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Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener

(1850-1916), Field Marshal

Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum

Sitter in 149 portraits
Kitchener achieved renown with military successes in the Sudan (1898-9) and as Chief-of-Staff to Lord Roberts during the Boer War (1899-1902). Commander-in-Chief in India (1902-9), and made Secretary of State for War in 1914, he used recruitment campaigns to dramatically expand the British army. Alfred Leete's artwork, 'Your County Needs You', was based on Bassano's photograph of Kitchener, with the addition of a pointing arm. It first appeared on the cover of London Opinion magazine on 5 September 1914 and was adopted for recruitment purposes soon after. Several poster and postcard versions followed, and it became one of the most iconic images of the World War One era.

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Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1895
NPG x96354

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Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1895
NPG x96355

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Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1895
NPG x96356

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Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1895
NPG x96357

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Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1895
NPG x96358

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Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1895
NPG x96360

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Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1895
NPG x96361

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Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1895
NPG x96362

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Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1895
NPG x96363

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Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1895
NPG x96364

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Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1895
NPG x96365

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Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1895
NPG x96366

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Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1899
NPG x19352

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Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1899
NPG x19353

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Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener

by Alexander Bassano
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, 1899
NPG x95721

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Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener

by Alexander Bassano
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, 1899
NPG x95722

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Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener

by Alexander Bassano
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, 1899
NPG x95723

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Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener

by Alexander Bassano
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, 1899
NPG x95724

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Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass positive, 1899
NPG x96367

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Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener greets an Indian soldier

by James Russell & Sons, for J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG x194115

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