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The Great War: Navy


143 People in group

The widespread introduction of modern communication techniques such as radio and sonar greatly changed the way Naval forces where used in the Great War. Gallipoli, on the northern bank of the Dardanelles, and Dogger Bank in the North Sea, where the location for some of the biggest navel battles of the Great War. Naval blockades nearly lost, and in turn, helped win the war, as each side attempted to stop all supplies reaching their intended destinations.

John Arbuthnot Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher

John Arbuthnot Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher

1841-1920
Admiral
Sitter in 17 portraits
King George VI

King George VI

1895-1952
Reigned 1936-52
Sitter associated with 560 portraits
George Grossmith Jr

George Grossmith Jr

1874-1935
Actor, manager and playwright
Sitter associated with 22 portraits
John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe

John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe

1859-1935
Admiral
Sitter in 19 portraits
Ambrose McEvoy

Ambrose McEvoy

1878-1927
Painter
Sitter in 7 portraits | Artist associated with 5 portraits
Compton Mackenzie

Compton Mackenzie

1883-1972
Writer
Sitter associated with 76 portraits
Louis Mountbatten, Earl Mountbatten of Burma

Louis Mountbatten, Earl Mountbatten of Burma

1900-1979
Admiral of the Fleet
Sitter in 70 portraits
Sir Bertram Home Ramsay

Sir Bertram Home Ramsay

1883-1945
Admiral
Sitter in 13 portraits
Henry William Allingham

Henry William Allingham

1896-2009
Aircraft mechanic and car designer; World War I veteran and centenarian
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Geoffrey Schomberg Arbuthnot

Sir Geoffrey Schomberg Arbuthnot

1885-1957
Admiral
Sitter in 7 portraits
Arthur Melland Asquith

Arthur Melland Asquith

1883-1939
Brigadier-General and civil servant in Sudan; recipient of the Distinguished Service Order
Sitter in 4 portraits
Philippe Marie Joseph Raymond Auboyneau

Philippe Marie Joseph Raymond Auboyneau

1899-1961
French naval commander and admiral
Sitter in 12 portraits
Sir Roger Roland Charles Backhouse

Sir Roger Roland Charles Backhouse

1878-1939
Admiral of the fleet
Sitter in 6 portraits
George Alexandra Ballard

George Alexandra Ballard

1862-1948
Admiral
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Geoffrey Barnard

Sir Geoffrey Barnard

1902-1974
Vice-Admiral and President of the Royal Navy College
Sitter in 3 portraits
Sir Charles Martin de Bartolome

Sir Charles Martin de Bartolome

1871-1941
Admiral
Sitter in 5 portraits