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Khaki Collection

"Khaki: A Color That Unites Nations and Tells Stories of Courage" From the battlefields of World War I to the trenches of France, it has been more than just a color

Background imageKhaki Collection: Turnbull & Asser khaki puttees advertisement

Turnbull & Asser khaki puttees advertisement
Advertisement for khaki stocking puttees in medium and heavy weights from Turnbull and Asser, military and sporting outfitters

Background imageKhaki Collection: Territorial Army poster - Inter-war period

Territorial Army poster - Inter-war period
For England and Freedom! Join the Territorial Army. Recruitment poster Number 8. Chromolithograph after Lance Cattermole, published by His Majestys Stationery Office, 1938. Date: 1938

Background imageKhaki Collection: WWI Poster, If the cap fits you, join the Army today

WWI Poster, If the cap fits you, join the Army today
WWI Parliamentary Recruiting Committee Poster, If the Cap fits you, join the Army today. Date: 1915

Background imageKhaki Collection: Dog and owner reunited in the trenches, France

Dog and owner reunited in the trenches, France
Private Brown of the North Staffordshires, in the trenches in France, is found by his pet terrier dog which has made its way, alone, from his home in Hammersmith, West London

Background imageKhaki Collection: Comic postcard, England and France will always pull together, WW1 Date: circa 1918

Comic postcard, England and France will always pull together, WW1 Date: circa 1918

Background imageKhaki Collection: Recruitment poster, join the Regular Army

Recruitment poster, join the Regular Army

Background imageKhaki Collection: An action at Bucquoy, Western Front 1918

An action at Bucquoy, Western Front 1918
The Great Battle on the Western Front: open warfare - an action at Bucquoy, a village on the Arras-Albert road. Stand by British infantry at Bucquoy

Background imageKhaki Collection: Catalogue cover design, Geo. H. Harrison & Sons

Catalogue cover design, Geo. H. Harrison & Sons of Leeds and London, Latest Designs in Statue Series of chocolate box tops. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageKhaki Collection: British soldier bears to the firing line WWI

British soldier bears to the firing line WWI
Double page showing a British private soldier, commonly know as a Tommy, showing a diagram of tools and equipment that he would have carried when marching to the trenches in World War One. 1915

Background imageKhaki Collection: Humorous postcard, British soldier in Salonika, WW1

Humorous postcard, British soldier in Salonika, WW1
Humorous postcard, British soldier in Salonika -- Finish Johnny! Christmas 1918, 8th Field Survey Company Royal Engineers. Date: 1918

Background imageKhaki 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)

Background imageKhaki Collection: Hiking Outfits Advert

Hiking Outfits Advert
Advert for Lang & Norton, specialists in British made hiking outfits, including sensible walking shoes, khaki drill shorts and natty sleeveless pullovers

Background imageKhaki Collection: New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 1936. Creator: Unknown

New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 1936. Creator: Unknown
New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 1936. From " Military Uniforms of the British Empire Overseas". [John Player & Sons, 1936]

Background imageKhaki Collection: Frederick Gorringe advert - cardigans for soldiers, WWI

Frederick Gorringe advert - cardigans for soldiers, WWI
Advertisement by Frederick Gorringe for wool, khaki cardigans and service scarfs for British soldiers during World War I. The Tommy featured is keen to show off his cardigan and quips

Background imageKhaki Collection: General Sir Henry Horne, British army officer, WW1

General Sir Henry Horne, British army officer, WW1
General Sir Henry Sinclair Horne (1861-1929) of the British First Army during the First World War. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageKhaki Collection: King George V at the battle front

King George V at the battle front
King George V at an unspecified First World War battle front, meeting a nursing matron

Background imageKhaki Collection: George V Visits Dug-Out

George V Visits Dug-Out
George V visiting a captured German dug-out during the First World War

Background imageKhaki Collection: Opposing Side

Opposing Side
Mauro

Background imageKhaki Collection: Desert in the Water

Desert in the Water
Mauro

Background imageKhaki Collection: Autumn Upon Us

Autumn Upon Us
Mauro

Background imageKhaki Collection: Farm Animals

Farm Animals
Gemma Bardot

Background imageKhaki Collection: Opposing Side

Opposing Side
Mauro

Background imageKhaki Collection: Desert in the Water

Desert in the Water
Mauro

Background imageKhaki Collection: Autumn Upon Us

Autumn Upon Us
Mauro

Background imageKhaki Collection: Farm Animals

Farm Animals
Gemma Bardot

Background imageKhaki Collection: Opposing Side

Opposing Side
Mauro

Background imageKhaki Collection: Desert in the Water

Desert in the Water
Mauro

Background imageKhaki Collection: Autumn Upon Us

Autumn Upon Us
Mauro

Background imageKhaki Collection: Farm Animals

Farm Animals
Gemma Bardot

Background imageKhaki Collection: Opposing Side

Opposing Side
Mauro

Background imageKhaki Collection: Desert in the Water

Desert in the Water
Mauro

Background imageKhaki Collection: Autumn Upon Us

Autumn Upon Us
Mauro

Background imageKhaki Collection: Farm Animals

Farm Animals
Gemma Bardot

Background imageKhaki Collection: Khaki Chums Christmas Truce Cross, St Yvon, Belgium

Khaki Chums Christmas Truce Cross, St Yvon, Belgium
At Christmas 1914, over the 24th/25th December, a truce was held here between the 1st Battalion the Warwickshire Regiment and the 7th Bavarians in which Bruce Bairnsfaher took part

Background imageKhaki Collection: Bauyrzhan Momyshuly, Kazakh-Soviet officer and author

Bauyrzhan Momyshuly, Kazakh-Soviet officer and author
Baurzhan Momyshuly (Momish-Uly) (1910-1982) - a Kazakh-Soviet military officer and author. As an author he wrote several books - military prose, stories and novels for adults and children

Background imageKhaki Collection: Farm Animals

Farm Animals
Gemma Bardot

Background imageKhaki Collection: WW2 poster, Lend a Hand, War Savings

WW2 poster, Lend a Hand, War Savings Date: early 1940s

Background imageKhaki Collection: Comic postcard, Soldiers in the British Army, WW2 - is it tea, or is it soup

Comic postcard, Soldiers in the British Army, WW2 - is it tea, or is it soup? Date: circa 1940s

Background imageKhaki Collection: British recruitment poster, An Appeal To You, WW1

British recruitment poster, An Appeal To You, WW1
British recruitment poster, design by Alfred Leete, An Appeal To You, April 1915, First World War. 1915

Background imageKhaki Collection: British recruitment poster, Are You in this? WW1

British recruitment poster, Are You in this? WW1
British recruitment poster, design by Robert Baden-Powell, Are You in this? First World War. 1915

Background imageKhaki Collection: Members of B Compnay the 1st Battalion the Yorkshire Volunteers prepare to board

Members of B Compnay the 1st Battalion the Yorkshire Volunteers prepare to board the coach before travelling to Kent for two weeks intensive training. 19th September 1981

Background imageKhaki Collection: Two members of the Territorial Army based at Coulby Newham who are to marry

Two members of the Territorial Army based at Coulby Newham who are to marry. Arron Steyert and Helen Todd are both from Redcar and are members of the Army Medical Corps TA. 25th January 1995

Background imageKhaki Collection: Confrontation: Two horse men face each other on a bridge just outside George town

Confrontation: Two horse men face each other on a bridge just outside George town, British Guyana. D6229A

Background imageKhaki Collection: Confrontation: Two horse men face each other on a bridge just outside George town

Confrontation: Two horse men face each other on a bridge just outside George town, British Guyana. D6229A-001

Background imageKhaki Collection: The Mishap to the Victorians at Wilmansrust, June 12, 1901, 1902

The Mishap to the Victorians at Wilmansrust, June 12, 1901, 1902. Victorian Mounted Rifles under attack on their camp at Wilmansrust by Boers dressed in captured khaki uniforms and turned up hats

Background imageKhaki Collection: South African Light Horse (Trooper), Brabants Horse (Trooper), Duke of Edinburgh s

South African Light Horse (Trooper), Brabants Horse (Trooper), Duke of Edinburgh s
South African Light Horse (Trooper), Brabants Horse (Trooper), Duke of Edinburghs Volunteer Rifles (Dispatch Rider), 1900

Background imageKhaki Collection: Types of uniform of the 44th Gurkhas, 1896. Artist: Bourne & Shepherd

Types of uniform of the 44th Gurkhas, 1896. Artist: Bourne & Shepherd
Types of uniform of the 44th Gurkhas, 1896. Three men of the 44th Gurkhas, a havildar (sergeant) in dark green drill order uniform, a havildar in heavy marching order khaki uniform

Background imageKhaki Collection: The Yorkshire Regiment in khaki during WW1

The Yorkshire Regiment in khaki during WW1 Date: circa 1916



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"Khaki: A Color That Unites Nations and Tells Stories of Courage" From the battlefields of World War I to the trenches of France, it has been more than just a color. It symbolizes unity, resilience, and sacrifice. In an era when war was rampant, posters like "Is Your Journey Really Necessary?" urged individuals to question their actions and consider the consequences. During the inter-war period, a Territorial Army poster highlighted khaki as a representation of duty towards one's country. Meanwhile, Turnbull & Asser's advertisement for khaki puttees showcased how fashion intertwined with military attire. In times of conflict, recruitment posters such as "If the cap fits you, join the Army today" called upon brave souls to defend their nation. Even in moments filled with humor and camaraderie like England and France pulling together during WWI or soldiers reuniting with their loyal dogs in the trenches of France – khaki remained a constant reminder that they were all fighting for something greater than themselves. A humorous postcard featuring a British soldier in Salonika shed light on lighter moments amidst chaos. But it was action at Bucquoy on the Western Front that truly demonstrated bravery in its purest form. Geo. H. Harrison & Sons' catalogue cover design showcased not only military uniforms but also pride in serving one's country while British soldiers bore witness to unimaginable horrors on the firing line during WWI. The power extended beyond mere clothing; it became synonymous with patriotism and strength. Advertisements promoting British military uniforms further emphasized this connection while recruitment posters encouraged individuals to join forces with regular army units. Through these historical glimpses into various aspects of war and service, we see how khaki transcends time – forever etched into our collective memory as a symbol representing valorous acts undertaken by those who wore it proudly.