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Warfare Collection

"Unveiling the Brutality: A Glimpse into the History of Warfare" From ancient battles to modern conflicts

Background imageWarfare Collection: Suffragette Cat Scratch and Fight Police

Suffragette Cat Scratch and Fight Police. Cat with Votes for Women sign around its neck proclaims, I m a catty suffragette, I scratch and fight the P lice, so long as they withhold the vote

Background imageWarfare Collection: The Canadians at Ypres - William Barnes Wollen

The Canadians at Ypres - William Barnes Wollen
The Canadians at Ypres 1915 - This depicts the Princess Patricias Canadian Light Infantry at Bellewaerde Ridge on 8th May 1915

Background imageWarfare Collection: Battle of Cannae plan, 216 BC

Battle of Cannae plan, 216 BC
Map of the Battle of Cannae, in which Hannibal defeated the Romans during the Second Punic War, 216 BC. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWarfare Collection: The Nation Makers. Depicts the Battle of Brandywine of 1777 during the Revolutionary War

The Nation Makers. Depicts the Battle of Brandywine of 1777 during the Revolutionary War
PYLE: NATION MAKERS, 1906. The Nation Makers. Depicts the Battle of Brandywine of 1777 during the Revolutionary War. Oil on canvas by Howard Pyle, 1906

Background imageWarfare Collection: BATTLE OF AGINCOURT, 1415. Battle between the French and English at Agincourt, France, 1415

BATTLE OF AGINCOURT, 1415. Battle between the French and English at Agincourt, France, 1415, with archers in the front and cavalry massed behind them

Background imageWarfare Collection: King Harolds foot soldieres with spears and battle axes, Bayeux Tapestry

King Harolds foot soldieres with spears and battle axes, Bayeux Tapestry, Normandy, France, Europe

Background imageWarfare Collection: Jules Vernes Nautilus submarine, artwork

Jules Vernes Nautilus submarine, artwork
Nautilus submarine. Artwork of the submarine Nautilus surfacing rapidly after sinking a ship. This scene is from the book Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870)

Background imageWarfare Collection: Civil War re-enactment by the Sealed Knot, near site of Edgehill, Warwickshire

Civil War re-enactment by the Sealed Knot, near site of Edgehill, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageWarfare Collection: BATTLE OF CRECY, 1346. The Battle of Crecy, 26 August 1346. Detail from Chroniques de Froissart

BATTLE OF CRECY, 1346. The Battle of Crecy, 26 August 1346. Detail from Chroniques de Froissart, 14th century manuscript

Background imageWarfare Collection: Roman mosaic, Battle between Alexander and Darius, from Pompeii House of the Faun

Roman mosaic, Battle between Alexander and Darius, from Pompeii House of the Faun, National Archaeological Museum, Naples, Campania, Italy, Europe

Background imageWarfare Collection: Ancient Greeks holding the pass of Thermopylae, 480 BC

Ancient Greeks holding the pass of Thermopylae, 480 BC
Greeks under Leonidas holding off the Persian invasion at Thermopylae, 480 BC. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWarfare Collection: Battle of the Somme 1918

Battle of the Somme 1918
Painting of British soldiers in the trenches at the Battle of the Somme on the Western Front in France during World War I in 1918

Background imageWarfare Collection: Wellington at Waterloo (colour litho)

Wellington at Waterloo (colour litho)
1268536 Wellington at Waterloo (colour litho) by Hillingford, Robert Alexander (1825-1904); National Army Museum, London; (add.info.: Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley)

Background imageWarfare Collection: The South Wales Borderers at the Defence of Rorkes Drift, South Africa, Zulu War

The South Wales Borderers at the Defence of Rorkes Drift, South Africa, Zulu War, 1879 (colour litho)
980957 The South Wales Borderers at the Defence of Rorkes Drift, South Africa, Zulu War, 1879 (colour litho) by English School

Background imageWarfare Collection: Norman cavalry clashes with Harolds foot soldiers forming shield wall

Norman cavalry clashes with Harolds foot soldiers forming shield wall, Bayeux Tapestry, Bayeux, Normandy, France, Europe

Background imageWarfare Collection: (1755-1804). Hamilton at Yorktown in 1781. Steel engraving, 1858, after a painting by Alonzo Chappel

(1755-1804). Hamilton at Yorktown in 1781. Steel engraving, 1858, after a painting by Alonzo Chappel
ALEXANDER HAMILTON (1755-1804). Hamilton at Yorktown in 1781. Steel engraving, 1858, after a painting by Alonzo Chappel

Background imageWarfare Collection: Prehistoric spear-thrower

Prehistoric spear-thrower. Artwork of how a spear-thrower (or atlatl) is used to throw a feathered dart. At top and centre, the dart is loaded. At bottom, it is being thrown

Background imageWarfare Collection: German trench attack WWI

German trench attack WWI
German soldiers attacking out of a trench during World War I

Background imageWarfare Collection: Karl Von Clausewitz

Karl Von Clausewitz
KARL VON CLAUSEWITZ Prussian military, noted for his writings on the science of warfare

Background imageWarfare Collection: The Girl He Left Behind Is Still Behind Him. American World War II recruitment poster for women

The Girl He Left Behind Is Still Behind Him. American World War II recruitment poster for women ordnance workers
WORLD WAR II POSTER. The Girl He Left Behind Is Still Behind Him. American World War II recruitment poster for women ordnance workers

Background imageWarfare Collection: Remagen Bridgehead: the 27th Armored Infantry Batallion of the U. S

Remagen Bridgehead: the 27th Armored Infantry Batallion of the U. S. Army 9th Division crossing the Rhine River over
WWII: RHINE RIVER, 1945. Remagen Bridgehead: the 27th Armored Infantry Batallion of the U.S. Army 9th Division crossing the Rhine River over the Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen, Germany, 7 March 1945

Background imageWarfare Collection: Tsar Bomba nuclear weapon display

Tsar Bomba nuclear weapon display
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Background imageWarfare Collection: The battleship U. S. S. Missouri bombards Chong Ji, Korea, with 16-inch guns in October 1950

The battleship U. S. S. Missouri bombards Chong Ji, Korea, with 16-inch guns in October 1950
KOREAN WAR, 1950. The battleship " U.S.S. Missouri" bombards Chong Ji, Korea, with 16-inch guns in October 1950

Background imageWarfare Collection: The seat of a hero: Spitfire pilots cockpit, 1940

The seat of a hero: Spitfire pilots cockpit, 1940
The cockpit, with its amazing array of dials, is the epitome of intensive mechancial warfare of World War Two. Date: 1940

Background imageWarfare Collection: Use of an arquebusse, 16th century

Use of an arquebusse, 16th century
Spanish arquebusier, 1500s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background imageWarfare Collection: Saving the Queens Colour at the Battle of Isandlwana (colour litho)

Saving the Queens Colour at the Battle of Isandlwana (colour litho)
3697386 Saving the Queens Colour at the Battle of Isandlwana (colour litho) by Neuville, Alphonse Marie de (1835-85); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageWarfare Collection: The Subzeppmarinellin by Heath Robinson, WW1 cartoon

The Subzeppmarinellin by Heath Robinson, WW1 cartoon
The subzeppmarinellin for making sure of your enemy. All bases covered with this combined submarine and zeppelin from the imagination of William Heath Robinson during the First World War. Date: c.1916

Background imageWarfare Collection: Africa, Zulu shield

Africa, Zulu shield

Background imageWarfare Collection: ROMAN GLADIATORS. Roman mosaic of a gladiatorial combat

ROMAN GLADIATORS. Roman mosaic of a gladiatorial combat

Background imageWarfare Collection: Mitsubishi A6M Zero aircraft, World War 2 C016 / 3818

Mitsubishi A6M Zero aircraft, World War 2 C016 / 3818
Mitsubishi A6M2 (Zero). US Air Force photograph of a test flight of a captured Japanese Mitsubishi A6M2 (Zero). This aircraft was being refined

Background imageWarfare Collection: BATTLE OF FRANKLIN, 1864. The Battle of Franklin, Tennessee, 30 November 1864

BATTLE OF FRANKLIN, 1864. The Battle of Franklin, Tennessee, 30 November 1864. Lithograph, 1891, by Kurz & Allison

Background imageWarfare Collection: ELISHA: SHE-BEARS. Two she-bears destroying the children who mocked Elisha (II Kings 2: 23, 24)

ELISHA: SHE-BEARS. Two she-bears destroying the children who mocked Elisha (II Kings 2: 23, 24)
ELISHA: SHE-BEARS. Two she-bears destroying the children who mocked Elisha (II Kings 2:23, 24). Wood engraving after Gustave Dor

Background imageWarfare Collection: The Charge of the British Light Cavalry Brigade

The Charge of the British Light Cavalry Brigade
CRIMEAN WAR. The Charge of the British Light Cavalry Brigade at Balaclava, Crimea, Oct. 25, 1854: English engraving, 1855

Background imageWarfare Collection: Mongol soldiers demonstrating their horsemanship

Mongol soldiers demonstrating their horsemanship
Mongol warriors showing their horsemanship to the Chinese forces of Hung-Wu. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWarfare Collection: Death of King Harold showing an arrow in his eye, Bayeux Tapestry, Bayeux

Death of King Harold showing an arrow in his eye, Bayeux Tapestry, Bayeux, Normandy, France, Europe

Background imageWarfare Collection: British Prime Minister Winston Churchill V for victory salut

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill V for victory salut
British Prime Minister Winston Churchill making his V for victory salute

Background imageWarfare Collection: The retreat of the British from the Battle of Concord, 19 April 1775: colored engraving

The retreat of the British from the Battle of Concord, 19 April 1775: colored engraving, 19th century
BRITISH RETREAT, 1775. The retreat of the British from the Battle of Concord, 19 April 1775: colored engraving, 19th century, after Alonzo Chappel

Background imageWarfare Collection: The Battle of the Balloons

The Battle of the Balloons. A fanciful image depicting four balloons with flags and sails, their passengers in close aerial combat. The opponents appear to be British and French. circa 18th century

Background imageWarfare Collection: Gas mask

Gas mask. This device is to allow the user to breathe during a chemical gas attack, or in a smoke-filled building. The tube at lower left is for drinking liquids such as water

Background imageWarfare Collection: DANCE OF DEATH, 1538. Death and the Soldier. Woodcut by Hans Holbein the Younger

DANCE OF DEATH, 1538. Death and the Soldier. Woodcut by Hans Holbein the Younger, from The Dance of Death, published in 1538

Background imageWarfare Collection: The Summons to Surrender (An Incident in the Spanish Armada)

The Summons to Surrender (An Incident in the Spanish Armada)
Artist: Cole, George Vicat - Title: The Summons to Surrender (An Incident in the Spanish Armada) - Date: N/A - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 191.1 x 306.1

Background imageWarfare Collection: Napoleon Leaving the Field of Waterloo, 18th June 1815

Napoleon Leaving the Field of Waterloo, 18th June 1815
Artist: Jones, George - Title: Napoleon Leaving the Field of Waterloo, 18th June 1815 - Date: N/A - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 58.3 x 90

Background imageWarfare Collection: Tank commemorating D-Day rehearsals, Slapton Sands, Slapton Ley, South Hams

Tank commemorating D-Day rehearsals, Slapton Sands, Slapton Ley, South Hams, Devon, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageWarfare Collection: French Religious Wars 1562-1598. Siege of Poitiers 24 July-7 September 1569. Huguenots

French Religious Wars 1562-1598. Siege of Poitiers 24 July-7 September 1569. Huguenots under Gaspard de Coligny (1519-1572)

Background imageWarfare Collection: U. S. Air Force photograph of the launch site of intermediate-range ballistic missiles (IRBMs)

U. S. Air Force photograph of the launch site of intermediate-range ballistic missiles (IRBMs) at Guanajay, Cuba
CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS, 1962. U.S. Air Force photograph of the launch site of intermediate-range ballistic missiles (IRBMs) at Guanajay, Cuba, 17 October 1962

Background imageWarfare Collection: BATTLE OF BANNOCKBURN. Robert the Bruce securing Scottish independence from England at the Battle

BATTLE OF BANNOCKBURN. Robert the Bruce securing Scottish independence from England at the Battle of Bannockburn, June 24, 1314: wood engraving, 19th century

Background imageWarfare Collection: The Battle of Ballinahinch, 13th June 1798, c. 1798 (oil on canvas)

The Battle of Ballinahinch, 13th June 1798, c. 1798 (oil on canvas)
TPG251597 The Battle of Ballinahinch, 13th June 1798, c.1798 (oil on canvas) by Robinson, Thomas (bef.1770-1810); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageWarfare Collection: Frontispiece to The Art of Archerie, 1634 (engraving)

Frontispiece to The Art of Archerie, 1634 (engraving)
XJF3058189 Frontispiece to The Art of Archerie, 1634 (engraving) by English School, (17th century); Private Collection; (add.info)



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"Unveiling the Brutality: A Glimpse into the History of Warfare" From ancient battles to modern conflicts, it has shaped civilizations and left an indelible mark on our collective memory. The Suffragette Cat Scratch and Fight Police, a symbol of women's fight for equality, reminds us that even in peaceful times, struggles persist. The Canadians at Ypres, immortalized by William Barnes Wollen's artwork, depict the horrors faced by soldiers during World War I. Their bravery and sacrifice serve as a poignant reminder of the price paid for freedom. Civil War re-enactments by groups like the Sealed Knot take us back to pivotal moments in history. At Edgehill in Warwickshire, we witness firsthand how brother fought against brother in a nation divided. The Battle of Cannae plan transports us to 216 BC when Hannibal executed one of history's most brilliant military strategies. It serves as a testament to human ingenuity and tactical prowess. Howard Pyle's masterpiece "The Nation Makers" captures the chaos and heroism witnessed during America's Revolutionary War. The Battle of Brandywine stands tall among countless clashes that birthed a new nation. Intricately illuminated French manuscripts from the early 15th century bring alive the legendary Battle of Agincourt. Archers standing defiantly before mounted cavalry remind us that victory often lies with those who adapt their tactics. Bayeux Tapestry reveals King Harold's foot soldiers armed with spears and battle axes - warriors etched into history through threads woven over centuries ago. Their valor echoes through time immemorial. A Roman mosaic depicting Alexander battling Darius takes us back to an era where empires clashed for dominance. This artistic relic showcases both grandeur and brutality inherent in ancient warfare. Even prehistoric times had their own forms of combat; spear-throwers were essential tools used by early humans hunting or defending themselves against predators. A testament to our primal instincts.