A History of Conflict and War Photography

 

The first of four articles by John Cogan, ARPS, introducing the earliest history of war imagery, and its importance,  with  the Romans and going  through to the American Civil War, when photography was first used to inform the general public not involved at the war front.   See the full article here.


It is also very important to acknowledge the huge part played by Commonwealth and other oversea participants, many of whom were awarded gallantry medals.
A very special few gave service which earned them the British Army's highest award the valour; the Victoria Cross.
If you click on the image below you open a document listing those from oversea who were awarded the VC.