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Background imageFighting Collection: Boadicea leading Iceni revolt by Fortunino Matania

Boadicea leading Iceni revolt by Fortunino Matania
Boadicea (variously spelt, eg Boudicca), Queen of the Iceni, wife of Prasutagus. Leader of a vigorous but doomed revolt against the Roman occupation of Britain pictured with her daughters in full

Background imageFighting Collection: Recruitment poster, Join the Royal Artillery

Recruitment poster, Join the Royal Artillery and know the pride of being a gunner. 1940s

Background imageFighting Collection: HMS Good Hope in Great War Deeds, WW1

HMS Good Hope in Great War Deeds, WW1
HMS Good Hope of the British Royal Navy going down with her last guns firing, in an action against overwhelming odds off the coast of Chile, South America

Background imageFighting Collection: WW2 poster, Britains Sea Power, Destroyers in line ahead, maintain it with your savings

WW2 poster, Britains Sea Power, Destroyers in line ahead, maintain it with your savings. Date: circa 1940

Background imageFighting Collection: T class Submarine

T class Submarine
Inside a British submarine: complex details of the craft in which our underwater crews live and fight. A sectional view of a boat of the T class, showing how machinery, torpedoes

Background imageFighting Collection: Salvation Army / Wwi

Salvation Army / Wwi
World War I poster requesting the public to donate food and supplies to the Salvation Army who will distribute to soldiers fighting in France

Background imageFighting Collection: Napoleonic / Leipzig Batt

Napoleonic / Leipzig Batt
NAPOLEONIC WARS Battle of Leipzig The charge of the Brandenburg Hussars Regiment overwhelms the French

Background imageFighting Collection: Scotland Forever! The Charge of the Scots Greys, the British heavy cavalry regiment that

Scotland Forever! The Charge of the Scots Greys, the British heavy cavalry regiment that
Battle of WATERLOO : Scotland for ever ! the charge of the Scots Greys

Background imageFighting Collection: First to fight - Democracys vanguard US Marine Corps - Join

First to fight - Democracys vanguard US Marine Corps - Join now and test your courage - Real fighting with real fighters. Poster showing marines storming a beach. Date 1917

Background imageFighting Collection: Wartime poster of Churchills famous words

Wartime poster of Churchills famous words: Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few, referring to the pilots of the Royal Air Force, fighting the Battle of Britain

Background imageFighting Collection: Formation Fighting Wwi

Formation Fighting Wwi
Formation fighting between German and British aeroplanes - a battle in the skies during World War One. Note the colourful paintwork of the German planes

Background imageFighting Collection: Battle of Sobraon 1846

Battle of Sobraon 1846
BATTLE OF SOBRAON Sir Hugh Gough defeats a much larger army of Sikhs by skilful strategy and hard fighting - the last battle of the first Sikh war

Background imageFighting Collection: Fencing positions

Fencing positions
Page demonstrating the various positions adopted during fencing. Date: 1930

Background imageFighting Collection: The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds
THE WAR OF THE WORLDS A Martian fighting-machine is destroyed by a hit from a shell

Background imageFighting Collection: The Suffragette that knew Jiu-Jitsu

The Suffragette that knew Jiu-Jitsu - The Arrest. A crowd of terrified Policemen look on in trepidation at a lone suffragette, her sleeves rolled up, ready to take on all-comers

Background imageFighting Collection: Waterloo Haye-Sainte

Waterloo Haye-Sainte
NAPOLEONIC WARS The fighting at La Haye-Sainte (Belle Alliance)

Background imageFighting Collection: Sikh Soldier Ww1

Sikh Soldier Ww1
A Sikh officer from India, fighting with the Allies in World War One

Background imageFighting Collection: Angels of Mons, cover design for piano music

Angels of Mons, cover design for piano music
Angels of Mons (Reve Mystique), cover design for solo piano music by Sydney C Baldock, inspired by rumours of angelic intervention in the fighting (Battle of Mons, Belgium)

Background imageFighting Collection: Battle of Brunanburh during the Viking invasions of England

Battle of Brunanburh during the Viking invasions of England
Battle of Brunanburh between the Anglo-Saxon King Aethelstan and an alliance of Olaf Guthfrithson and others, during the Viking invasions of England

Background imageFighting Collection: Pergamon Altar. Hecate fighting against the giant Klytios ne

Pergamon Altar. Hecate fighting against the giant Klytios ne
Pergamon Altar. Built by order of Eumenes II Soter. 164-156 BC. Marble and limestone. Gigantomachy. South frieze. The three-faceted goddess Hecate fighting with a torch

Background imageFighting Collection: Boxing - Fives Court with Randall & Turner sparring

Boxing - Fives Court with Randall & Turner sparring
The interior of Fives Court in Little St. Martins Lane, a popular venue for the Fancy in the heyday of the prize ring, showing Jack Randall and Ned Turner sparring

Background imageFighting Collection: Ichthyosaurr, Plesiosaurus, Pterodactylus

Ichthyosaurr, Plesiosaurus, Pterodactylus
Duria Antiquior - A more ancient Dorset by Sir Henry Thomas De la Beche. This collection of marine and avian reptiles could be found in Europe during the early Jurassic period about 200 million years

Background imageFighting Collection: Tattooed masterpiece by Mr. Sutherland Macdonald of Jermyn S

Tattooed masterpiece by Mr. Sutherland Macdonald of Jermyn S
A battle royal in mid-air: a tattooed masterpiece by Mr. Sutherland Macdonald of Hamman Studio, Jermyn Street, London. Date: 1897

Background imageFighting Collection: Italian recruitment poster, Second World War

Italian recruitment poster, Second World War, featuring two soldiers asking the viewer what they are doing for the war effort. 1940s

Background imageFighting Collection: Liberty Loan / Wwi Poster

Liberty Loan / Wwi Poster
Against a backdrop of the American flag and fighting US troops, the American public are urged to buy US Government war bonds

Background imageFighting Collection: Grenadier Guards at a sham fight

Grenadier Guards at a sham fight (training), moving up to support the fighting line. 1896

Background imageFighting 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 imageFighting Collection: The Battle of Issus. 1st c. Detail of the mosaic

The Battle of Issus. 1st c. Detail of the mosaic depicting Alexander the Great at the Battle of Issus, fighting against Persian king Darius III. Roman art. Early Empire. Mosaic. ITALY. Naples

Background imageFighting Collection: Coldstreamers in a Great charge by the guards on the Somme

Coldstreamers in a Great charge by the guards on the Somme
On 15th September 1916, Guards including the Coldstreamers, Grenadiers and the Irish, captured Martinpuich, formerly in German hands and Courcelette and over 2300 prisoners. 15th September 1916

Background imageFighting Collection: Bonzos Latest: This Weeks Studdy

Bonzos Latest: This Weeks Studdy
Famous dog, just after he had finally been christened with the name Bonzo. He appears with a swollen eye after fighting with a wasp

Background imageFighting Collection: French Foreign Legion

French Foreign Legion
A fierce scene showing the Legion Etrangere in action in Morocco

Background imageFighting Collection: Enraged Musician / Hogarth

Enraged Musician / Hogarth
THE ENRAGED MUSICIAN A ballad singer, a screeching parrot, a piper, a drummer, a barking dog, a knife grinder, fighting cats and other noises disturb his violin practice

Background imageFighting Collection: Merryweathers Engine

Merryweathers Engine
Merryweather Three-in-one Motor Fire-Engine, with a Fire Suds apparatus producing a semi-fluid substance which floats on burning liquids and smothers the flames

Background imageFighting Collection: Zulu War Rorkes Drift

Zulu War Rorkes Drift
RORKEs DRIFT Soldiers and natives fighting

Background imageFighting Collection: The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds
THE WAR OF THE WORLDS The Martian fighting-machines in the Thames Valley

Background imageFighting Collection: Aerial combat over trenches during First World War

Aerial combat over trenches during First World War
An aerial combat over the trenches during the First World War

Background imageFighting Collection: WW1 poster, Enlist in the Navy, All Together - Allied sailors of six nationalities

WW1 poster, Enlist in the Navy, All Together - Allied sailors of six nationalities. Date: 1917

Background imageFighting Collection: Napoleonic Wars (1796-1815). BATTLE OF THE ROTHIERE (1814

Napoleonic Wars (1796-1815). BATTLE OF THE ROTHIERE (1814-02-01). Napoleon, at the head of a blue division of the guard, recovers the hamlet of Giberie. Colored engraving

Background imageFighting 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 imageFighting Collection: First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY)

First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY)
A woman cyclist first aid scout of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY), riding along in her distinctive uniform. The FANY was created in 1907 as a first aid link between front-line fighting units

Background imageFighting Collection: General Dempsey, General Hodges, Field-Marshal Montgomery, G

General Dempsey, General Hodges, Field-Marshal Montgomery, G
Photograph showing (left to right) Lieut-General Sir Miles Dempsey, British Second Army; Lieut-General Hodges, US First Army; Field-Marshal Montgomery; Lieut-General Simpson

Background imageFighting Collection: House to house fighting in Stalingrad, USSR

House to house fighting in Stalingrad, USSR
House to house fighting during the bitter battle amongst the ruins of the battered city of Stalingrad (Volgograd), USSR

Background imageFighting Collection: Cockfighting in France

Cockfighting in France
Cock fighting is a fashionable amusement in fin-de-siecle Paris, enjoyed by top-hatted gentlemen and their lady friends

Background imageFighting Collection: JOSE MARTI

JOSE MARTI Cuban poet and freedom- fighter, active in cause of Cuban independence, killed fighting the Spanish

Background imageFighting Collection: Join the Navy, the service for fighting men

Join the Navy, the service for fighting men. Poster showing a sailor astride a torpedo. Date 1917

Background imageFighting Collection: Cotswold Games 17th C

Cotswold Games 17th C
Cotswold Olimpick Games organised by Robert Dover, including shin kicking and other local sports

Background imageFighting Collection: 1st Petrol Fire-Engine

1st Petrol Fire-Engine
A combination fire-fighting engine, with chemical fire extinguishing apparatus and a fire-escape ladder. This model was the first petrol motor fire-engine in the world



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