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Abandoning Collection

Background imageAbandoning Collection: Boer War; Colenso

Boer War; Colenso
BATTLE OF COLENSO Buller fails to dislodge the Boers from their positions and has to retire, abandoning ten guns

Background imageAbandoning Collection: Christmas Truce / Photo

Christmas Truce / Photo
British and German soldiers fraternising on Christmas Day abandoning their respective trenches to exchange gifts, play sports and forget the war for one day

Background imageAbandoning Collection: Sinking of the Blucher in Great War Deeds, WW1

Sinking of the Blucher in Great War Deeds, WW1
A dramatic incident in the Battle of Dogger Bank: the German armoured cruiser Blucher sinking and HMS Arethusa, British light cruiser, standing in to save life

Background imageAbandoning Collection: Ross / Victory Abandoned

Ross / Victory Abandoned
John Rosss arctic expedition: Abandoning the Victory. " They gathered on the Victory for the last time, nailed their colours to the mast, and started." Date: 1829 - 33

Background imageAbandoning Collection: Last moments of HMS Courageous by G. H. Davis

Last moments of HMS Courageous by G. H. Davis
The last moments of HMS Courageous after being torpedoed by a German U-boat: the crew abandoning ship in the failing evening light

Background imageAbandoning Collection: For Peace at almost any price - Johnnie Turk flees - WWI

For Peace at almost any price - Johnnie Turk flees - WWI
For Peace at almost any price - Johnnie Turk flees, having been let down by his German Master at the end of WWI. Baghdad and Jerusalem are abandoned

Background imageAbandoning Collection: Baby Abandoned / 1841

Baby Abandoned / 1841
A mother abandoning her child. She places the baby into a tour and sisters of the convent will receive it on the other side. Date: 1841

Background imageAbandoning Collection: Abandoning Child, Paris

Abandoning Child, Paris
A working-class couple, unable to support their child, leave it at the Hospice des Enfants- Trouves (Hospice of found infants), Paris

Background imageAbandoning Collection: Baby Abandoned / 1860

Baby Abandoned / 1860
A mother abandoning her child at a convent baby wheel

Background imageAbandoning Collection: Maximilian Deserted

Maximilian Deserted
Maximilian, Emperor of Mexico, watches the last French troops leave Mexico City, abandoning him to his fate (which turns out to be a firing-squad)


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