The British Army’s Image in Battle

Welcome to The British Army’s Image in Battle, from the Crimean to the Present. This website will contain research undertaken by students enrolled on the module IQ2/30920 in the Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth University, commencing in September 2021.

This module provides students with the opportunity to examine how soldiers, artists, photographers, journalists, film makers and others have sought to capture the British Army’s experiences of warfare from c. 1850 to the present day. Working with guidance from Dr Christopher Phillips, students will undertake a research project on any aspect of the army’s history, composition or engagements since the Victorian era.

Upon completion of this module, students will have acquired the ability to identify and evaluate original documents, to synthesize primary and secondary materials, and to present their research online in an accessible and scholarly manner.

For further information on The British Army’s Image in Battle, from the Crimean to the Present, please email Dr Christopher Phillips.

Drum head service at the Festival of Remembrance 2020 in the Royal Albert Hall (27/10/2020).
Drum head service at the Festival of Remembrance 2020 in the Royal Albert Hall (27/10/2020).
The Drumhead Service originated in the 1700s when soldiers about to go into battle required a place for reflection and remembrance of their fallen comrades in the face of difficult times ahead.
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