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Background imageBursts Collection: Miracle Fire in Temple

Miracle Fire in Temple
When a mysterious flame bursts out in the temple of fertility goddess Bona Dea, the Vestal Virgins interpret it as a portent favorable to Cicero; but it is probably a trick

Background imageBursts Collection: A dummy village made of canvas used for Artillery practise with Lyddite shells - near Okehampton

A dummy village made of canvas used for Artillery practise with Lyddite shells - near Okehampton, Dartmoor. A shell explodes near the Church'. Date: 1912

Background imageBursts 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 imageBursts Collection: MIRACLE AND CICERO

MIRACLE AND CICERO
When a mysterious flame bursts out in the temple of fertility goddess Bona Dea, the Vestal Virgins interpret it as a portent favorable to Cicero; but it is probably a trick Date: 63 BC

Background imageBursts Collection: MIRACLE FIRE IN TEMPLE

MIRACLE FIRE IN TEMPLE
When a mysterious flame bursts out in the temple of fertility goddess Bona Dea, the Vestal Virgins interpret it as a portent favorable to Cicero; but it is probably a trick Date: 63 BC

Background imageBursts 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 imageBursts Collection: WW1 - Zeppelin downed over Potters Bar

WW1 - Zeppelin downed over Potters Bar
WW1 - An illustration depicting the four stages of a Zeppelin raider bursting into flames, and its fall through the starry night sky over Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, England

Background imageBursts 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 imageBursts Collection: Houplines explosion 1916

Houplines explosion 1916
A shell bursts at Houplines, near Armentieres on the Western Front

Background imageBursts Collection: A shell explodes 1916

A shell explodes 1916
A shell bursts amongst the barbed wire entanglements on the battlefield at Beaumont Hamel, a village ultimately taken by the British during the Battle of the Somme

Background imageBursts 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 imageBursts Collection: Courcelette 1916

Courcelette 1916
A German shell bursts near an advanced dressing station at Courcelette during the Battle of the Somme

Background imageBursts Collection: Gideon Gets the Sign

Gideon Gets the Sign
He asks God for a sign that he will have heavenly support against the Midianites : an angel shows him a sacrificial lamb which bursts into flame with divine fire

Background imageBursts Collection: Mary Weds Joseph / Fouquet

Mary Weds Joseph / Fouquet
Mary, though committed to lifelong virginity, weds the elderly Joseph; disappointed suitors break their staffs, while Josephs staff bursts into flower

Background imageBursts Collection: Napoleon the Comforter

Napoleon the Comforter
When Josephine, who has accompanied him to Italy, has difficulty getting back to France and bursts into tears, he promises the Austrians will pay for making her cry


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