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Background imageCrisis Collection: Churchill / Iwn May 1915

Churchill / Iwn May 1915
WINSTON CHURCHILL As First Lord of the Admiralty during the political crisis in the early months of the First World War

Background imageCrisis Collection: Edward VIII in his Coronation robes

Edward VIII in his Coronation robes
A triptych of paintings by Fortunino Matania of King Edward VIII dressed in his ceremonial Coronation robes, part of a special Coronation number prepared in advance by the Illustrated London News but

Background imageCrisis Collection: Patriotic poster, Buy British, keep the home fires burning

Patriotic poster, Buy British, keep the home fires burning
Patriotic poster, Buy British campaign -- Buy British and keep the home fires burning. Part of a government campaign to tackle a balance of payments crisis

Background imageCrisis Collection: John Dixon, Clarence Hatry, Edmund Daniels

John Dixon, Clarence Hatry, Edmund Daniels
Arrested on a charge of conspiracy with intent to defraud: from left to right, John Dixon, Clarence Hatry and Edmund Daniels. Date: 1929

Background imageCrisis Collection: Ruhr Crisis / 1923

Ruhr Crisis / 1923
The French forcibly take coal from the Ruhr when Germany defaults on reparations

Background imageCrisis Collection: Typical Bulgarian Outfits, 1885

Typical Bulgarian Outfits, 1885
4 typical Bulgarian outfits of the time, 1885. We see the national costume, a water seller, a lady, and a peasant woman. Part of a piece on the crisis in Eastern Roumelia

Background imageCrisis Collection: Crisis at the Admiralty; Lord Fisher and Winston Churchill

Crisis at the Admiralty; Lord Fisher and Winston Churchill
Article detailing the friction between Lord Fisher and Winston Churchill during World War One. Previously they had been on very good terms but it is thought that the Dardanelles question

Background imageCrisis Collection: 50000000000 Mark note

50000000000 Mark note
The hyperinflation in the Weimar Republic 1921-1923. Front of a Banknote on 50 000 000 000 Mark edited iat Hamburg 1/11 1923. Date: 1921-1923

Background imageCrisis Collection: Patriotic poster, Team Spirit, Buy British

Patriotic poster, Team Spirit, Buy British
Patriotic poster, Buy British campaign -- It is the Team Spirit that gets there. Buy British and pass your wages to another member of the British team

Background imageCrisis Collection: Fuel winter crisis: Heating pumped from the earth and water

Fuel winter crisis: Heating pumped from the earth and water
Diagram illustrating how heat in the earth and water can provide heating for homes and factories. City Electrical Engineer of Norwich

Background imageCrisis Collection: London pre-war tension

London pre-war tension
In Whitehall, London, police protect a man trying to distribute peace pamphlets to the crowd which had gathered on the Bank Holiday Monday

Background imageCrisis Collection: 1866 / London / City Panic

1866 / London / City Panic
Black Friday. A scene in Lombard Street during the panic in the city arising from the Overend Gurney crisis

Background imageCrisis Collection: The Weighing Office at the Bank of England. Enlarged View of

The Weighing Office at the Bank of England. Enlarged View of
Engraving of a detail of the Sovereign weighing machine invented by Mr Bate to deal with the crisis in light gold coinage in the early eighteen forties

Background imageCrisis Collection: People escaping by boat during the Great Fire of London

People escaping by boat during the Great Fire of London
People escaping by boat on the River Thames during the Great Fire of London. Date: 1666

Background imageCrisis Collection: Herman and Katherine Rogers, friends of Wallis Simpson

Herman and Katherine Rogers, friends of Wallis Simpson
Herman and Katherine Rogers, close friends of King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson (later Duke and Duchess of Windsor), who hosted Wallis at their home in Cannes during the abdication crisis of

Background imageCrisis Collection: Wallis Simpson with Mr and Mrs Herman Rogers

Wallis Simpson with Mr and Mrs Herman Rogers
Wallis Simpson, later Duchess of Windsor, pictured with close friends, Herman and Katherine Rogers, her hosts at the Villa Lou Viei in Cannes during the abdication crisis

Background imageCrisis Collection: Mr Ernest Simpson, 2nd husband of Duchess of Windsor

Mr Ernest Simpson, 2nd husband of Duchess of Windsor
Ernest Aldrich Simpson, the second husband of Wallis Warfield Spencer, who became better known by her married name, Mrs Wallis Simpson

Background imageCrisis Collection: Panjdeh incident - Russian encounter with Afghan forces at Pul-i-Khishty (Brick Bridge)

Panjdeh incident - Russian encounter with Afghan forces at Pul-i-Khishty (Brick Bridge). The incident of 1885 was a diplomatic crisis between the British Empire

Background imageCrisis Collection: Abdication crisis, Herman Rogers talking to a journalist

Abdication crisis, Herman Rogers talking to a journalist
Herman Rogers, close friends of Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII, pictured talking to a journalist across the gate at the Villa Lou Viei, Cannes

Background imageCrisis Collection: King Edward VIII & Mrs Simpson at Royal Ascot, 1936

King Edward VIII & Mrs Simpson at Royal Ascot, 1936
King Edward VIII, later Duke of Windsor, pictured with his future wife, Wallis Simpson, at Royal Ascot in June 1936. Date: 1936

Background imageCrisis Collection: King John re-crowned by Cardinal Pandulf Verraccio

King John re-crowned by Cardinal Pandulf Verraccio
King John (1199-1216) is re-crowned by Cardinal Pandulf Verraccio sent from Pope Innocent III in Rome to solve the crisis with the Church by formally surrendering England to the representative of

Background imageCrisis Collection: Start of the Suez Crisis - Vast crowds in Alexandria listen to Colonel Nassers spwwch

Start of the Suez Crisis - Vast crowds in Alexandria listen to Colonel Nassers spwwch after Egypt siezed control of the Suez Canal. Date: 1956

Background imageCrisis Collection: Sir Anthony Eden on his way to lunch with the Queen - Eden has shortly prior to this

Sir Anthony Eden on his way to lunch with the Queen - Eden has shortly prior to this issued his ultimatum to Israel and Egypt to withdraw their forces after Israel had invaded Egypt

Background imageCrisis Collection: Anti-British First Day Cover - Port Said Raid - Suez Crisis

Anti-British First Day Cover - Port Said Raid - Suez Crisis
Anti-British Egyptian First Day Cover (printed in Alexandria) - critical of British military operations in the 1956 Suez Crisis - November, 1956

Background imageCrisis Collection: HMS Pegasus (ex HMS Ark Royal)

HMS Pegasus (ex HMS Ark Royal)
Royal Navy - HMS Pegasus (ex HMS Ark Royal) at A Spithead re in 1938. HMS Pegasus was re-named from the 1914 HMS Ark Royal seaplane carrier

Background imageCrisis Collection: Captain Scott's team nearly lose sledge through snow bridge

Captain Scott's team nearly lose sledge through snow bridge
Captain Scott's team nearly lose a sledge through a snow bridge Date: 1910s

Background imageCrisis Collection: King William IV proroguing Parliament

King William IV proroguing Parliament, House of Lords, April 1831, during the Great Reform crisis - My lords and gentlemen, I have come to meet you for the purpose of proroguing this Parliament'

Background imageCrisis Collection: Women and children, mining

Women and children, mining
Women and children of the mining districts. Children would gather coal. A Typical Pit-brow Woman; She was one of the 6, 221 females employed above ground

Background imageCrisis Collection: Coal Supplies in England

Coal Supplies in England which were gradually used up because of the coal strike. The national coal strike of 1912 was the first national strike by coal miners in the United Kingdom

Background imageCrisis Collection: Scenes from the Balkan's Crisis

Scenes from the Balkan's Crisis
Depictions of the Balkans Crisis. We see soldiers trekking over the Shipka Pass, a monument to fallen soldiers, and the artist's personal caravan en route to the front

Background imageCrisis Collection: The Continuing Balkans Crisis, Bulgaria

The Continuing Balkans Crisis, Bulgaria
Images of the Balkans Crisis from Rustchuk, Bulgaria. We see the Quay of the town (top), and the departure of Bulgarian volunteers lined up, ready to go to the Turkish Frontier (Bottom)

Background imageCrisis Collection: The Construction of the University at Philippoplis

The Construction of the University at Philippoplis
The Gymnase (University) at Philippopolis (Plovdiv), Bulgaria, under construction in 1885. Part of a piece on the crisis in Eastern Roumelia

Background imageCrisis Collection: Nebet Tepe, Philippopolis, Bulgaria

Nebet Tepe, Philippopolis, Bulgaria
The district of Nebet Tepe, Philippopolis (Plovdiv), Bulgaria. Part of a piece on the crisis in Eastern Roumelia, an event during the continuing Balkan's Crisis in which vassal states sought

Background imageCrisis Collection: Taat Tepe, Philippopolis, Bulgaria

Taat Tepe, Philippopolis, Bulgaria
Taat Tepe in Philippopolis (Plovdiv), Bulgaria. The Governor's Palace and the Maritza river in the foreground. Part of a piece on the crisis in Eastern Roumelia

Background imageCrisis Collection: Bridge over the Maritza, Philippopolis

Bridge over the Maritza, Philippopolis
The Bridge over the river Maritza, Philippopolis (Plovdiv), Bulgaria. Equine and pedestrian traffic crosses the bridge, and the rest of the city is visible in the background.Part of a piece

Background imageCrisis Collection: Prince Alexnder of Bulgaria Entering Philippopolis

Prince Alexnder of Bulgaria Entering Philippopolis
Prince Alexander of of Bulgaria entering Philippopolis (Plovdiv) at the head of a regiment of Bulgarian Cavalry during the crisis in Eastern Roumelia, 1885

Background imageCrisis Collection: Madrid Mob burns Arms of German Legation

Madrid Mob burns Arms of German Legation
A Spanish mob burns the arms of the German Legation in the Puerta del Sol, Madrid. This was in response to the Carolines Crisis (/Question)

Background imageCrisis Collection: Madrid Mob Tears Down German Flag

Madrid Mob Tears Down German Flag
A Spanish mob tears down the flag at the German Legation, Madrid. This was in response to the Carolines Crisis (/Question)

Background imageCrisis Collection: Front cover, Daily Graphic, General Strike Emergency Edition

Front cover, Daily Graphic, General Strike Emergency Edition - ninth day of the strike. Date: 1926

Background imageCrisis Collection: HMS Escort, E-class destroyer

HMS Escort, E-class destroyer
Royal Navy - HMS Escort, an E-class destroyer, built for the Royal Navy in the early 1930s. Although assigned to the Home Fleet upon completion

Background imageCrisis Collection: But Who Will He Belong To? General Election 1910

But Who Will He Belong To? General Election 1910
Adapted drawing from a painting by Joshua Reynold of United Kingdom not knowing which way the election would go. The general election was resulted in a hung parliament

Background imageCrisis Collection: Panic Scene in New York 1907

Panic Scene in New York 1907
Crowds in Wall Street, New York, during the recent run on the banks. Over a three-week period starting in mid-October, when the New York Stock Exchange fell almost 50% from its peak the previous

Background imageCrisis Collection: Neville Chamberlain giving a speech

Neville Chamberlain giving a speech
Neville Chamberlain (Arthur Neville Chamberlain, 1869-1940), British Conservative politician, and Prime Minister from 1937 to 1940

Background imageCrisis Collection: The Fight for the Standard at the Battle of Pinkie, near Musselburgh, Scotland

The Fight for the Standard at the Battle of Pinkie, near Musselburgh, Scotland, 10 September 1547, during the War of the Rough Wooing, part of the Anglo-Scottish Wars

Background imageCrisis Collection: The World, Boston Theatre Company, USA - Tableau II, a dramatic scene from The Infernal

The World, Boston Theatre Company, USA - Tableau II, a dramatic scene from The Infernal Machine. Date: late 19th century

Background imageCrisis Collection: Patriotic poster, Buy British, British Business

Patriotic poster, Buy British, British Business
Patriotic poster, Buy British campaign -- How Bills new boots bucked up British Business! Part of a government campaign to tackle a balance of payments crisis

Background imageCrisis Collection: Patriotic poster, Buy British, Merrie England once again

Patriotic poster, Buy British, Merrie England once again
Patriotic poster, Buy British campaign -- Buy British, Merrie England once again! Buy British and put a smile back into British trade

Background imageCrisis Collection: Patriotic poster, Buy my produce, Buy British

Patriotic poster, Buy my produce, Buy British
Patriotic poster, Buy British campaign -- Buy my produce, I can then buy your goods. Buy British and create employment throughout the country



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