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Background imageBreak Collection: Firefighters on a tea break after fire St Katherines Dock

Firefighters on a tea break after fire St Katherines Dock
London firefighters (with cork helmets) and Auxiliary Fire Service firefighters (with tin hats and AFS badges on their tunics)

Background imageBreak Collection: HMS Duke of York firing a broadside; Second World War

HMS Duke of York firing a broadside; Second World War
Photograph showing the Royal Navy battleship HMS Duke of York firing her 14-inch guns, whilst heavy seas break over her bows, sometime during the Second World War

Background imageBreak Collection: Circus scene. Illustration by G鲡rd Laplau (1938-2009)

Circus scene. Illustration by G鲡rd Laplau (1938-2009)
Circus scene. Illustration by G鲡 rd Laplau (1938-2009). Naive art. Painting

Background imageBreak Collection: Mill Workers - Spinning - Rochdale, Lancashire

Mill Workers - Spinning - Rochdale, Lancashire. Date: 1911

Background imageBreak Collection: French maid taking a break

French maid taking a break and enjoying a cigarette before her next duty calls.... Date: 1910s

Background imageBreak Collection: The Eton vs. Harrow Cricket Match, Lords, 1910

The Eton vs. Harrow Cricket Match, Lords, 1910
Photographs showing various views of the Eton vs. Harrow Cricket match, held at Lords Cricket Ground, London, 1910. The images show (clockwise from top left): R.S.L. Fowler and D.G

Background imageBreak Collection: Two biplanes with resting crew, Iraq

Two biplanes with resting crew, Iraq
Two biplanes in the desert with their crew resting and drinking, somewhere in Iraq

Background imageBreak Collection: Members of a Republican Militia; Spanish Civil War, 1936

Members of a Republican Militia; Spanish Civil War, 1936
Photograph showing two female members of a Republican militia unit taking a break on their march towards the frontline in the Guadarrama Mountains, 1936

Background imageBreak Collection: BAe Systems Hawks RAF Red Arrows break Scampton 1989

BAe Systems Hawks RAF Red Arrows break Scampton 1989
RAFAT RAF Red Arrows BAe Systems Hawks break during their display at Scampton in October 1989 Date: 1989

Background imageBreak Collection: Authentic Ploughman s

Authentic Ploughman s
Ploughmans Lunch; farmworkers on the Wiltshire Downs enjoy their mid-day break

Background imageBreak Collection: Manchester, England - Piccadilly Gardens

Manchester, England - Piccadilly Gardens
Manchester, England - the busy Piccadilly Street and Piccadilly Gardens showing shop fronts, cars, and businesses. circa 1910s

Background imageBreak Collection: British soldiers boarding buses, Western Front, WW1

British soldiers boarding buses, Western Front, WW1
British soldiers boarding double decker buses on the Western Front in France during World War One. They are returning for a rest after hard fighting at Monchy. Date: circa 1917

Background imageBreak Collection: Nude model on a break plays a piano

Nude model on a break plays a piano
The Model rests A nude model takes a break from posing for an artist and plays a little ditty on the Baby Grand Piano just off his studio. Date: circa 1914

Background imageBreak Collection: Bosnia & Herzegovina - Mostar - taking coffee

Bosnia & Herzegovina - Mostar - taking coffee
Women taking coffee sat on the cobbles in Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Background imageBreak Collection: Woman Smoking 1940S

Woman Smoking 1940S
A young housewife exhales a stream of smoke as she takes a break from her household tasks. By the end of World War Two, nearly half of the women in Britain had a smoking habit

Background imageBreak Collection: Picnic on the Beach

Picnic on the Beach
Two girls take a break from driving, and enjoy a picnic on the beach and a spot of reading

Background imageBreak Collection: Hotel chefs relaxing, Central London

Hotel chefs relaxing, Central London
Chefs outside a Central London hotel take a break from their labours, in the fresh air. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageBreak Collection: Lumber Jills, Land Girls in Devon, WW1

Lumber Jills, Land Girls in Devon, WW1
Lumber Jills, Land Girls in breeches, leggings and hobnailed boots, doing forestry work in Devon during the First World War. 1914-1918

Background imageBreak Collection: Curtiss SB2C Helldiver -early examples had a tendency t

Curtiss SB2C Helldiver -early examples had a tendency to break up during recovery from a dive

Background imageBreak Collection: BAe Systems Hawks RAF Red Arrows Cosford 1982

BAe Systems Hawks RAF Red Arrows Cosford 1982
RAFAT RAF Red Arrows BAe Systems Hawks perform the vixen break at Cosford in April 1982 Date: 1982

Background imageBreak Collection: Firefighters playing billiards in fire station

Firefighters playing billiards in fire station
Firemen playing billiards in a fire station. Date: early 20th century

Background imageBreak Collection: The Wolves and the Sheep

The Wolves and the Sheep
THE WOLVES AND THE SHEEP The wolves break the peace pact they had with the sheep, and attack them in their sheepfold; a faithless enemy is not to be trusted

Background imageBreak Collection: Patriotic Poster - 30th Anniversary of Dien Bien Phu

Patriotic Poster - 30th Anniversary of Dien Bien Phu
Vietnamese Patriotic Poster - 30 Years Commemoration of the Victory against the French at the Battle of Dien Bien Phu in May, 1954. Breaking the shackles of Colonial oppression. Date: 1984

Background imageBreak Collection: Tea break for firefighters, London, WW2

Tea break for firefighters, London, WW2
Tea break for a group of London firefighters, standing by an LCC canteen van. Date: 1940s

Background imageBreak Collection: All went well till the wheels came off

All went well till the wheels came off. Cartoon strip from the Bonzo Annual, 1935 Date: 1935

Background imageBreak Collection: The Great Train Robbery- train robber leaps to freedom

The Great Train Robbery- train robber leaps to freedom
Page from The Illustrated London News, reporting on the latest episode in the Great Train Robbery saga. Ronnie Biggs and other prisoners leaps to freedom over Wandsworth Gaol wall

Background imageBreak Collection: The Great Train Robbery- commando raid frees train robber

The Great Train Robbery- commando raid frees train robber
Front page of The Illustrated London News reporting on the latest episode in the Great Train Robbery saga. As Ronald Biggs clambers with there other prisoners over Wandsworth Gaol wall

Background imageBreak Collection: Boating party, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, South Wales

Boating party, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, South Wales
A boating party off Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, South Wales. They have gone out to view an old wreck (visible just behind them), and are having a break for refreshments

Background imageBreak Collection: Herring Fleet Fisher Women, East Coast of Britain, 1913

Herring Fleet Fisher Women, East Coast of Britain, 1913
Photographs showing three views of fisher women who worked for the herring fleet on the East coast of Britain in 1913. At top, three women stand at the pickling trough, gutting and pickling herring

Background imageBreak Collection: British Soldiers resting near Monte Camino; Second World War

British Soldiers resting near Monte Camino; Second World War
Photograph showing a group of British infantry taking a break, near Monte Camino, Italy, 1943. This unit had just been involved in six days of continuous fighting

Background imageBreak Collection: High Tea above London

High Tea above London
A young man defies gravity by perching on a pole on the roof of the new BBC Broadcasting House building and having a truely High Tea! Date: early 1930s

Background imageBreak Collection: LFB firefighters taking a tea break

LFB firefighters taking a tea break during their attendance at a fire. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageBreak Collection: Thessaloniki - Turkish Coffee seller

Thessaloniki - Turkish Coffee seller having a quick cigarette break before taking his coffee tray to his next customer. Date: circa 1916

Background imageBreak Collection: Skiing Break

Skiing Break
Two skiers take a break and enjoy the spectacular Alpine scenery. Date: 1960s

Background imageBreak Collection: A couple take a break from fishing by a river

A couple take a break from fishing by a river
Illustration to Ellen Thorneycroft Fowlers Through Things Temporal captioned And then they went and fell in love with each other

Background imageBreak Collection: Ascent Mont Blanc - 1

Ascent Mont Blanc - 1
THE ASCENT OF MONT BLANC On the glacier de Sacconay, Tissay, the chief guide, is hauled to safety after a break in the ice nearly sends him plunging into a crevasse

Background imageBreak Collection: Kentish Cider Drinkers

Kentish Cider Drinkers
After a hard morning ploughing, two Kentish farm workers take a well earned break and pour themselves a mug of cider from a pottery flask

Background imageBreak Collection: Taking a Ski Break 1927

Taking a Ski Break 1927
Skiers take a break, off the piste, by standing their skis in the snow and having a drink

Background imageBreak Collection: Cycling in Yorkshire

Cycling in Yorkshire
Two cyclists take a break on a bridge over the River Nidd at Knaresborough (in the West Ridings of Yorkshire) & admire the viaduct

Background imageBreak Collection: Jewelers Shop Raided

Jewelers Shop Raided
Two thieves break into a jewelers shop by making a hole in the ceiling, catching the debris in an umbrella, and using a ladder to get in and out

Background imageBreak Collection: Rail / Break of Gauge

Rail / Break of Gauge
The break of gauge at Gloucester: the trans-shipment of goods from the broad gauge to the narrow gauge carriages

Background imageBreak Collection: The Pilgrimage of Grace

The Pilgrimage of Grace (October 1536-October 1537) - a massive protest against Henry VIIIs break with the Roman Catholic Church, the Dissolution of the Monasteries

Background imageBreak Collection: Woman sleeping on deck chair on Tenby Beach, Wales

Woman sleeping on deck chair on Tenby Beach, Wales
A woman holidaymaker wearing a floppy sun hat sleeps in a deck chair behind a windbreak on the sandy beach at Tenby, Pembrokeshire, South Wales. A man lies on an inflatable sunbed next to her

Background imageBreak Collection: Air Rifles Ancient and Modern

Air Rifles Ancient and Modern, The Birmingham Small Arms Company Limited Date: circa 1910

Background imageBreak Collection: WW2 - The Battle Of Britain

WW2 - The Battle Of Britain
An illustration which shows an aerial conflict during WW2, the Battle of Britain, British Spitfire fighter planes intercept and break up an enemy formation. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageBreak Collection: WW2 Comic Illustrations

WW2 Comic Illustrations
A pair of comical WW2 illustrations showing an airman attempting to tighten up a loose wheel mid flight, the second scene depicts a pair of worried faces as the men watch their aircraft's tail

Background imageBreak Collection: Officers of The Welsh Guards at Pirbright Camp

Officers of The Welsh Guards at Pirbright Camp - (from left): Mitchell, Dante Edward Pemberton Hodgson OBE LM (1904-1978), Sir Alexander Beville Gibbons Stanier, 2nd Baronet of Peplow Hall

Background imageBreak Collection: Gerhard Nitschke sat in cockpit of Heinkel He 100 V3 42C+11

Gerhard Nitschke sat in cockpit of Heinkel He 100 V3 42C+11
Gerhard Nitschke sat in the cockpit of Heinkel He 100 V3 42C+11, being congratulated by Ernst Heinkel, after a test flight



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