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Background imageCraft Collection: D-Day - British and Canadian troops landing - Juno Beach

D-Day - British and Canadian troops landing - Juno Beach
British and Canadian 3rd Division troops land at Juno Beach. D-Day began on June 6th, 1944 at 6:30am and was conducted in two assault phases - the air assault landing of allied troops followed by an

Background imageCraft Collection: D-Day - Landing in France - Omaha Beach

D-Day - Landing in France - Omaha Beach
American assault troops prepare to disembark their landing craft as it approaches the beach head, Omaha Beach. The smoke visible in the background attests to the massive naval artillery assault

Background imageCraft Collection: The Normandy Landings - 6th June 1944 - WW2

The Normandy Landings - 6th June 1944 - WW2. Note the American soldier in the landing craft holding a metal detector to sweep for landmines. Date: 1944

Background imageCraft Collection: Coyne Helicopter / Ufo

Coyne Helicopter / Ufo
Captain Lawrence J. Coyne, piloting a UH-1H helicopter observes a UFO at close quarters, the craft beaming a green light on the chopper near Mansfield, Ohio, USA

Background imageCraft Collection: Cutty Sark in 1923

Cutty Sark in 1923
The famous tea clipper Cutty Sark in Surrey Docks. The iconic craft now housed in dry dock at Greenwich was severely damaged by a fire whilst under restoration on 21st May 2007

Background imageCraft Collection: Ufo / Masse / Valensole

Ufo / Masse / Valensole
Working early in the morning in his Lavender field, Maurice Masse, comes across an alien craft and its occupants

Background imageCraft Collection: Little Miss Natty Fingers by Muriel Dawson

Little Miss Natty Fingers by Muriel Dawson
A little girl concentrates on a garment she is sewing, presumably for the doll which sits next to her. An interesting basket full of sewing paraphenalia spills over beside her

Background imageCraft Collection: Trench Art Lighter, WW1

Trench Art Lighter, WW1
Round Trench Art lighter with officers button on either side

Background imageCraft Collection: Oval Trench Art lighter, WW1

Oval Trench Art lighter, WW1
Oval Trench Art lighter with officers button on either side

Background imageCraft Collection: GARNERAY, Louis (1783-1857). Naval Battle of Navarino

GARNERAY, Louis (1783-1857). Naval Battle of Navarino. ca. 1827. Greek War of Independence (1821-1832). Battle of Navarino, October 20th, 1827. Victory of the British and French fleet on the ottoman

Background imageCraft Collection: Shetland knitter, Shetland Islands, Scotland

Shetland knitter, Shetland Islands, Scotland. She is knitting as she walks along with a bulky load on her back. Date: late 19th century

Background imageCraft Collection: How Navajo Indian Rugs are made - USA

How Navajo Indian Rugs are made - USA Date: circa 1930s

Background imageCraft Collection: Lowestoft, Suffolk, Herring Drifters off the Fishing Grounds

Lowestoft, Suffolk, Herring Drifters off the Fishing Grounds Date: circa 1920s

Background imageCraft Collection: Greek trireme. Engraving. SPAIN. Madrid. Navy

Greek trireme. Engraving. SPAIN. Madrid. Navy Museum

Background imageCraft Collection: Boating off Cape Town, South Africa

Boating off Cape Town, South Africa
A superb view of yachting in Table Bay off Cape Town, South Africa, with the imposing outline of Table Mountain, shrouded in mist, in the background

Background imageCraft Collection: D-Day - Bomber giving air support to infantry invasion

D-Day - Bomber giving air support to infantry invasion
A B-26 Martin Marauder of the 9th Airforce over the Normandy coast, giving air support to the landing craft on the beaches below

Background imageCraft Collection: American Troops heading for Normandy on D-Day; Second Worl

American Troops heading for Normandy on D-Day; Second Worl
American infanrymen in a landing craft heading towards the shore of Normandy on the morning of D-Day, 6 June 1944

Background imageCraft Collection: American Troops landing on D-Day; Second World War, 1944

American Troops landing on D-Day; Second World War, 1944
Photograph showing American troops storming one of the Normandy beaches on D-Day, 6 June 1944. This image shows the first tanks charging through the water to the shore

Background imageCraft Collection: Dressing Shetland Shawls

Dressing Shetland Shawls
Women from the Shetland Islands dress Shetland wool shawls on large racks Date: 1908

Background imageCraft Collection: Wheelwrights making cart wheels

Wheelwrights making cart wheels
Wheelwrights or wainwrights making large wooden wheels in a traditional rural workshop. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageCraft Collection: Malta - Lacemaking

Malta - Lacemaking
Lacemaking in Malta during WWI. Malta was not on the front line of World War I (unlike World War II) but did participate in many ways nevertheless

Background imageCraft Collection: PIrate knitting pattern

PIrate knitting pattern
A gay, swashbuckling three-piece to knit for teenagers! The 1950s were a more innocent time

Background imageCraft Collection: Valletta / Malta / Yacht

Valletta / Malta / Yacht
View into the Dockyard Creek in the Grand Harbour showing some of the luxury sailing (and powered) craft moored there

Background imageCraft Collection: Making Tennis Racquets

Making Tennis Racquets
Stringing new tennis racquets at a workshop in Wimbledon, London

Background imageCraft Collection: Model of a Norfolk Wherry

Model of a Norfolk Wherry - a sailing craft formerly widely used for goods transport on the East Norfolk rivers. Date: circa late 1930s

Background imageCraft Collection: Spithead panorama, ships on south side

Spithead panorama, ships on south side
Panorama of the Coronation Review: the left-hand section, showing ships on the south side. A Spithead panorama, looking west: home fleet battleships headed by the Nelson foreign warships

Background imageCraft Collection: Gibraltar (1844). Rock, city and harbour. Etching

Gibraltar (1844). Rock, city and harbour. Etching

Background imageCraft Collection: SOROLLA, Joaqu�(1863-1923). Launching the Boat

SOROLLA, Joaqu�(1863-1923). Launching the Boat
SOROLLA, Joaqu� (1863-1923). Launching the Boat

Background imageCraft Collection: The Flint Knapper

The Flint Knapper, at Brandon, Suffolk, England. This ancient craft is still continued in Norfolk, England. Date: 1950s

Background imageCraft Collection: Ufos / Cussac, France

Ufos / Cussac, France
Two boys report seeing four aliens - they describe them as little devils - who fly round a spherical craft landed in a field

Background imageCraft Collection: Tipton Slasher sculpture

Tipton Slasher sculpture
Welder and sculptor Jack Bouckley, of Wolverhampton, works on a metal sculpture of 19th Century Black Country heavyweight prize fighter William Perry, known as The Tipton Slasher

Background imageCraft Collection: Map of the kingdoms of Granada and Murcia (Granata

Map of the kingdoms of Granada and Murcia (Granata et Murcia regna) by W. Blaeu. Decorated with the Arms of both States, the figure of a surveyor and a naval combat. Published in Amsterdam, 1635

Background imageCraft Collection: Trench Art lighter in the shape of a book, WW1

Trench Art lighter in the shape of a book, WW1
Trench Art lighter in the shape of a book

Background imageCraft Collection: When Germany Surrenders her U-Boats by Heath Robinson, WW1

When Germany Surrenders her U-Boats by Heath Robinson, WW1
Why not use the enemy craft for peaceful sport? Ramming rabbits in the Balearic Islands. An inventive suggestion from the ingenious mind of William Heath Robinson for German U-boats following the end

Background imageCraft Collection: NFS (London Region) narrow boat fitted with fire pumps

NFS (London Region) narrow boat fitted with fire pumps
There were 18 river fire stations along the length of the River Thames during WW2. They were used to accommodate the crews on a 24 hour standby to operate the fireboats

Background imageCraft Collection: Ufos / Adamski

Ufos / Adamski
Venusian interplanetary carrier and six scout craft photographed through a 6" telescope over Palomar Gardens, California

Background imageCraft Collection: Advert, Guthrie & Wells, Stained Glass Windows, Glasgow

Advert, Guthrie & Wells, Stained Glass Windows, Glasgow
Advert for J & W Guthrie & Andrew Wells, Stained Glass Windows and Mosaics, West George Street, Glasgow, Scotland. 1905

Background imageCraft Collection: Bell 204 UH-1 Iroquois Huey

Bell 204 UH-1 Iroquois Huey
Civilian Fuji Bell 204 Huey Helicopter with a Long-Line Underslung Load Flying over Mountains

Background imageCraft Collection: Coracle men - Carmarthen

Coracle men - Carmarthen
Welsh Coracle men - Carmarthen, Wales. The Carmarthen coracle is of a rounder and deeper design, as it is used in tidal waters on the Tywi River, where there are no rapids. Date: 1905

Background imageCraft Collection: Man making lobster pot at Beesands, Start Bay, Devon

Man making lobster pot at Beesands, Start Bay, Devon
A man using withies (willow branches) to make a lobster pot at Beesands, Start Bay, Devon. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageCraft Collection: Dodie Smith at home in Essex

Dodie Smith at home in Essex
Dorothy Gladys (Dodie) Smith (1896 - 1990), English novelist and playwright whose works include the play Autumn Crocus and the childrens novel

Background imageCraft Collection: The Summer Car of the River: Motor-launching on the Thames

The Summer Car of the River: Motor-launching on the Thames
An illustration by C.E. Turner depicting the fashion for motor-boats or motor-launches during the 1920s among the upper classes

Background imageCraft Collection: Chinese Junk in Hong Kong Bay

Chinese Junk in Hong Kong Bay. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCraft Collection: Les Vedettes (Powered Lake Craft) at Dinard, France

Les Vedettes (Powered Lake Craft) at Dinard, France on the Emerald Coast. Date: circa 1908

Background imageCraft Collection: Multi-masted Chinese Junk

Multi-masted Chinese Junk. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageCraft Collection: Lowestoft, Suffolk - Sailing trawlers towed to Sea

Lowestoft, Suffolk - Sailing trawlers towed to Sea Date: circa 1920s

Background imageCraft Collection: Book cover design, The Romance of Aeronautics

Book cover design, The Romance of Aeronautics: an Interesting Account of the Growth and Achievements of All Kinds of Aerial Craft, by Charles C Turner, London: Seeley, Service & Co. Limited, 1912



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