From the Balloon Observers Training Manual, WW1 cartoon
"All apparently natural features should be considered in relation to the general nature of the landscape, as the appearance of a hedge or even a solitary tree may be the cause of the discovery of a concealed battery." Cartoon by Bernard Hugh (one of a series on the subject) should a hapless observer in a kite balloon looking at a tree on the ground through his binoculars only to find that it is in fact concealing a battery and a shell is heading straight towards him. A light-hearted view of the dangerous job done by kite balloonists. Date: 1918
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Thomas Hardy Drama Festival, Dorchester
At the Thomas Hardy Drama Festival in Dorchester, Dorset, this scene shows the Excisemen discovering the concealed barrels under an apple tree. The famous old Corn Exchange saw the fourth production of a Hardy play acted by Thomas Hardys fellow townsmen, dramatised by the novelist himself. It was reported at the time that the men who were to play in The Three Wayfarers and The Distracted Preacher stood at their shop doors all afternoon, with fitful glances every now and then at The Corn Exchange clock, as if impatient for it to point to the hour of the dress rehearsal. The old Kings Head Hotel, which features in The Mayor of Casterbridge, had for days been filling up with visitors.
© Mary Evans Picture Library/The Pete Frost Collection
Townshend Esp Test
Testing a hypnotised subject for ESP : the hypnotiser holds up a card, concealed from his subject who tries to name it. Townshend found 'mesmerism' enhanced psi ability.
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