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Burning Collection

Background imageBurning Collection: Heroic fireman rescuing girl from fire

Heroic fireman rescuing girl from fire
Heroic fireman rescuing a girl from a fire. Date: 19th century

Background imageBurning Collection: LCC-LFB Dockhead fire station, Bermondsey

LCC-LFB Dockhead fire station, Bermondsey
Built by the London County Council (LCC) and opened in 1928, Dockhead fire station replaced two older Bermondsey fire stations that were closed down

Background imageBurning Collection: HMS Iron Duke and the Great Fire of Smyrna, 1922

HMS Iron Duke and the Great Fire of Smyrna, 1922
A vivid photograph of the burning of Smyrna after its capture by the Turks, with HMS Iron Duke, the flagship of the Mediterranean fleet, in the foreground. Date: 1922

Background imageBurning Collection: LFDCA-LFB Dockhead fire station, Bermondsey

LFDCA-LFB Dockhead fire station, Bermondsey
Opened in 1928, Dockhead fire station became the setting for the fictitious Blackwall fire station in the popular television series Londons Burning

Background imageBurning Collection: LCC-LFB Dockhead fire station, Bermondsey SE1

LCC-LFB Dockhead fire station, Bermondsey SE1
Opened in 1928, Dockhead fire station was also the fictional fire station Blackwall in the highly acclaimed London Weekend Television series Londons Burning (1998-2002)

Background imageBurning Collection: Biggles / Fire / Plane

Biggles / Fire / Plane
The crumpled figure in the cockpit came to life : the female pilot in the burning plane points her gun at Biggles

Background imageBurning Collection: Zulu War Rorkes Drift

Zulu War Rorkes Drift
RORKEs DRIFT Soldiers and natives fighting

Background imageBurning Collection: LCC-LFB fatal warehouse fire, Langley Street WC2

LCC-LFB fatal warehouse fire, Langley Street WC2
Three firemen died fighting this blaze in a Covent Garden warehouse in Langley Street. The first crews to arrive, from Clerkenwell fire station, found the warehouse well alight

Background imageBurning Collection: RAF Poster, Back Them Up! WW2

RAF Poster, Back Them Up! WW2
RAF Poster, Back Them Up!, showing a raid by Hudson planes of the Coastal Command on German shipping at Aalesund, Norway, during the Second World War, in which eleven ships were hit. 1941

Background imageBurning Collection: Commandos Crossing the Rhine at Wesel; Second World War, 194

Commandos Crossing the Rhine at Wesel; Second World War, 194
Sketch showing the night crossing of the River Rhine, made by British Royal Marine Commandos of the 21st Army Group, near Wesel in Germany, 23rd March 1945

Background imageBurning Collection: Primus Stove 1932

Primus Stove 1932
The Primus stove is an indispensable item in any campers equipment, burning paraffin gas without a wick, pumped by hand and extremely efficient

Background imageBurning Collection: Merryweathers Engine

Merryweathers Engine
Merryweather Three-in-one Motor Fire-Engine, with a Fire Suds apparatus producing a semi-fluid substance which floats on burning liquids and smothers the flames

Background imageBurning Collection: Two Red & White Setters

Two Red & White Setters
Two Red and White Irish Setters settled companionably in front of a burning open fireplace

Background imageBurning Collection: Fire Engine in Action

Fire Engine in Action
A London fire-engine in action racing to a burning building

Background imageBurning Collection: LCC-LFB Dockhead fire station, Bermondsey

LCC-LFB Dockhead fire station, Bermondsey
Dockhead fire station, Bermondsey, SE London, built in 1928. This fire station was the location for the early seasons of the ITV series Londons Burning

Background imageBurning Collection: The Lantern Spectre by Katsushika Hokusai

The Lantern Spectre by Katsushika Hokusai
Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) - The Lantern Spectre. A burning paper lamp takes on the aspect of a spectral face - one of a set of Ghosts and Goblins. Date: circa 1810

Background imageBurning Collection: The Annunciation, 1597-1600, by El Greco

The Annunciation, 1597-1600, by El Greco
El Greco (1541-1614). Cretan painter. The Annunciation, 1597-1600. Prado Museum. Madrid. Spain

Background imageBurning Collection: WW1 Recruitment Poster -- Whos Absent?

WW1 Recruitment Poster -- Whos Absent?
Whos Absent? - Is It You? Chromolithograph recruitment poster, published by the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee. Printed by Andrew Reid and Company Limited, 50 Grey Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Background imageBurning Collection: Stunt woman rides through flames on motorbike

Stunt woman rides through flames on motorbike
Sue, 23, one of a team of stunt women, rides her motorbike through a twenty-foot long tunnel of burning hay bales. Wearing only a T-shirt and hot pants she entered the tunnel at 60 mph

Background imageBurning Collection: Belfast riots, July 1920

Belfast riots, July 1920
A double page spread from the Illustrated London News, reporting on rioting in Belfast from 20th to 23rd July 1920. 18 people were killed, and 200 wounded during the disturbances

Background imageBurning Collection: LCC-LFB Shand Mason motor steam fire engine

LCC-LFB Shand Mason motor steam fire engine
The motor steam fire engine with independent pumping and propelling engines was developed later than the Merryweather Fire King self-propelled steam engine

Background imageBurning Collection: LFB turntable ladders in use at Hackney fire

LFB turntable ladders in use at Hackney fire
Firefighters in action at Messrs Woolf, a furniture store in Hackney, East London

Background imageBurning Collection: Fireboat tackling fire at Colonial Wharf, East London

Fireboat tackling fire at Colonial Wharf, East London
A fireboat tackles a fire at Colonial Wharf, Wapping High Street, East London, 27 September 1935. This was a typical big Thamesside fire of the sort which the London Fire Brigade has tackled for over

Background imageBurning Collection: London Fire Brigade, second Brixton Riots

London Fire Brigade, second Brixton Riots
On 28 September 1985 the second Brixton riot erupted. After the arrest of a man following a shooting incident, a largely black crowd protested at Brixton Police station in Lambeth, South London

Background imageBurning Collection: German fighting ship in Battle of Jutland, WW1

German fighting ship in Battle of Jutland, WW1
One of Germanys greatest fighting ships in the Battle of Jutland, First World War. 1916

Background imageBurning Collection: Incense sticks burning in Den Ngoc Son, Temple Hanoi

Incense sticks burning in Den Ngoc Son, Temple Hanoi
Incense sticks burning in Den Ngoc Son, Temple of the Jade Mountain in Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi, Vietnam

Background imageBurning Collection: Great Fire of Newcastle and Gateshead

Great Fire of Newcastle and Gateshead
A view over Newcastle (on the far side of the River Tyne) and Gateshead (in the foreground) during the great fire which killed more than 50 people and destroyed many buildings

Background imageBurning Collection: Stoking a Steamship

Stoking a Steamship
Stokers at work in the hold of a coal-burning steamship

Background imageBurning Collection: Firefighters in action, Rosebery Avenue, WW2

Firefighters in action, Rosebery Avenue, WW2
Firefighters in action in burning debris in Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London, following a flying bomb attack. Date: 1944

Background imageBurning Collection: Blitz in the City of London - AFS firefighters, WW2

Blitz in the City of London - AFS firefighters, WW2
Blitz in the City of London - AFS firefighters at work with hoses following a bombing raid. Date: 1940s

Background imageBurning Collection: Wesley Saved from Fire

Wesley Saved from Fire
As a child, John Wesley is rescued from a fire in the family home. A brand plucked from burning... Date: EARLY 18TH CENTURY

Background imageBurning Collection: British Sopwith triplane crash, Passchendaele, WW1

British Sopwith triplane crash, Passchendaele, WW1
A British Sopwith triplane brought down in flames at Passchendaele, Flanders, during the First World War. Date: 23 August 1917

Background imageBurning Collection: Alfred Burns the Cakes

Alfred Burns the Cakes
Alfred the Great is scolded by the neatherds wife for letting the cakes burn

Background imageBurning Collection: Anti-Communist Card

Anti-Communist Card
DEIN LOS UNTER DEM SOVIET SYSTERN - your fate under the Soviet system - you and your family will be driven from your burning home to Siberia

Background imageBurning Collection: HELL

HELL
Those who were guilty of avarice during their lifetimes are punished by being boiled in cauldrons of burning oil and molten lead

Background imageBurning Collection: British postcard, Coming down! WW1

British postcard, Coming down! WW1
British postcard, Coming down! Depicting a German airship with the face of Kaiser Wilhelm, plunging to earth in flames. 1914-1918

Background imageBurning Collection: Primitive Iron Crusie Lamp

Primitive Iron Crusie Lamp, Type used on the Island of Rathlin and Along the Co. Antrim Coast for Burning Fish Oil - picture of an iron implement. (Location: Ireland). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imageBurning Collection: The Burning of the Alexandra Palace, 1873

The Burning of the Alexandra Palace, 1873
Engraving showing the view inside the Alexandra Palace, Muswell Hill, as the Grand Organ and orchestra was destroyed by fire, June 1873

Background imageBurning Collection: Cortes Sinks Ships

Cortes Sinks Ships
In order to discourage any faint-hearted Spanish from deserting the Conquest, Cortes sinks his fleet

Background imageBurning Collection: Moses and the Burning Bush. Miniature. 16th century. France

Moses and the Burning Bush. Miniature. 16th century. France
Moses and the Burning Bush. Miniature. Montmorency Book of hours, 16th century. France

Background imageBurning Collection: Burning a clearing in the woods, California, 1884

Burning a clearing in the woods, California, 1884
Engraving showing several men burning a clearing in the forest of California, perhaps to make space for housing or arable farming land

Background imageBurning Collection: Mushroom cloud Nagasaki Japan in 1945, atomic bomb

Mushroom cloud Nagasaki Japan in 1945, atomic bomb
Mushroom cloud following the expolsion of Nagaski atomic bomb, Japan, World War II

Background imageBurning Collection: People escaping by boat during the Great Fire of London

People escaping by boat during the Great Fire of London
People escaping by boat on the River Thames during the Great Fire of London. Date: 1666

Background imageBurning Collection: Priest at the Golden Altar of Incense

Priest at the Golden Altar of Incense
This engraving depicts a Jewish Priest burning incense in the Golden Altar of Incense. Incense was burned daily on this altar during morning and the evening sacrifices

Background imageBurning Collection: Burning of Kumasi, February 1874, Third Anglo-Ashanti War or First Ashanti Expedition

Burning of Kumasi, February 1874, Third Anglo-Ashanti War or First Ashanti Expedition (1873-1874, to rescue European missionary captives held in Kumasi), West Africa (Ghana). Date: 1874

Background imageBurning Collection: Sunset off Dunkirk during the evacuation, WW2

Sunset off Dunkirk during the evacuation, WW2
Sunset off Dunkirk, on the northern French coast, during the evacuation, with Junkers dive-bombers attacking shipping, and a paddle steamer hit and beached

Background imageBurning Collection: America - The Stamp Act - Burning the Stamps

America - The Stamp Act - Burning the Stamps
American Colonists burn papers bearing the Stamps required under The Stamp Act of March 22, 1765. The new tax was imposed on all American colonists

Background imageBurning Collection: King Alfred of Wessex burns the cakes

King Alfred of Wessex burns the cakes
One popular legend from the life of Alfred the Great (849-899 AD), originating from 12th century chronicles, tells how after fleeing to the Somerset Levels



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