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Background imageDefences Collection: The siege operations at St. Mary's Creek, Chatham, on Saturday last, 1864. Creator: Unknown

The siege operations at St. Mary's Creek, Chatham, on Saturday last, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The siege operations at St. Mary's Creek, Chatham, on Saturday last, 1864. Military rehearsal. The besieged garrison were all men of the Marine Artillery and Volunteer Artillery

Background imageDefences Collection: Illustrations of the War in Denmark: interior of No. 4 Redoubt at Düppel, 1864. Creator: Unknown

Illustrations of the War in Denmark: interior of No. 4 Redoubt at Düppel, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Illustrations of the War in Denmark: interior of No. 4 Redoubt at Duppel, 1864. Engraving...from a sketch by our Special Artist...[showing] the aspect of Duppel since the storm of war has swept over

Background imageDefences Collection: The War in Denmark: rear view of the Düppel position, from the Church Battery, Sonderburg, 1864

The War in Denmark: rear view of the Düppel position, from the Church Battery, Sonderburg, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The War in Denmark from a sketch by our special artist: rear view of the Duppel position, from the Church Battery, Sonderburg, 1864

Background imageDefences Collection: Fight at Waiari, on the Mangapiko River, New Zealand, on the 11th of February, 1864

Fight at Waiari, on the Mangapiko River, New Zealand, on the 11th of February, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Fight at Waiari, on the Mangapiko River, New Zealand, on the 11th of February, 1864. It seems that...some of our soldiers went into the river to bathe, and were suddenly fired upon by the Maoris

Background imageDefences Collection: The War in Denmark: fortifications of Fredericia - Schleswig Bastion and Princess's Bastion, 1864

The War in Denmark: fortifications of Fredericia - Schleswig Bastion and Princess's Bastion, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The War in Denmark: fortifications of Fredericia - Schleswig Bastion and Princess's Bastion, 1864. Engraving from a sketch...by our Special Artist

Background imageDefences Collection: The War in Denmark: sketch of the Redoubts...at Düppel, showing the...outpost sentries... 1864

The War in Denmark: sketch of the Redoubts...at Düppel, showing the...outpost sentries... 1864. Creator: Unknown
The War in Denmark: sketch of the Redoubts Nos. 4, 5, 6, and 7 at Duppel, showing the Danish and the Prussian outpost sentries - from a sketch taken on the Ruhenberg Hill, by our special artist

Background imageDefences Collection: The War in Denmark: Prussian battery at Gaasberg Point, opposite the forts of Düppel, 1864

The War in Denmark: Prussian battery at Gaasberg Point, opposite the forts of Düppel, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The War in Denmark: Prussian battery at Gaasberg Point, opposite the forts of Duppel, 1864....We see two of the great guns at work, throwing shot and shell across the waters of the Venning Bund

Background imageDefences Collection: Destruction of the fortifications of the Ionian Islands: Fort Neuf, in the harbour of Corfu, 1864

Destruction of the fortifications of the Ionian Islands: Fort Neuf, in the harbour of Corfu, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Destruction of the fortifications of the Ionian Islands: Fort Neuf, in the harbour of Corfu, 1864. The conduct of her Majesty's Government in demolishing the fortifications of Corfu before

Background imageDefences Collection: The Taeping Rebellion in China: interior of the walls of Soo-Chow, 1864. Creator: Unknown

The Taeping Rebellion in China: interior of the walls of Soo-Chow, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The Taeping Rebellion in China: interior of the walls of Soo-Chow, 1864. Engraving from a photograph, ...illustrative of the capture of the Chinese town of Soo-Chow by the Imperialist troops

Background imageDefences Collection: The Taeping Rebellion in China: outside of the stockade where the Wang was beheaded, 1864

The Taeping Rebellion in China: outside of the stockade where the Wang was beheaded, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The Taeping Rebellion in China: outside of the stockade where the Wang was beheaded, 1864. Engraving from a photograph, ...illustrative of the capture of the Chinese town of Soo-Chow by

Background imageDefences Collection: The War in New Zealand: stronghold of the Maoris at Rangariri, 1864. Creator: Unknown

The War in New Zealand: stronghold of the Maoris at Rangariri, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The War in New Zealand: stronghold of the Maoris at Rangariri, 1864. Engraving from a photograph, of the scene of...General Cameron's victory on the 20th of November...The British troops...first

Background imageDefences Collection: Illustrations of the War in Schleswig by our special artist: the Dannewerk, Redoubt No. 11, 1864

Illustrations of the War in Schleswig by our special artist: the Dannewerk, Redoubt No. 11, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Illustrations of the War in Schleswig by our special artist: the Dannewerk, Redoubt No. 11, 1864. View of...Redoubt No. 11

Background imageDefences Collection: Illustrations of the War in Schleswig by our special artist: battery on the...Dannewerk, 1864

Illustrations of the War in Schleswig by our special artist: battery on the...Dannewerk, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Illustrations of the War in Schleswig by our special artist: battery on the summit of the Dannewerk, 1864. View of...the summit with a battery of guns

Background imageDefences Collection: Arrival of the Governor-General of India at the Lahore railway station, 1864. Creator: C. R

Arrival of the Governor-General of India at the Lahore railway station, 1864. Creator: C. R
Arrival of the Governor-General of India at the Lahore railway station, 1864. Engraving of a photograph by Messrs. Raybon

Background imageDefences Collection: Steel embrasure for the fortifications of Cronstadt, manufactured at Millwall, 1864

Steel embrasure for the fortifications of Cronstadt, manufactured at Millwall, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Steel embrasure for the fortifications of Cronstadt, manufactured at Millwall, 1864. A...three-gun wrought-iron shield...[made] by the Millwall Ironworks Company for the Russian Government...The

Background imageDefences Collection: Sur le massif de Moronvilliers; Sur le Teton: blockhaus en ciment armé, 1917. Creator: Unknown

Sur le massif de Moronvilliers; Sur le Teton: blockhaus en ciment armé, 1917. Creator: Unknown
Sur le massif de Moronvilliers; Sur le Teton: blockhaus en ciment arme, 1917. First World War: on the Moronvilliers Hills; on the breast of the hill, blockhouse in reinforced cement

Background imageDefences Collection: Sur le massif de Moronvilliers; L'entrée d'une ancienne sape allemande sur les pentes... 1917

Sur le massif de Moronvilliers; L'entrée d'une ancienne sape allemande sur les pentes... 1917. Creator: Unknown
Sur le massif de Moronvilliers; L'entree d'une ancienne sape allemande sur les pentes Est du Cornillet, 1917. First World War

Background imageDefences Collection: Un Zeppelin abattu a Revigny; La chute: le zeppelin tombe comme une torche surmontee d'une

Un Zeppelin abattu a Revigny; La chute: le zeppelin tombe comme une torche surmontee d'une e'paisse Creator
Un Zeppelin abattu a Revigny; La chute: le zeppelin tombe comme une torche surmontee d'une e'paisse fumee noire, encadree de deux trajectoires d'obus, 1916

Background imageDefences Collection: View of the Fortress of Saint-Michiel, near s-Hertogenbosch, 1672. Creator: Josua de Grave

View of the Fortress of Saint-Michiel, near s-Hertogenbosch, 1672. Creator: Josua de Grave
View of the Fortress of Saint-Michiel, near s-Hertogenbosch, 1672. Attributed to Josua de Grave

Background imageDefences Collection: Un relais d'ambulance modele; Le premier abri a gauche, portant l'inscription 'Relais... c1916

Un relais d'ambulance modele; Le premier abri a gauche, portant l'inscription "Relais... c1916
Un relais d'ambulance modele; Le premier abri a gauche, portant l'inscription "Relais d'ambulance", sert de salle de malades; ensuite viennent la salle de pansements et le

Background imageDefences Collection: Fort and Town of Alessandria, 1857. Creator: Unknown

Fort and Town of Alessandria, 1857. Creator: Unknown
Fort and Town of Alessandria, Sardinia, 1857. The plan which is now to be carried out consists of a bastioned body and four detached forts, one situated on the Bormida, a second on the Tanaro

Background imageDefences Collection: La Nouvelle Europe; la guerre civile a Berlin; du 5 au 11 janvier 1919 a Berlin; reseau... 1919

La Nouvelle Europe; la guerre civile a Berlin; du 5 au 11 janvier 1919 a Berlin; reseau... 1919. Creator: Unknown
La Nouvelle Europe; la guerre civile a Berlin; du 5 au 11 janvier 1919 a Berlin; reseau de fils de fer barbeles et de chevaux de frise

Background imageDefences Collection: 'La Guerre a L'Allemande'; Place de la Concorde: les chevaux de Marly, 1918. Creator: Unknown

"La Guerre a L'Allemande"; Place de la Concorde: les chevaux de Marly, 1918. Creator: Unknown
"La Guerre a L'Allemande"; Place de la Concorde: les chevaux de Marly, 1918. From "L'Album de la Guerre 1914-1919, Volume 2" [L'Illustration, Paris, 1924]

Background imageDefences Collection: 'La Guerre a L'Allemande'; au Luxembourg: la fontaine Medicis, 1918. Creator: Unknown

"La Guerre a L'Allemande"; au Luxembourg: la fontaine Medicis, 1918. Creator: Unknown
"La Guerre a L'Allemande"; au Luxembourg: la fontaine Medicis, 1918. From "L'Album de la Guerre 1914-1919, Volume 2" [L'Illustration, Paris, 1924]

Background imageDefences Collection: 'La Guerre a L'Allemande'; a l'Opera: le groupe de la Danse, de Carpeaux, 1918. Creator: Unknown

"La Guerre a L'Allemande"; a l'Opera: le groupe de la Danse, de Carpeaux, 1918. Creator: Unknown
"La Guerre a L'Allemande"; a l'Opera: le groupe de la Danse, de Carpeaux, 1918. From "L'Album de la Guerre 1914-1919, Volume 2" [L'Illustration, Paris, 1924]

Background imageDefences Collection: 'La Guerre a L'Allemande'; les portails de Notre-Dame proteges par des sacs de terre, 1918

"La Guerre a L'Allemande"; les portails de Notre-Dame proteges par des sacs de terre, 1918. From "L'Album de la Guerre 1914-1919, Volume 2" [L'Illustration, Paris

Background imageDefences Collection: Amiens sous le feu; La Cathedrale d'Amiens sous le revetement qui protegeait les portails, 1918

Amiens sous le feu; La Cathedrale d'Amiens sous le revetement qui protegeait les portails, 1918. Creator: Unknown
Amiens sous le feu; La Cathedrale d'Amiens sous le revetement qui protegeait les portails, 1918. From "L'Album de la Guerre 1914-1919, Volume 2" [L'Illustration, Paris, 1924]

Background imageDefences Collection: Episodes de la bataille de Verdun; l'ouvrage de Thiaumont; l'ouvrageoccupe par nous, au... 1916

Episodes de la bataille de Verdun; l'ouvrage de Thiaumont; l'ouvrageoccupe par nous, au... 1916
Episodes de la bataille de Verdun; l'ouvrage de Thiaumont; l'ouvrageoccupe par nous, au commencement de mai. Un obus ayant penetre, le 6 mai, sous l'abri central

Background imageDefences Collection: Episodes de la bataille de Verdun; La derniere phase de la resistance du fort de Vaux, 1916

Episodes de la bataille de Verdun; La derniere phase de la resistance du fort de Vaux, 1916. Creator: Unknown
Episodes de la bataille de Verdun; La derniere phase de la resistance du fort de Vaux. Fosse de la batterie-redoute, a 400 metres en arriere du fort ou etait le poste de commandement, 1916

Background imageDefences Collection: Episodes de la bataille de Verdun; La derniere phase de la resistance du fort de Vaux, 1916

Episodes de la bataille de Verdun; La derniere phase de la resistance du fort de Vaux, 1916. Creator: Unknown
Episodes de la bataille de Verdun; La derniere phase de la resistance du fort de Vaux. Etat d'un boyau conduisant au fort de Vaux, 1916. From "Collection de la Guerre IV

Background imageDefences Collection: Episodes de la bataille de Verdun; La derniere phase de la resistance du fort de Vaux, 1916

Episodes de la bataille de Verdun; La derniere phase de la resistance du fort de Vaux, 1916. Creator: Unknown
Episodes de la bataille de Verdun; La derniere phase de la resistance du fort de Vaux. Entree d'un abri du fort de Vaux, 1916. From "Collection de la Guerre IV

Background imageDefences Collection: Episodes de la bataille de Verdun; La derniere phase de la resistance du fort de Vaux, 1916

Episodes de la bataille de Verdun; La derniere phase de la resistance du fort de Vaux, 1916. Creator: Unknown
Episodes de la bataille de Verdun; La derniere phase de la resistance du fort de Vaux. La lacis de traits noirs represente les positions allemandes devant le fort a la fin de mai; le double trait

Background imageDefences Collection: Dans le secteur de l'offensive Britannique, au Nord de la Somme; La preparation... 1916

Dans le secteur de l'offensive Britannique, au Nord de la Somme; La preparation... 1916. Creator: Unknown
Dans le secteur de l'offensive Britannique, au Nord de la Somme; La preparation d'artillerie: bombardement des lignes allemands de la Boisselle, 1916. From "Collection de la Guerre IV

Background imageDefences Collection: La Bataille de la Somme; En terrain reconquis: une batterie francaise d'artillerie de... 1916

La Bataille de la Somme; En terrain reconquis: une batterie francaise d'artillerie de... 1916. Creator: Unknown
La Bataille de la Somme; En terrain reconquis: une batterie francaise d'artillerie de campagne va prendre position pres de Dompierre, ou eclatent maintenant les projectiles de l'ennemi, 1916

Background imageDefences Collection: La Bataille de la Somme; En terrain reconquis: les formidables reseaux allemands... 1916

La Bataille de la Somme; En terrain reconquis: les formidables reseaux allemands... 1916. Creator: Unknown
La Bataille de la Somme; En terrain reconquis: les formidables reseaux allemands bouleverses devant le village de Dompierre, qui fut enleve par nos troupes le premier jour de l'attaque, 1916

Background imageDefences Collection: Exterior of the shell-proof field hospital, Citadel of Antwerp, 1832, (1833)

Exterior of the shell-proof field hospital, Citadel of Antwerp, 1832, (1833). Creator: Auguste Raffet
Exterior of the shell-proof field hospital, Citadel of Antwerp, 1832, (1833). Exterieur de l'hopital blinde'. On the left a regiment soldiers

Background imageDefences Collection: Surrender of the Citadel of Antwerp, 1832, (1833). Creator: Auguste Raffet

Surrender of the Citadel of Antwerp, 1832, (1833). Creator: Auguste Raffet
Surrender of the Citadel of Antwerp, 1832, (1833). Cheering people (civilians and soldiers) at a large fort. In the background towers of a city

Background imageDefences Collection: Building the pithead, 1832, (1833). Creator: Auguste Raffet

Building the pithead, 1832, (1833). Creator: Auguste Raffet
Building the pithead, 1832, (1833). Construction de la descente de Fosse'. Soldiers with baskets and wooden beams in a nocturnal hilly landscape

Background imageDefences Collection: Soldiers dig a trench, 1832, (1833). Creator: Auguste Raffet

Soldiers dig a trench, 1832, (1833). Creator: Auguste Raffet
Soldiers dig a trench, 1832, (1833). Ouverture de la troisieme paralelle'. Opening of the third parallel. Explosion displacing the gabions of the palisade

Background imageDefences Collection: Soldiers at a mineshaft, 1832, (1833). Creator: Auguste Raffet

Soldiers at a mineshaft, 1832, (1833). Creator: Auguste Raffet
Soldiers at a mineshaft, 1832, (1833). Communication de la descente de Fosse'. Soldiers making a fire. On the right in the foreground a large basket (gabion)

Background imageDefences Collection: Armoured battery, 1832, (1833). Creator: Auguste Raffet

Armoured battery, 1832, (1833). Creator: Auguste Raffet
Armoured battery, 1832, (1833). Soldiers and cannon; baskets or gabions. A wounded man is carried away. Part of the series of 24 prints about the siege of the Citadel of Antwerp

Background imageDefences Collection: Wei-Hai-Wei, 1898, (c1900). Creator: C Wilkinson

Wei-Hai-Wei, 1898, (c1900). Creator: C Wilkinson
Wei-Hai-Wei, 1898, (c1900). View of Weihai, formerly called Weihaiwei, a major seaport on the Yellow Sea, Shandong province, China....British diplomacy sprung its surprise on Russia and Germany

Background imageDefences Collection: View of Namur from the East during the Siege of 1695, (1695). Creator: Dirk Maes

View of Namur from the East during the Siege of 1695, (1695). Creator: Dirk Maes
View of Namur from the East during the Siege of 1695, (1695)

Background imageDefences Collection: Le Fort de Vaux; Aspect d'un angle de l'ouvrage avec les enormes blocs de beton disloques, 1916

Le Fort de Vaux; Aspect d'un angle de l'ouvrage avec les enormes blocs de beton disloques, 1916. From "Collection de la Guerre IV. L'Illustration Tome CXLVII

Background imageDefences Collection: Le Fort de Vaux; La silhouette du fort, vue du Sud-Est, 1916. Creator: Unknown

Le Fort de Vaux; La silhouette du fort, vue du Sud-Est, 1916. Creator: Unknown
Le Fort de Vaux; La silhouette du fort, vue du Sud-Est, 1916. From "Collection de la Guerre IV. L'Illustration Tome CXLVII. La Guerre Janvier, Fevrier, Mars, Avril, Mai, Juin 1916"

Background imageDefences Collection: Les combats de Douaumont; Le fosse et l'entrée principale du fort de Douaumont au debut... 1916

Les combats de Douaumont; Le fosse et l'entrée principale du fort de Douaumont au debut... 1916. Creator: Unknown
Les combats de Douaumont; Le fosse et l'entree principale du fort de Douaumont au debut de l'offensive allemande de fevrier, 1916. From "Collection de la Guerre IV

Background imageDefences Collection: The Siege of Jülich, 1621-22, c.1635. Creator: Sebastian Vrancx

The Siege of Jülich, 1621-22, c.1635. Creator: Sebastian Vrancx
The Siege of Julich, 1621-22, c.1635. Scene from the Eighty Years War. Attributed to Sebastiaen Vrancx

Background imageDefences Collection: The Siege of Sebastopol - Interior of the Redan - from a photograph by Robertson, 1856

The Siege of Sebastopol - Interior of the Redan - from a photograph by Robertson, 1856. Creator: Unknown
The Siege of Sebastopol - Interior of the Redan - from a photograph by Robertson, 1856. Crimean War. The Redan is a portion of a line of natural mounds



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