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Background imageDeclared Collection: The King of Ashantis Palace at Kumasi, 1874

The King of Ashantis Palace at Kumasi, 1874
The King of Ashantis palace at Kumasi, the Ashanti capital, viewed from the east in 1874 towards the end of the second Ashanti War (1873-74)

Background imageDeclared Collection: Fante Soldiers serving with the British against the Ashanti

Fante Soldiers serving with the British against the Ashanti
Soldiers from the Fante tribe who served under the British in their war against the Ashanti empire on the Gold Coast. In 1873

Background imageDeclared Collection: Trial of Anchors at the Royal Dockyard, Sheerness, July 1852

Trial of Anchors at the Royal Dockyard, Sheerness, July 1852
Engraving of a trial of various anchor designs, held at the Royal Dockyard Sheerness, from the Illustrated London News, 17th July 1852

Background imageDeclared Collection: Wwi / Serbian Army / 1914

Wwi / Serbian Army / 1914
The Serbian army, to much acclaim, leave to defend their country against Austrian forces. Austria had declared war on Serbia on 28 July

Background imageDeclared Collection: Council of Nicaea

Council of Nicaea
At the Council of NICAEA (now Iznik, Turkey), called by emperor Constantine, Arianism is declared a heresy, and the doctrine of the Trinity is upheld [Nicene Creed]

Background imageDeclared Collection: Hercule Poirot, 1923

Hercule Poirot, 1923
Portrait of the fictional Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, published in The Sketch in 1923. At that time Agatha Christie was regularly published in The Sketch and this painting of her character

Background imageDeclared Collection: Moor Hall Chapel, Middlesex, 1960

Moor Hall Chapel, Middlesex, 1960
Photograph of Moor Hall Chapel, Harefield, Middlesex which was due to be demolished in 1960 and turned into a football field

Background imageDeclared Collection: Princesses Alice and Vicky

Princesses Alice and Vicky
Queen Victorias two eldest daughters: on the right, Vicky, Princess Royal, Crown Princess, later Empress of Prussia (1840-1901) and Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse (1843-1878)

Background imageDeclared Collection: Hayes winning the Marathon Race. Olympic Games, London 1908

Hayes winning the Marathon Race. Olympic Games, London 1908
Photograph of John Hayes, American athlete, in the final leg of the marathon race at the London Olympic Games in 1908. Dorando Pietri of Italy collapsed after entering the stadium ahead of the pack

Background imageDeclared Collection: Muhammad Ali of Egypt

Muhammad Ali of Egypt
Mehmet Ali Pasha al-Mas ud ibn Agha (1769-1849) (Muhammad Ali of Egypt) - an Albanian commander in the Ottoman army, who became Wali, and self-declared Khedive of Egypt and Sudan.. Date: circa 1840

Background imageDeclared Collection: The Battle of Pacocha; Action between HMS Shah and Ameth

The Battle of Pacocha; Action between HMS Shah and Ameth
Engraving showing the battle between HMS Shah and Amethyst and the Peruvian Ironclad turret ship Huascar on the 29th May 1877

Background imageDeclared Collection: FORTUNY, Francisco (19th century)

FORTUNY, Francisco (19th century). The Congress of Tucuman from 1816. Constituent assembly that declared the Independence

Background imageDeclared Collection: Tragedy of the Marathon Race... London Olympics 1908

Tragedy of the Marathon Race... London Olympics 1908
Front cover from The Graphic. Dorando Pietri of Italy collapsed after entering the stadium ahead of the pack during the 1908 London Olympics

Background imageDeclared Collection: Brazil & Bras Portrait

Brazil & Bras Portrait
A map of Brazil with a portrait of its then president Venceslau Bras. Brazil had declared war on Germany in 1917 during World War One

Background imageDeclared Collection: United States Air Force - Beechcraft QU-22B 69-7702

United States Air Force - Beechcraft QU-22B 69-7702 (msn EB-10) The QU-22B was developed as very quiet un-piloted relay station for the Igloo White movement detection system deployed on the Ho Chi

Background imageDeclared Collection: Ian Smith, Prime Minister of Southern Rhodesia

Ian Smith, Prime Minister of Southern Rhodesia
Ian Douglas Smith (1919-2007), best known as the Prime Minister of the British self-governing colony of Southern Rhodesia

Background imageDeclared Collection: Ceremony in which the proclamation of Queen Victoria as Empress of India. Date: 1877

Ceremony in which the proclamation of Queen Victoria as Empress of India. Date: 1877

Background imageDeclared Collection: Satirical cartoon, Evacuation of Holland and Brabant

Satirical cartoon, Evacuation of Holland and Brabant. Showing General Charles-Francois Dumouriez retreating with the French army (in blue)

Background imageDeclared Collection: The International Advertising Convention, declaring the convention open H. R. H

The International Advertising Convention, declaring the convention open H. R. H
The International Advertising Convention, declaring the convention open H.R.H. the Prince of Wales at Wembley, London. Date: 1924

Background imageDeclared Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Takes all sorts to make a world

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Takes all sorts to make a world
The caption says It takes all sorts to make a world and I m glad that you re one of the sorts! The postcard was sent one month before war was declared. Cute Kids WW2 Wartime humour Date: 1939

Background imageDeclared Collection: Mounted guards in Madrid, Spain, April 1931

Mounted guards in Madrid, Spain, April 1931
Mounted guards in Madrid in April 1931, when Spain was declared a Republic. 1931

Background imageDeclared Collection: Proclamation of the Colony of Bay Islands

Proclamation of the Colony of Bay Islands
The British gained violent control of the Bay Islands from Honduras in 1838, but did little about any formalities or governance until March 1852

Background imageDeclared Collection: Rudolf Caracciola, Motor Racing Champion of Germany

Rudolf Caracciola, Motor Racing Champion of Germany
Rudolf Caracciola declared Motor Racing Champion of Germany for the 1935 season. He also won the European Championship for the same year. 1935

Background imageDeclared Collection: Anna Neagle in the film Victoria the Great

Anna Neagle in the film Victoria the Great
Anna Neagle as Queen Victoria declared Empress of India in the film Victoria the Great (1937). 1937

Background imageDeclared Collection: USAF - Douglas-Tulsa B-47E Stratojet 53-2115

USAF - Douglas-Tulsa B-47E Stratojet 53-2115
United States Air Force - Douglas-Tulsa B-47E-45-DT Stratojet 53-2115. 2115 was retired to MASDC at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base on 5 January 1966 and declared excess on 29 January 1969

Background imageDeclared Collection: Georgia Air National Guard - Boeing C-97G Stratofreighter

Georgia Air National Guard - Boeing C-97G Stratofreighter
Georgia Air National Guard - Boeing C-97G-135-BO Stratofreighter 52-0925 at Baltimore. Built as a KC-97G-23-BO and converted to C-97G for service with the Georgia ANG

Background imageDeclared Collection: United States Air Force - Fairchild C-119C-22-FA 53-2539

United States Air Force - Fairchild C-119C-22-FA 53-2539 ORIENTAL BEAUTY (msn 10497); of the 817th Troop Carrier Squadron, 403rd Troop Carrier Group, 483rd Troop Carrier Wing

Background imageDeclared Collection: The Ashanti War (1873-74) - The burning of Kumasi

The Ashanti War (1873-74) - The burning of Kumasi
In 1873, after decades of an uneasy relationship between the British and the Acing people of central Ghana, the British attacked and virtually destroyed the Asanti capital of Kumasi

Background imageDeclared Collection: Sir Henry Colville

Sir Henry Colville
Sir HENRY EDWARD COLVILLE Military, and commissioner of Uganda when declared a British Protectorate in 1894

Background imageDeclared Collection: King Victor Emmanuel of Italy on a silk postcard

King Victor Emmanuel of Italy on a silk postcard
There were various different types of sllk cards - woven, embroidered and machine woven. Victor Emmanuel took an active part in the War, moving to the Front when Italy declared war on Austria

Background imageDeclared Collection: National flag and pretty lady depicting Japan

National flag and pretty lady depicting Japan
British propaganda depicting ally Japan. Japan had been an ally since 1902 and formally declared war on 23 August 1914. WW1 Date: 1916

Background imageDeclared Collection: Chelson China cup and saucer - Britannia and Allied flags

Chelson China cup and saucer - Britannia and Allied flags
Chelson China (New Chelsea Porcelain, Longton) cup and saucer. Transfers show Britannia and Allied flags and reads World War Peace - 1914-1919 - Liberty, Justice, Truth

Background imageDeclared Collection: Prince Adalbert of Prussia and his wife

Prince Adalbert of Prussia and his wife
Prince Adalbert of Prussia (1884-1948), third son of Kaiser Wilhelm II, with his wife Adelheid of Saxe-Meiningen (1891-1971)

Background imageDeclared Collection: Summoning bearers to Cape Coast Castle, 1874

Summoning bearers to Cape Coast Castle, 1874
Natives from protected tribes are summoned with a bell and shouts to act as bearers or carriers for the British in the 2nd Ashanti War (1873-74)

Background imageDeclared Collection: Panoramic view of Cape Coast Castle, 1874

Panoramic view of Cape Coast Castle, 1874
Panoramic view of Cape Coast Castle, headquarters and garrison of the British on the Gold Coast, West Africa. It has been sketched from the bridge of the steam ship Volta ans shows the coastline

Background imageDeclared Collection: View from Government House, Cape Coast Castle, 1873

View from Government House, Cape Coast Castle, 1873
This is the view from Government House, Cape Coast Castle, headquarters of the the British on the Gold Coast. In 1873, after decades of an uneasy relationship between the British

Background imageDeclared Collection: The Ashanti War (1873-74) Arrivals at Cape Coast Castle

The Ashanti War (1873-74) Arrivals at Cape Coast Castle
Arrivals at the North Gate of Cape Coast Castle. In 1873, after decades of an uneasy relationship between the British and the Acing people of central Ghana

Background imageDeclared Collection: Grand Palaver at Jellah Coffee, 1874

Grand Palaver at Jellah Coffee, 1874
A scene from the Gold Coast - a Grand Palaver at Jellah Coffee between the Administrator and the native kings and chiefs. From left to right, Folu, King of Jellah Coffee; Adjaba

Background imageDeclared Collection: The Ashanti War (1873-74) The 42nd Highlanders in the front

The Ashanti War (1873-74) The 42nd Highlanders in the front
This shows the soldiers from the 42nd Highlanders engaged in the front of the battle against the Ashantis during the 2nd Ashanti War towards the end of 1873

Background imageDeclared Collection: Cape Coast Castle and forts in 1873

Cape Coast Castle and forts in 1873
Cape Coast Castle was the was the seat of British colonialism upto the time of the 2nd Ashanti War. In 1873, after decades of an uneasy relationship between the British

Background imageDeclared Collection: Mary Ann Girling

Mary Ann Girling
MARY ANN (Cloughton) GIRLING Farmworkers daughter, religious enthusiast who founded the Walworth Jumpers and in 1864 declared herself the Final Revelation of God

Background imageDeclared Collection: Women WW1

Women WW1
Women to the rescue and women are ready to serve as war is declared. Date: Aug 14th 1914

Background imageDeclared Collection: Miss Draper, a Beauty

Miss Draper, a Beauty
Miss DRAPER In the year that Americans declared their independence, Miss Draper got her portrait into the London Magazine, but it doesn t do her justice. Date: CIRCA 1776

Background imageDeclared Collection: Provisions dispatched to Austrian recruits, WWI

Provisions dispatched to Austrian recruits, WWI
When Germany declared war on Russia, Austria had to prepare to cope with the millions of Russian recruits they d be fighting against, increasing its army significantly

Background imageDeclared Collection: Enthusiastic Russians at the beginning of World War I

Enthusiastic Russians at the beginning of World War I
When Austria declared war on Serbia, Russia ordered a partial mobilisation of her army. Germany demanded that the Czar countermand this mobilisation within 12 hours, but this was rejected by Russia

Background imageDeclared Collection: Crown Devon china mug with flags of the Allies

Crown Devon china mug with flags of the Allies
Crown Devon (S. Fielding & Co. Stoke on Trent) china mug. Transfer shows Britannia and the flags of the Allies with a Dove of Peace and the words Liberty, Justice, Truth, Honour

Background imageDeclared Collection: Letter returned to sender, WW1

Letter returned to sender, WW1
A letter addressed to a Mr Loewenthal, a British subject living in London, returned to sender in Hamburg " owing to state of war"

Background imageDeclared Collection: Blood and Iron 1914

Blood and Iron 1914
On 4th August 1914, Britain declared war on Germany, marking the beginning of the First World War; a few days later this illustration appeared in The Graphic. Date: 1914



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