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The Great War: Army


316 People in group

The Great War was the first modern war, with the use of machinery, tanks and trench warfare; troops dug in along the battle lines as ground was lost and gained. Some of the wars greatest losses came from these land battles, which would include The Battle of Mons, The Somme and Passchendaele. Inspired by Lord Kitchener's recruitment campaigns, and the 1916 conscription act, the British army went from a peace time volunteer force of 400,000 to approximately 4 million men serving during the Great War.

Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

1894-1972
Reigned 1936
Sitter in 424 portraits
Sir Jacob Epstein

Sir Jacob Epstein

1880-1959
Sculptor
Sitter in 68 portraits | Artist of 14 portraits
Ford Madox Ford

Ford Madox Ford

1873-1939
Writer and critic
Sitter in 2 portraits
Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

1861-1928
Field Marshal
Sitter in 62 portraits
Thomas Edward ('T.E.') Lawrence

Thomas Edward ('T.E.') Lawrence

1888-1935
Known as 'Lawrence of Arabia'; soldier and writer
Sitter in 28 portraits
(Percy) Wyndham Lewis

(Percy) Wyndham Lewis

1882-1957
Painter and novelist
Sitter in 18 portraits | Artist associated with 39 portraits
Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

1887-1976
Field Marshal
Sitter in 49 portraits
Isaac Rosenberg

Isaac Rosenberg

1890-1918
Painter and poet
Sitter in 2 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
David Morgan Adams

David Morgan Adams

1875-1942
Politician and soldier
Sitter in 8 portraits
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Rupert Hiley Priaulx Addington

1898-1989
Major
Sitter in 3 portraits
Prince Adolphus, Duke of Teck and Marquess of Cambridge

Prince Adolphus, Duke of Teck and Marquess of Cambridge

1868-1927
Army officer; brother of Queen Mary
Sitter in 18 portraits
Sir John Adye

Sir John Adye

1857-1930
Major-General
Sitter in 12 portraits
Walter Egerton George Lucian Keppel, 9th Earl of Albemarle

Walter Egerton George Lucian Keppel, 9th Earl of Albemarle

1882-1979
Soldier, Aide-de-camp to colonial governors and London County Councillor
Sitter in 11 portraits
Sir Edwin Alfred Hervey Alderson

Sir Edwin Alfred Hervey Alderson

1859-1927
Lieutenant-General
Sitter in 8 portraits
Prince Alexander Cambridge, Earl of Athlone

Prince Alexander Cambridge, Earl of Athlone

1874-1957
Army officer and Governor-General of South Africa and of Canada
Sitter in 38 portraits
Sydney Scholefield Allen

Sydney Scholefield Allen

1898-1974
Politician, soldier and barrister
Sitter in 3 portraits
Wentworth Henry Canning Beaumont, 2nd Viscount Allendale

Wentworth Henry Canning Beaumont, 2nd Viscount Allendale

1890-1956
British peer; Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland; army captain
Sitter in 1 portrait