Deceiving the invader as to the state of the tide
Illustration by William Heath Robinson (1872-1944); part of a series of humorous illustrations he produced for the Sketch during World War II. British beach goers perch nonchalantly on stilts at the seaside, pretending the tide is low, resulting in the Nazi landing parties disembarking in the deep water and drowning. Robinson was a regular contributor to the Sketch, the Bystander and other ILN titles during his lifetime. His weekly drawings featuring mind-boggling contraptions and designs were immensely popular. Please note: Credit must appear as Courtesy of the Estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/ILN/Mary Evan"
© Mary Evans Picture Library 2015 - https://copyrighthub.org/s0/hub1/creation/maryevans/MaryEvansPictureID/10271607
The Naze Tower, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex
The Naze Tower at Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex. An historic landmark, it was built on the cliffs in 1721 by Trinity House as a navigation mark to guide shipping. The 86-feet tall octagonal tower has played an important part in maritime history and is Grade II* listed, as the only building of its type and era in the UK. Seen here in the days when the only communication to shipping approaching Harwich was by semaphore signalling or a display of flags.
© Mary Evans Picture Library/The Pete Frost Collection
Treport Mers travel poster
French railway poster advertising Treport Mers on the Picardy coast, which, together with nearby Mer-les-Bains became popular seaside resorts in the 19th century due to the development of the railways. The poster depicts various scenes including the white chalk cliffs and holiday makers walking along the promenade.
© Mary Evans Picture Library/Onslow Auctions Limited