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Choose from 154 pictures in our Courage 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.


Czech Republic - Sokol Rally in Prague 1920s Featured Print

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). Sokol was founded on the philosophy that a physically fit, mentally alert and culturally developed people can make a nation strong. The word "sokol" translates to falcon and is symbolic of the Sokol ideals: Courage, Strength, Endurance, Fraternalism, Love of democratic principles, and Pride in country. Miroslav Tyrs (1832 -1884) (depicted in the centre) was a key exponent of this approach and is duly being honoured by the ranks of passing Sokol participants. Tyrs believed that a nation must be physically fit, morally on a high plane and intelligent in order to secure independence and retain it. Elevated to Doctor of Philosophy at Charles University and a member of the Education Staff of Rieger's Encyclopedia, Tyrs formulated his Sokol plan, creating an entirely new gymnastic terminology. The next twenty years of his life were devoted to Sokol. He was the first Physical Director, editor of the Sokol paper and creator of calisthenics and exercises, placing the whole system on a firm scientific basis. Between the First and Second World Wars the organisation grew to have a million members. The Sokol programmes were organised to have mass appeal across all strata of Czech society and across all age grous."

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection

Catherine Douglas trying to save James I of Scotland Featured Print

Catherine Douglas trying to save James I of Scotland

Catherine Douglas trying to save the life of King James I of Scotland. Catherine was a lady-in-waiting to the Queen. According to legend, when men arrived to assassinate James, Catherine put her arm through the staples of the door to stop them entering. They broke the door down and broke her arm, and the King was killed. After this, Catherine adopted the surname Barlass.

© Mary Evans Picture Library

Private John Caffrey VC Featured Print

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, a man was badly wounded and lying in the open unable to move, in full view of and about 350 yards (320 m) from the enemy's trenches. A corporal of the RAMC and Private Caffrey at once tried to rescue him, but at the first attempt were driven back by shrapnel from enemy fire. They tried again and succeeded in reaching and bandaging the wounded man. However, just as they were lifting him up, the RAMC corporal was shot in the head. Private Caffrey bandaged the corporal and helped him back to safety, and then returned and brought in the other wounded man. Date: 1916

© Mary Evans Picture Library