British Ballad, The Mermaid
THE MERMAID. British ballad by Dr. John Leyden. The Gaelic story bears that Macphail of Colonsay was carried off by a mermaid and resided together in a grotto beneath the sea for several years during which time she bore him sevral children. But finally he tired of her and after getting her to carry him near the shore of Colonsay, he escaped to land.
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Thessaloniki, Greece, artillery piece under Arch of Galerius
WW1 - Thessaloniki, Greece - an artillery piece is transported by two horses beneath the 4th century Triumphal Arch of Galerius, part of the Rotunda Complex. Date: 1918
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The Arrival of the First 'Thor' Ballistic Missile to RAF Bom
Photograph of the delivery of first 'Thor' Ballistic Missile to an RAF Base in Norfolk, 19th September 1958. Sixty-five feet long, it was carried to the site from a nearby American base on a 90 foot long transporter. The 'Thor's' nuclear war-head was retained by the Americans and any British decision to launch this missile would have been subject to American approval. RAF Regiment guards can be seen in the foreground, ready to deter any naughty ideas.
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