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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.

Ronald Colman

Ronald Colman

1891-1958
Actor and soldier
Sitter in 7 portraits
Charles André Marie Joseph de Gaulle

Charles André Marie Joseph de Gaulle

1890-1970
French President, soldier and statesman
Sitter in 15 portraits
Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart

Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart

1880-1963
General; recipient of the Victoria Cross
Sitter in 4 portraits
Jim Ede

Jim Ede

1895-1990
Museum curator and art collector
Sitter in 2 portraits
Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

1894-1972
Reigned 1936
Sitter in 431 portraits
Jacob Epstein

Jacob Epstein

1880-1959
Sculptor
Sitter in 68 portraits | Artist of 14 portraits
Ferdinand Foch

Ferdinand Foch

1851-1929
French Field Marshal
Sitter in 8 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 63 portraits
David Jones

David Jones

1895-1974
Poet and artist
Sitter in 7 portraits
T.E. Lawrence

T.E. Lawrence

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

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
John Nash

John Nash

1893-1977
Painter and printmaker
Sitter in 27 portraits | Artist of 2 portraits
Ralph Partridge

Ralph Partridge

1894-1960
Soldier in World War I and writer; former husband of Dora Carrington, and later husband of Frances Marshall
Sitter in 13 portraits | Artist associated with 2 portraits
Harry Patch

Harry Patch

1898-2009
Soldier, WW I veteran and centenarian
Sitter in 1 portrait