Salvador Allende, President of Chile
The 29th President of Chile, Salvador Allende (Salvador Isabelino del Sagrado Corazn de Jess Allende Gossens, 1908-1973). Seen here accompanied by armed guards in the Presidential (Moneda) Palace, Chile. Allende was deposed by General Augusto Pinochet in a military coup on 11 September 1973, and committed suicide the same day. Above the photograph is a reference to a German documentary film, Im Feuer Bestanden, made by Walter Heynowski and Gerhard Scheumann in 1978, depicting the final hours in the Moneda Palace.
© Mary Evans / Marx Memorial Library
The Battle of Pacocha'; Action between HMS 'Shah' and 'Ameth
Engraving showing the battle between HMS 'Shah' and 'Amethyst' and the Peruvian Ironclad turret ship 'Huascar' on the 29th May 1877. The 'Huascar' had been taken over by some Peruvian revolutionaries and declared a 'pirate' by the Peruvian government. The 'Shah' and 'Amethyst' were ordered to protect British Merchant Shipping and after the 'Huascar' had stopped several British merchant ships, the Royal Navy decided to hunt down the 'Huascar'. In the action depicted, the 70 guns of the British ships were unable to do much damage to the 'Huascar' as she was an heavily-built ironclad. In return the gunnery crew of the 'Huascar' was not well drilled enough to hit the British ships much. In desperation the 'Shah' launched a Whitehead torpedo at the 'Huascar', but the Peruvian ship was able to dodge it with some ease. The battle became a stalemate and the two sides slipped away after the fall of darkness. Reputedly this was the last action by a wooden warship, firing a broadside of muzzle-loading guns and the first use of a torpedo in anger.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Indian soldiers in trench, Gallipoli, 1915
Indian soldiers in trench, Gallipoli, 1915.Photograph by Reggie Savory, 1915.Sikh soldiers of 29th Indian Infantry Brigade rest in a trench, probably in the Cape Helles area. They are armed with Short Magazine Lee Enfield Rifles (SMLE). Their brigade landed at Gallipoli on 1 May 1915.Associated with World War One, Gallipoli (1915-1916).From an album of 99 photographs, the second of two photograph albums compiled by Lt (later Lt Gen Sir) Reginald Arthur Savory, 14th Sikh Regiment. Date: 1915
© The National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library