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Background imageDamaged Collection: Brudenell Magna Carta

Brudenell Magna Carta
The Brudenell Magna Carta, document on vellum, dated 12 October 1297, with a substantial fragment of the Great Seal of Edward I. The original Magna Carta was issued in Latin in 1215

Background imageDamaged 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 imageDamaged Collection: British Guns dash through French town

British Guns dash through French town
A British Artillery piece is rushed at a gallop through the market-place of a French town, the square surrounded by shell damaged buildings

Background imageDamaged Collection: Winston Churchill in Bristol, 1941

Winston Churchill in Bristol, 1941
Winston Churchill visits bomb-damaged Bristol on 12th April 1941, during World War Two. Date: 12th April 1941

Background imageDamaged Collection: WW2 Memorabilia - Damaged Cafe informing suppliers

WW2 Memorabilia - Damaged Cafe informing suppliers
WW2 Home Front Memorabilia - Damaged Cafe Colette of Swallow Street, London sending information on a printed card to inform suppliers that (likely due to Bomb damage)

Background imageDamaged Collection: Blitz in London -- Whitechapel Fire Station

Blitz in London -- Whitechapel Fire Station
Whitechapel Fire Station in Whitechapel Road having suffered heavy blast damage following a bombing raid on 8 September 1940

Background imageDamaged Collection: WW2 Aircraft - A Spitfire and Heinkel 111K

WW2 Aircraft - A Spitfire and Heinkel 111K
WW2 - Engagement in the air between a German Heinkel 111K long-range bomber and an RAF Spitfire, which has secured a hit. Date: circa 1941

Background imageDamaged Collection: NFS (London Region) Pimlico V1 bombing attack, WW2

NFS (London Region) Pimlico V1 bombing attack, WW2
The aftermath of a V1 flying bomb attack in Winchester Street, Pimlico. NFS firefighters join other rescue workers at the scene

Background imageDamaged Collection: German Fokker D VII fighter plane, WW1

German Fokker D VII fighter plane, WW1
A German Fokker D VII fighter plane on an airfield towards the end of the First World War. It had a 180 hp Mercedes engine, and was a single-seat fighter plane

Background imageDamaged Collection: New Tredegar Colliery, Rhymney Valley, South Wales

New Tredegar Colliery, Rhymney Valley, South Wales
An engine house damaged by subsidence at New Tredegar Colliery, Rhymney Valley, South Wales. This colliery suffered from many landslips and other geological problems, and eventually closed in 1930

Background imageDamaged Collection: King and Queen inspecting bomb damage at Buckingham Palace

King and Queen inspecting bomb damage at Buckingham Palace
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth pictured among the rubble at Buckingham Palace following German air raids during the Blitz, September 1940

Background imageDamaged Collection: IRA bombing of the Houses of Parliament, Westminster

IRA bombing of the Houses of Parliament, Westminster
The fire started after the IRA planted an explosive device in Westminster Hall, Houses of Parliament, 17 June 1974. The 20 lb explosive device caused extensive damage

Background imageDamaged Collection: Blitz in London -- warehouses, Surrey Docks, WW2

Blitz in London -- warehouses, Surrey Docks, WW2
Warehouses ablaze following heavy bombing raids on the Surrey Commercial Docks in Rotherhithe, SE London. This raid took place on 7 September 1940

Background imageDamaged Collection: Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Berlin, Germany

Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Berlin, Germany
The Protestant Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church (Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedachtniskirche) on the Kurfurstendamm in Berlin, Germany. It was badly damaged in a bombing raid in 1943

Background imageDamaged Collection: Bomb damaged building, West India Docks, WW2

Bomb damaged building, West India Docks, WW2
A warehouse building with its top floor and roof damaged by an incendiary bomb, North Quay, West India Docks, East London, during the Second World War. Date: 1940s

Background imageDamaged Collection: Scene with ships during the Spanish Armada

Scene with ships during the Spanish Armada, when the expedition sent by King Philip II of Spain was met by the Royal Navy and out-manoeuvred. The surviving Spanish ships were badly damaged in storms

Background imageDamaged Collection: Piper J3 Cub - OY-ECT

Piper J3 Cub - OY-ECT
Piper J3C-65 Cub - OY-ECT (msn 22617 f/n 16485) Manufactured 1946. Previous regns NC4492M, N4492M, D-EDAP, OY-ECT. Damaged 12.12.1979, rebuilt with parts from D-ELAT( c/n 12881 f/n 8644)

Background imageDamaged Collection: Warships in a Heavy Storm, c. 1695, by Ludolf Bakhuysen (163

Warships in a Heavy Storm, c. 1695, by Ludolf Bakhuysen (163
Ludolf Bakhuysen (1631-1708). Dutch painter. Warships in a Heavy Storm, c. 1695. Rijksmuseum. Amsterdam. Holland

Background imageDamaged Collection: Blitz in London -- Winkleys Wharf, Millwall, WW2

Blitz in London -- Winkleys Wharf, Millwall, WW2
Blitz in London -- Winkleys Wharf, Millwall, 22 March 1944. Showing firefighters in action on barrels of paraffin wax. Date: 1944

Background imageDamaged Collection: Blitz in London -- warehouses, Surrey Docks, WW2

Blitz in London -- warehouses, Surrey Docks, WW2
Warehouses in a smoky atmosphere following heavy bombing raids on the Surrey Commercial Docks in Rotherhithe, SE London. This raid took place on 7 September 1940

Background imageDamaged Collection: Bomb damage in Sidney Street, East London, WW2

Bomb damage in Sidney Street, East London, WW2. Both sides of the entire street were shattered by two bombs. Date: 1940

Background imageDamaged Collection: Breakdown lorry from Lambeth fire station in action

Breakdown lorry from Lambeth fire station in action
The breakdown lorry, from Lambeth fire station, being deployed to move a lorry involved in a serious accident with the OXO lorry in the distance

Background imageDamaged Collection: Croydon Airport - de Havilland DH. 84 Dragon G-ACIU

Croydon Airport - de Havilland DH. 84 Dragon G-ACIU
de Havilland DH.84 Dragon G-ACIU (msn 3041) of Surrey Flying Services Ltd. approaching to land at Croydon Airport. First registered on 25.07.33 was previously owned by Marmaduke Furness (Lord Furness)

Background imageDamaged Collection: LCC-LFB Aftermath of a major school fire, Hackney

LCC-LFB Aftermath of a major school fire, Hackney
A major fire destroyed over 50% of the school roof and a quarter of the first floor classrooms at the Hackney Downs School in East London

Background imageDamaged Collection: LFB and the Blitz - Queen Victoria Street

LFB and the Blitz - Queen Victoria Street
The moment that an unsupported front wall of a building, severely damaged by fire, dramatically collapsed into the street

Background imageDamaged Collection: Blitz in London -- rescue workers in bombed street, WW2

Blitz in London -- rescue workers in bombed street, WW2
Blitz in London -- rescue teams and building workers (not firefighters) searching and making safe houses in Sydney Street, East London, after a bombing raid in the East End

Background imageDamaged Collection: Blitz in London -- Greenwich fire station, WW2

Blitz in London -- Greenwich fire station, WW2
Blitz in London -- Greenwich fire station, SE London, suffered extensive bomb damage during the early days of the bombing campaign

Background imageDamaged Collection: Pile of old cars in a junk yard

Pile of old cars in a junk yard
A pile of old cars in a junk yard, with an appropriate road sign pointing upwards: One Way Street

Background imageDamaged Collection: Royal Opera House in Valletta, Malta - Ruins

Royal Opera House in Valletta, Malta - Ruins
Ruins of the Royal Opera House in Valletta, Malta - severely damaged in 1942 following German bombing raids during World War Two and pulled down following the war

Background imageDamaged Collection: German cruiser SMS Emden, WW1

German cruiser SMS Emden, WW1
The German light cruiser SMS Emden after being attacked by HMAS Sydney on 9 November 1914, at the Battle of Cocos. Escaping crew can be seen in a boat in the foreground. 1914

Background imageDamaged Collection: Blitz in London -- Glengall Road, Peckham, WW2

Blitz in London -- Glengall Road, Peckham, WW2
Blitz in London -- Glengall Road, Peckham, SE London, 12 September 1940. Date: 1940

Background imageDamaged Collection: Blitz in London -- Saffron Hill, WW2

Blitz in London -- Saffron Hill, WW2
Blitz in London -- men at work in Saffron Hill, City of London, 26 October 1940. Date: 1940

Background imageDamaged Collection: Blitz in London, ship at Surrey Commercial Docks, WW2

Blitz in London, ship at Surrey Commercial Docks, WW2
A badly damaged cargo ship at the Surrey Commercial Docks complex after being engulfed by the fires caused by heavy bombing raids during the Second World War

Background imageDamaged Collection: Blitz in London -- damage to tanks, Thames Haven, WW2

Blitz in London -- damage to tanks, Thames Haven, WW2
Blitz in London -- damage to tanks, Thames Haven, near Thurrock, Essex, 7 September 1940. Firefighters trying to push a fire appliance (open topped pump)

Background imageDamaged Collection: Goddess Sekhmet, Sculpture. Medinet Habu. Egypt

Goddess Sekhmet, Sculpture. Medinet Habu. Egypt
Goddess Sekhmet, goddess of war, represented with head of a lioness and the human body and crowned with the solar disk. Sculpture in the mortuary temple of Ramses III (1187-1156 BC). New Kingdom

Background imageDamaged Collection: Blitz in London -- damage to tanks, Thames Haven, WW2

Blitz in London -- damage to tanks, Thames Haven, WW2
Blitz in London -- damage to tanks and pipelines at Thames Haven, near Thurrock, Essex, 7 September 1940. The ground was covered with spilt oil which was subsequently ignited during an attack

Background imageDamaged Collection: Handley Page V / 1500 F7140 Atlantic after the crash

Handley Page V / 1500 F7140 Atlantic after the crash
Handley Page V/1500, F7140, Atlantic, after the crash at Parrsboro, NS, showing the damaged pilots seat from which Brackles had a narrow escape

Background imageDamaged Collection: Foam applied at oil tank fire, Thames Haven, WW2

Foam applied at oil tank fire, Thames Haven, WW2
Fire crews applying foam to a fire at the Thames Haven oil tank fire, near Thurrock, Essex

Background imageDamaged Collection: Fighting fires at Thames Haven oil tanks, WW2

Fighting fires at Thames Haven oil tanks, WW2
Fighting fires at Thames Haven oil tanks during the Second World War

Background imageDamaged Collection: HMS Arethusa, British light cruiser, WW1

HMS Arethusa, British light cruiser, WW1
HMS Arethusa, British light cruiser, launched 1913, served in various locations during the early part of the First World War, damaged by a mine off Felixstowe and wrecked 1916

Background imageDamaged Collection: Bethune 1918

Bethune 1918
One of the less damaged streets in Bethune on the Western Front in France during World War I in May 1918

Background imageDamaged Collection: King and Queen tour West London raid damage

King and Queen tour West London raid damage
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth talking to Mrs Eals who was saved by taking cover in an Anderson shelter when her house was bombed during an air raid in September 1940

Background imageDamaged Collection: Cutty Sark Passes Cimba

Cutty Sark Passes Cimba
The tea clipper Cutty Sark under full sail passes the Cimba - th Cutty Sark wasa badly damaged whilst under restoration in dry dock in Greenwich on 21st May 2007

Background imageDamaged Collection: WW1 - Allies use gas, October 1915

WW1 - Allies use gas, October 1915
WW1 - The British army charging under cover a cloud of gas smoke, using the German Infantrys battle tactics against them. In the war-damaged battle ground landscape between Loos and LA Bassee

Background imageDamaged Collection: Salvage operation in Victoria Park Road, East London, WW2

Salvage operation in Victoria Park Road, East London, WW2
Salvage operation in Victoria Park Road, East London, following a flying bomb explosion, 19 June 1944. Date: 1944

Background imageDamaged Collection: Bomb damage in Plymouth

Bomb damage in Plymouth
The morning after the raid - Plymouth. Mr Widdicombe walks through the bombed streets to salvage what he can of his belongings

Background imageDamaged Collection: Baptist chapel in Hartlepool hit by German east coast raid - WWI

Baptist chapel in Hartlepool hit by German east coast raid - WWI
The Baptist Chapel in Hartlepool (now situated in an area called The Headland and sometimes known as Old Hartlepool), located on the corner of Baptist Street and Regent Street

Background imageDamaged Collection: Victoria / Camperdown 4

Victoria / Camperdown 4
Error and obstinacy on Admiral Tryons part lead to his flagship Victoria and the Camperdown colliding : Victoria sinks, Camperdown is damaged, 300+ drown



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