World War One

  • Footballers Battalion t-shirt

    Footballers Battalion t-shirt

    Formed by volunteers in December 1914, at the start of the First World War, the Footballers' Battalion, aka 17th Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment, was made up largely of professional and amateur pl…
  • 1914 Christmas Football Truce

    1914 Christmas Football Truce

    Christmas Day 1914, for a few hours at least 'Greatcoats for Goalposts' as rank and file soldiers from the German and British front lines put down their weapons to have a game of football instead. The…
  • 1914-18 Remembrance

    1914-18 Remembrance

    Sleeve print: 1914-18 The War That Did Not End All Wars A design from renowned illustrator and Philosophy Football collaborator Dan Murrell. The silhouette of an unknown soldier, place and date a…
  •  Avro 504

    Avro 504

    In August 1914 the fledgling Royal Flying Corps (RFC) was equipped with small numbers of aircraft, of which the Avro 504 was one. A two-seater intended for reconnaissance, the Avro 504, through variou…
  • RFC Roundel

    RFC Roundel

    At the outbreak of war early British aircraft carried Union Jack markings, but these proved to be insufficiently clear in identifying friend from foe, so in October 1914 the Royal Flying Corps, preces…
  •  1914-18 Remembrance (Print)

    1914-18 Remembrance (Print)

    A strictly limited print each individually signed by the artist Dan Murrell. Highest quality silk screen production by the famous London Bop Eight printing studio. A design produced by Philosophy F…
  •  Oh! What A Lovely War

    Oh! What A Lovely War

    Joan Littlewood and her Theatre Workshop produced a ground-breaking and poignant musical entertainment about the First World War to mark its 50th anniversary. We have now reached the centenary, and Oh…
  •  C. E. Montague

    C. E. Montague

    De facto editor of the Manchester Guardian, now better known simply as the Guardian during CP Scott's period as an MP, 1895-1906, C.E. Montague was aged 47 in 1914, but dyed his hair and volunteered f…
  •  Brooke Peace1914

    Brooke Peace1914

    On the outbreak of war the early euphoria of Rupert Brooke's hymn to youthful opportunity, Peace 1914 , was typical of the popular mood. It is contrasted in our design with a vivid visual representat…
  • Passchendaele 1917

    Passchendaele 1917

    On 31st July 1917 the Third Battle of Ypres commenced, otherwise known as Passchendaele, the poignant name of a small Belgian hamlet finally captured by Canadian forces on 6 November 1917. In the …
  •  Services Rendered

    Services Rendered

    Design based on the WW1 lapel badge issued to all those honourably discharged from Britain's armed services as a result of their wounds. Commemorating all the war wounded, whether mentally or physical…
  • 1915 Fusiliers

    1915 Fusiliers

    "1st Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers, 29th Division, W Beach, Cape Helles, 25 April 1915. Sleeveprint: Remembering Gallipoli 1915-2015"

    The Gallipoli campaign was a seaborne invasion of Ottoman Turkey, an attempt to break the lethal stalemate of the northern European trench warfarer. The aim was to capture Constantinople (Istanbul), f…
  • 1915 Matilda

    1915 Matilda

    "How well I remember that terrible day How the blood stained the sand and the water And how in that hell that they called Suvla Bay We were butchered like lambs at the slaughter Johnny Turk he was ready, he primed himself well He chased us with bullets, he rained us with shells And in five minutes flat he'd blown us all to hell Nearly blew us right back to Australia But the band played Waltzing Matilda As we stopped to bury our slain We buried ours and the Turks buried theirs Then we started all over again."

    And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda was originally written and recorded by Eric Bogle before being later famously covered by The Pogues. The shirt is strictly unofficial. Unisex sizes small (36inc…
  • 1916 Somme

    1916 Somme

    On 1st July 1916, after a week-long artillery barrage of over one million shells, combined British and French armies launched the Battle of the Somme, planned in part to relieve pressure on the French…
  • Cru Verdun

    Cru Verdun

    "Cru Verdun 21 Février/20 Décembre 1916 Courage, On les aura!" Cru Verdun

    Commemorating the 2016 centenary of the colossally wasteful and largely inconclusive Battle of Verdun, our shirt marks the sacrifice of up to half a million dead, wounded and missing French soldiers. …
  • Cambrai 1917

    Cambrai 1917

    Sleeve Print :Somme, Ancre, Arras, Messines, 3rd Ypres, Cambrai 1917 20th November 1917. After British troops breached the Hindenburg Line the Germans responded with their biggest attack since 1914…