Honoring Our Veterans

Bridgeman honors our veterans via the archives of our military collections

Bridgeman Images represents multiple archives that have rich and diverse collections focused on North American and European military history.

US Marines raising the flag on Mount Suribachi, Battle for Iwo Jima, 23rd February 1945 (b/w photo), Joe Rosenthal (1911-2006) / Private Collection / Peter Newark Military Pictures
Glider training, c.1944 (oil on canvas), C.C Turner (20th Century) / Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, Canada

Peter Newark's American Pictures is a wonderful resource for images and ephemera from the American Revolutionary War up to Vietnam, from recruiting posters to portraits of civil war soldiers to weapons and paraphenalia. We are also proud to include a subliminal collection of images from Canadian War Museum, which chronicles Canada's contribution on the international stage in both times of war and peace.

'England Expects - Are you doing your duty today?', WWI poster (colour litho), English School, (20th century) / National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK


The National Army MuseumImperial War Museum and Royal Naval Museum all chronicle England's military history from prominent people to depictions of maritime and land battles across the globe, political cartoons to maps and illustrations of uniforms. For a chronicle of 20th century wars, several German photography collections are unparalleled. 


German infantrymen in a trench on the Western Front during WWI, France, 1914-16 (b/w photo) / © SZ Photo


Girl giving a soldier a gift after the Military Parade of the National People's Army to celebrate the 32nd anniversary of the founding of East Germany, 1981 (b/w photo) / Berlin, Germany / © H.P. Stiebing


SZ Photo and H.P. Stiebing both illustrate the tragedy and eventual triumph of more recent times, from the feat of the D-Day landings, the decimation of Dresden, the horrific realities of the Nazi Holocaust to the war effort on the home front.

Mahone's Counterattack - Battle of the Crater, 2003 (oil on canvas), Don Troiani (b.1949) / Private Collection

Bridgeman Images is also proud to represent contemporary painter Don Troiani. Troiani is a prolific, traditional academic realist painter whose work focuses on highly accurate historical and military paintings mostly of the Civil War and American Revolution.


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