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Soldier Collection

"Soldier: A Timeless Symbol of Courage and Sacrifice" From the fearless soldiers of 3 Para Parachute, leaping from a Hercules Aircraft

Background imageSoldier Collection: WORLD WAR I: NAVY POSTER. I Want You for the Navy. American World War I poster, 1917

WORLD WAR I: NAVY POSTER. I Want You for the Navy. American World War I poster, 1917, by Howard Chandler Christy

Background imageSoldier Collection: Soldiers from 3 Para Parachute from a Hercules Aircraft

Soldiers from 3 Para Parachute from a Hercules Aircraft
Paratroopers descend to earth from a Royal Air Force Hercules aircraft during a demonstration of their skills. Over 120 troops from A Company, 3 PARA, ( 3rd Battalion)

Background imageSoldier Collection: Sean Bean in Derek Jarmans Caravaggio (1986)

Sean Bean in Derek Jarmans Caravaggio (1986)

Background imageSoldier Collection: American Red Cross fundraising poster with three portraits of the first soldiers killed during

American Red Cross fundraising poster with three portraits of the first soldiers killed during World War I
RED CROSS POSTER, 1917. American Red Cross fundraising poster with three portraits of the first soldiers killed during World War I: Merle David Hay, Thomas Enright and James Bethel Gresham

Background imageSoldier Collection: Scotland for Ever. The charge of the Scots Greys at Waterloo, 18 June 1815

Scotland for Ever. The charge of the Scots Greys at Waterloo, 18 June 1815. After the painting by Lady Butler

Background imageSoldier 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 imageSoldier 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 imageSoldier 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 imageSoldier Collection: Anthony Quayle, John Mills, Sylvia Syms and Harry Andrews in Ice Cold In Alex (1958)

Anthony Quayle, John Mills, Sylvia Syms and Harry Andrews in Ice Cold In Alex (1958)
A portrait of the main cast for the WW2 drama Ice Cold in Alex directed by Jack Lee Thompson in 1958

Background imageSoldier Collection: Laodicea Dicey Langston of South Carolina protecting her elderly father

Laodicea Dicey Langston of South Carolina protecting her elderly father, a known supporter of the revolutionary cause
SOUTH CAROLINA: LOYALISTS. Laodicea Dicey Langston of South Carolina protecting her elderly father, a known supporter of the revolutionary cause

Background imageSoldier Collection: BATTLE OF AGINCOURT, 1415. Battle between the French and English at Agincourt, France, 1415

BATTLE OF AGINCOURT, 1415. Battle between the French and English at Agincourt, France, 1415, with archers in the front and cavalry massed behind them

Background imageSoldier Collection: The statue of Robert the Bruce, at the Bruce Monument at Bannockburn

The statue of Robert the Bruce, at the Bruce Monument at Bannockburn. This commemorates his 1314 victory over the English

Background imageSoldier Collection: Painting of St. Martin sharing his coat, St. Gatien Cathedral, Tours, Indre-et-Loire

Painting of St. Martin sharing his coat, St. Gatien Cathedral, Tours, Indre-et-Loire, France, Europe

Background imageSoldier Collection: COLDSTREAM GUARDS, 1914. Recruiting poster for His Majestys Coldstream Guards

COLDSTREAM GUARDS, 1914. Recruiting poster for His Majestys Coldstream Guards. Lithograph by Ernest Ibbetson, 1914

Background imageSoldier 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 imageSoldier Collection: King Harolds foot soldieres with spears and battle axes, Bayeux Tapestry

King Harolds foot soldieres with spears and battle axes, Bayeux Tapestry, Normandy, France, Europe

Background imageSoldier 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 imageSoldier 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 imageSoldier 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 imageSoldier 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 imageSoldier 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 imageSoldier Collection: VIETNAM WAR, 1966. Members of the 101st Airborne Division moving across a rice

VIETNAM WAR, 1966. Members of the 101st Airborne Division moving across a rice field in search of Viet Cong. Photograph, 23 January 1966

Background imageSoldier Collection: A German soldier in a trench on the Eastern Front during World War II. Painting by A. Hierl, c1945

A German soldier in a trench on the Eastern Front during World War II. Painting by A. Hierl, c1945
EASTERN FRONT: GERMAN. A German soldier in a trench on the Eastern Front during World War II. Painting by A. Hierl, c1945

Background imageSoldier 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 imageSoldier 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 imageSoldier Collection: The Household Cavalry

The Household Cavalry
The mounted troops of the Household Cavalry on parade during a visit by the President of Mexico to London in March 2009. The Household Cavalry Regiment (HCR)

Background imageSoldier Collection: Roman legionary soldier IC048_145

Roman legionary soldier IC048_145
Reconstruction drawing by Nick Hardcastle depicting a Roman legionary soldier stationed at Hadrians Wall in about 120AD, with a section of the wall being constructed in the background

Background imageSoldier Collection: French soldiers uniforms, 1790s

French soldiers uniforms, 1790s
French hussar, cavalry, and infantry uniforms, 1795-1796. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageSoldier Collection: Roman legion

Roman legion, Jerash, Jordan, Middle East

Background imageSoldier Collection: A British Army Foden 6x6 heavy recovery vehicle

A British Army Foden 6x6 heavy recovery vehicle

Background imageSoldier Collection: General Ulysses S. Grant amid his service during The American Civil War

General Ulysses S. Grant amid his service during The American Civil War

Background imageSoldier Collection: WWI: CARRIER PIGEONS. British motorcyclists taking carrier pigeons to front line

WWI: CARRIER PIGEONS. British motorcyclists taking carrier pigeons to front line trenches during World War I. Photograph, c1916

Background imageSoldier Collection: Maurice Toussaint poster advertising colonial recruitment, from World War II, 1938

Maurice Toussaint poster advertising colonial recruitment, from World War II, 1938
France - 20th century, Second World War - Engagez-vous Rengagez-vous dans les Troupes Coloniales. Maurice Toussaint poster advertising colonial recruitment, 1938

Background imageSoldier Collection: (1755-1804). Hamilton at Yorktown in 1781. Steel engraving, 1858, after a painting by Alonzo Chappel

(1755-1804). Hamilton at Yorktown in 1781. Steel engraving, 1858, after a painting by Alonzo Chappel
ALEXANDER HAMILTON (1755-1804). Hamilton at Yorktown in 1781. Steel engraving, 1858, after a painting by Alonzo Chappel

Background imageSoldier Collection: Caesar leading the Roman army across the Rubicon

Caesar leading the Roman army across the Rubicon
Julius Caesar crossing the Rubicon to begin a civil war against Pompey, 49 BC. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSoldier Collection: EVNT2A-00183

EVNT2A-00183
British army burning the White House in 1814 during the War of 1812. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSoldier Collection: Lintong site, Army of Terracotta Warriors, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Xian, Shaanxi

Lintong site, Army of Terracotta Warriors, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Xian, Shaanxi Province, China, Asia

Background imageSoldier Collection: Australian troops at remains of Chateau Wood, Passchendaele, 1917

Australian troops at remains of Chateau Wood, Passchendaele, 1917
WWI: PASSCHENDAELE, 1917. Australian troops walking along duckboards through the remains of Chateau Wood, during the Battle of Passchendaele in Belgium. Photograph, 29 October 1917

Background imageSoldier 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 imageSoldier Collection: Assyrian king in his chariot

Assyrian king in his chariot returning from battle. Color lithograph reproduction of a bas-relief sculpture from Nineveh

Background imageSoldier Collection: Bunker Hill battle, 1775

Bunker Hill battle, 1775
Battle of Bunker Hill at the outset of the American Revolution, 1775. Hand-colored engraving of a painting by Trumbull

Background imageSoldier Collection: Battle of Hastings J960036

Battle of Hastings J960036
BATTLE ABBEY, East Sussex. Battle of Hastings 1066. Reconstruction drawing of the battle scene with soldiers by Ivan Lapper

Background imageSoldier Collection: Battle of Hastings J000010

Battle of Hastings J000010
BATTLE ABBEY, East Sussex. Battle of Hastings reconstruction drawing looking over the heads of the English towards the Norman ranks, by Peter Dunn (English Heritage Graphics Team)

Background imageSoldier Collection: HELMUTH von MOLTKE (1848-1916). Full name: Helmuth Johannes Ludwig von Moltke. German soldier

HELMUTH von MOLTKE (1848-1916). Full name: Helmuth Johannes Ludwig von Moltke. German soldier. Oil over a photograph, c1910

Background imageSoldier Collection: FIRST CRUSADE, 1099. European knights capture Jerusalem in this fanciful manuscript

FIRST CRUSADE, 1099. European knights capture Jerusalem in this fanciful manuscript illumination of the early 14th century; Christ watches over the scene

Background imageSoldier Collection: Remagen Bridgehead: the 27th Armored Infantry Batallion of the U. S

Remagen Bridgehead: the 27th Armored Infantry Batallion of the U. S. Army 9th Division crossing the Rhine River over
WWII: RHINE RIVER, 1945. Remagen Bridgehead: the 27th Armored Infantry Batallion of the U.S. Army 9th Division crossing the Rhine River over the Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen, Germany, 7 March 1945

Background imageSoldier Collection: The Deer Hunter

The Deer Hunter
Robert De Niro as Michael in The Deer Hunter

Background imageSoldier Collection: The Charge of the British Light Cavalry Brigade

The Charge of the British Light Cavalry Brigade
CRIMEAN WAR. The Charge of the British Light Cavalry Brigade at Balaclava, Crimea, Oct. 25, 1854: English engraving, 1855




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"Soldier: A Timeless Symbol of Courage and Sacrifice" From the fearless soldiers of 3 Para Parachute, leaping from a Hercules Aircraft, to Sean Bean's portrayal in Derek Jarman's Caravaggio (1986), the essence of a soldier transcends time and medium, and are the embodiment of bravery, fighting for causes greater than themselves. The charge of the Scots Greys at Waterloo on June 18th, 1815, forever etched in history as an emblematic display of valor. Just like depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry portraying the Norman Conquest centuries earlier, soldiers have always been at the forefront of pivotal moments that shape nations. In St. Gatien Cathedral's painting depicting St. Martin sharing his coat with a beggar during Tours' battle-scarred times in Indre-et-Loire, we witness not only acts of compassion but also resilience amidst chaos—a testament to soldiers' unwavering spirit. Oliver Cromwell leading troops at Edgehill during England's Civil War exemplifies how soldiers become instrumental figures in shaping their countries' destinies. Similarly, King Harold's foot soldiers armed with spears and battle axes showcased their determination on the Bayeux Tapestry during one fateful encounter. Movies like Ice Cold In Alex (1958) remind us that behind every uniform lies human emotions—Anthony Quayle, John Mills, Sylvia Syms, and Harry Andrews portray characters whose lives intertwine through war-stricken landscapes—an ode to camaraderie amidst adversity. During World War II propaganda campaigns warned against careless talk through posters such as "Tittle Tattle Lost The Battle. " These reminders highlight how even seemingly insignificant actions can impact entire military operations—a reminder that unity is crucial for success. Propaganda poster details from Wonsan City in North Korea serve as a stark reminder that conflicts persist across borders—a constant reminder that brave men and women continue to fight for their beliefs.