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An arch, over the entrance to the central park, dedicated to the 4th Battalion raised from Hexham men.
Hexham, Northumberland, UK. January 2009

Alnwick, Northumberland, UK. August 2008

The beautiful, sweeping curve of the West Australian green granite wall at Hyde Park Corner has the 24,000 names of the home towns and villages of the Australian service personnel who fought in both world wars. By use of subtle highlighting of some l...
London, England. June, 2005

This British field gun was introduced in 1904 and was primarily used during World War 1. It could fire an 8.4kg shell up to 5965 metres and had a calibre of 84mm.
Imperial War Museum, London, England. October 2003.

Medium artillery piece brought into service in 1904 and used extensively during World War 1 both on the Western front and in the Middle East. It's use declined during the Second World War. It had a 127mm calibre, 27.2 kg shell and a range of 12,700 m...
Imperial War Museum, London, England. October 2003.

A heavy seige howitzer from the First World War. This piece came into service in 1914 and it's incredible 290lb (131.5kg) shells would pound indirect targets up to 5.7 miles (9200metres) away. This kind of heavy artillery barrage became iconic of bat...
Imperial War Museum, London, England. October 2003.

This particular example was produced in 1918 and belonged to B Company, 4th Battalion Royal Tank Corps. It was armed with a 6lb'er gun on either side and four .303 inch Hotchkiss machine guns. It is similar to the type used in the battle of Cambrai, ...
Imperial War Museum, London, England. October 2003.

A pair of uniform items from the Manchesters Regiment during WW1. On the left is the officer's tunic, Sam Browne belt and boots of Lt.Col. Davies-Colley of the 2 Battalion, 6th Territorial Rgt of the Manchesters. On the right, in contrast, is the tun...
The Museum of Manchester's Regiment, Ashton-under-Lyne, UK. March 2004

Re-enactors of the Manchester Regiment portray Tommy Atkins with his kit and equipment
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

Re-enactors of the Manchester Regiment portray Tommy Atkins with his kit and equipment
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

Re-enactors of the Manchester Regiment portray Tommy Atkins with his kit and equipment
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

A monument erected to the 'Cavalry of the Empire', regiments commemorating those who fell from those regiments in both world wars. Features a triumphant St George, sword upraised over the vanquished dragon. The low wall behind the statue lists the re...
Hyde Park, London, England. June 2005

A monument dedicated the men of Cirencester who lost their lives in both the First and Second World Wars. It is particularly unusual in that the normal memorial cross is positioned next to the wall of the church which itself has the inscriptions of t...
Cirencester, England. Summer 2007

Clifton near York, UK. November 2008

Loading and firing the Mauser G98 rifle used by the German Army from the 1890s right up to the 1940s
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

Loading and firing the Mauser G98 rifle used by the German Army from the 1890s right up to the 1940s
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

Loading and firing the Mauser G98 rifle used by the German Army from the 1890s right up to the 1940s
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

One of the most successful weapons of its time - the .303 inch SMLE was iconic of the British soldier of WW1
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

Russian Mosin Nagant Carbine being demonstrated by a re-enactor of the Russian 13th Imperial Regiment
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

The main rifle of the Austro-Hungarian forces of the First World War, it was unusual in having a straight-pull blt mechanism rather than the more usual rotating bolt.
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

The main rifle of the Austro-Hungarian forces of the First World War, it was unusual in having a straight-pull blt mechanism rather than the more usual rotating bolt.
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

This collection of items from World War 1 illustrates the nature of life and war in the the trenches. Water bottles and a Very pistol for firing signal flares sit alongside items from the offensive side of trench warfare. From left to right, a trench...
The Museum of Manchester's Regiment, Ashton-under-Lyne, UK. March 2004

This important field gun was introduced in 1897 and was the standard French fieldpiece into the 1930's. It played an important role in the German defeat at Verdun in 1916 and could fire a 7.2kg shell a maximum of 6850 metres.
Imperial War Museum, London, England. October 2003.

A German infantry machine-gun dated 1917
The Regimental Museum of the Royal Dragoon Guards & The Prince of Wales Own Regiment of Yorkshire. 2

Pack and weapons of the German Infantry Regiment nr.28 of 1914
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

Pack and weapons of the German Infantry Regiment nr.28 of 1914
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

Pack and weapons of the German Infantry Regiment nr.28 of 1914
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

Hexham, Northumberland, UK. January 2009

An example of a World War 1 single gunned gunboat in dry dock.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, August 2002

This memorial is dedicated: "In memory of the five million volunteers from the Indian Sub-Continent, Africa and the Caribbean who fought with Britain in the two World Wars." It was inaugurated on 6 November 2002 by Her Majesty the Queen. The four p...
London, England. June, 2005

Lindesfarne Island, Northumberland, UK. August 2008

This monument to the machine Gun Corps formed during the First World War shows the Boy David flanked by two Vickers machine guns draped with laurel wreaths and commemorates the fallen of this particularly brave unit sections of which formed the begin...
Hyde Park, London, England. June 2005

The monument on Tower Hill in London to the Merchant sailors from both World Wars who have no known grave.
London, England. June, 2005

The war memorial in the centre of the village square in a small border village dedicated "To the memory of the men of Liddesdale who gave their lives for thei country in the Great War 1914-1918 and whose names are inscribes here with reverence and gr...
Newcastleton, Roxburghshire, Scotland. April 2005

The war memorial outside the main entrance to Pembroke castle.
Pembrokeshire, Wales. August 2004

The monument to personnel of the Royal Navy from both world wars who have no known Grave. The Inscription across the base of the Obelisk reads : 1914 - 1918 1939 - 1945 ALL THESE WERE HONOURED IN THEIR GENERATIONS AND WERE THE GLO...
Southsea Common, Portsmouth, England. August 2007

The moving monument to the fallen of the Royal Artillery Regiment during the First World War designed by Charles Sergent Jagger and placed at Hyde Park Corner in London.
London, England. June, 2005

The Sopwith Camel (so called because of the hump in the forward fuselage between the pilot and the propeller) arrived late in the First World War, entering service on the western front on 4th July 1917, to late to prevent the 'happy time' in April th...
Imperial War Museum, London, England. October 2003.

This evocative memorial of a stylised maple leaf with water cascading down its polished face remembers the contribution of the Canadian soldiers in both world wars. It was designed by Pierre Granche and is in Green Park, London.
London, England. June, 2005

The symbolic 'empty tomb' in Whitehall, London which is the focus of Remembrance Day commemorations in the UK. It was designed in 1919 by Sir Edwin Lutyens in Portland Stone, and is surrounded by the flags of the Navy, Army, Air Force and Merchant Na...
Whitehall, London. June 2005

A monument dedicated to a most unusual British brigade formed in Egypt in 1916 which fought in the Palestine Campaign and was only disbanded in 1919. The 4 battalions comprised troops from Britain, Australia and New Zealand and included artillery fro...
Victoria Embankment gardens, London, England. July 2006

A photograph exhibited in the Liddesdale Heritage Centre, Newcastleton showing the Territorials of the 4th KOSB with the caption "The territorials, under the command of Major Cochrane, on parade in Douglas Square before leaving for active service in ...
Liddesdale Heritage Centre, Newcastleton, Roxburghshire,Scotland. April 2005.

War memorial dedicated to the fallen from Towlaw, Thornley, Sunniside, Hedley Hope, East Hedley Hope and Satley in County Durham.
Towlaw, County Durham, UK. January 2009

The main Medium MG used by the British Army from 1912 through to 1966. It was tripod-mounted, water-cooled and belt fed. It could fire up to 450 rounds of .303inch ammunition per minute at ranges of up to 4,500 yards (over 4 kilometres) and was famou...
The Museum of Manchester's Regiment, Ashton-under-Lyne, UK. March 2004

A memorial cross to those of the parish of Acomb, near York, who fought in both World Wars. The names of the fallen of the First World War are listed on panels around the octagonal plinth on which the cross stands. The names of those who fell in the ...
Acomb Green, near York, England. August 2005

A simple, road-side memorial dedicated : "In proud and loving memory of the men and women of Leeman Road District who gave their lives in the Great War". It is unusual in that it lists 3 women, Mary E Carter, Lilian Eva Ellis and Gertrude Reed. F...
Leeman Road, York, England. June 2005.

An elegant celtic cross war memorial to "The Men of Looe" in Cornwall of both the 1914-18 and 1939-45 wars. Also dedicated "In grateful appreciation of the services of those who returned".
Looe, Cornwall, England. Summer 2007.

A simple obelisk monument to the men of the village of Upper Poppleton near York who gave their lives in the Great War positioned on a small roundabout in the centre of the village green.
Upper Poppleton, nr York, England. August 2005.

A recreation of a Soldiers from the 13th Imperial Regiment manning a Maxim heavy machine gun position
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

A recreation of a Soldiers from the 13th Imperial Regiment manning a Maxim heavy machine gun position
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

A recreation of a Soldiers from the 13th Imperial Regiment manning a Maxim heavy machine gun position
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

A recreation of a Soldier from the 13th Imperial Regiment
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

A Danish Madsen machine gun from ww1 used by Russian forces
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

A Maxim heavy machine gun from ww1
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

A Maxim heavy machine gun from ww1
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

A rare example of body armour used by the German Army during World War 1. It was incredibly heavy and simply hung from the shoulders and protected the chest and abdomen (the lower portion is articulated by means of canvas straps to allow a little fle...
Taken at the York Castle Museum, York, England, 2003

Placed just inside the doorway of the central post office in York.
York, UK. March, 2009

A memorial to the men of the North Eastern Railway who gave their lives on both wars.
York, UK. November 2009.