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"At the going down of the sun

and in the morning,

we will remember them."

THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

 Each 0, 3 L. ceramic mug has High-quality, full-colour printing and makes a Great gift idea

for friends and family.

Gallery Solace. The Great War 1914-1918 Collectable Mug. Sir Douglas Haig The most controversial of all the military commanders


Gallery Solace. The Great War 1914-1918 Collectable Mug. Nicholas II, Emperor and Autocrat of All the Russias


Gallery Solace. The Great War 1914-1918 Collectable Mug. SIR JOHN FRENCH commander of the British Expeditionary Force


Gallery Solace. The Great War 1914-1918 Collectable Mug. FERDINAND FOCH He served as general in the French army during World War I


King George V

George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert; 3 June 1865 – 20 January 1936) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 until his death in 1936. Grandson of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. As a result of the First World War the other empires in Europe fell, while his expanded to its greatest extent. In 1917, he became the first monarch of the House of Windsor, which he renamed from the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha as a result of anti-German public feeling.

My ProductKing George V COLLECTABLE MUG

Nicholas II of Russia

18 May 1868 – 17 July 1918 Nicholas II, Emperor and Autocrat of All the Russias ruled from 1894 until his abdication on 15 March 1917. Nicholas II abdicated following the February Revolution of 1917. At Ipatiev House in Yekaterinburg, Nicholas II, his wife, his son, his four daughters, the family's medical doctor, the Tsar's valet, the Empress' lady-in-waiting and the family's cook were all executed in the same room by the Bolsheviks on the night of 16/17 July 1918.

Nicholas II of Russia COLLECTABLE MUG

Franz Joseph I of Austria

18 August 1830 – 21 November 1916. Emperor of Austria, King of Bohemia and Apostolic King of Hungary from 1848 until 1916. Franz Joseph died in the Schönbrunn Palace in 1916, aged 86, in the middle of the war. He was succeeded by his grandnephew Karl. But two years later, after defeat in World War I, the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy dissolved. His 68-year reign is the third-longest in the recorded history of Europe.

Franz Joseph I of Austria COLLECTABLE MUG

Karl I of Austria

17 August 1887 – 1 April 1922. The last Emperor of Austria, the last King of Hungary, the last King of Bohemia, Croatia and the last King of Galicia and Lodomeria and the last monarch of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine. He reigned as Karl I as Emperor of Austria and Charles IV as King of Hungary from 1916 until 1918, when he "renounced participation" in state affairs, but did not abdicate. He spent the remaining years of his life attempting to restore the monarchy until his death in 1922. Following his beatification by the Catholic Church, he has become commonly known as Blessed Karl.


Albert I of Belgium

8 April 1875 – 17 February 1934. Reigned as King of the Belgians from 1909 until 1934.Born Albert Léopold Clément Marie Meinrad. "I rule a nation, not a road!" He responded to the German desire to move soldiers through his country. King Albert took personal command of the Belgian army, through the Siege of Antwerp and the Battle of the Yser, when the Belgian army was driven back to a tiny strip of Belgian territory,for the next four years in trenches behind the River Yser, he fought with his troops and shared their dangers, while his wife, Queen Elisabeth, worked as a nurse at the front. The King also allowed his 14-year-old son, Prince Leopold, to enlist in the Belgian army as a private and fight in the ranks

Albert I of Belgium COLLECTABLE MUG


20 August 1860 – 15 October 1934. Elected President of the Republic in 1913,Poincare became Premier and Foreign Minister in January 1912 of a coalition government and president in January 1913, defeating Georges Clemenceau he moved to strengthen France's armed forces for the eventuality of war. A bill increasing the duration of national service to three years was passed, and alliances with Britain and Russia strengthened. Following the armistice Poincare called for harsh remedies against Germany, and for future guarantees of French security. Partly frustrated in this, he consequently regarded the Versailles treaty as too lax in its treatment of Germany.



28 March 1862 – 7 March 1932 Served eleven terms as Prime Minister of France during the French Third Republic and won the 1926 Nobel Peace Prize. Briand succeeded Clemenceau as Prime Minister in 1909, serving until 1911, and served again for a few months in 1913. In October 1915, following on French defeats in the First World War, Briand again became Prime Minister, and, for the first time, Foreign Minister, succeeding René Viviani and Théophile Delcassé respectively. His tenure was not particularly successful, and he resigned in March 1917 as a result of disagreements over the prospective Nivelle Offensive.


David Lloyd George

17 January 1863 – 26 March 1945 Prime Minister of the United Kingdom at the head of a wartime coalition government between the years 1916-1922 and was the Leader of the Liberal Party from 1926-1931. Guided the Empire through the First World War to victory over Germany. He was a major player at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 that reordered the world after the Great War. Lloyd George was a devout evangelical and an icon of 20th century liberalism as the founder of the welfare state. He is regarded as having made a greater impact on British public life than any other 20th century leader, thanks to his leadership of the war effort, his postwar role in reshaping Europe, and his introduction of the welfare state before the war.

David Lloyd George COLLECTABLE MUG


12 January 1852 - 3 January 1931 He is most known for regrouping the retreating allied armies to defeat the Germans at the strategically decisive First Battle of the Marne in 1914. His popularity led to his nickname Papa Joffre.Made Marshal of France, the first man to receive that rank under the Third Republic, but his role was little more than ceremonial. Following the catastrophic defeats of France's ally Romania, Joffre was appointed as head of the French Military Mission aimed at reforming the Romanian army. He spent the first part of 1917 there. In June 1917, he was appointed head of the French military mission to the USA, then leader of the Supreme War Council in 1918. In 1918, Mount Joffre in Western Canada was named after him. He retired in 1919 and was made a member of the Académie Française.



28 September 1852 – 22 May 1925 French was promoted to Field Marshal in 1913 following a varied and distinguished career. He was given command of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) which was deployed to Europe in the opening days of the war in August 1914. Following the Mons campaign, he feared for the very survival of the BEF and urged that they be withdrawn. It required an emergency visit from Kitchener, the Secretary of War, in September 1914 to stiffen French's resolve. Once the war of manoeuvre ended French's mood switched to one of over-optimism, in the Autumn of 1915 he was once again reluctant to co-operate with the French and had to be urged into action. In the campaigning which followed, his incapability again became evident, coupled with poor judgement, which compelled his replacement in December 1915 by his then deputy, Douglas Haig.



2 October 1851 – 20 March 1929 He served as general in the French army during World War I and was made Marshal of France in its final year. Shortly after the start of the Spring Offensive, Germany's final attempt to win the war, Foch was chosen as supreme commander of the Allied armies, a position that he held until 11 November 1918, when he accepted the German request for an armistice. He advocated peace terms that would make Germany unable to pose a threat to France ever again. His words after the Treaty of Versailles, "This is not a peace. It is an armistice for twenty years" would prove exactly prophetic; World War II started almost twenty years later.


Sir Douglas Haig

Haig commanded 1st Army Corps within the BEF as Lieutenant General which served with distinction at Mons and at First Ypres. He was appointed the new Commander in Chief of the BEF on 10 December 1915. The most controversial of all the military commanders, adored by his men despised by most historians. For ever associated with the slaughter at the Somme and Passchendaele Haig's hand was largely forced by the pressure placed by the French for constant relief on the Western Front, on the Somme in 1916 and at Passchendaele in 1917.From 1921 Haig dedicated the remainder of his life to service in the Royal British Legion (which he helped to establish), caring for the welfare of the troops who served under him during the war.

Sir Douglas Haig died on 28 January 1928



24 April 1856 – 23 July 1951. Pétain distinguished himself in World War I, and was hailed as a French hero and the "Saviour of Verdun".Pétain served briefly as Army Chief of Staff April 1917. He then became Commander-in-Chief of the French army, replacing General Nivelle, whose disastrous Chemin des Dames offensive failed in April 1917, provoking widespread mutinies in the French Army. Pétain put an end to the mutinies by selective punishment of ringleaders and held off from major French offensives until the Americans arrived in force on the front lines in early summer of 1918, Pétain emerged from the war as a national hero and was made a Marshal of France.