The F.A. Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, 1923
Aerial photograph of Wembley Stadium before the start of the 1923 F.A. Cup Final between Bolton Wanderers and West Ham United. This was the first Cup Final held at the then brand-new Wembley Stadium, which had been built in 300 days at a cost of 750, 000. Before the match began a crowd of about 100, 000 (most without a ticket) stormed through the gates and into the stadium. This meant that there was approximately 200, 000 people in a ground designed for 127, 000. The photograph shows the scene as the spectators moved onto the pitch, due to the pressure of people behind them. The match started 40 minutes late and was won by Bolton 2-0"
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Volunteers undergoing physical checks, 1943
Photograph of volunteers undergoing physical checks, 1943 (c).Potential recruits to the 5th Mahratta Light Infantry undergo weight tests at the regimental depot at Belgaum. At the outbreak of World War Two, the Indian Army numbered around 200, 000 men. As the war progressed the Army would expand to become the largest all-volunteer force in history, rising to over 2.5 million men in size. The 5th Mahratta Light Infantry was one of the many Indian regiments that grew enormously, from five regular battalions to over 20 wartime battalions.From album of 37 photographs associated with 5th Mahratta Light Infantry, compiled by Maj C W Boultwood, 1943 (c).Associated with World War Two (1939-1945). Date: circa 1943
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Floor mosaic. About 200 AD. Aion, god of Eternity, surrounde
Floor mosaic. About 200 AD From a Roman villa near Sentium (Sassferrato) in the Marches. Aion, god of Eternity, surrounded by a zodiac wheel, the seated earth mother Tellus, the personifications of the four seasons as well as the sprounting foliage of the trees point to the beneficial change of the seasons. Glyptothek. Munich. Germany.
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