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Background imageBombs Collection: Propaganda poster for the RAF

Propaganda poster for the RAF during World War Two. Victory of the Allies is assured. Intensive bombing of Germanys war industries continues

Background imageBombs Collection: Things That Matter, by Bruce Bairnsfather

Things That Matter, by Bruce Bairnsfather
Colonel Fitz-Shrapnel receives the following message from G.H.Q Please let us know, as soon as possible, the number of tins of raspberry jam issued to you last Friday

Background imageBombs Collection: Rejected by the inventions board

Rejected by the inventions board

Background imageBombs Collection: King George VI and Winston Churchill, 1940

King George VI and Winston Churchill, 1940
Wartime British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill photographed with King George VI and Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace in September 1940 after the Palace had been damaged by German bombs during

Background imageBombs Collection: WW2 poster, How to tackle a fire bomb

WW2 poster, How to tackle a fire bomb, indoors and outdoors, with explanatory illustrations, by the Ministry of Home Security. Date: early 1940s

Background imageBombs Collection: Sectional view of a Mills grenade, WW1

Sectional view of a Mills grenade, WW1
Drawing reproduced from a German weekly newspaper article which gave particulars of British and Russian hand grenades. Figs. 1, 2, 3 & 4 illustrate the Mills grenade. Date: 1918

Background imageBombs Collection: Bouncing Bomb

Bouncing Bomb
Plans for Operation Chastise drawn by Sir Barnes Neville Wallis for the bouncing bomb used in the raid known as the Dambusters in World War II Date: c. 1943

Background imageBombs Collection: Damage to Canterbury Cathedral Library, WW2 - Baedeker Blitz

Damage to Canterbury Cathedral Library, WW2 - Baedeker Blitz
" Canterbury under fire" - Damage sustained to the Cathedal LIbrary examined by Dr. Hewlett Johnson, Dean of Canterbury, by bombing on the city by German planes of the luftwaffe during WW2

Background imageBombs Collection: IRA bombing of the Houses of Parliament, Westminster

IRA bombing of the Houses of Parliament, Westminster
The fire started after the IRA planted an explosive device in Westminster Hall, Houses of Parliament, 17 June 1974. The 20 lb explosive device caused extensive damage

Background imageBombs Collection: Monte Bello atomic test

Monte Bello atomic test
First British atomic test, Monte Bello islands, Australia on the 3rd October 1952 Date: 3rd October 1952

Background imageBombs Collection: German inventions for war in the air by G. H. Davis

German inventions for war in the air by G. H. Davis
The ingenuity of German scientists applied to the war in the air. Illustrating the methods and machines exploited and used by the Germans during the Second World War. Date: 1945

Background imageBombs Collection: Back Them Up - World War Two poster

Back Them Up - World War Two poster
World War Two poster depicting British bombers (they look like the Bristol Beaufort) carrying out a daytime bombing raid on the city of Berlin

Background imageBombs Collection: Bomb damage in Sidney Street, East London, WW2

Bomb damage in Sidney Street, East London, WW2. Both sides of the entire street were shattered by two bombs. Date: 1940

Background imageBombs Collection: Blitz in London -- Turnmill Street, Clerkenwell, WW2

Blitz in London -- Turnmill Street, Clerkenwell, WW2
Blitz in London -- Turnmill Street, Clerkenwell. General view showing the fire damage caused by incendiary bombs on 21 February 1944, including the top floor of the Steam Pipe Company. Date: 1944

Background imageBombs Collection: Map, Britain -- Spearhead of Attack, WW2

Map, Britain -- Spearhead of Attack, WW2. Date: 1940s

Background imageBombs Collection: British terriorials charging at Loos

British terriorials charging at Loos
Illustration by S. Begg showing British troops wearing anti-gas masks charging German trenches of the fortified second line at the Battle of Loos with bombs and bayonets

Background imageBombs Collection: Blitz in London -- Union Road, Rotherhithe, WW2

Blitz in London -- Union Road, Rotherhithe, WW2
Blitz in London -- a large unexploded parachute bomb lying on a pile of timber at Union Road, Rotherhithe, SE London. Date: 1940s

Background imageBombs Collection: New German incendiary bomb by G. H. Davis

New German incendiary bomb by G. H. Davis
Details of the new German explosive incendiary bomb produced during the Second World War. Explanatory drawings showing how the bomb is constructed, and the proper methods of tackling it. Date: 1942

Background imageBombs Collection: Types of war bombs in use by G. H. Davis

Types of war bombs in use by G. H. Davis
Instruments of destruction: types of war bombs in use during the Second World War. A comparative chart showing the various types, including the incendiary, the high explosive, the armour piercing

Background imageBombs Collection: Launching of V2 rocket bombs by G. H. Davis

Launching of V2 rocket bombs by G. H. Davis
The launching of V2 rocket bombs during the Second World War: an official photograph and its explanation. On the left: a scene at Peenemunde, birthplace of the V2

Background imageBombs Collection: WW1 / 1915 / AIR / COURTRAI

WW1 / 1915 / AIR / COURTRAI
Rhodes-Moorhouse bombs the railway at Courtrai, wins the Victoria Cross but dies of his wounds. Date: 26 April 1915

Background imageBombs Collection: Cartoon on the Trenches

Cartoon on the Trenches
Well, if you knows of a better ole go to it! A comic glance at the desperate reality of the trenches

Background imageBombs Collection: B-24 Liberator bombers Neuberg Austria. 1945

B-24 Liberator bombers Neuberg Austria. 1945
Vintage World War II photograph - official US militaryphoto: b-24 Liberator bombers en route to drop fragmentation bombs on the airfield of Neuberg Austria. 1945

Background imageBombs Collection: Cartoon, Jeremiah O Donovan Rossa, Irish Fenian

Cartoon, Jeremiah O Donovan Rossa, Irish Fenian
Cartoon, Jeremiah O Donovan Rossa (1831-1915), Irish Fenian leader - The terrible monster who was frightened by a woman! He was a pioneer in the use of explosives for political persuasion

Background imageBombs Collection: Blitz in London -- burnt-out incendiary device, WW2

Blitz in London -- burnt-out incendiary device, WW2
Blitz in London -- incendiary device which burnt itself out on an asphalt roof. Date: 1940s

Background imageBombs Collection: Leningrad Library

Leningrad Library
Reading in the library despite constant bombing - during the siege, bombs landed about every 3 minutes. The sign reads Please keep quiet

Background imageBombs Collection: WW II - range of bombs, ordnance dropped by RAF

WW II - range of bombs, ordnance dropped by RAF
Vintage World War II photograph - range of bombs ordnance dropped by bombers of the RAF

Background imageBombs Collection: Construction of sandbag air raid shelter, September 1939

Construction of sandbag air raid shelter, September 1939
Construction of a large public air raid shelter from sandbags in North London, shortly after the outbreak of war. September 1939

Background imageBombs Collection: Bomb crater in Warsaw street, September 1939

Bomb crater in Warsaw street, September 1939
Large bomb crater in a Warsaw street next to a house that appears structurally intact, despite losing its windows in the blast which came as a result of German siege

Background imageBombs Collection: Royal Air Force Short Stirling B Mk. III

Royal Air Force Short Stirling B Mk. III
Royal Air Force Short Stirling B Mk.III. This very leaky Stirling is flying with the tail-wheels extended, probably due to the notoriously unreliable electric retraction mechanism

Background imageBombs Collection: Junkers Ju-88A-4

Junkers Ju-88A-4
Luftwaffe Junkers Ju-88A-4 Bomber Carrying a L-10 Glider Torpedo During Evaluation Testing at Gotenhofen / Gdynia, Poland Date: 1940s

Background imageBombs Collection: R. A. F. Airman Loading Incendiary Bombs

R. A. F. Airman Loading Incendiary Bombs
An illustration which portrays a Royal Air Force airman loading incendiary bombs into his plane. Date: 1941

Background imageBombs Collection: Poster, Allied Air Offensive against Germany, WW2

Poster, Allied Air Offensive against Germany, WW2
Poster, Allied Air Offensive against Germany up to 1 January 1941 Date: 1941

Background imageBombs Collection: Ww1 Wwi World War One First 1st Great I Western

Ww1 Wwi World War One First 1st Great I Western
ww1, wwi, world, war, one, first, 1st, great, i, western, front, army, troops, soldiers, charge, charging, battle, satchels, explosives, explosions, exploding, running, run, attack, attacking, enemy

Background imageBombs Collection: Moving Famous London Statues to Safety 1941

Moving Famous London Statues to Safety 1941
The Burghers of Calais by Augustave Robin, in Victoria Gardens, Westminster being moved to a place of safety. As a precaution against possible bombing precious art

Background imageBombs Collection: Bomb damage in a London suburb, WW2

Bomb damage in a London suburb, WW2
Bomb damage in a London suburb during the Second World War (23 August 1940). Bombs were dropped in the early hours of the morning

Background imageBombs Collection: Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Map of the Prado

Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Map of the Prado Museum indicating where the bombs exploded

Background imageBombs Collection: Spanish Civil War. German bombs launched over

Spanish Civil War. German bombs launched over Madrid and that they didn't explode. SPAIN. Barcelona. Biblioteca de Catalunya (National Library of Catalonia)

Background imageBombs Collection: British soldiers take an enemy trench, WWI by Cyrus Cuneo

British soldiers take an enemy trench, WWI by Cyrus Cuneo
British soldiers take an enemy trench, using bayonets and bombs as they go, during an offensive on the Western Front during World War I. Date: 1916

Background imageBombs Collection: As a precaution against possible bombing precious art, relics, sculptures

As a precaution against possible bombing precious art, relics, sculptures and memorials where moved out of London to a secret place. This was given to the Nation by the National Art Collections Fund

Background imageBombs Collection: Couples ingenious device so they don't wake up the baby. A makeshift pump that extinguishes

Couples ingenious device so they don't wake up the baby. A makeshift pump that extinguishes incendiary bombs that have landed in your home without leaving the comfort of your bed. Date: 1941

Background imageBombs Collection: The New Top-Flat Rescue Apparatus in Action

The New Top-Flat Rescue Apparatus in Action
Apparatus for rescuing people from high buildings that have been damaged from heavy bombing. Date: 1941

Background imageBombs Collection: George Galloway Bruce Kent 1954 Scottish British

George Galloway Bruce Kent 1954 Scottish British
george, galloway, bruce, kent, 1954, scottish, british, left, wing, politics, political, politician, labour, socialist, socialism, mp, founder, respect, party, walking, 1929, activist, activism

Background imageBombs Collection: SWEDEN BOMBED BY USSR

SWEDEN BOMBED BY USSR
Gravestones in the Swedish village of Pajala, which was bombed by the Russians. Soviet radio denied the bombings, but Soviet planes and bombs were clearly seen. Date: 1940

Background imageBombs Collection: SEPECAT Jaguar GR. 1 XX766

SEPECAT Jaguar GR. 1 XX766
Royal Air Force - SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1 XX766 (msn S.63), of No.6 Squadron, at RAF Coltishall, fitted with tandem beams on the inboard pylons

Background imageBombs Collection: SEPECAT Jaguar GR. 1 XZ358 - L

SEPECAT Jaguar GR. 1 XZ358 - L
Royal Air Force - SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1 XZ358 - L (msn S.125), of No.41 Squadron, at RAF Coltishall, fitted with tandem beams on the inboard pylons

Background imageBombs Collection: SEPECAT Jaguar GR. 1 XZ381 - EC

SEPECAT Jaguar GR. 1 XZ381 - EC
Royal Air Force - SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1 XZ381 - EC (msn S.146), of No.6 Squadron, at RAF Coltishall, fitted with tandem beams on the inboard pylons

Background imageBombs Collection: Place des Consuls, Alexandria, Egypt, c. 1880 s

Place des Consuls, Alexandria, Egypt, c. 1880 s
Place des Consuls, Alexandria, Egypt, c.1880 s



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