Lieutenant General Sir Richard Ernest William Turner VC, KCB, KCMG, DSO (25 July 1871 – 19 June 1961) was a Canadian army officer during the Boer War and World War I, and a recipient of the Victoria Cross. While Turner always displayed great personal courage while under fire, he lacked the acumen for brigade- and division-sized tactics, and the men under his command during World War I suffered grievous losses in several battles before he was moved into administrative roles.
BATTLES MONTE CASSINO JANUARY - MAY 1944 (NA 15352) Commander of the Polish 2nd Corps, Lieutenant General Władysław Anders and the Commander of the Allied Armies in Italy, General the Hon Sir Harold Alexander salute, after General Alexander had invested General Anders with the Order of the Bath in recognition of Polish services at Cassino. Lieutenant Eugeniusz Lubomirski, General Anders' adjutant, is standing behind his commander.
Luftwaffe Lieutenant-General Gerhard "Gerd" Barkhorn, the second greatest fighter ace of all time (right after fellow Luftwaffe pilot Erich Hartmann). He was awarded the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords, though not Diamonds even after his 300th confirmed combat victory, on 5 January 1945. With the German defeat, he was taken prisoner by the allies while still in hospital from wounds suffered during his last mission. He was released shortly after in September of 1945 .
Captain George Miller Bligh by Mather Brown. A half-length facing portrait to the left in captain's (over three years) undress uniform, 1795-1812, with gold epaulettes. Bligh became a captain in 1808. As a lieutenant he was severely wounded by a musket ball at the Battle of Trafalgar and was in 'Victory's' cockpit when Nelson died there (see BHC2894). The artist was an American-born painter who worked in England.
WINSTON CHURCHILL EIGHTH ARMY HEADQUARTERS ITALY 26 AUGUST 1944 (TR 2272) Object description The Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Winston Churchill, MP, with the Commander of the Eighth Army, Lieutenant General Sir Oliver Leese (left) and the Supreme Allied Commander in the Mediterranean, General Sir Harold Alexander at the headquarters of General Leese near Monte Maggio. A caravan is partly visible in the background.