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Background imageDebris Collection: Heroic fireman rescuing girl from fire

Heroic fireman rescuing girl from fire
Heroic fireman rescuing a girl from a fire. Date: 19th century

Background imageDebris Collection: UFO crashes at Aztec, New Mexico

UFO crashes at Aztec, New Mexico
A flying saucer which allegedly crashed near Aztec, New Mexico, reported by Frank Scully with spurious data from Dr G, but with possible basis in fact

Background imageDebris Collection: UFO crash at Roswell, New Mexico

UFO crash at Roswell, New Mexico
Irving Newton, Met. Officer at Roswell USAFB, New Mexico, holds debris of a supposed flying saucer found by rancher Mac Brazel, stated by the US Air Force to be a weather balloon

Background imageDebris 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 imageDebris 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 imageDebris Collection: LCC-LFB fatal warehouse fire, Langley Street WC2

LCC-LFB fatal warehouse fire, Langley Street WC2
Three firemen died fighting this blaze in a Covent Garden warehouse in Langley Street. The first crews to arrive, from Clerkenwell fire station, found the warehouse well alight

Background imageDebris Collection: Two young men sorting through a pile of scrap metal

Two young men sorting through a pile of scrap metal
Two young men, one in a top hat, the other in a bowler hat, sorting through a rather unpromising pile of scrap metal in a junk yard

Background imageDebris 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 imageDebris Collection: Ufos / Roswell Crash

Ufos / Roswell Crash
At the Foster Ranch, New Mexico, debris supposed to be from a crashed UFO is found, alien bodies allegedly retrieved from second site on the Plains of San Agostin

Background imageDebris Collection: Cloth Hall on fire, Ypres, Belgium, WW1

Cloth Hall on fire, Ypres, Belgium, WW1
The Cloth Hall on fire, Ypres, Belgium, First World War. Date: 1914

Background imageDebris Collection: The Roswell Incident

The Roswell Incident
At the Foster Ranch in New Mexico, debris supposed to be from a crashed UFO is found, with alien bodies allegedly retrieved from a second site on the plains of San Agostin

Background imageDebris Collection: Army tanks in battle with planes overhead, WW2

Army tanks in battle with planes overhead, WW2
Army tanks in battle with planes overhead. Date: 1940

Background imageDebris Collection: Blitz in London -- Turnmill Street, Clerkenwell, WW2

Blitz in London -- Turnmill Street, Clerkenwell, WW2
Blitz in London -- Turnmill Street, Clerkenwell. General view showing the fire damage caused by incendiary bombs on 21 February 1944, including the top floor of the Steam Pipe Company. Date: 1944

Background imageDebris Collection: Belfast riots, August 1920

Belfast riots, August 1920
A double page spread from the Illustrated London News, reporting on rioting in Belfast that began on the night of the 23rd August, and continued for a week

Background imageDebris Collection: Belfast riots, July 1920

Belfast riots, July 1920
A double page spread from the Illustrated London News, reporting on rioting in Belfast from 20th to 23rd July 1920. 18 people were killed, and 200 wounded during the disturbances

Background imageDebris 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 imageDebris Collection: Derelict Tirpentwys Colliery, Pontypool, South Wales

Derelict Tirpentwys Colliery, Pontypool, South Wales
View of the derelict Tirpentwys Colliery near Pontypool in South Wales. The foreground is littered with pieces of wood, including an empty coffin which has broken apart. The colliery closed in 1969

Background imageDebris Collection: Playing a piano amid the destruction - The Blitz

Playing a piano amid the destruction - The Blitz
One of the men working on debris clearance in London succeeded in wresting a tune from this battered piano - circa late 1940

Background imageDebris Collection: Ruins of the Reichstag, Berlin, Germany

Ruins of the Reichstag, Berlin, Germany
Ruins of the Reichstag building, Berlin, Germany. Date: late 1940s

Background imageDebris Collection: Blitz in London -- pulling debris clear, WW2

Blitz in London -- pulling debris clear, WW2
Blitz in London -- firefighters pulling debris clear following an air raid. Date: 1940s

Background imageDebris 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 imageDebris 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 imageDebris Collection: Firefighters at work in London Underground

Firefighters at work in London Underground
Firefighters at work in the carriage of a London Underground train following an incident on 28 February 1975. The train had failed to stop at Moorgate station

Background imageDebris Collection: Great Fire of Newcastle and Gateshead

Great Fire of Newcastle and Gateshead
A view over Newcastle (on the far side of the River Tyne) and Gateshead (in the foreground) during the great fire which killed more than 50 people and destroyed many buildings

Background imageDebris Collection: Blitz in London -- Redriff Estate, Rotherhithe, WW2

Blitz in London -- Redriff Estate, Rotherhithe, WW2
Blitz in London -- scene of destruction on the Redriff Estate, Rotherhithe, SE London, during the Second World War. Date: 1940s

Background imageDebris Collection: WW2 greetings card, London Carries On

WW2 greetings card, London Carries On, by Joseph Bato, official war picture from the National Gallery. Date: circa 1942

Background imageDebris Collection: Construction of Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium

Construction of Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium
Construction of the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium, a WW1 war memorial. circa 1926

Background imageDebris Collection: Firefighters in action, Rosebery Avenue, WW2

Firefighters in action, Rosebery Avenue, WW2
Firefighters in action in burning debris in Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London, following a flying bomb attack. Date: 1944

Background imageDebris 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 imageDebris Collection: Blitz in London -- sub-fire station, Finsbury, WW2

Blitz in London -- sub-fire station, Finsbury, WW2
Blitz in London -- firefighters clearing debris at what was their sub-fire station in Hugh Myddleton Primary School, Finsbury, EC1. The building took a direct hit from a high explosive bomb

Background imageDebris Collection: British Sopwith triplane crash, Passchendaele, WW1

British Sopwith triplane crash, Passchendaele, WW1
A British Sopwith triplane brought down in flames at Passchendaele, Flanders, during the First World War. Date: 23 August 1917

Background imageDebris Collection: Firemen at Chipping Norton Workhouse, Oxfordshire

Firemen at Chipping Norton Workhouse, Oxfordshire
Firemen stand in a burnt-out section of the Chipping Norton workhouse in Oxfordshire following a fire on 19 March 1911. Sewing machines and cotton reels amongst the debris indicate a sewing room

Background imageDebris Collection: Jewelers Shop Raided

Jewelers Shop Raided
Two thieves break into a jewelers shop by making a hole in the ceiling, catching the debris in an umbrella, and using a ladder to get in and out

Background imageDebris Collection: Bomb damage, Coventry Cathedral, WW2

Bomb damage, Coventry Cathedral, WW2
Bomb damage, Coventry Cathedral, November 1940, Second World War. 1940

Background imageDebris Collection: Consolidated B-24J Liberator

Consolidated B-24J Liberator
USAF 491st Bg Bomber Group Consolidated B-24J Liberator Burned Wreckage Date: 1944

Background imageDebris Collection: Inspecting Blitz bomb damage, Christie's Auctioneers, WW2

Inspecting Blitz bomb damage, Christie's Auctioneers, WW2
Inspecting Blitz bomb damage at Christie's Auction House, King Street, London, during the Second World War Date: circa 1941

Background imageDebris Collection: A stunt car flies through the air over a row of other cars, watched by spectators. Date: 1960s

A stunt car flies through the air over a row of other cars, watched by spectators. Date: 1960s

Background imageDebris Collection: Daily Worker slogan on a wall

Daily Worker slogan on a wall
Slogan painted on a wall: It stands between You and War, the Daily Worker. Date: circa 1973

Background imageDebris Collection: Dead cattle, Mission Street, San Francisco, California, USA

Dead cattle, Mission Street, San Francisco, California, USA
Dead cattle amidst the rubble on Mission Street, San Francisco, California, USA, after the earthquake and fire, 18 April 1906. 1906

Background imageDebris Collection: Bomb damage in a London suburb, WW2

Bomb damage in a London suburb, WW2
Bomb damage in a London suburb during the Second World War (23 August 1940). Bombs were dropped in the early hours of the morning

Background imageDebris Collection: British graveyard on Western Front, WW1

British graveyard on Western Front, WW1
A British graveyard on the Western Front in France during World War One. A smashed railway track can be seen, as well as German ammunition left after a retreat

Background imageDebris Collection: SAN FRANCISCO DEBRIS

SAN FRANCISCO DEBRIS
The first consequences of the quake - streets piled high with debris, buildings in danger of collapse, horses pulling wagons and carriages lying dead among the rubble Date: April 1906

Background imageDebris Collection: Shrewsbury rail accident, showing the roof of the Great Western Railway coach which was piled up

Shrewsbury rail accident, showing the roof of the Great Western Railway coach which was piled up on the top of the engine when train left the rails. Date: October 1907

Background imageDebris Collection: Aeritalia G. 222TCM MM62144 - 46-98

Aeritalia G. 222TCM MM62144 - 46-98
Aeronautica Militare - Aeritalia G.222TCM MM62144 - 46-98 (msn 4086), of 46 Brigata Aerea, at the Royal International Air Tattoo - RAF Fairford on 24 July 1993

Background imageDebris Collection: Aeritalia G. 222TCM MM62130 - RS-51

Aeritalia G. 222TCM MM62130 - RS-51
Aeronautica Militare - Aeritalia G.222TCM MM62130 - RS-51 (msn 4037), of RSV (Reparto Sperimentale Volo - Experimental Flight Unit)

Background imageDebris Collection: Comic postcard, Man trying to type a letter

Comic postcard, Man trying to type a letter Date: 20th century

Background imageDebris Collection: Comic postcard, Cockerel scratching for a living Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Cockerel scratching for a living Date: 20th century

Background imageDebris Collection: Comic postcard, Husband sitting on the floor, surrounded by debris

Comic postcard, Husband sitting on the floor, surrounded by debris, while his wife slams the door behind her Date: 20th century



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