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Background imageAxis Collection: Copernicus / Solar System

Copernicus / Solar System
The solar system according to Copernicus where Earth rotates daily on axis and, with other plants, revolves around the Sun

Background imageAxis Collection: Street fighting in Stalingrad

Street fighting in Stalingrad
Photograph: Street fighting in Stalingrad. A picture from Axis sources shows German soldiers, glad of the shelter of a crater in a Stalingrad street

Background imageAxis Collection: Map of Sicily by G. H. Davis

Map of Sicily by G. H. Davis
A contour map of Sicily, giving the shortest air distances from Cape Bon and Malta. At this stage in the Second World War it was a British front-line objective in Axis eyes

Background imageAxis Collection: Piper J-3 Cub G-AFFJ with the Everell single-blade propeller

Piper J-3 Cub G-AFFJ with the Everell single-blade propeller
Piper J-3 Cub G-AFFJ (msn 1165), seen with the Everell patented single-blade automatic variable- pitch propeller. The single propeller blade was balanced by a counterweight and was free to pivot

Background imageAxis Collection: Lets Make em Holler Uncle - USA - WW2 Propaganda

Lets Make em Holler Uncle - USA - WW2 Propaganda
" Lets Make em Holler Uncle". The leader of the Axis powers crushed in Uncle Sams fist - USA - WW2 Propaganda Date: 1943

Background imageAxis Collection: Hog deer, Axis porcinus, endangered

Hog deer, Axis porcinus, endangered. Handcoloured lithograph by Gebhart from Georg Friedrich Treitschkes Gallery of Natural History, Naturhistorischer Bildersaal des Thierreiches, Liepzig, 1842

Background imageAxis Collection: Chital or cheetal, Axis axis

Chital or cheetal, Axis axis (Spotted deer, Axis maculatus). Handcoloured lithograph by Gebhart from Georg Friedrich Treitschkes Gallery of Natural History

Background imageAxis Collection: Air and sea battle between British and German forces, WW2

Air and sea battle between British and German forces, WW2
A combined air and sea battle in the North Sea between British and German forces during the early stages of the Second World War

Background imageAxis Collection: TURNING A WINDLASS

TURNING A WINDLASS
Six men turning a windlass, a mechanical device with a horizontal axis for hauling or hoisting Date: 1803

Background imageAxis Collection: Papyriform column. Egypt

Papyriform column. Egypt
Papyriform column of grey granite. The abacus has the name of King Amenhotep III and the axis shows the name of Merneptah of the 19th Dynasty

Background imageAxis Collection: WW2 Poster -- British tanks in action

WW2 Poster -- British tanks in action
British tanks hurled Italy out of Abyssinia, and in Libya completely wrecked Axis plans of conquest. Colour photolithograph. Associated with the Royal Armoured Corps. Date: 1942

Background imageAxis Collection: German and Italian tanks in Libya by G. H. Davis

German and Italian tanks in Libya by G. H. Davis
Panzer types: German and Italian tanks opposing British tanks in the Libyan desert during the Second World War. Date: 1941

Background imageAxis Collection: WW2 - We win because we are the strongest - Buy War Bonds

WW2 - We win because we are the strongest - Buy War Bonds
WW2 - " We win because we are the strongest" - Buy French War Bonds. Map showing the comparative strength of the Allies. The Axis powers at this point did not include Italy and Japan

Background imageAxis Collection: Lunar Phenomenon 1893

Lunar Phenomenon 1893
Light phenomena in the Polar night : moon-ring with vertical axis through the Moon Date: 22 November 1893

Background imageAxis Collection: Winston Churchill warns neutrals

Winston Churchill warns neutrals
Churchill warns neutral nations that if they collaborate with the Axis powers, they are liable to be swallowed up as other countries have been... Date: 1940

Background imageAxis Collection: I. A. R. 80 -First flown in April 1939, this Rumanian fig

I. A. R. 80 -First flown in April 1939, this Rumanian fig
I.A.R. 80 -First flown in April 1939, this Rumanian fighter entered service in Febraury 1941 Rumania, part of the Axis Powers, built nearly 350 of these single seaters

Background imageAxis Collection: Spotted axis, chital, cheetal, spotted deer

Spotted axis, chital, cheetal, spotted deer or axis deer, Axis axis.. Handcolored copperplate engraving from The Naturalists Pocket Magazine; or

Background imageAxis Collection: Axis and vertebrae

Axis and vertebrae.. Handcolored steel engraving from Dr. Joseph Nicolas Masses Pocket Anatomy of the Human Body, Paris, 1864

Background imageAxis Collection: CHITAL / Spotted Deer - eating

CHITAL / Spotted Deer - eating (Axis axis)

Background imageAxis Collection: Bomb launching installations in France by G. H. Davis

Bomb launching installations in France by G. H. Davis
Homes of the flying bombs: the layout of launching installations in northern France during the Second World War. They are sometimes camouflaged among woods, or disguised as small villages. Date: 1944

Background imageAxis Collection: Map of Tunisia by G. H. Davis

Map of Tunisia by G. H. Davis
Map of the Front Zone in Tunisia, North Africa, immediately prior to the capture of Mateur, opening the road to Tebourba and Djedeida for Allied forces during the Second World War. Date: 1943

Background imageAxis Collection: German losses in Gulf of Tunis by G. H. Davis

German losses in Gulf of Tunis by G. H. Davis
German convoy of giant transports wiped out: 31 Messerschmitt ME323s shot down in the Gulf of Tunis, Second World War. The large six-engined aircraft were carrying personnel

Background imageAxis Collection: Map of northern Tunisia by G. H. Davis

Map of northern Tunisia by G. H. Davis
The battleground which was expected to seal the fate of North Africa and gain full control of the Mediterranean during the Second World War

Background imageAxis Collection: Seaport of Alexandria, Egypt, by G. H. Davis

Seaport of Alexandria, Egypt, by G. H. Davis
Alexandria, Egypts chief seaport since 330 BC, and chief naval base of the Allied Mediterranean Fleet during the Second World War

Background imageAxis Collection: Street scene in Berlin, Germany

Street scene in Berlin, Germany, at the end of the Second World War, with soldiers and children. A sign reads: This Axis has been laid from El Alamein to Berlin via Africa, Italy, France, Belgium

Background imageAxis Collection: Spiral axis of Archimedes, bryozoan

Spiral axis of Archimedes, bryozoan
Archimedes, was a bryozoan possibly living in association with an alga. From the Lower Carboniferous limestone, Iowa, USA. c. 350-330 million years old

Background imageAxis Collection: Axis porcinus, hog deer

Axis porcinus, hog deer
Ff. 14. Annotated Cervus porcinus. Drawing by George Forster (1754-1794), made during Captain Cooks second voyage of discovery, 1772-1775

Background imageAxis Collection: MONTURIOL, Narciso (1819-1885). Spanish inventor

MONTURIOL, Narciso (1819-1885). Spanish inventor and republican politician. Plans of submarine Ictineo II, designed by Monturiol. Vertical and horizontal section across the axis of the nave. SPAIN

Background imageAxis Collection: Stamp out the Axis

Stamp out the Axis

Background imageAxis Collection: An American pineapple, of the kind the Axis finds hard to di

An American pineapple, of the kind the Axis finds hard to digest, is ready to leave the hand of an infantryman in training at Fort Belvoir, Va. American soldiers make good grenade throwers

Background imageAxis Collection: Deer at Whipsnade Zoo

Deer at Whipsnade Zoo
Axis or Chital Indian Spotted Deer grazing, a peaceful scene at Whipsnade Zoo, Bedfordshire, England. Date: 1940s

Background imageAxis Collection: Turkish soldiers marching north of Rheims

Turkish soldiers marching north of Rheims
Turkish soldiers marching to the north of Rheims during the First World War

Background imageAxis Collection: Turkish fighter aircraft - WWI

Turkish fighter aircraft - WWI
Turkish fighter aircraft flying over the Dardanelles during the First World War

Background imageAxis Collection: Stukas Bomb Malta

Stukas Bomb Malta
German JU-87 Stuka dive- bombers attack the island of Malta, a vital Allied base which the Axis powers were never able to take despite prolonged attacks

Background imageAxis Collection: Axis or Ganges Stag

Axis or Ganges Stag
As its name implies, this deer is a resident of India

Background imageAxis Collection: Reindeer Axis Deer 1814

Reindeer Axis Deer 1814
Reindeer (top) Axis deer (bottom)


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