The End of the Great War

The End of the Great War

November 2018 marks the centenary of the end of the First World War

From 2014 to 2018, people across the globe have come together to commemorate those who lived, fought and in many cases died during this global conflict. Since 2014, we have been working hard on a digitisation project to research and document the personal photograph albums of soldiers and families caught up in the Great War.

"History of Reinforcement Battalion 161" (album collected together by a Captain Rottländer, 1917): double page with photographs and map. (AKG1673824)
"History of Reinforcement Battalion 161" (album collected together by a Captain Rottländer, 1917): double page with photographs and map. (AKG1673824)

We have also been researching deep into our own archives and those of our partner agencies to add to our already extensive collection of images from the period. These selections of images focus on the First World War from beginning to end. Many images are available exclusively through akg-images, with more related to the topics available on our website.

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akg-images illustrate the history of world culture through an iconographic collection which spans archaeology and history through to performing arts, fine art and photography. Founded in 1945 and still independent, we work with world renowned cultural institutes, artists and private collections enabling media professionals to license unparalleled and unique imagery. We have been working with leading companies worldwide for over 20 years, licensing high quality imagery for a variety of editorial and commercial projects.

Our online collection of over 10 million images covers a variety of topics, including:

-      Fine Art and architecture

-      History and politics

-      Culture (cinema, performing arts, fashion, personalities, sport)

-      Science and Technology

-      Civilisations (archaeology, religion, human activity, maps)

-      Natural History

Get in touch with us to arrange complimentary picture research for your projects. 

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