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Courageous Collection

Background imageCourageous 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 imageCourageous Collection: Loss of HMS Courageous by G. H. Davis

Loss of HMS Courageous by G. H. Davis
The loss of HMS Courageous: one of the Royal Navys aircraft carriers sunk by a German submarine. A sectional drawing of the vessel, showing amidships the boiler room section

Background imageCourageous Collection: Flora MacDonald, Scottish Jacobite heroine

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

Background imageCourageous Collection: WW2 greetings card, Corporal Joan Pearson

WW2 greetings card, Corporal Joan Pearson
WW2 greetings card, Corporal J.D.M. Pearson, official war picture by Laura Knight, official war picture from the National Gallery

Background imageCourageous Collection: HMS Glorious cruiser and aircraft carrier, WW1

HMS Glorious cruiser and aircraft carrier, WW1
HMS Glorious, British Royal Navy Courageous-class cruiser during the First World War, rebuilt as an aircraft carrier in the late 1920s. Launched in 1916, sunk in 1940. Date: circa 1920s-1930s

Background imageCourageous Collection: HMS Courageous, British battlecruiser, WW1

HMS Courageous, British battlecruiser, WW1
HMS Courageous, British battlecruiser, launched 1916, served during the latter part of the First World War, converted to use as an aircraft carrier during the late 1920s

Background imageCourageous 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 imageCourageous Collection: Red Army recruitment poster

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

Background imageCourageous 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 imageCourageous 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 imageCourageous Collection: The Royal Navy fleet off Greenock from the golf course

The Royal Navy fleet off Greenock from the golf course. From left to right: Royal Sovereign, Rodney, Courageous, and Nelson

Background imageCourageous Collection: Royal Navy HMS Courageous aircraft carrier

Royal Navy HMS Courageous aircraft carrier

Background imageCourageous Collection: Royal Navy HMS Courageous

Royal Navy HMS Courageous

Background imageCourageous Collection: HMS Courageous 50

HMS Courageous 50
Royal Navy - HMS Courageous 50, an aircraft carrier, seen in July 1936, (formerly a battle-cruiser). HMS Courageous was the lead ship of her class of three battlecruisers built for the Royal Navy

Background imageCourageous Collection: HMS Furious 47 aircraft carrier

HMS Furious 47 aircraft carrier, a modified Courageous-class battlecruiser, seen in December 1931, with the removable con seen raised on the flight deck. This was removed for flying operations

Background imageCourageous Collection: HMS Courageous

HMS Courageous
Royal Navy - HMS Courageous (pennant number 50'), in August 1938. HMS Courageous was the lead ship of her class of three battlecruisers built for the Royal Navy during the First World War

Background imageCourageous Collection: Vietnamese Patriotic Poster - Tradition is Glory

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

Background imageCourageous Collection: HMS Courageous, aircraft carrier

HMS Courageous, aircraft carrier
Royal Navy - HMS Courageous, an aircraft carrier, (formerly a battle-cruiser). HMS Courageous was the lead ship of her class of three battlecruisers built for the Royal Navy during the First World

Background imageCourageous Collection: HMS Courageous - Fleet aircraft carrier

HMS Courageous - Fleet aircraft carrier
Royal Navy - HMS Courageous, a Courageous-class battlecruiser built for the Royal Navy during the First World War. Designed to support the Baltic Project championed by First Sea Lord John Fisher

Background imageCourageous Collection: Snap Playing Card - Roman soldier or gladiator

Snap Playing Card - Roman soldier or gladiator with shield. circa 1910s

Background imageCourageous Collection: Dental or Mental? by William Heath Robinson

Dental or Mental? by William Heath Robinson
A suggested method of tooth-extraction with a primitive contraption. Date: 1924

Background imageCourageous Collection: Bravery of Private Samuel Johnson of the Green Howards, Capture of Belle Ile, Brittany

Bravery of Private Samuel Johnson of the Green Howards, Capture of Belle Ile, Brittany, France, 1761, during the Seven Years War (1756-1763)

Background imageCourageous Collection: Sinking of HMS Courageous, September 1939

Sinking of HMS Courageous, September 1939
Photograph of aircraft carrier HMS Courageous as it sinks, having been torpedoed by a German submarine, 17 September 1939

Background imageCourageous Collection: HMS Courageous, aircraft carrier, at Malta

HMS Courageous, aircraft carrier, at Malta. Date: 1928

Background imageCourageous Collection: William Tell, Commencement of the Liberty of Switzerland

William Tell, Commencement of the Liberty of Switzerland -- the famous scene in which Tell shoots an apple on his sons head. circa 1307

Background imageCourageous Collection: HMS Courageous

HMS Courageous
Royal Navy - HMS Courageous (pennant number 50 ) HMS Courageous was the lead ship of her class of three battlecruisers built for the Royal Navy during the First World War

Background imageCourageous Collection: Captain Loxley of the Formidable, WW1 bravery

Captain Loxley of the Formidable, WW1 bravery
Clear Off - Submarines About: Captain Loxley of the Royal Navy, his terrier Bruce by his side, pictured giving his last order to another ship, warning of the danger of torpedoes

Background imageCourageous Collection: Betty Quinn - Coventry ARP Worker with George Medal

Betty Quinn - Coventry ARP Worker with George Medal
Betty Quinn - Coventry ARP Worker, has her George Medal admired by her sister, Joyce. Betty was the youngest recipient of the GM when they were presented for the first time at a recent Buckingham

Background imageCourageous Collection: The Courage of Eleazar

The Courage of Eleazar - 1 Maccabees 6. circa 1690

Background imageCourageous Collection: Richard Grace

Richard Grace
Colonel RICHARD GRACE Irish soldier who resisted Cromwell but was utterly routed by the courageous colonel Sanckey... Date: 1620 - 1691

Background imageCourageous Collection: Empire Cinema, Leicester Square, London

Empire Cinema, Leicester Square, London
The Empire Cinema, Leicester Square, London, where Robert Montgomery is appearing in the MGM film, Lovers Courageous. Date: circa 1932

Background imageCourageous Collection: Last moments of HMS Courageous by G. H. Davis

Last moments of HMS Courageous by G. H. Davis
The last moments of HMS Courageous after being torpedoed by a German U-boat: the crew abandoning ship in the failing evening light

Background imageCourageous Collection: HMS Courageous

HMS Courageous, aircraft carrier. Was sunk on the 17th September 1939 by U29 Date: 1930s

Background imageCourageous Collection: Pierre Paillette

Pierre Paillette
PIERRE THOMAS LAURENT PAILLETTE Courageous French sailor who later became a fireman, in which capacity I dare say he was equally courageous... Date: 1776 - ?

Background imageCourageous Collection: HMS Courageous (50)

HMS Courageous (50)

Background imageCourageous Collection: Captains courageous

Captains courageous. Illustration shows President Theodore Roosevelt firing a cannon to send a life-line to a ship in distress on rough seas with dark clouds labeled Prejudice forming overhead;

Background imageCourageous Collection: Sopwith Pup taking off from HMS Furious, WW1

Sopwith Pup taking off from HMS Furious, WW1
A Sopwith Pup biplane taking off from the deck of the aircraft carrier HMS Furious (a modified Courageous-class cruiser) during the First World War

Background imageCourageous Collection: William Leefe Robinson

William Leefe Robinson is awarded the Victoria Cross for destroying a Zeppelin over Cuffley, Hertfordshire, under very courageous conditions. Date: 1916

Background imageCourageous Collection: St Bernard Hospice

St Bernard Hospice
Statue of Christ in front of the Hospice of St. Bernard, Switzerland, famous for its courageous monks and dogs, who go out to rescue travellers in trouble in the snow. Date: 1930s

Background imageCourageous Collection: HMS Furious aircraft carrier, WW1

HMS Furious aircraft carrier, WW1
The aircraft carrier HMS Furious (a modified Courageous-class cruiser) during the First World War. Launched in 1916, HMS Furious served in both World Wars and was scrapped in 1948

Background imageCourageous Collection: Sopwith Pup landing on deck of HMS Furious, WW1

Sopwith Pup landing on deck of HMS Furious, WW1
A Sopwith Pup biplane landing on the deck of the aircraft carrier HMS Furious (a modified Courageous-class cruiser) during the First World War

Background imageCourageous Collection: Sopwith aircraft on deck HMS Furious, WW1

Sopwith aircraft on deck HMS Furious, WW1
Sopwith biplanes on the deck of the aircraft carrier HMS Furious (a modified Courageous-class cruiser) during the First World War

Background imageCourageous Collection: Captain Rostron silver cup

Captain Rostron silver cup
A silver cup presented to Captain Rostron of the RMS Carpathia, as a token of gratitude from John B Thayer Junior, who was one of the survivors rescued by the Carpathia on 15 April 1912 shortly after

Background imageCourageous Collection: Lear / Nonsense / Norway

Lear / Nonsense / Norway
There was a Young Lady of Norway, who casually sat on a doorway; When the door squeezed her flat, she exclaimed, What of that? this courageous Young Lady of Norway

Background imageCourageous Collection: Albert Duke of Saxony

Albert Duke of Saxony
ALBERT, DUKE OF SAXONY Captain General of the Low Countries. Founder of the Albertine branch of the House of Wettin and marshall of the Holy Roman Empire

Background imageCourageous Collection: Jeanne Hachette

Jeanne Hachette
JEANNE HACHETTE courageous young lady who roused the people of Beauvais to defend their city against Charles le Temeraire, duc de Bourgogne

Background imageCourageous Collection: Bulldog (Bewick)

Bulldog (Bewick)
is the fiercest of all the Dog kind, and is probably the most courageous creature in the world - so says Bewick



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