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Background imageActions Collection: Japan - Geisha - See no evil, Hear no evil, speak no evil

Japan - Geisha - See no evil, Hear no evil, speak no evil
Japan - Three Geisha girls - miming the phrase See no evil, Hear no evil, speak no evil. Date: circa 1904

Background imageActions Collection: Army Chaplain in Great War Deeds, WW1

Army Chaplain in Great War Deeds, WW1
An Army Chaplain holding a night service on the battlefield, with a packing case as an altar and a tin mug as a chalice. Reproduction of a painting by A C Michael in Great War Deeds

Background imageActions Collection: The Five ALLs - John Kay

The Five ALLs - John Kay
Satirical cartoon by Scottish caricaturist John Kay (1742-1826) entitled The Five All s, depicting five characters and their interpretations of their reltion to All

Background imageActions Collection: HMS Good Hope in Great War Deeds, WW1

HMS Good Hope in Great War Deeds, WW1
HMS Good Hope of the British Royal Navy going down with her last guns firing, in an action against overwhelming odds off the coast of Chile, South America

Background imageActions Collection: Actions of the Somme Crossings 1918

Actions of the Somme Crossings 1918
Actions of the Somme Crossings, Nesle Sector. Men of the 20th British Division and of the 22nd French Division in hastily dug rifle pits covering a road at the Battle of the Somme on the Western

Background imageActions Collection: Corporate J. L. Dawson VC

Corporate J. L. Dawson VC
Corporal James Lennox Dawson VC of the Royal Engineers (1891-1967) pictured performing the action for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross in October 1915

Background imageActions Collection: Lance-Corporal Jarvis in Great War Deeds, WW1

Lance-Corporal Jarvis in Great War Deeds, WW1
Lance-Corporal Charles A Jarvis of the Royal Engineers, winning the Victoria Cross by fixing a firing charge for the demolition of a bridge, under heavy fire

Background imageActions Collection: Strike at Covent Garden

Strike at Covent Garden
Covent Garden market suffering from strike actions; a single cart leaving the market has to be protected by three policemen

Background imageActions Collection: Shakespeare quotes illustrated - the language of her body

Shakespeare quotes illustrated - the language of her body
Shakespeare quotes illustrated: " Theres language in her eye, her cheek, her lip - nay, her foot speaks" (" And this is the woman I have married" )

Background imageActions Collection: Vietnamese Patriotic Poster

Vietnamese Patriotic Poster - Family supported and protected by the actions of the husband Date: circa mid-1970s

Background imageActions Collection: The Poultry Yard

The Poultry Yard
This oil painting shows a large array of different birds in a poultry yard, performing different actions. Date: circa 1690

Background imageActions Collection: Australian 5th Division Memorial, Polygon Wood

Australian 5th Division Memorial, Polygon Wood
The memorial stands on the old rifle buttes and overlooks both the Polygon Wood CWGC Cemetery and the New Zealand National Memorial

Background imageActions Collection: Canadian Rifles and VCs Memorials, Passchendaele

Canadian Rifles and VCs Memorials, Passchendaele
Three flat black marble plaques mark the part played by the 3rd Canadian Division, the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles and the 3rd (Toronto)

Background imageActions Collection: Wall Plaque to Canadian 1st Parachute Bn, Normandy

Wall Plaque to Canadian 1st Parachute Bn, Normandy
This is on the wall of house No.3 rue de l Eglise, behind the church and the local War memorial, in Bricqueville/Robehomme

Background imageActions Collection: Waterloo : a guide explains to tourists visiting the battlefield just where the actions

Waterloo : a guide explains to tourists visiting the battlefield just where the actions of the 1815 battle took place. Date: 1888

Background imageActions Collection: Puritan demonstrations against monarchy, 1643

Puritan demonstrations against monarchy, 1643
Puritan demonstrations in London against the monarchy. Their actions included pulling down the cross at Cheapside and burning Catholic texts where the cross had stood. Date: May 1643

Background imageActions Collection: Sacheverell Cards

Sacheverell Cards
Henry Sacheverell (1674-1724) was an English high church Anglican clergyman who achieved nationwide fame in 1709 after preaching an incendiary 5 November sermon denouncing the Whig government

Background imageActions Collection: Royal Horse Artillery in Great War Deeds, WW1

Royal Horse Artillery in Great War Deeds, WW1
Sergeant-Major Dorrell and Sergeant Nelson of the Royal Horse Artillery, remaining alone to work the last gun of L Battery during the retreat from Mons

Background imageActions Collection: Royal Field Artillery in Great War Deeds, WW1

Royal Field Artillery in Great War Deeds, WW1
Captain Douglas Reynolds, Driver J H C Drain and Driver F Luke of the Royal Field Artillery, saving the gun from hostile fire at Le Cateau, for which they won the Victoria Cross

Background imageActions Collection: Defeat of Prussian Guard in Great War Deeds, WW1

Defeat of Prussian Guard in Great War Deeds, WW1
The defeat of the Prussian Guard near Ypres, Belgium, by the British Army. Reproduction of a painting by R Caton Woodville Great War Deeds

Background imageActions Collection: Lorries of Army Service Corps in Great War Deeds, WW1

Lorries of Army Service Corps in Great War Deeds, WW1
A train of motor lorries of the Army Service Corps charging through a body of German cavalry. Reproduction of a painting by Frederic de Haenen in Great War Deeds

Background imageActions Collection: Panayot Ivanov Hitov (1830 A?o??n? 1918). Was a Bulgarian

Panayot Ivanov Hitov (1830 A?o??n? 1918). Was a Bulgarian hajduk, national revolutionary and voivode. Engraving. The Spanish and American illustration, 1876. Colored

Background imageActions Collection: HMS Glasgow in Great War Deeds, WW1

HMS Glasgow in Great War Deeds, WW1
HMS Glasgow, cruiser of the British Royal Navy, in the Battle of the Falkland Islands, during which the German ship Leipzig was set on fire and sunk

Background imageActions Collection: Canadian Light Infantry in Great War Deeds, WW1

Canadian Light Infantry in Great War Deeds, WW1
A gallant trio of Canadian sharpshooters (Princess Patricias Canadian Light Infantry), nicknamed The Three Musketeers, holding a mound all day on the Western Front under all kinds of fire

Background imageActions Collection: HMS Lion of the Royal Navy in Great War Deeds, WW1

HMS Lion of the Royal Navy in Great War Deeds, WW1
Vice-Admiral Beattys flagship, the battle cruiser HMS Lion of the Royal Navy, towed into port amid cheers after a victory in the North Sea

Background imageActions Collection: HMS Gloucester in Great War Deeds, WW1

HMS Gloucester in Great War Deeds, WW1
HMS Gloucester of the British Royal Navy single-handedly fighting two German ships, the Goeben and the Breslau. Reproduction of a painting by Norman Wilkinson in Great War Deeds

Background imageActions Collection: Naik Darwan Sing Negi in Great War Deeds, WW1

Naik Darwan Sing Negi in Great War Deeds, WW1
Naik Darwan Sing Negi of the Garhwal Rifles, Indian Army, leading round the traverses at Festubert on the Western Front, winning the Victoria Cross for his bravery

Background imageActions Collection: Fourth Guards Brigade in Great War Deeds, WW1

Fourth Guards Brigade in Great War Deeds, WW1
The Fourth Guards Brigade, including the Coldstream Guards, fighting the Germans in the narrow streets of Landrecies during the retreat from Mons

Background imageActions 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 imageActions Collection: Great War Deeds, Illustrated London News

Great War Deeds, Illustrated London News
Special panorama supplement produced by the Illustrated London News in 1915 - Great War Deeds featuring heroic actions of the First World War depicted by a number of ILN artists including Richard

Background imageActions Collection: The actions of the Grand Cond鬠siege of Dunkirk

The actions of the Grand Cond鬠siege of Dunkirk
The actions of the Grand Cond鬠 siege of Dunkirk and Furnes, 1646. Painting by Sauveur Le Conte (h.1659-1694). Gallery of Battles. Oil on canvas. FRANCE. PICARDY. OISE. Chantilly

Background imageActions Collection: Japan - Japanese tea ceremony

Japan - Japanese tea ceremony Date: circa 1905

Background imageActions Collection: Honour Was Satisfied by H M Bateman

Honour Was Satisfied by H M Bateman, or, The Seasons Retrospect. This illustration shows a man hunting, but is such a bad shot that he hits nothing

Background imageActions Collection: Diomedes, Greek Hero

Diomedes, Greek Hero
DIOMEDES, son of Tydeus and Deipyle, Achaean leader in the siege of Troy and hero of many notable actions in the Iliad. Date: BCE

Background imageActions Collection: Sir Thomas Allin

Sir Thomas Allin
SIR THOMAS ALLIN Naval commander, Royalist, who distinguished himself in numerous actions against the French and Dutch, being much favoured by Prince Rupert. Date: 1612 - 1685

Background imageActions Collection: Revolution / Lisbon / 1931

Revolution / Lisbon / 1931
Revolutionary actions in Lisbon. (Top Left) Rebels attack barracks. (Top Right) The government forces fight back. (Bottom) A group of the rebels. Date: 26 August 1931

Background imageActions Collection: Michael O Leary, Irish Guards, in Great War Deeds, WW1

Michael O Leary, Irish Guards, in Great War Deeds, WW1
Lance-Corporal Michael O Leary of the Irish Guards, practically capturing the enemys position by himself and saving a British company by charging barricades

Background imageActions Collection: Royal Naval Air Service in Great War Deeds, WW1

Royal Naval Air Service in Great War Deeds, WW1
Flight Commander Hewlett of the Royal Naval Air Service (before the RAF was formed) almost colliding with a mast of a German warship during the air raid on Cuxhaven on Christmas Day 1914

Background imageActions Collection: Men of the Australian Navy in Great War Deeds, WW1

Men of the Australian Navy in Great War Deeds, WW1
Men of the Australian Navy, on board the HMAS Sydney, cheering and crying as the defeated and sinking German cruiser Emden turned to run ashore

Background imageActions Collection: Territorial Corps in Great War Deeds, WW1

Territorial Corps in Great War Deeds, WW1
The Territorial Corps of the British Army giving a glorious lead and example to all those fighting in France -- the London Scottish making an epoch in British military history

Background imageActions Collection: Naval Division in Great War Deeds, WW1

Naval Division in Great War Deeds, WW1
The Royal Marine and Naval Brigades (Naval Division) of the British Royal Navy being guided by Colonel Seely in a car, leaving Antwerp after their gallant defence

Background imageActions Collection: Royal West Kents in Great War Deeds, WW1

Royal West Kents in Great War Deeds, WW1
The Queens Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) gallantly holding a road on the Western Front at a critical time. Reproduction of a painting by A C Michael in Great War Deeds

Background imageActions Collection: Ninth Lancers in Great War Deeds, WW1

Ninth Lancers in Great War Deeds, WW1
The Ninth (Queens Royal) Lancers charging to recapture British guns temporarily in the hands of the Germans, a deed that won the Victoria Cross for Captain F O Grenfell

Background imageActions Collection: Title page of Great War Deeds, Illustrated London News

Title page of Great War Deeds, Illustrated London News
Title page of Great War Deeds, a special panorama supplement produced by the Illustrated London News in 1915, featuring heroic actions of the First World War. Date: 1915

Background imageActions Collection: British rescuing men from German destroyer, Heligoland, WW1

British rescuing men from German destroyer, Heligoland, WW1
British sailors rescuing men of a German destroyer, under fire, at the Battle of Heligoland Bight - a gallant deed officially recognised by Germany

Background imageActions Collection: MORLA, Tom᳠de (1752-1820). Spanish general, famous

MORLA, Tom᳠de (1752-1820). Spanish general, famous
MORLA, Tom᳠ de (1752-1820). Spanish general, famous for his actions in the Peninsular War. Oil on canvas

Background imageActions Collection: Suffragette Arson Hurst Park

Suffragette Arson Hurst Park. Shows the destroyed Grand Stand at Hurst Park Racecourse, 8th June 1913, caused by an arson attack by militant suffragettes Kitty Marion (1871-1944) and Betty Giveen

Background imageActions Collection: Actions against U-boats in Atlantic by G. H. Davis

Actions against U-boats in Atlantic by G. H. Davis
Two successful actions against German U-boats in the Atlantic during the Second World War. Date: 1944



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