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Controlling Gallery

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Choose from 55 pictures in our Controlling collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


HMS Comus left behind at Istanbul, Turkey - August 1923 Featured Print

HMS Comus left behind at Istanbul, Turkey - August 1923

HMS Comus (a C-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy - attached to the 3rd Light Cruiser Squadron in the Mediterranean Fleet ) left behind at Istanbul, following departure of the majority of the British Mediterranean Fleet (including the HMS Marlborough, from whence this photograph was taken). In August 1923, the Allied Powers turned over Istanbul to the Nationalists, marking the final departure of occupation armies from Anatolia. This card marks the occasion of the Allied General's handing over the custody of the city at the Dolmabahce Palace. Date: 1923

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection

The General Strike - Sphere emergency number Featured Print

The General Strike - Sphere emergency number

Front cover of The Sphere emergency number issued during the General Strike. Photograph shows mounted police controlling crowds at Elephant and Castle in South London. The road was cleared by a detatchment of mounted constables with drawn batons. The crowd soon dispersed when the police appeared and despite alarmist reports, there were no serious casualties. In support of a strike by coal miners over the issue of threatened wage cuts, the Trades Union Congress called a General Strike in early May 1926. The strike only involved certain key industrial sectors (docks, electricity, gas, railways) but, in the face of well-organised government emergency measures and lack of real public support, it collapsed after nine days. Date: May 1926

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

Occupying French troops in front of the Bank of Crete Featured Print

Occupying French troops in front of the Bank of Crete

Crete - Greece - Occupying French troops parade in front of the Bank of Crete. Although much of modern Greece had been independent since the 1820s, Crete remained in Ottoman hands. A Greek force arrived to annex the island in 1897 and the Great Powers acted, occupying the island and dividing it into British, French, Russian and Italian areas of control. In 1898, Turkish troops were ejected and a national government was set up, still nominally under Ottoman suzerainty. Prince George, was made High Commissioner, and a joint Muslim-Christian assembly was part-elected, part-appointed. Date: circa 1899

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection