Welrod Silenced pistol . 32, mk 2, serial no. 3247, 1944 (c). This pistol was probably used by the Special Operations Executive (SOE) during World War Two. The receiver markings of a square and a star indicate it was made at B. S. A. (Birmingham Small Arms Company) It has a five round magazine. Associated with World War Two (1939-1945). The Welrod pistol derives its name from where some were produced; the Special Operations Executive Research Centre in Welwyn, Hertfordshire. The pistol is unique in that in its final stages, the designers realised that it was senseless to make a pistol then manufacture a silencer for it - rather, they designed a silencer first and then made the pistol mechanisms. Date: circa 1944
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CASANOVA, Rafael de (1660-1743). Catalan lawyer
CASANOVA, Rafael de (1660-1743). Catalan lawyer and politician, 'conseller en cap' (chief executive) of Barcelona during the siege in 1713-1714. Organizer of the resistance of the city against the troops of Philip V. Monument of 1888 located at 1914 in the Ronda de Sant Pere street. It is object of wreaths each September 11 during the celebration of 'La diada', the national day of Catalonia. NOBAS i BALLBE, Rossend (1849-1891). Romanticism. Sculpture on bronze. SPAIN. Barcelona.
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American Women's War Relief Fund, Committee members, WW1
The executive committee of the American Women's War Relief Fund comprising of prominent and wealthy American members of British society. From left to right seated are, Mrs Lewis Harcourt, Lady Randolph Churchill, Mrs John Astor, Lady Paget, the Duchess of Marlborough and Lady Lowther. Stand are Mr E Paris Singer, Mrs Bryan Owen, Mr Walter Burns, Lady Henry, Mrs Robert Strawbridge, Mrs Walter Burns. Date: 1914
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