hill shading is shown only in the area covered by the sphere of operations described

Background imageCambrai Collection: Partial Leaf from a Latin Bible: Initial I[n principio] with the Marriage at Cana, c

Partial Leaf from a Latin Bible: Initial I[n principio] with the Marriage at Cana, c. 1260-1270. The illuminator of this initial placed three small scenes one above another to suggest the vertical



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"Cambrai: Unveiling the Untold Stories of WWI's Battlefront" In a hauntingly captivating image, British soldiers huddle together with their tank in the depths of a trench, Ribecourt, France, and is 1917, and the Battle has commenced - a pivotal moment in World War I history. As the offensive on the Cambrai Front unfolds, November 1917 witnesses an unprecedented sight - British tanks rumbling across the war-torn landscape. Aerial photographs capture these mechanical behemoths advancing relentlessly towards victory. The significance resonates through time as we delve into its rich historical tapestry. In 1919, an unknown creator immortalizes this battle through his artwork titled "The Offensive on the Cambrai Front. " The intensity and sacrifices made during this conflict are palpable within each brushstroke. Fast forward to September 7th, 1918 - roads leading to Cambrai witness remarkable scenes as armies press forward against all odds. These brave soldiers forge ahead amidst chaos and destruction; their unwavering determination etched into every step they take. Yet beyond warfare lies another facet of Cambrai's identity. Delicate serviette rings adorned with its Coat of Arms serve as reminders that even amidst turmoil, beauty can be found in unexpected places. Traveling further back in time reveals Charles de Saint-Albin, Archbishop depicted in oil on canvas from 1723. This portrait reminds us that long before bullets flew over trenches or tanks rumbled across fields, this city had already left indelible marks upon history. Cambrai's story extends beyond borders and eras; it transcends mere battles fought on foreign soil. From Marignano's Battle in 1515 to bitter measures engraved forevermore – each chapter adds depth to this timeless narrative. Today we honor those who fought valiantly at Cambrai – both soldier and tank alike.