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The Great War: Army


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 437 portraits
Jacob Epstein

Jacob Epstein

1880-1959
Sculptor
Sitter in 71 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 64 portraits
(Walter) David Michael Jones

(Walter) David Michael 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 50 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
Basil Rathbone

Basil Rathbone

1892-1967
Actor; soldier
Sitter in 7 portraits
Isaac Rosenberg

Isaac Rosenberg

1890-1918
Painter and poet
Sitter in 2 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Solomon Joseph Solomon

Solomon Joseph Solomon

1860-1927
Painter; pioneer of camouflage techniques
Sitter in 10 portraits | Artist associated with 12 portraits
Edward Thomas

Edward Thomas

1878-1917
Poet and critic
Sitter in 6 portraits
David Morgan Adams

David Morgan Adams

1875-1942
Politician and soldier
Sitter in 8 portraits
No individual image available for this person

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
Robert Daniel Thwaites Yerburgh, 1st Baron Alvingham

Robert Daniel Thwaites Yerburgh, 1st Baron Alvingham

1889-1955
Politician and Captain
Sitter in 3 portraits
Austin Thomas Anderson

Austin Thomas Anderson

1868-1949
Brigadier-General
Sitter in 3 portraits
Sir Robert Murray McCheyne Anderson

Sir Robert Murray McCheyne Anderson

1867-1940
Brigadier-General and businessman
Sitter in 1 portrait
François Paul Anthoine

François Paul Anthoine

1860-1944
French General
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Hubert Lawrence ('Larry') Anthony

1897-1957
Politician
Sitter in 1 portrait