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Choose from 359 pictures in our Attempt collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


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George Leigh Mallory (1886-1924)

Photographic portrait of George Leigh Mallory, the British climber who took part in three expeditions to Everest in the 1920's, pictured in 1924. Mallory and Andrew Irvine, the British climbers, were last seen by N.E. Odell near the Second Step during their attempt to climb Everest on 8th June 1924. They did not return from their attempt and the question of whether they reached the summit remains.

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

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The End of Sir John Franklin's Arctic Expedition, 1845

Engraving showing the end of Sir John Franklin's ill-fated Arctic expedition of 1845, entitled 'They Forged the last link with their lives'. This engraving was taken from a painting by W. Thomas Smith, exhibited in the Royal Academy in 1896. In 1845 the British Admiralty sent two polar exploration ships, HMS 'Erebus' and HMS 'Terror', to look for the Northwest passage round the northern coast of Canada. The expedition, commanded by Sir John Franklin, disappeared from view late in 1845 and none of the men were ever seen again. In fact the ships made it to the King William Island region, then got stuck in the ice. With supplies running out the surviving crew abandoned ship and headed south. However, none made it to safety and it is all died from disease, exposure or starvation. This image shows the end of that desperate attempt to reach safety. From 1848 onwards a number of relief expeditions were sent to find Franklin, but it was only in 1859 that Francis Leopold McClintock was finally able to confirm Franklin's fate.

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

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Start of Major Wood's Unlucky Flight - Receiving a blessing

Major J C P Wood and Captain C C Wyllie met with misfortune during their preliminary flight from Eastchurch to Limerick, whence they intended to cross the Atlantic from west to east. The engine stopped, due to an air-lock in the fuel pipe twelve miles out over the Irish Sea. The turned and descended to Church Bay, Anglesey where the pilots were rescued and the aircraft later salvaged (as shown in this photograph). In the background can be seen the third HMS Windsor (D42), a W-class destroyer of the British Royal Navy that saw service in the final months of World War I and in World War II. Date: 1919

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans