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Garrison Collection

"Garrison: A Historical Tapestry of Courage and Resilience" Step into the annals of history as we explore the multifaceted concept of a garrison

Background imageGarrison Collection: Zulu War Rorkes Drift

Zulu War Rorkes Drift
RORKEs DRIFT Lieutenant-Colonel Russell and his men arrive at the garrison to find that Bromhead, Chard and their men have held out against a massive Zulu attack the previous day

Background imageGarrison Collection: The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar, 1789. Creator: John Trumbull

The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar, 1789. Creator: John Trumbull
The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar, 1789

Background imageGarrison Collection: WW1 poster, Types of the British Army

WW1 poster, Types of the British Army, Dismounted Branches, showing the various uniforms. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageGarrison Collection: PENNSYLVANIA: BETHLEHEM. The Moravian settlement on the Lehigh River at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

PENNSYLVANIA: BETHLEHEM. The Moravian settlement on the Lehigh River at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in 1757. Contemporary painting by Nicholas Garrison

Background imageGarrison Collection: Peninsula War: Badajoz

Peninsula War: Badajoz
PENINSULA WAR British troops under Wellington and General Picton, storm the garrison at Badajoz

Background imageGarrison Collection: The Siege of Colchester by the Parliament Forces... 1648, (1944). Creator: W Keymer

The Siege of Colchester by the Parliament Forces... 1648, (1944). Creator: W Keymer
The Siege of Colchester by the Parliament Forces Under the Command of General Fairfax, 1648, (1944). Map of the town of Colchester in Essex which was attacked by Parliamentary commander Lord-General

Background imageGarrison Collection: Siege of Gibraltar - 1

Siege of Gibraltar - 1
The Spanish and French besiege Gibraltar 1779 to 1783 : the biggest attack involves 48 vessels and 100, 000 men, but is repulsed by the garrison under general Eliott. Date: 13 September 1782

Background imageGarrison Collection: PAULI MURRAY (1910-1985). American civil rights activist and author

PAULI MURRAY (1910-1985). American civil rights activist and author. Presenting a copy of her book Proud Shoes to Llyod Garrison. Photograph, 1956

Background imageGarrison 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 imageGarrison Collection: Stretcher party crossing the Menin road

Stretcher party crossing the Menin road. Gunner F.J. Mears, B.E.F. Royal Garrison Artillery, Died 1929

Background imageGarrison Collection: Stretcher party crossing the Menin Road at Gheluvelt

Stretcher party crossing the Menin Road at Gheluvelt, by Gunner F J Mears, BEF, Royal Garrison Artillery (d. 1929). Date: 1914-1918

Background imageGarrison Collection: Recruitment poster for H M Army

Recruitment poster for H M Army
Recruitment poster for His Majestys Army, showing different forms of transport and equipment

Background imageGarrison Collection: Army Intelligence Satire

Army Intelligence Satire
Cartoon on the comparitive intelligence of British Privates and Officers. the Sergeant-Major stating hes " ad orficers whats d more h intellec than what you got!"

Background imageGarrison Collection: John Singleton Copley (1738 - 1815), The death of Major Peirsons, 1782-1784. France

John Singleton Copley (1738 - 1815), The death of Major Peirsons, 1782-1784. France invaded Jersey in 1781. The garrison commander, Major Peirson

Background imageGarrison Collection: The Black Hole of Calcutta, 1870 (engraving)

The Black Hole of Calcutta, 1870 (engraving)
5616291 The Black Hole of Calcutta, 1870 (engraving); (add.info.: Illustration titled The Black Hole of Calcutta'. In 1756 the Fort at Calcutta was overwhelmed)

Background imageGarrison Collection: The Battle of Newtownbutler

The Battle of Newtownbutler
6266273 The Battle of Newtownbutler; (add.info.: The Battle of Newtownbutler, near Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Ireland, July 31, 1689, during the Williamite War)

Background imageGarrison Collection: Celebrating the Siege of Belfort, 1871

Celebrating the Siege of Belfort, 1871
3480826 Celebrating the Siege of Belfort, 1871; (add.info.: Illustration celebrating the Siege of Belfort (3 November 1870 - 18 February 1871)

Background imageGarrison Collection: Progress of the Prince of Wales in British North America - Quebec, Canada East... 1860

Progress of the Prince of Wales in British North America - Quebec, Canada East... 1860. Creator: Unknown
Progress of the Prince of Wales in British North America - Quebec, Canada East - from a drawing by our special artist, G. H. Andrews, 1860. The future King Edward VII visits North America

Background imageGarrison Collection: Edinburgh Castle, from the Corn Exchange, in the Grassmarket, 1860. Creator: Smyth

Edinburgh Castle, from the Corn Exchange, in the Grassmarket, 1860. Creator: Smyth
Edinburgh Castle, from the Corn Exchange, in the Grassmarket, 1860. The castle...consists of a series of irregular fortifications, and although, before the invention of gunpowder

Background imageGarrison Collection: Her Majesty inspecting the Aldershott Division at Frimley, 1858. Creator: Unknown

Her Majesty inspecting the Aldershott Division at Frimley, 1858. Creator: Unknown
Her Majesty inspecting the Aldershott Division at Frimley, 1858....the whole division consisted of eleven regiments of infantry, two regiments of cavalry, twenty-four guns, a detachment of engineers

Background imageGarrison Collection: Battle around Kumamoto Castle, 19th century. Creator: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Battle around Kumamoto Castle, 19th century. Creator: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Battle around Kumamoto Castle, 19th century

Background imageGarrison Collection: The departure of the Spanish garrison from Den Bosch after the surrender to Frederik Hendrik in

The departure of the Spanish garrison from Den Bosch after the surrender to Frederik Hendrik in 1629 Creator
The departure of the Spanish garrison from Den Bosch after the surrender to Frederik Hendrik in 1629, 1865

Background imageGarrison Collection: The Siege of Jülich, 1621-22, c.1635. Creator: Sebastian Vrancx

The Siege of Jülich, 1621-22, c.1635. Creator: Sebastian Vrancx
The Siege of Julich, 1621-22, c.1635. Scene from the Eighty Years War. Attributed to Sebastiaen Vrancx

Background imageGarrison Collection: Thorn Fort, Milford Haven, 1856. Creator: Unknown

Thorn Fort, Milford Haven, 1856. Creator: Unknown
Thorn Fort, Milford Haven, [Wales], 1856. Thorn Island, or Thorney, is a barren precipitous rock...Upon this island rock there has been erected, in the course of the last three years

Background imageGarrison Collection: Her Majesty Reviewing the Troops, at Aldershott, 1856. Creator: Ebenezer Landells

Her Majesty Reviewing the Troops, at Aldershott, 1856. Creator: Ebenezer Landells
Her Majesty Reviewing the Troops, at Aldershott, 1856. Army camp in Hampshire. The Prince Consort and the Duke of Cambridge accompanied the Queen [Victoria] on horseback

Background imageGarrison Collection: Visit of Her Majesty to the Camp, at Aldershott, 1856. Creator: Unknown

Visit of Her Majesty to the Camp, at Aldershott, 1856. Creator: Unknown
Visit of Her Majesty to the Camp, at Aldershott, 1856. British Army garrison in Hampshire. On every side there is merely a waste boggy moor, dreary and repellent in its aspect

Background imageGarrison Collection: The Citadel of Antwerp shortly after the Siege of 19 November-23 December 1832... 1832-1839

The Citadel of Antwerp shortly after the Siege of 19 November-23 December 1832... 1832-1839
The Citadel of Antwerp shortly after the Siege of 19 November-23 December 1832, and the Surrender of the Dutch Garisson to the French, 1832-1839

Background imageGarrison Collection: Sur le front oriental; Les soldats de la garnison autrichienne evacuant la ville, 1915

Sur le front oriental; Les soldats de la garnison autrichienne evacuant la ville, 1915. Creator: Unknown
Sur le front oriental; Les soldats de la garnison autrichienne evacuant la ville, charges de leur bagage individuel, 1915

Background imageGarrison Collection: Un refectoire en plein air, au cantonnement; les tables et les bancs sont faits de... 1916

Un refectoire en plein air, au cantonnement; les tables et les bancs sont faits de... 1916. Creator: Unknown
Un refectoire en plein air, au cantonnement; les tables et les bancs sont faits de clayonnages, 1916. From "Collection de la Guerre IV. L'Illustration Tome CXLVII

Background imageGarrison Collection: Storming of the Bastille. Arrest of M. de Launay, July 14, 1789. Creator: Unknown

Storming of the Bastille. Arrest of M. de Launay, July 14, 1789. Creator: Unknown
Storming of the Bastille. Arrest of M. de Launay, July 14, 1789

Background imageGarrison Collection: Storming of the Bastille. Arrest of M. de Launay, July 14, 1789. Creator: Unknown

Storming of the Bastille. Arrest of M. de Launay, July 14, 1789. Creator: Unknown
Storming of the Bastille. Arrest of M. de Launay, July 14, 1789

Background imageGarrison Collection: Fort Fillmore, New Mexico, 1854. Creator: Unknown

Fort Fillmore, New Mexico, 1854. Creator: Unknown
Fort Fillmore, New Mexico, 1854. View of...one of the garrisons first built by the United States Government on the Rio Grande del Norte...In the background are seen the great chains of the White

Background imageGarrison Collection: Tigre Island - the United States Garrison, 1850. Creator: Unknown

Tigre Island - the United States Garrison, 1850. Creator: Unknown
Tigre Island - the United States Garrison, 1850. Sketch by "a Traveller in Central America"...by no means a caricature picture of the United States garrison upon the Island

Background imageGarrison Collection: Sortie of the Roman garrison... from Souvenirs d'Italie: Expédition de Rome, 1854

Sortie of the Roman garrison... from Souvenirs d'Italie: Expédition de Rome, 1854. Creator: Auguste Raffet
Sortie of the Roman garrison... from Souvenirs d'Italie: Expedition de Rome, 1854

Background imageGarrison Collection: General Baden-Powell, Lord Edward Cecil, and Other Officers, at the Entrance to their

General Baden-Powell, Lord Edward Cecil, and Other Officers, at the Entrance to their " Dug-Out". 1901. Lord Edward Cecil was in the town of Mafeking during siege by the Boers

Background imageGarrison Collection: India - Deolali - British Garrison

India - Deolali - British Garrison
British Garrison at Deolali (Devlali), in Nashik District in the state of Maharashtra, India - British soldiers and Officers outside the Billiard Room

Background imageGarrison Collection: Archirondel Tower, St. Catherines Bay, Jersey, Channel Islands

Archirondel Tower, St. Catherines Bay, Jersey, Channel Islands

Background imageGarrison Collection: Mobile, Alabama, USA skyline and fort

Mobile, Alabama, USA skyline and fort

Background imageGarrison Collection: A British Airman

A British Airman
A portrait oil painting of a British military airman, identified as Lieut. Reginald Theodore Carlos Hoidge, a Canadian First World War flying ace, credited with 28 victories

Background imageGarrison Collection: General Bullers return from the Boer War

General Bullers return from the Boer War
General Sir Redvers Buller driving through the decorated streets of Aldershot. Lady Audrey Buller is seen sitting beside her husband

Background imageGarrison Collection: Boer War: surrender of British garrison at Jamestown to the Boers, 1901 (print)

Boer War: surrender of British garrison at Jamestown to the Boers, 1901 (print)
533176 Boer War: surrender of British garrison at Jamestown to the Boers, 1901 (print) by French School, (20th century); (add.info.: British marching into imprisonment)

Background imageGarrison Collection: European Civilization in China, an Episode from the Life of a Garrison in Beijing (Colour Litho)

European Civilization in China, an Episode from the Life of a Garrison in Beijing (Colour Litho)
2798656 European Civilization in China, an Episode from the Life of a Garrison in Beijing (Colour Litho) by Beltrame, Achille (1871-1945); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageGarrison Collection: DDE-90037785

DDE-90037785
Ascension Island, Georgetown, Dead Man's Beach, main cemetery, historic graves with stories to tell about remote garrison. Date: 23/04/2005

Background imageGarrison Collection: The Siege of 'Fort Chabrol'in Paris, how the Garrison has been supplied with Food (engraving)

The Siege of "Fort Chabrol"in Paris, how the Garrison has been supplied with Food (engraving)
1043079 The Siege of " Fort Chabrol" in Paris, how the Garrison has been supplied with Food (engraving) by Macpherson

Background imageGarrison Collection: The Greco-Turkish War (litho)

The Greco-Turkish War (litho)
1597434 The Greco-Turkish War (litho) by Begg, Samuel (fl.1886-1916) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Greco-Turkish War. Illustration for The Illustrated London News, 8 May 1897)

Background imageGarrison Collection: Victoria Cross awarded to Lieutenant Robert Hope Moncrieff Aitken

Victoria Cross awarded to Lieutenant Robert Hope Moncrieff Aitken, 13th Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry
5926819 Victoria Cross awarded to Lieutenant Robert Hope Moncrieff Aitken, 13th Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry, 1857 (metal) by British School, (19th century); National Army Museum

Background imageGarrison Collection: Garrison Savannah

Garrison Savannah Ridden By B Powell 29 April 1995 Date: 29 April 1995



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"Garrison: A Historical Tapestry of Courage and Resilience" Step into the annals of history as we explore the multifaceted concept of a garrison. From pivotal battles to cultural settlements, this term encapsulates tales of bravery, sacrifice, and fortitude. In the Zulu War's iconic Battle of Rorke's Drift, a small British garrison valiantly defended against overwhelming odds. Their unwavering spirit became synonymous with heroism in the face of adversity. Travel back to 1789 when John Trumbull immortalized "The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar. " This captivating painting captures an audacious counterattack by soldiers defending their fortress, showcasing their indomitable will. During World War I, a poster showcased various types within the British Army. From infantrymen to cavalry troopers, each soldier played a vital role in protecting their nation's interests and upholding its values. Nicholas Garrison's contemporary painting transports us to Pennsylvania in 1757. It depicts Bethlehem's Moravian settlement on the Lehigh River—a testament to how garrisons served not only as military outposts but also as centers for community development and growth. The Peninsula War saw another significant chapter unfold at Badajoz. The relentless siege endured by both sides exemplified the resilience exhibited by those within fortified garrisons during times of conflict. Across continents and eras, one cannot overlook Gibraltar—the Rock that has witnessed countless sieges throughout history. Its strategic importance led armies to lay siege time and again while its steadfast defenders held firm against all odds. Beyond battlefields, remarkable individuals like Pauli Murray emerged as beacons for justice and equality. As an American civil rights activist and author, Murray embodied courage akin to that found within any fortified garrison—undaunted in her pursuit for social change. Amidst war-torn landscapes during World War I, stretcher parties risked their lives to save the wounded.