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Sources for business history

Sources for art history: Catalogue of the pictures of Alfred de Rothschild 1901

Sources for yachting history: Plans for Nathaniel von Rothschild's yacht Veglia 1905

Sources for natural history: Walter 2nd Lord Rothschild and his zebra carriage: c.1910

Sources for global financial history: Map of lines of the Brazil Railway Company: c.1920

Sources for business history: index cards to bank files

Sources for social history: Rothschild Hospital Paris: 1920s

Sources for business history: detail of a Rothschild bond coupon

Sources for architectural history: Halton House: 1890s

Sources for the history of travel: Lionel de Rothschild's tours of Spain: 1909

Sources for local history: Tring Park: c.1900

Sources for Royal history: shooting party with Edward Prince of Wales: 1893

Sources for political history: Lionel de Rothschild: first Jewish MP: 1858

Sources for sporting history: St Amant winner of the Derby: 1904

Sources for local history: gardeners at Aston Clinton: 1899

Sources for Rothschild family history: Lionel de Rothschild's yacht Rhodora: 1927

Sources for London history: entrance to New Court: 1965

Sources for design history: plans for Lionel de Rothschild's Rolls-Royce: 1930

Sources for business history: Rothschild gold bars produced by the Royal Mint Refinery: 1930s

Sources for business history: letters of August Belmont Rothschild Agent in New York: 1860s

The New Court Vitrine: Croix de Guerre awarded to Robert de Rothschild, 1919

The New Court Vitrine, curated by The Rothschild Archive, recalls the cases of treasures and cabinets of curiosity that graced the great Rothschild houses.

Croix de Guerre awarded to Robert de Rothschild (1880-1946), 1919. He was awarded the Croix de Guerre with two citations: one bronze star (mentioned at regiment or brigade level) and one bronze palm (cited at army level).  

War service of Robert de Rothschild

When the Armistice was reached in November 1918, Robert de Rothschild, Officier interprete de 2° classe de la 133ème Division, was at Chimay in Belgium. He had voluntarily enlisted in the French army as a trainee interpreter in the 1899/1900 intake. During the war he was acknowledged by his commanding officer, Général Grégoire, for his brave actions during a reconnaissance mission on 19 July 1917. He later joined the 133rd Infantry Division under the command of Général Valentin. 

Robert was officially demobbed on 21 January 1919 after distinguished service. He was named Chevalier de la légion d'honneur by decree of 12 July 1919, on the report of the Minister of War. A photograph taken at Les Invalides, possibly to receive the légion d’honneur, captures Robert in uniform with his Croix de Guerre proudly on display.

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