Deceiving the invader as to the state of the tide
Illustration by William Heath Robinson (1872-1944); part of a series of humorous illustrations he produced for the Sketch during World War II. British beach goers perch nonchalantly on stilts at the seaside, pretending the tide is low, resulting in the Nazi landing parties disembarking in the deep water and drowning. Robinson was a regular contributor to the Sketch, the Bystander and other ILN titles during his lifetime. His weekly drawings featuring mind-boggling contraptions and designs were immensely popular. Please note: Credit must appear as Courtesy of the Estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/ILN/Mary Evan"
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British troops WWII
Pictures of the 4th Border Regiment who held a large sector of the Somme during a vital stage in the German advance. They were an ordinary Infantry Battalion, cut off from the main body of the British Expeditionary Force. They commandeered vehicles and turned themselves into a motorised unit and went for the enemy for five days continuously with great success. Photo shows when moving around the countryside they were surrounded by the enemy and they all took up a defensive position by the roadside
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Westminster Cavalry. Aquatint by and after Thomas Rowlandson, 1799 (c). From a volume of 86 aquatints entitled ?Loyal Volunteers of London and Environs?, published by R Ackermann, 101 Strand, London, 12 Aug 1799. Associated with Wars of the French Revolution, Home Defence (1793-1802). Date: circa 1799
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