Photograph: Bren practice. Shows two men lying on their stomachs, one is holding a Bren gun and the other is adjusting the gun. From a photograph album containing 620 photographs compiled by Maj Wilfred Herbert James Sale, MC, 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), 1940-1941. With captions taken from a separate index volume. Associated with World War Two (1939-1945). Date: 1941
© The National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library
Splitting of the Atom - apparatus used by Dr J D Cockcroft
Dr John D Cockcroft listening for sounds indicating atomic disintegration brought about by the bombardment with high-velocity protons of the lithium nucleus, which appears to break up into two helium nuclei. Physicists Cockcroft and E T S Walton developed the Cockcroft-Walton accelerator to artificially accelerate atomic particles to high energies, to enable them to observe the results of splitting the atom. At the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Comic Postcard - Advantageous vantage point
Comic Postcard - An advantageous vantage point! A workman adjusting a gas main keeps a score of the choice of underwear of the ladies passing above his vantage point pavement manhole cover). He has made a score for blue and pink and now (wide-eyed) is about to score the first hit for Nil !! The dangers of the lit cigarette and lit blowtorch appear to have completely been forgotten...! Date: circa 1950s
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection