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"Military: A Tapestry of History, Courage, and Sacrifice" From the battlefields of Edgehill to the halls of The Citadel in Charleston

Background imageMilitary Collection: Red army soldiers raising the soviet flag over the reichstag in berlin, germany, april 30, 1945

Red army soldiers raising the soviet flag over the reichstag in berlin, germany, april 30, 1945, photo taken by vladimir grebnev

Background imageMilitary Collection: Lawrence - Duke of Wellington J040044

Lawrence - Duke of Wellington J040044
APSLEY HOUSE, London. " Arthur Wellesley, First Duke of Wellington " portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830)

Background imageMilitary Collection: Wellington Bombers

Wellington Bombers
8th February 1940: A flight of Vickers Wellington long range bombers, used by the Royal Air Force to undertake raids into Germany and elsewhere. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageMilitary Collection: Roosevelt and the Rough Riders on San Juan Hill, 1898

Roosevelt and the Rough Riders on San Juan Hill, 1898
Colonel Roosevelt and Rough Riders where they charged over San Juan Hill, Spanish-American War. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a photograph

Background imageMilitary Collection: Michael Collins 1890-1922) Irish Nationalist, Sinn Fein leader, founder and director

Michael Collins 1890-1922) Irish Nationalist, Sinn Fein leader, founder and director of intelligence of the Irish Republican Army 1919

Background imageMilitary Collection: Lefevre - Napoleon Bonaparte N070490

Lefevre - Napoleon Bonaparte N070490
APSLEY HOUSE, London. " Napoleon Bonaparte" (1769-1821) by Robert Lefevre (1755-1830) after Francois Pascal Simon Gerard (1770-1837)

Background imageMilitary Collection: Bayeaux Tapestry portraying the Norman Conquest

Bayeaux Tapestry portraying the Norman Conquest
Norman invasion of England in 1066 A.D. Color lithograph reproduction of part of the Bayeux tapestry

Background imageMilitary Collection: Key to Waterloo Banquet N970007

Key to Waterloo Banquet N970007
WALMER CASTLE, Kent. Key to engraving of " The Banquet after the Battle of Waterloo". The banquet was held at Apsley House. Also see: N970006

Background imageMilitary Collection: The Military Tattoo

The Military Tattoo, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageMilitary Collection: Allan - The Battle of Waterloo J040105

Allan - The Battle of Waterloo J040105
APSLEY HOUSE, London. " The Battle of Waterloo " 1815 by Sir William ALLAN (1782-1850)

Background imageMilitary Collection: Search And Destroy

Search And Destroy
The second wave of combat helicopters of the 1st Air Cavalry Division fly over an RTO and his commander on an isolated landing zone during Operation Pershing

Background imageMilitary Collection: Battle of Cannae plan, 216 BC

Battle of Cannae plan, 216 BC
Map of the Battle of Cannae, in which Hannibal defeated the Romans during the Second Punic War, 216 BC. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMilitary Collection: Oliver Cromwell at Edgehill, English Civil War

Oliver Cromwell at Edgehill, English Civil War
Cromwell in prayer before the Battle of Edgehill, English Civil War, 1642. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMilitary Collection: British army advancing at the Battle of Waterloo, 1815

British army advancing at the Battle of Waterloo, 1815
Duke of Wellington ordering the entire British line to advance at the Battle of Waterloo, 1815. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMilitary Collection: Dawe - Field Marshal Blucher N070506

Dawe - Field Marshal Blucher N070506
APSLEY HOUSE " Field-Marshal Prince Von Blucher". Painted c.1818 by George DAWE (1781-1829). Gebhard Leberecht von Blucher Prince von Wahlstaff (1742-1819)

Background imageMilitary Collection: Dover Castle siege J020152

Dover Castle siege J020152
DOVER CASTLE, Kent. The siege of 1216. Reconstruction drawing by Peter Dunn, English Heritage Graphics Team, of the French attack on the collapsed North Gate, East tower

Background imageMilitary Collection: Film Poster for Ian Sharps Who Dares Wins (1982)

Film Poster for Ian Sharps Who Dares Wins (1982)
" The closest you ll ever get to knowing the secrets of the legendary SAS" Lewis Collins Judy Davis Richard Widmark

Background imageMilitary Collection: Battle of Hastings IC008_018

Battle of Hastings IC008_018
BATTLE ABBEY, East Sussex. Battle of Hastings 1066. Reconstruction drawing by Jason Askew

Background imageMilitary Collection: William of Orange at the Battle of the Boyne, 1668

William of Orange at the Battle of the Boyne, 1668
William of Orange, later King William III of England, leading the Dutch army in Englands Glorious Revolution. Hand-colored engraving

Background imageMilitary Collection: Dawe - Count of Gneisenau N070505

Dawe - Count of Gneisenau N070505
APSLEY HOUSE, London. " Field-Marshal August Neidhart, Count of Gneisenau" 1818 by George DAWE (1781-1829). WM 1535-1948

Background imageMilitary Collection: Lancaster Bomber

Lancaster Bomber
circa 1945: A Royal Air Force Lancaster Bomber in flight. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageMilitary Collection: Segedunum Roman Fort J960244

Segedunum Roman Fort J960244
HADRIANs WALL, Wallsend, Tyne and Wear. Segedunum Roman Fort. An aerial view reconstruction drawing by Peter Dunn, English Heritage Graphics Team. hadrian

Background imageMilitary Collection: Grenadier Guards march to Wellington Barracks after Changing the Guard ceremony, London, England

Grenadier Guards march to Wellington Barracks after Changing the Guard ceremony, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageMilitary Collection: General Lee and General Jackson before Chancellorsville, US Civil War

General Lee and General Jackson before Chancellorsville, US Civil War
Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson conferring before the battle of Chancellorsville, 1863. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMilitary Collection: Beechey - Lt. General Sir Thomas Picton N070463

Beechey - Lt. General Sir Thomas Picton N070463
APSLEY HOUSE, London. " Lt. General Sir Thomas Picton" c.1815 (1758-1815) by Sir William BEECHEY (1753-1839). WM 1485-1948

Background imageMilitary Collection: Captain Albert Ball (1896-1917), VC, DSO

Captain Albert Ball (1896-1917), VC, DSO
Artist: Newling, Edward - Title: Captain Albert Ball (1896-1917), VC, DSO - Date: 1921 - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 111.8 x 86.4

Background imageMilitary Collection: HMS Warspite EAW005978

HMS Warspite EAW005978
HMS WARSPITE, Prussia Cove, Cornwall. Warspite was launched in 1913 and saw action with the Royal Navy at the Battle of Jutland in 1916

Background imageMilitary Collection: Wilkin - Battle of Hastings K021254

Wilkin - Battle of Hastings K021254
BATTLE ABBEY, East Sussex. " The Battle of Hastings " c1820 by Frank W WILKIN (1791-1842)

Background imageMilitary Collection: Jules Vernes Nautilus submarine, artwork

Jules Vernes Nautilus submarine, artwork
Nautilus submarine. Artwork of the submarine Nautilus surfacing rapidly after sinking a ship. This scene is from the book Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870)

Background imageMilitary Collection: Housesteads Roman Fort J930498

Housesteads Roman Fort J930498
HADRIANs WALL, HOUSESTEADS ROMAN FORT, Northumberland. Reconstruction drawing by Alan SORRELL

Background imageMilitary Collection: Horatio, Viscount Nelson N070501

Horatio, Viscount Nelson N070501
APSLEY HOUSE, London. " Horatio, Viscount Nelson" (1758-1805) after Sir William BEECHEY

Background imageMilitary Collection: Rime of the Ancient Mariner - I shot Albatross

Rime of the Ancient Mariner - I shot Albatross
Vintage engraving by Gustave Dore of a scene from the Rime of the Ancient Mariner, With my crossbow I shot the Albatross. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is the longest major poem by the English poet

Background imageMilitary Collection: USA, South Carolina, Charleston, The Citadel, military college, residence hall

USA, South Carolina, Charleston, The Citadel, military college, residence hall

Background imageMilitary Collection: Buffalo soldier drinking from his canteen

Buffalo soldier drinking from his canteen on a desert march. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Frederic Remington illustration

Background imageMilitary Collection: Buffalo soldiers charging to the rescue

Buffalo soldiers charging to the rescue
Captain Dodges black troopers to the rescue in the west. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Frederic Remington illustration

Background imageMilitary Collection: French Lancer J840005

French Lancer J840005
Engraving of a French Napoleonic soldier produced in Paris. Lancer of the French Imperial Guard. In 1815 at the Battle of Waterloo this unit formed part of General Lefebvre-Desnouettes Guard Light

Background imageMilitary Collection: Waterloo Banquet N970006

Waterloo Banquet N970006
WALMER CASTLE, Kent. Engraving of " The Banquet after the Battle of Waterloo". The banquet was held at Apsley House. Also see: N970007 - Key to Waterloo Banquet engraving

Background imageMilitary Collection: Large circular aerial at RAF Chicksands, a communications centre operated by the U

Large circular aerial at RAF Chicksands, a communications centre operated by the U.S. Air Force, near Shefford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageMilitary Collection: Destruction of the Keep, Civil War, Scarborough Castle J000085

Destruction of the Keep, Civil War, Scarborough Castle J000085
SCARBOROUGH CASTLE, North Yorkshire. Reconstruction drawing of the destruction of the keeps west wall in 1645 during the English Civil War by Ivan Lapper

Background imageMilitary Collection: Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America, North America

Background imageMilitary Collection: Roman infantry practising combat J050053

Roman infantry practising combat J050053
HADRIANs WALL: BIRDOSWALD ROMAN FORT, Cumbria. Reconstruction drawing by Philip Corke of Roman auxiliary infantry practising combat in the Drill Hall. hadrian

Background imageMilitary Collection: USA, B-17 Bomber Aircraft, Cockpit, Salinas, California

USA, B-17 Bomber Aircraft, Cockpit, Salinas, California

Background imageMilitary Collection: Band of the Coldstream Guards marching past Buckingham Palace during the rehearsal for Trooping

Band of the Coldstream Guards marching past Buckingham Palace during the rehearsal for Trooping the Colour, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageMilitary Collection: French uniforms during the Napoleonic Wars

French uniforms during the Napoleonic Wars
French army uniforms: infantry 1814-1825, grenadier 1812-1815, and cavalry 1805-1812. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageMilitary Collection: Battle of Agincourt about to begin, 1415

Battle of Agincourt about to begin, 1415
English army on the morning of battle at Agincourt, Hundred Years War, 1415. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMilitary Collection: HMS Belfast and Tower Bridge a98_05144

HMS Belfast and Tower Bridge a98_05144
TOWER BRIDGE, Stepney, London. Looking down onto the foredeck of the cruiser HMS Belfast. Being guided up the River Thames by two tugs on the approach to Tower Bridge

Background imageMilitary Collection: Goya - Equestrian portrait of the Duke of Wellington N070532

Goya - Equestrian portrait of the Duke of Wellington N070532
APSLEY HOUSE, London. " Equestrian portrait of the Duke of Wellington" 1812 by Francisco GOYA (1746-1828). Wellesley

Background imageMilitary Collection: Michael Collins 1890-1922) Irish Nationalist, Sinn Fein leader, founder and director

Michael Collins 1890-1922) Irish Nationalist, Sinn Fein leader, founder and director of intelligence of the Irish Republican Army 1919




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"Military: A Tapestry of History, Courage, and Sacrifice" From the battlefields of Edgehill to the halls of The Citadel in Charleston, military prowess has shaped our world. Lawrence - Duke of Wellington J040044 and Michael Collins 1890-1922 stand as icons of leadership and determination in their respective struggles. As an Irish Nationalist and Sinn Fein leader, Collins founded a movement that would shape Ireland's destiny. In April 1945, Red Army soldiers raised the Soviet flag over the Reichstag in Berlin, captured forever by Vladimir Grebnev's lens. This iconic image symbolizes victory against fascism during World War II. The Bayeux Tapestry tells a tale etched into history—the Norman Conquest. With intricate detail woven into every thread, it depicts William the Conqueror's triumph at Hastings—a testament to military strategy and power. The Military Tattoo echoes through time with its mesmerizing display of precision and discipline. It unites nations under one banner—music transcending borders. Lefevre immortalized Napoleon Bonaparte N070490 on canvas—an emblematic figure whose ambition reshaped Europe's political landscape. His key to Waterloo Banquet N970007 reminds us that even great leaders have their moments of defeat. Ian Sharps' film poster for "Who Dares Wins (1982)" captures the essence of daring missions undertaken by special forces—a reminder that courage knows no bounds when defending freedom. "Search And Destroy" becomes more than just words; it embodies relentless pursuit against adversaries who threaten peace and security worldwide. Oliver Cromwell at Edgehill marked a turning point in English Civil War history—a clash between Parliamentarians and Royalists where bravery clashed with ideology on blood-soaked fields. Lastly, we find ourselves drawn to Charleston's military college—The Citadel—an institution molding future leaders within its residence halls. Here lies a legacy built upon honor, integrity, and service.