‘Missing’ postcard from World War One by Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery on Flickr.

"Fred Andrews was a soldier from Birmingham who fought during World War I. He was killed in action in 1916 at 21 years of age. His mother produced this postcard in an effort to find him, and even sent copies to Germany. The phrase ‘Nicht ermittelt’ on the card roughly translates as ‘not verified’. German officials seem to have struggled to initially determine if Fred was dead or alive."

"Exhaustion and grim determination show on the face of a British soldier on an assault course at 44th Infantry Division’s battle school at Dene Park near Tonbridge in Kent, 8 April 1942."

"He gives the "V"-for-Victory sign from the port-hole of a ship as he arrives at Singapore - and his "V" is backed by a million Indian troops and the rest of the Empire as well.", 1 December 1941

"VICTORY BASE COMPLEX, Iraq - Spc. Elibah Franklin, a supply specialist, from Beersheba, Israel, attached to Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd BCT, 82nd Airborne Division, listens to prayers and storytelling as she shares in some Sabbath challah, Jewish bread, and apples with honey, which represent sweetness, during a service celebrating Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year."

"Fusilier J W Roberts, 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, wearing a Mae West life jacket which was issued to all troops before crossing the Garigliano River, lights a cigarette."

The fighting Indian soldier. A fine study of Naik Gulab Nhan, in full cry, charging towards the camera, with fixed bayonets. He comes from the village of Amer Jaipur State.