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Background imageCourage Collection: John Jack Travers Cornwell, Battle of Jutland

John Jack Travers Cornwell, Battle of Jutland
John Jack Travers Cornwell (1900-1916), posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery on HMS Chester during the Battle of Jutland

Background imageCourage Collection: St. George patron saint of England

St. George patron saint of England
Our Ancient Word of Courage, Fair St. George - The Patron Saint of England. Pictured here by Georges Scott (1873-1943) expertly slaying the dragon, despite looking quite like a girl. Date: 1928

Background imageCourage Collection: First to fight - Democracys vanguard US Marine Corps - Join

First to fight - Democracys vanguard US Marine Corps - Join now and test your courage - Real fighting with real fighters. Poster showing marines storming a beach. Date 1917

Background imageCourage Collection: Grace Darling, rowing with her father

Grace Darling, rowing with her father
Grace Horsley Darling (1815 - 1842), daughter of the lighthouse keeper, William Darling, on the Farne Islands, seen here rowing with her father to the sinking steamboat the SS Forfarshire in 1838

Background imageCourage Collection: The Last Man, Hans Bohrdt - Propaganda - German navy officer

The Last Man, Hans Bohrdt - Propaganda - German navy officer
In 1915 Hans Bohrdt created his most famous illustration which is called " The Last Man". The image shows a German navy officer holding up a German flag as his ship sinks because he would

Background imageCourage Collection: Army Chaplain in Great War Deeds, WW1

Army Chaplain in Great War Deeds, WW1
An Army Chaplain holding a night service on the battlefield, with a packing case as an altar and a tin mug as a chalice. Reproduction of a painting by A C Michael in Great War Deeds

Background imageCourage Collection: WW2 poster, Back Them Up

WW2 poster, Back Them Up! Showing a British commando raid on a German-held port in Norway. Date: 1940s

Background imageCourage Collection: King George VI - Thanking British Children

King George VI - Thanking British Children
A certificate from King George VI to the children of Great Britain on 8th June, 1946 - issued as a momento for sharing in the hardships and ultimate triumph during World War Two

Background imageCourage Collection: Colonel Rollet, French Foreign Legion, France, WW1

Colonel Rollet, French Foreign Legion, France, WW1
Lieutenant-Colonel Paul-Frederic Rollet (1875-1941), General in the French Foreign Legion, Regiment de Marche. Seen here during the First World War, probably at Verdun, northern France

Background imageCourage Collection: Yugoslavia - Sokol Rally in Belgrade

Yugoslavia - Sokol Rally in Belgrade
A rally to promoting public exercise as a way to stimulate national self importance (through organised gymnastic and athletic demonstrations - usually mass-participation)

Background imageCourage Collection: Flora MacDonald, Scottish Jacobite heroine

Flora MacDonald, Scottish Jacobite heroine, friend and helper of Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie)

Background imageCourage Collection: WWII Poster - Patriotic

WWII Poster - Patriotic
Your Courage, Your Cheerfulness, Your Resolution, Will Bring Us Victory, Second World War poster. Date: circa 1940

Background imageCourage Collection: Caesar in a Storm at Sea

Caesar in a Storm at Sea
Julius Caesar, sailing from Marseille to Epirus in northern Greece, behaves with great courage during a storm at sea

Background imageCourage Collection: Grace Darling, lighthouse keeper's daughter

Grace Darling, lighthouse keeper's daughter
Grace Horsley Darling (1815 - 1842), daughter of the lighthouse keeper, William Darling, on the Farne Islands, who rowed with her father to the sinking steamboat the SS Forfarshire in 1838

Background imageCourage Collection: HMS Good Hope in Great War Deeds, WW1

HMS Good Hope in Great War Deeds, WW1
HMS Good Hope of the British Royal Navy going down with her last guns firing, in an action against overwhelming odds off the coast of Chile, South America

Background imageCourage Collection: William Thompsons fight off Poole, Dorset, 30 May 1695

William Thompsons fight off Poole, Dorset, 30 May 1695. Thompson was a local fisherman whose fishing boat was fired on by a French privateer near the Isle of Purbeck

Background imageCourage Collection: Czech Republic - 10th All Sokol Rally in Prague 1938

Czech Republic - 10th All Sokol Rally in Prague 1938
A rally to promoting public exercise as a way to stimulate national self importance (through organised gymnastic and athletic demonstrations - usually mass-participation)

Background imageCourage Collection: Czech Republic - 9th All Sokol Rally in Prague 1932

Czech Republic - 9th All Sokol Rally in Prague 1932
9th All Sokol Rally in Prague 1932. A rally to promoting public exercise as a way to stimulate national self importance (through organised gymnastic)

Background imageCourage Collection: Soviet propaganda poster from World War Two

Soviet propaganda poster from World War Two
Soviet propaganda poster, TASS Window no. 469. An heroic young female partisan resists the invading Germans. A patriotic poem by Vasyl Lebedev-Kumach appears below the image

Background imageCourage Collection: The Maquis (French Resistance) attack a group of German soldiers. Date: 1944

The Maquis (French Resistance) attack a group of German soldiers. Date: 1944

Background imageCourage Collection: Czech Republic - Sokol Rally in Prague 1920s

Czech Republic - Sokol Rally in Prague 1920s
A rally to promoting public exercise as a way to stimulate national self importance (through organised gymnastic and athletic demonstrations - usually mass-participation)

Background imageCourage Collection: Czech Republic - Sokol Rally in Prague 1929

Czech Republic - Sokol Rally in Prague 1929
A rally to promoting public exercise as a way to stimulate national self importance (through organised gymnastic and athletic demonstrations - usually mass-participation)

Background imageCourage Collection: Czech Republic - 6th All Sokol Rally in Prague

Czech Republic - 6th All Sokol Rally in Prague
A rally to promoting public exercise as a way to stimulate national self importance (through organised gymnastic and athletic demonstrations - usually mass-participation)

Background imageCourage Collection: Medals Awarded for Gallantry or Life-Saving at Sea

Medals Awarded for Gallantry or Life-Saving at Sea - top row (L-R) Stanhope gold medal awarded by the Royal Humane Society for the bravest life-saving deed of the year

Background imageCourage Collection: Private John Caffrey VC

Private John Caffrey VC
Illustration recording the VC action of Private John Joseph Caffrey VC (1891-1953) at La Brique, France in November 1915. His citation reads as follows: On 16 November 1915 near La Brique, France

Background imageCourage Collection: Red Army recruitment poster

Red Army recruitment poster, showing a Soviet sailor and soldiers fighting: Forward to the Don!

Background imageCourage Collection: The Courage to Heal

The Courage to Heal, a Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis, the book that fueled the American abuse scare of the 1980s/1990s

Background imageCourage Collection: Corporate J. L. Dawson VC

Corporate J. L. Dawson VC
Corporal James Lennox Dawson VC of the Royal Engineers (1891-1967) pictured performing the action for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross in October 1915

Background imageCourage Collection: Lance-Corporal Jarvis in Great War Deeds, WW1

Lance-Corporal Jarvis in Great War Deeds, WW1
Lance-Corporal Charles A Jarvis of the Royal Engineers, winning the Victoria Cross by fixing a firing charge for the demolition of a bridge, under heavy fire

Background imageCourage Collection: Starry Gazey Pie, Mousehole, Cornwall

Starry Gazey Pie, Mousehole, Cornwall
A mouthwatering example of a Starry Gazey Pie, served up on Tom Bawcocks Eve (23 December) at Mousehole in Cornwall. The dish, with fish heads and tails sticking out of it, is unique to Mousehole

Background imageCourage Collection: Sir John Ogle

Sir John Ogle
SIR JOHN OGLE military commander, reputed for his courage at the siege of Ostend and elsewhere - with his autograph

Background imageCourage Collection: Agnes Reston (1771-1856), known as The Heroine of Matagorda

Agnes Reston (1771-1856), known as The Heroine of Matagorda, wife of Sergeant Reston of the 94th Regiment of Foot. In 1810, during an early phase of the Siege of Cadiz by the French

Background imageCourage Collection: An Incident in the Attack on Bomarsund, Crimean War, 21 June 1854

An Incident in the Attack on Bomarsund, Crimean War, 21 June 1854. During the battle a shell landed on board. Charles Davis Lucas threw it back overboard, and it exploded before reaching water

Background imageCourage Collection: Alls Well! A British Bulldog

Alls Well! A British Bulldog, dedicated to the officers and men of the Royal Navy. Date: 1914

Background imageCourage Collection: Biblical Tales by John Lawson, Daniel in the Lions Den

Biblical Tales by John Lawson, Daniel in the Lions Den

Background imageCourage Collection: LFB certificate of commendation, Fireman A J Coleman

LFB certificate of commendation, Fireman A J Coleman, who rescued three people at a fire at Archer Street, Notting Hill, West London, on 16 August 1921, signed by Arthur R Dyer, Chief Officer

Background imageCourage Collection: Dutch wartime poster -- Be Brave

Dutch wartime poster -- Be Brave, Be Stormers. Showing a young cadet in uniform, carrying a flag. Date: 1940s

Background imageCourage Collection: Lord Roberts capturing the Sepoy Standard at Cawnpore

Lord Roberts capturing the Sepoy Standard at Cawnpore (Kanpur), India, for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross Date: 1858

Background imageCourage Collection: Glorious Gallantry of the Middlesex Regiment at Albuhera

Glorious Gallantry of the Middlesex Regiment at Albuhera
The Glorious Gallantry of the Middlesex Regiment, the Die Hards, at the Battle of Albuhera, Peninsular War, 16 May 1811 Date: 1811

Background imageCourage Collection: The First from the Lifeboat

The First from the Lifeboat Date: circa 1890

Background imageCourage Collection: Lifeboat rescue

Lifeboat rescue, and every soul was saved alive Date: circa 1890

Background imageCourage Collection: Mother's Devotion by Alexander Rosell

Mother's Devotion by Alexander Rosell Date: 1902

Background imageCourage Collection: Vietnamese Patriotic Poster - Tradition is Glory

Vietnamese Patriotic Poster - Tradition is Glory'. Date: circa mid-1970s

Background imageCourage Collection: Formation of the Irish Guards

Formation of the Irish Guards
Irish Guard formation (1st April 1900) due to the bravery and courage shown by the Irish regiment in South Africa during the Boer war (11 Oct 1899 ?? 31 May 1902)

Background imageCourage Collection: Lifeboat Brownies to the rescue

Lifeboat Brownies to the rescue Date: 1910

Background imageCourage Collection: Heroic midshipman carrying ammunition to British fighters

Heroic midshipman carrying ammunition to British fighters
Heroic midshipman carrying ammunition to hard-pressed British fighters Date: 1916

Background imageCourage Collection: Courage OK Family Ale

Courage OK Family Ale

Background imageCourage Collection: Courage Barclay London Stout

Courage Barclay London Stout



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