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August Gallery

Available as Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 916 pictures in our August collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Our ?Little Contemptibles?, 1914 Featured Print

Our ?Little Contemptibles?, 1914

Our ?Little Contemptibles?, 1914.Oil on canvas by William Barns Wollen (1857-1936), 1918 (c); exhibited at the Royal Academy 1918 (No 260).Composed of regular soldiers and reservists, the British Expeditionary Force landed on the Continent in August in 1914. During the early months of World War One (1914-1918) it was engaged in slowing down the German advance. This painting depicts open warfare with British infantry wearing large packs, taking cover behind a hedge; German artillery in the distance. The British Army?s experiences in the Boer War (1899-1902) had resulted in major reforms in organization, administration, tactics, weapons and equipment. Introduced in 1906, the Short Magazine Lee-Enfield rifle, shown in this painting, enabled troops to produce very rapid, accurate fire. Infantry training now placed more emphasis on the ability to shoot straight and fast, and on mobility. These professional soldiers, drilled in new methods of attack, defence, and withdrawal, were taught to take greater advantage of cover.The title of the canvas relates to an order given by Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany (1859 -1941) to the commander of his First Army, Alexander von Kluck (1846-1934), in August, 1914:- ?It is my Royal and Imperial Command that you concentrate your energies? and all the valour of my soldiers to exterminate first the treacherous English; walk over General French's insignificant [or contemptible] little Army. In fact the German advance was checked, and the men of the British and Indian Expeditionary Forces who survived these heavy engagements proudly adopted the ironic title, ?The Old Contemptibles?. These men who served between the outbreak of war and midnight on 22 November 1914 were awarded the 1914 Star.In the 1880s, the artist, William Barns Wollen, served in the 20th (Artists?) Volunteer Battalion, The Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort?s Own), popularly known as the Artists? Rifles. Date: 1914

© The National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library

The Salvation Army Riots at Worthing, Sussex Featured Print

The Salvation Army Riots at Worthing, Sussex

These images show the Skeleton Army, opponents of the Salvation Army organised by those interested in Sunday drinking, rioting against one of the Salvation Army's religious Sunday processions. The members of the Salvation Army escaped into Montague Hall and hid there for the rest of the day. 1. Attack on Mr. G. Head's house and shop. 2. The Townhall 3. The Police Station 4. The mob attacking the Salvation Army Barracks. Date: 1884

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

Churchill speaking at Theydon Bois Featured Print

Churchill speaking at Theydon Bois

In a speech at Theydon Bois on 27th August, Winston Churchill declared that the whole state of Europe was moving steadily towards a climax which could not be long delayed. "War is certainly not inevitable" he said, but he argued that danger to peace would not be removed until the vast German armies which had been called up had been dispersed. Date: 1938

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans