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Amphibious Collection (#2)

Background imageAmphibious Collection: Once More into the Breach - a Walrus to the rescue

Once More into the Breach - a Walrus to the rescue
Humorous illustration by E.G Oakley-Beuttler depicting the air-sea rescue by a Shagbat amphibious biplane(known as a Walrus) over the North Sea during World War Two

Background imageAmphibious Collection: Bombina bombina, european fire-bellied toad

Bombina bombina, european fire-bellied toad
Watercolour on paper by Joan Beauchamp Procter (1897-1931). Held in the Library and Archives

Background imageAmphibious Collection: Amoeba proteus, amoebae

Amoeba proteus, amoebae
A glass model of amoebae, created by Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka in the late nineteenth century and held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageAmphibious Collection: DUKW powered ferry on the Great Chindwin River, Burma

DUKW powered ferry on the Great Chindwin River, Burma - circa 1945. The DUKW (popularly pronounced " duck" ) is a six-wheel-drive amphibious truck that was designed by General Motors

Background imageAmphibious Collection: Invasion craft of MONT FLEURY, NORMANDY

Invasion craft of MONT FLEURY, NORMANDY
Photograph: Invasion craft of MONT FLEURY, NORMANDY, 0900 hours, 7th June, 1944. In the foreground is a DUKW (amphibious 3-ton lorry)

Background imageAmphibious Collection: Amphibious tanks moving through a town, June 1944

Amphibious tanks moving through a town, June 1944
Colour transparency showing amphibious tanks moving through a town, June 1944. Associated with World War Two, North West Europe (1944-1945). Date: 1944

Background imageAmphibious Collection: Allied Invasion forces gather

Allied Invasion forces gather
The scene in an English village in May 1944, as the Allied forces gather in preparation for the invasion of the continent

Background imageAmphibious Collection: European coastline 1944

European coastline 1944
A double page spread of The Illustrated London News, published less than a month before the Allied D-Day Normandy landings

Background imageAmphibious Collection: Firefighting duck vehicle on manoeuvres

Firefighting duck vehicle on manoeuvres
A firefighting duck vehicle on manoeuvres in the Torpoint-Saltash area on 10 April 1946. This amphibious vehicle was loaned by the army. It could travel on land and water, and carried a crew of ten

Background imageAmphibious Collection: Seaplanes of 1918

Seaplanes of 1918
Latest Navy aircrafts. Seaplanes in there present stage of development of 1918 for World War One purposes may be roughly divided into three classes

Background imageAmphibious Collection: Allied Armour heading into Holland; Second World War, 1944

Allied Armour heading into Holland; Second World War, 1944
Illustration showing Allied units heading up the Eindhoven to Nijmegen road in Holland during September 1944. In the foreground of this image one can see a tank destroyer, a despatch rider

Background imageAmphibious Collection: Bicycle Boat

Bicycle Boat
A Bicycle Boat, a new type of boat, which can be used as a comfortable sidecar on land and a paddleboat on water! The pedals of the bicycle work the paddles. Date: early 1930s

Background imageAmphibious Collection: Fearless-class amphibious assult ship

Fearless-class amphibious assult ship

Background imageAmphibious Collection: Bullfrog. Ranidae amphibian. Engraving from a

Bullfrog. Ranidae amphibian. Engraving from a painting by F.Padr󮠅 ngraving

Background imageAmphibious Collection: European Common Frog. Amphibians. Engraving after

European Common Frog. Amphibians. Engraving after a drawing by a F.Padr󮠅 ngraving

Background imageAmphibious Collection: The amphibious periscope 1915

The amphibious periscope 1915
Different ways of using a periscope in The First War World. British soldier looking through periscope in the trenches, an officer using a periscope on board a german submarine. Date: 1915

Background imageAmphibious Collection: A German Bicycle Boat

A German Bicycle Boat
A bicycle boat on a street in Germany. Date: early 1930s

Background imageAmphibious Collection: German troops at Oesel Island

German troops at Oesel Island
German troops, wearing lifebelts, in a small boat having disembarked from the larger troopship alongside, prepare to make an amphibious landing on Oesel Island (Saaremaa)

Background imageAmphibious Collection: Amphibious Car, France, 1909

Amphibious Car, France, 1909
Photograph of a Canot-Automobile Ravailler amphibious car taking to the water, France, 1909. The car had a 14-hp engine, capable of 40km per hour on land and 10km per hour on the water

Background imageAmphibious Collection: Cross-Channel on Top

Cross-Channel on Top
A French inventor proposes an amphibious train which rides over any water that flows in its way. Think, all that money invested in the Channel Tunnel could have been saved !

Background imageAmphibious Collection: Gossip about Fairies 40

Gossip about Fairies 40
Sometimes water nymphs and land-based fairies meet at the waters edge for a friendly frolic, which may result in mer-babies or other amphibious offpring

Background imageAmphibious Collection: Amphibious Torpedo Boat

Amphibious Torpedo Boat
Amphibious Torpedo-Boat

Background imageAmphibious Collection: Amphibious Tank

Amphibious Tank Capable of Operating Underwater

Background imageAmphibious Collection: Darwin / Ancestor Cartoon

Darwin / Ancestor Cartoon
CHARLES DARWIN English naturalist Cartoon of the Darwinian ancestor; " For O it is such a Norrible Tail!"



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