King Cnut the Great fails to halt the incoming tide
Cnut the Great (circa 985 or 9951035), (or Canute), King of Denmark, England, Norway, and parts of Sweden. Henry of Huntingdon, the 12th-century chronicler, wrote (the apocryphal story) of how Cnut set his throne by the sea shore and commanded the tide to halt and not wet his feet and robes. Yet "continuing to rise as usual (the tide) dashed over his feet and legs without respect to his royal person. Then the king leapt backwards, saying: "Let all men know how empty and worthless is the power of kings, for there is none worthy of the name, but He whom heaven, earth, and sea obey by eternal laws." Date: circa 1025
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Military Clothing advertisement
Advert for Dugsons in South Africa for Military Clothing that Commands Attention, and for military accessories such as eagles, propellers, chevrons and khaki shirts. Many RAF airmen were trained in South Africa prior to tours of operation during World War Two.
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