Author Vera Brittain (1893 - 1970) as a nurse in WW I. Her 'Verses of A VAD' have just been reviewed in The Bookman. (Later mother of socialist politician Shirley Williams). VAD stands for 'Voluntary Aid Detachment' a force of women started in WW I to provide medical assistance in times of war.
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War and Conflict, World War I, (1914-1918), Battle of the Somme, France, 1st July 1916, The football used by British troops on the battlefield at Montauban, Captain Wilfred P,Nevill of the 8th East Surrey's introduced 4 footballs to his 4 platoons in an attempt to encourage them forward at zero hour, the idea being to see which platoon would be first to dribble the football up to the German front line
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Portrait of German artist and printmaker Otto Dix (1891 - 1969), 1961.
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Captain William Earl Johns (1893 - 1968) creator of the Biggles books. The Statistical Yearbook published by UNESCO reports that Biggles is the most popular schoolboy hero in the world.
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English painter Sir Stanley Spencer (1891 - 1959) in front of his altarpiece 'The Crucifixion' (for Aldenham School Chapel) in Cookham, which is nearing completion. Original Publication: People Disc - HL0291
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American writer and painter John Dos Passos (1896 - 1970) at the Gritti Palace hotel, during the International PEN Congress in Venice, September 1957.
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British writer John Ronald Reul Tolkien (1892 - 1973), sitting in his study at Merton College, Oxford, where he is a Fellow. Original Publication: Picture Post - 8464 - Professor J R R Tolkien - unpub.