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Stereoscopic Images

Battles.

Stereoscopic photographs were invented in 1849 by Sir David Brewster and unveiled in 1851 at London's Great Exhibition. They were comrpised of side by side images of the same scene imprinted on pieces of cardboard, which were then viewed through a set of lenses called a stereoscope which created a three-dimensional effect.

This collection of 95 stereoscopic images shows the front line of First World War battles and the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905), an excellent source for documenting and study these conflicts. These images show the chaos and destruction experienced by soldiers.

  • Rescue a wounded lad. Thiepval Ridge. Somme.
  • Bombing the Bosche out of their deep dugouts near Martinspuich. Somme
  • Troops and supplies.
  • Captured village.
  • Cavalry rest their horses in a French village.
  • Zeppelin shot down near Colchester.
  • Stretcher-bearer caring for wounded at an improvised camp.
  • Defence of Ypres. Belgium
  • At the bayonet's point.
  • Dogs with first-aid and stimulants to go to inaccessible parts of No Man's Land
  • Final assault of Passchendaele.
  • Ypres.
  • Trenches. Passchendaele.
  • Battle of Pilckem Ridge. Ypres.
  • London Territorials on the shell-swept La Bassee Road, France
  • The eyes of the army - Sopwith Camels ready for a patrol over the German lines (1918).
  • After weeks of weary fighting for the fateful Menin Road, the victors and the vanquished both happy, 1917.
  • Battle of Arras. 1917
  • Leaving for a night raid at Messines into the inky darkness of No Man's Land, 1917.
  • Examining a Jerry prisoner to obtain information which enables us to anticipate an enemy attack.
  • Flanders mud hampers our artillery, removing a field gun from shell-pitted and flooded position.
  • Trenches. Somme.
  • Prince of Wales in the garden of the chateau, which was his HQ in France during the conflct.
  • Officer from G.H.O
  • Battle of Bullecourt. Arras.
  • Disaster on the Dunes as German troops blow up a bridge isolating allied battalions.
  • French graves smashed by shell fire.
  • Battle-plane in fighting formation.
  • Bodies of Zeppelin crew shot down at Billericay.
  • Shattered remains by German forces.
  • Ruins of Beury Chateau, Festubert, France.
  • Trench fire.
  • Flanders: The Lille Gate 1919.
  • Once of Mafeking's defenders - "The Wolf" 16lb gun made during the siege by Maj. Panzera. South Africa
  • Artillery observation officers.
  • Sir Alfred Milner, Governor of Cape Colony, and U.S. Consul General James G. Stowe, Cape Town, South Africa
  • When the thaw set in on the Somme our artillery ploughed thro' mud and slush to Gemmacourt.
  • Nieuport.
  • Royal Field Artillery.
  • Gunners dig a gun-pit. Trones Wood.
  • A direct hit from our Monitors off the Belgian coast wipes out a Hun defence battery. Meriakerke.
  • Gondola of a Zeppelin raider which dropped bombs on London before being brought down near the Essex coast during World War One, circa 1916.
  • Artillery.
  • Crater at La Boiselle. Somme
  • Ready With Respirators to Repel a Hun Attack Under Cover of Deadly Cloud at Loos.
  • Ypres.
  • Aerial view from a fortification in Hindenburg
  • Gunners.
  • Sappers and miners drive a tunnel. April 1915. Ypres
  • Hundreds of guns captured by Australians and Canadian at Couralette in Battle of Somme.
  • Seaforth Highlanders filling their water-bottle at a town pump, before going into the trenches.
  • Inspecting the ruina of the Richbourg Cathedral, France.
  • Trenches in Nieuport.
  • Impression made in the ground by Commander falling from burning Zeppelin at Billericay
  • A Regiment of Allenby's Cavalry worn out in critical fighting at Ypres, recuperates behind the line, 1914.
  • Albert Cathedral where the statue of the Virgin Mary hung among the ruins 'til felled by Hun shells.
  • Incessant thrilling aerial combat secure us mastery of the air and blind the enemy artillery.
  • Soldiers With Trench Mortar Seaforths Watch Through Periscope For Hun.
  • Indian bombers holding important trench near Neuve-Chapelle came under Bosche shell fire.
  • Over the top, amid bursting gas and tear shells, in a determined assault on the fortified villages on the Somme, France, 1916.
  • Mud Splashed Lewis Machine Gunners At Our Lines Hollebeke Belgian.
  • Moving up with French 75's during attack on Thiepval Ridge, we pass Huns taken in the Wonder Work.
  • Under Cover of Gas & Smoke We Break Thru' to Serre & Thiepval (Prisoner's Photo),
  • The chalk pits at Loos, seized and held by 2nd Brigade of Guards against furious counter attacks.
  • The golden sun goes down in peace over the desolate waste of 'No Man's Land' on the Somme. 1916
  • The battlefront along the Yser Canal in the bitter winter of 1916.
  • The sniper finds his mark! Stretcher-bearers remove a wounded officer hit by an unlucky bullet, 1915.
  • R.A.M.C. at Monchy dressing station attend to wounded coming down from the battle zone
  • Royal Engineer Mine Messines Ridge Ypres. June 7th 1917
  • His Majesty Inspects Shells at Holmes & Co. Munitions Ltd, Hull
  • Transport Wagons ready for French's movement North, De Aar, South Africa.
  • Attending to the wounded on the Menin Road, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium. During fighting around Zonnebeke.
  • Our troops charge forward into Bernafay Wood and clear the Bosche out of their entrenchments, Picardy, France, 1916
  • Such Courage! Crawling through wire to rescue comrades, victims of a deadly shell
  • Nest of Machine-Guns Which Held Up Our Advance at Monchy, Battle of Arras
  • Prussians with machine guns captured. Potieres.
  • Black Watch and indians hold advanced section of line near Facquissart Fort guarding Callais
  • An enemy block-house is quickly converted into a machine-gun nest, Poelcappelle, Belgium, October 1917
  • Giving water to a wounded pal beside a Hun block house shattered in our advance at Hooge, Ypres
  • Field Marshal Sir John French C-in-C in France with ADCs at General Head Quarters, 1915.
  • Cape Garrison artillery making it hot for the Boers across the Modder River, South Africa
  • Expert surgeons operating on a wounded soldier, Kokimachi Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
  • Digging the victory - Japanese nearing Russian line - Port Arthur
  • Watching effect of Japanese gnus bombarding Port Arthur.
  • On to Pretoria! - Lord Robert's great March through the Transvaal. South Africa
  • Under frightful difficulties, our troops carry supplies over destroyed bridges on Yser canal.
  • In the best restaurant (during the siege) wrecked by Janapese shells. Port Arthur.
  • The Cape Garrison Artillery standing to the Guns commanding the Orange River Bridge. South Africa.
  • A train load of Russian prisoners, leaving Port Arthur for Japan.
  • Great gnus to move into place in Japanese lines. Port Arthur.
  • Detachments advancing by rushes - Japanese at Port Arthur.
  • Cwonje's men at Modder River waiting to be assigned to tes in the British Prision Camp, South Africa
  • The Australians after their experience of the Victory at Belmont, Dec 31st. South Africa
  • Grandeur of India's Chiefs. Royal Procession Delhi. 1912
  • 73rd. battery serie. 1913

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