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"Remembering the Heroes of WW1: A Tribute to the Brave Souls" In this captivating caption

Background imageWw 1 Collection: German propaganda poster, U Boote Heraus!, WW1

German propaganda poster, U Boote Heraus!, WW1
A German propaganda poster, U Boote Heraus! (U Boats Launch!), showing a submarine officer looking through a periscope with a sinking torpedoed enemy ship in the background

Background imageWw 1 Collection: Battle of Arras 1917

Battle of Arras 1917
Scene on the newly captured Fampoux Road with a ditched tank and soldiers at the Battle of Arras on the Western Front in France during World War I in April 1917

Background imageWw 1 Collection: Tank in Battle of Menin Road, Ypres, Belgium, WW1

Tank in Battle of Menin Road, Ypres, Belgium, WW1
A British tank at the Battle of Menin Road, Ypres, Belgium, during the First World War. Some of the crew have come out for a breath of fresh air while waiting for the order to advance. Date: 1917

Background imageWw 1 Collection: 2nd Scots Guards leaving Tower of London, WW1

2nd Scots Guards leaving Tower of London, WW1
Men of the 2nd Scots Guards leaving the Tower of London to go into camp at Lyndhurst in the New Forest, for the formation of the 7th Division during the First World War

Background imageWw 1 Collection: Good-bye, Old Man. By Fortunio Matania. 1922

Good-bye, Old Man. By Fortunio Matania. 1922
Illustration by Fortunio Matania showing a soldier saying a last goodbye to his faithful horse

Background imageWw 1 Collection: HMS Warspite, British battleship, WW1

HMS Warspite, British battleship, WW1
HMS Warspite, a Queen Elizabeth-class battleship, launched 1913. She served during the First World War, taking part in the Battle of Jutland (1916), and also served throughout the Second World War

Background imageWw 1 Collection: Christmas Truce 1914 / Ww1

Christmas Truce 1914 / Ww1
British and German troops fraternise on the field of battle on Christmas Eve, greeting each other and exchanging goodwill, and are even photographed together

Background imageWw 1 Collection: Kitchener Poster - Your Country Needs You

Kitchener Poster - Your Country Needs You
Poster, Britons - (Kitchener) wants YOU. Join your countrys army. The classic World War One recruitment poster designed by Alfred Leete. circa 1916

Background imageWw 1 Collection: Badges of Scottish Regiments - World War One

Badges of Scottish Regiments - World War One - Remember our Gallant Wounded Overseas and at the Dardanelles. Date: circa 1917

Background imageWw 1 Collection: HMS Malaya, British battleship, WW1

HMS Malaya, British battleship, WW1
HMS Malaya, a Queen Elizabeth class British battleship, launched 1915, served during the First World War including the Battle of Jutland, also served in the Second World War, decommissioned 1944

Background imageWw 1 Collection: Painting of the Lusitania

Painting of the Lusitania
A framed painting by B Parr, dated 1919, of the SS Lusitania, a passenger ship which was torpedoed without warning by a German U-boat in May 1915

Background imageWw 1 Collection: Ww1 Kitchener Recruiting

Ww1 Kitchener Recruiting
KITCHENER POSTER Recruitment poster featuring Kitchener : " You are the man I want"

Background imageWw 1 Collection: WW1 / C 1919 / POPPY FIELD

WW1 / C 1919 / POPPY FIELD
In Flanders Fields... The poignant scene of a field full of poppies after the First World War. (Illustration after original, image 10053676, by Willy Werner.) C.1919

Background imageWw 1 Collection: British Royal Navy recruitment poster, WW1

British Royal Navy recruitment poster, WW1
A British Royal Navy recruitment poster for seamen, aged 19 to 30, to enlist for the duration of the First World War. No previous experience necessary. Date: circa 1915

Background imageWw 1 Collection: HMS Valiant, British battleship, WW1

HMS Valiant, British battleship, WW1
HMS Valiant, a Queen Elizabeth class British battleship, launched 1914, served during the First World War including the Battle of Jutland, also served in the Second World War, decommissioned 1945

Background imageWw 1 Collection: John Jack Travers Cornwell, Battle of Jutland

John Jack Travers Cornwell, Battle of Jutland
John Jack Travers Cornwell (1900-1916), posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery on HMS Chester during the Battle of Jutland

Background imageWw 1 Collection: Ww1 Cartoon / Better Hole

Ww1 Cartoon / Better Hole
" Well, if you knows of a better ole, go to it!"

Background imageWw 1 Collection: WW1 silhouettes, wounded soldiers and medical care

WW1 silhouettes, wounded soldiers and medical care
Silhouettes of wounded soldiers and medical care during the First World War. From the top: stretcher bearers, a field ambulance, the casualty clearing station, a train taking men off to the base

Background imageWw 1 Collection: HMS Tipperary, British destroyer leader, WW1

HMS Tipperary, British destroyer leader, WW1
HMS Tipperary, British Faulknor-class torpedo boat destroyer leader, launched 1915, served briefly during the First World War, sunk during the Battle of Jutland, 31 May 1916. Date: 1915-1916

Background imageWw 1 Collection: HMS Barham, British battleship, Scapa Flow

HMS Barham, British battleship, Scapa Flow
HMS Barham, a Queen Elizabeth class battleship, launched 1914, served during the First and Second World Wars, sunk by a German U-boat 1941. Seen here with the Fleet in Scapa Flow, Scotland

Background imageWw 1 Collection: Womens Institute activities during the First World War

Womens Institute activities during the First World War, making jam and wicker baskets to help with the war effort. 1915

Background imageWw 1 Collection: World War One Combatants - Map of Europe

World War One Combatants - Map of Europe
The World War. World War One Combatants superimposed on a Map of Europe

Background imageWw 1 Collection: Christmas Truce / 1914 / Ww1

Christmas Truce / 1914 / Ww1
A light of peace in the trenches on Christmas Eve as a German soldier approaches the British lines with a Christmas Tree and small paper lantern

Background imageWw 1 Collection: Kaiser Wilhelm II, German Emperor, WW1

Kaiser Wilhelm II, German Emperor, WW1
Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859-1941), German Emperor, in uniform during the First World War. Postcard reproduction of a painting by Fischer. Date: 1914-1915

Background imageWw 1 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 imageWw 1 Collection: British soldiers 1917

British soldiers 1917
Men of the East Yorkshire regiment, silhouetted, make their way around shell craters at Frezenberg, during the Third Battle of Ypres

Background imageWw 1 Collection: The Staffordshire Regiment

The Staffordshire Regiment (Prince of Wales ) (or simply " Staffords" for short) was an infantry regiment of the British Army, part of the Prince of Wales Division

Background imageWw 1 Collection: See the World poster

See the World poster
See The World - And Get Paid For Doing It - an army recruitment poster showing two soldiers enjoying the benefits of a foreign posting 1914-1918

Background imageWw 1 Collection: Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in George Marshall and Raymond Careys Pack Up Your Troubles (1932)

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in George Marshall and Raymond Careys Pack Up Your Troubles (1932)
Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in Pack Up Your Troubles (1932)

Background imageWw 1 Collection: Sikh Soldier Ww1

Sikh Soldier Ww1
A Sikh officer from India, fighting with the Allies in World War One

Background imageWw 1 Collection: Angels of Mons, cover design for piano music

Angels of Mons, cover design for piano music
Angels of Mons (Reve Mystique), cover design for solo piano music by Sydney C Baldock, inspired by rumours of angelic intervention in the fighting (Battle of Mons, Belgium)

Background imageWw 1 Collection: Rejected by the inventions board

Rejected by the inventions board

Background imageWw 1 Collection: Recruitment poster for the WaC and WRNS

Recruitment poster for the WaC and WRNS
First World War recruitment poster for the WaC (Womens Army Auxiliary Corps) and WRNS (Womens Royal Naval Service). circa 1917

Background imageWw 1 Collection: HMS Dreadnought, British battleship

HMS Dreadnought, British battleship, launched 1906, served in the First World War, decommissioned 1919. Date: early 20th century

Background imageWw 1 Collection: 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade survivors

2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade survivors
" All that is left of them", the survivors of the original 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade which went out to France in 1914 with the original BEF (British Expeditionary Force)

Background imageWw 1 Collection: WRAF Recruitment poster

WRAF Recruitment poster
Poster for the Womens Royal Air Force, detailing the need for Clerks, Waitresses, Cooks, Experienced Motor Cyclists and in many other capacities 1914-1918

Background imageWw 1 Collection: Ww1 Postcard Bulldogs

Ww1 Postcard Bulldogs
Patriotic British bulldogs: We re Ready !

Background imageWw 1 Collection: British battle cruisers HMS Tiger and HMS Lion, WW1

British battle cruisers HMS Tiger and HMS Lion, WW1
Two British battle cruisers at sea, HMS Tiger (left) and HMS Lion (right), at sea during the First World War. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageWw 1 Collection: T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) with camels

T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) with camels
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence (aka Lawrence of Arabia, 1888-1935), British Army officer best known for his liaison role during the Arab Revolt against Ottoman Turkish rule of 1916-1918

Background imageWw 1 Collection: Major James McCudden, Royal Flying Corps, WW1

Major James McCudden, Royal Flying Corps, WW1
Major James Thomas Byford McCudden (1895-1918), officer and pilot in the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War. He received more medals for gallantry than any other British airman serving in

Background imageWw 1 Collection: Piper Daniel Laidlaw V. C

Piper Daniel Laidlaw V. C
Piper Laidlaw won the V.C. at Loos (World War I) on 25th September 1915: During the worst of the bombardment, seeing that his company was somewhat shaken from the effects of gas

Background imageWw 1 Collection: German trench attack WWI

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

Background imageWw 1 Collection: The British Fleet - Spithead, 1914

The British Fleet - Spithead, 1914
Britains Bulwarks. The great fleet assembled at Spithead, Portsmouth - July 16th - 20th 1914 for King George Vs inspection, three weeks after the declaration of war against Germany

Background imageWw 1 Collection: WW1 / 1918 / AIR WAR / SPAD

WW1 / 1918 / AIR WAR / SPAD
French spad shoots down a German plane

Background imageWw 1 Collection: Christmas at the Front: Soldiers chopping down a tree 1914

Christmas at the Front: Soldiers chopping down a tree 1914
Two British soldiers at the front line chopping down a small tree for Christmas. Date: 1914

Background imageWw 1 Collection: Australian troops in trench, near Armentieres, France, WW1

Australian troops in trench, near Armentieres, France, WW1
Troops of the 2nd Australian Division in a front line trench at Croix du Bac, near Armentieres, northern France, during the First World War. Date: 18 May 1916

Background imageWw 1 Collection: British troops bathing in the sea, Etaples, France, WW1

British troops bathing in the sea, Etaples, France, WW1
British troops having fun bathing in the sea at Etaples, northern France, during the First World War. Date: June 1917

Background imageWw 1 Collection: Airco DH2 De Havilland biplane on an airfield, WW1

Airco DH2 De Havilland biplane on an airfield, WW1
An Airco DH2 De Havilland fighter biplane on an airfield during the First World War. It was a single-seater scout with a Gnome Monosoupape 100 horsepower engine. Date: 1915-1918



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"Remembering the Heroes of WW1: A Tribute to the Brave Souls" In this captivating caption, we delve into the historical significance and poignant moments of World War The image begins with a powerful depiction of HMS Warspite, a British battleship that played a vital role in the war. Its imposing presence symbolizes the strength and resilience of the British navy during this tumultuous time. The artwork titled "Good-bye, Old Man" by Fortunio Matania takes us back to 1922 when emotions were still raw from the war's aftermath. It portrays a heartfelt farewell between soldiers, capturing both their camaraderie and sorrow as they bid adieu to their fallen comrades. Amidst the chaos of war, there was an extraordinary event known as the Christmas Truce in 1914. Enemies laid down their weapons for one day and celebrated together, reminding us that humanity can prevail even in times of conflict. The iconic Kitchener Poster - "Your Country Needs You" serves as a reminder of how individuals were called upon to serve their nation during these trying times. This recruitment drive united people from all walks of life under one common cause. Scottish regiments proudly displayed their badges throughout World War One, representing honor and loyalty amidst adversity. These symbols became emblems of courage on battlefields across Europe. HMS Malaya and HMS Valiant stand tall as two more formidable British battleships that contributed significantly to Allied victories during WW1. Their unwavering commitment exemplifies bravery at sea. Silhouettes depicting wounded soldiers receiving medical care remind us not only of sacrifice but also compassion amid unimaginable horrors on the battlefield. Medical professionals worked tirelessly to heal those who fought valiantly for freedom. Kitchener Recruiting posters captured hearts worldwide with its call-to-action message urging citizens to join forces against tyranny. These powerful visuals inspired countless men to enlist bravely into service for their country.