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Background imageBurst Collection: A Star Explodes - Norman Lindsay

A Star Explodes - Norman Lindsay
A Star Explodes by Norman Lindsay Date: 1932

Background imageBurst Collection: The Adventure of the Norwood Builder, Sherlock Holmes

The Adventure of the Norwood Builder, Sherlock Holmes
The Return of Sherlock Holmes, the Adventure of the Norwood Builder, a Sherlock Holmes story by Arthur Conan Doyle. " A wild-eyed

Background imageBurst Collection: Athelney in Somerset, the most flooded village in England

Athelney in Somerset, the most flooded village in England
Athelney in Somerset, devastated by floods in 1930 showing the only method of travel around the area - in Venetian style, by boat

Background imageBurst Collection: Tesla Coil - Discharge

Tesla Coil - Discharge
TESLAs COIL here used to discharge electricity from the earth; due to the photos long exposure the separate flashes appear as though they come in one burst

Background imageBurst Collection: Hawker Siddeley Trident 1C G-ARPT tail

Hawker Siddeley Trident 1C G-ARPT tail
Hawker Siddeley Trident 1C G-ARPT (msn 2121), of British European Airways, at London Heathrow Airport, after the crash of BKS Air Transport Airspeed Ambassador G-AMAD on 3 July 1968

Background imageBurst Collection: Sikorsky S-67 Blackhawk N6715A

Sikorsky S-67 Blackhawk N6715A
Sikorsky S-67 Blackhawk N671SA (msn 67001), at the SBAC Farnborough Airshow, held between 1-8 September 1974. N6715A crashed while conducting a low-level aerobatic demonstration at the Farnborough

Background imageBurst Collection: Labour digging up a narrow road for repairs on a burst waterpipe in London. Date: 1901

Labour digging up a narrow road for repairs on a burst waterpipe in London. Date: 1901

Background imageBurst Collection: French girl bursts through Le Petit Parisien

French girl bursts through Le Petit Parisien
A pretty French model bursts through the front page of Le Petit Parisien illustrated newspaper. Date: 1910s

Background imageBurst Collection: Poster, Get in first with your burst, WW2

Poster, Get in first with your burst, WW2. 1940s

Background imageBurst Collection: Grumman F6F-5K Hellcat 93879

Grumman F6F-5K Hellcat 93879
Grumman F6F-5K Hellcat N4994V (msn A-11631, ex BuAer number 93879), a former United States Navy radio-controlled drone target, on display at the Air Museum, Lancaster California, on 28 May 1965

Background imageBurst Collection: Tragedy in the shadow of Big Ben: The breached wall in Grosvenor Road

Tragedy in the shadow of Big Ben: The breached wall in Grosvenor Road, sandbagged after the sudden floods devastated Westminster and Rotherhithe and caused fourteen deaths. January 1928

Background imageBurst Collection: Easter Greetings - Yellow chicks and colourful eggs

Easter Greetings - Yellow chicks and colourful eggs
circa 1906

Background imageBurst Collection: YELLOW EVENING GOWN 1823

YELLOW EVENING GOWN 1823
Yellow gown with intricate detailing at hem, sleeves & bodice & with a star-burst detail at the bust. She wears flowers & feathers in her hair & a holds a sheer scarf. Date: 1823

Background imageBurst Collection: Floods in Paris, France - Quai de Passy - Transport by Cart

Floods in Paris, France - Quai de Passy - Transport by Cart
Floods in Paris, France - Quai de Passy - Transporting " the World" (!) by Cart. Date: 1910

Background imageBurst Collection: Floods Paris, France - Pedestrian bridge - Avenue Montaigne

Floods Paris, France - Pedestrian bridge - Avenue Montaigne. Date: 1910

Background imageBurst Collection: Balloon Seller and two naughty boys

Balloon Seller and two naughty boys 1917

Background imageBurst Collection: Russian soldiers in trench on eastern front, Russia, WW1

Russian soldiers in trench on eastern front, Russia, WW1
Russian soldiers in a shallow trench on the eastern front during the First World War -- a shell bursts nearby, and they duck down for cover. Date: circa 1917

Background imageBurst Collection: Gunners sheltering during a bombardment, 1917, Matania

Gunners sheltering during a bombardment, 1917, Matania
With our artist on the Western Front - No II. New Series. Front cover of The Sphere featuring the first of a new set of drawings done by the magazines special artist during his latest visit to

Background imageBurst Collection: WWI - Propaganda postcard - Kaisers dream bubbles burst

WWI - Propaganda postcard - Kaisers dream bubbles burst
WWI - Propaganda postcard - The German Kaisers dream bubbles are popping before his eyes. By this point however (late 1914)

Background imageBurst Collection: Bombardment of allied positions

Bombardment of allied positions
Allied forces and encampments being bombared by Turkish forces from the Asian side of the Dardanelles during the Gallipoli campaign - June 19th 1915

Background imageBurst Collection: Clematis Nelly Moser

Clematis Nelly Moser, a hardy climbing plant of the buttercup family Ranunculaceae (Languinosa Group), with flowers in two shades of pink

Background imageBurst Collection: Dante & Beatrice: Heaven

Dante & Beatrice: Heaven
" For that all living lights, waxing in splensour burst forth into songs; Such as from memory glide & fall away." (Canto XX, lines 10-12)

Background imageBurst Collection: Napoleon Exiled on Elba

Napoleon Exiled on Elba
Napoleon exiled to Elba - a French view which accuses him of blowing himself up so big that finally he burst !

Background imageBurst Collection: Scots terrier with a burst balloon on its head

Scots terrier with a burst balloon on its head
Unusual Friends - Scots terrier with a burst balloon on its head, and the string hanging down its face. 1950s

Background imageBurst Collection: Burst out crying

Burst out crying - Woman hugging grieving mother. Part of Box 79 Boswell Collection. Timothy Crab. Date: circa 1900

Background imageBurst Collection: Susi - burst balloon on her head

Susi - burst balloon on her head
Susi - with a burst balloon on her head. 1950s

Background imageBurst Collection: Susi - bursting a balloon

Susi - bursting a balloon, the moment of explosion! 1950s

Background imageBurst Collection: Moses brings forth water from the rock. Book of Exodus

Moses brings forth water from the rock. Book of Exodus. G. Dore engraving

Background imageBurst Collection: Second World War. Underwater mine explosion

Second World War. Underwater mine explosion
SECOND WORLD WAR (1939-1945). Underwater mine explosion

Background imageBurst Collection: French Peasant Murdered

French Peasant Murdered
Germans burst into a church accusing a countrywoman of leading them into an ambush by directions she gave them the previous day, so they shoot her. Date: 1915

Background imageBurst Collection: Dutch Dykes Burst

Dutch Dykes Burst
Terrible flooding caused by the bursting of dykes in the Netherlands Date: 17th century

Background imageBurst Collection: Cartoon, In the trench, WW1

Cartoon, In the trench, WW1
Cartoon, In the trench, showing four French soldiers in a trench on the Western Front at night, sharing pieces of a New Year cake, or Galette. Date: 1916

Background imageBurst Collection: Wreck of an airship, Les Images en Musique

Wreck of an airship, Les Images en Musique
The wreck of an airship, getting caught up on a chimney pot and a weathervane, illustration in Les Images en Musique, with illustrations by Benjamin Rabier and easy pieces for piano by Jane Vieu

Background imageBurst Collection: Shell bursting on front line trench, Western Front, WW1

Shell bursting on front line trench, Western Front, WW1
A shell bursting on a front line trench on the Western Front in France during World War One. Date: circa 1916

Background imageBurst Collection: Sunderland seaplane and two Junkers by G. H. Davis

Sunderland seaplane and two Junkers by G. H. Davis
The giant Sunderland flying boat proves its mettle: two Junkers accounted for out of four attackers. When a formation of four Junkers JU88s attacked a Sunderland seaplane off the coast of Norway

Background imageBurst Collection: Nursery Tale - Four and Twenty Blackbirds

Nursery Tale - Four and Twenty Blackbirds - the birds burst out of the pie. Date: 1880

Background imageBurst Collection: The Great Flood in Paris, France

The Great Flood in Paris, France
The Great Flood in Paris - January 1910. Date: 1910

Background imageBurst Collection: LCC-LFB Flooding caused by burst water main in street

LCC-LFB Flooding caused by burst water main in street
An area of Hammersmith and Fulham extensively flooded following the fracture of a large diameter water main in the street

Background imageBurst Collection: Two children wearing sailor outfits are playing with a ballo

Two children wearing sailor outfits are playing with a balloon tethered to a Russian battleship, the balloon has burst revealing the head of a Russian admiral or czar

Background imageBurst Collection: Howitzer smoke barrage, Salisbury Plain, WW1

Howitzer smoke barrage, Salisbury Plain, WW1
A smoke barrage from a 4.5 inch Howitzer, formed by ten shells bursting similtaneously, during the First World War. Probably at the Chemical Warfare School at Porton on Salisbury Plain

Background imageBurst Collection: Origin Species, CH Bennett, grieving man - crocodile

Origin Species, CH Bennett, grieving man - crocodile
A crocodiles tears. Satire on Darwins Origin of Species showing the evolution of a crying, grieving man from a crocodile. Fresh from the funeral of a friend this mans tears conceal an ulterior

Background imageBurst Collection: Battle Menin Road Ridge 1917

Battle Menin Road Ridge 1917
Shells bursting on the main road to Zonnebeke running over newly captured ground at the Battle of Menin Road Ridge in France on the British front during World War I on 20th September 1917

Background imageBurst Collection: Roadside breakdown

Roadside breakdown
A man stops to help a party of motorists who have suffered from a burst tyre

Background imageBurst Collection: British Front 1915

British Front 1915
A soldier in a shell crater on the British Front Line on the Western Front in France during World War I in 1915

Background imageBurst Collection: Battle of Ypres

Battle of Ypres
Enemy shell bursts during the third battle of Ypres, Passchendale during World War I on 4th September 1917

Background imageBurst Collection: A room in a house at Nieuport after a shell had burst

A room in a house at Nieuport after a shell had burst

Background imageBurst Collection: Holmfirth Reservoir

Holmfirth Reservoir
Terrible inundation and loss of life at Holmfirth when the reservoir burst its banks in 1852

Background imageBurst Collection: Great Sheffield Flood

Great Sheffield Flood
The Great Flood (or Inundation) at Sheffield on 11th March 1864 when the Dale Dyke Dam broke flooding Sheffield. Scene showing the wrecking of Coronation Bridge



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