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Background imageFlee Collection: HMS Jervis Bay attacking the Admiral Scheer, Second Worl

HMS Jervis Bay attacking the Admiral Scheer, Second Worl
Illustration showing the Royal Navy armed merchant cruiser Jervis Bay (centre) steaming towards the German pocket-battleship Admiral Scheer, North Atlantic, November 1940

Background imageFlee Collection: Flight to Egypt

Flight to Egypt
Joseph, Mary and the infant Jesus flee to Egypt to escape the jealousy of Herod

Background imageFlee Collection: Damascus, Syria - Ancient Walls (St. Pauls escape)

Damascus, Syria - Ancient Walls (St. Pauls escape)
Damascus, Syria - Ancient Wall - connected (in some way) to the flight of Saint Paul, forced to flee the city under the cover of night after explosive reactions from Jews opposed to his teachings

Background imageFlee Collection: Belgian Refugees, 1914

Belgian Refugees, 1914
Belgian refugees flee from their desolate homes after the advance of the German army. Date: 1914

Background imageFlee Collection: JEFFREYS (1648 - 1689)

JEFFREYS (1648 - 1689)
GEORGE JEFFREYS, 1st Baron Jeffreys, Lord Chief Justice (JUDGE JEFFREYS); Siezed at Wapping, attempting to flee the country disguised as a sailor in 1688

Background imageFlee Collection: St Etienne Circus / 1903

St Etienne Circus / 1903
At St. Etienne, a circus tent (the big top) is carried away by a high wind, causing chaos inside, as animals and humans panic and try to flee

Background imageFlee Collection: Parsee Tower of Silence

Parsee Tower of Silence
The Parsees (= Persians) (worshippers of Zoroaster) flee Muslim persecution in Persia and settle in India; their dead are exposed naked on these Towers of Silence

Background imageFlee Collection: King James II throwing Great Seal into the River Thames

King James II throwing Great Seal into the River Thames
King James II throwing Great Seal of England into the River Thames near Whitehall. The Seal was used for stamping the kings assent on all important documents

Background imageFlee Collection: The Flight (La Fuite) by Pierre Paulus

The Flight (La Fuite) by Pierre Paulus - a Belgium family flee the advancing terror of the German army and the atrocities which ensued. Date: circa 1914

Background imageFlee Collection: Spanish Civil War child refugees arrive at Southampton, 1937

Spanish Civil War child refugees arrive at Southampton, 1937
Children from Bilbao waiting to land from the Spanish Compania transaltantic liner Habana at Southampton docks-child refugees evacuated to England during the Spanish Civil War, 1937

Background imageFlee Collection: VILLAGERS MURDERED

VILLAGERS MURDERED
In a village near Louvain, Belgium, the Germans set fire to homes, ordering the inhabitants to stay inside ; those that try to flee are shot. Date: 1915

Background imageFlee Collection: Bulging of the theatre curtain

Bulging of the theatre curtain
At Royal, Exeter, fire on stage curtain blows out towards the auditorium and the audience flee the fire. 187 people die in the blaze

Background imageFlee Collection: JUDGE JEFFREYS ARRESTED

JUDGE JEFFREYS ARRESTED
George, baron Jeffreys, known as the hanging judge for his brutal punishing of political offenders, tries to flee the country but is arrested at Wapping and dies in the Tower Date: 1688

Background imageFlee Collection: The Evacuation of Greeks from Gallipoli, Turkey - November 18, 1922. Date: 1922

The Evacuation of Greeks from Gallipoli, Turkey - November 18, 1922. Date: 1922

Background imageFlee Collection: French mens costumes of the late 15th century

French mens costumes of the late 15th century. The top group shows a man being dressed in armour and helm, and the bottom group shows a rich man with partner in feather beret looking a a group of

Background imageFlee Collection: A man and woman embrace under a hanged man

A man and woman embrace under a hanged man. The widow of Ephesus and the sentinel canoodle under her husbands corpse hanging from a gibbet. The Ephesian matron. Le matrone d Ephise

Background imageFlee Collection: King James IIs flight from Ireland after his defeat

King James IIs flight from Ireland after his defeat by William of Orange at the Battle of the Boyne. Date: 1690

Background imageFlee Collection: WW1 - Russian forces repel Turks at Battle of Sarikamish

WW1 - Russian forces repel Turks at Battle of Sarikamish
WW1 - The Caucasus Campaign - Russian forces defeat the Ottoman Turkish Army at the Battle of Sarikamish - clearing the Choruk Valley

Background imageFlee Collection: James IIs plan to escape England to France is thwarted

James IIs plan to escape England to France is thwarted
James II and VII (1633-1701) - King of England and Ireland as James II and King of Scotland as James VII discovered trying to escape England

Background imageFlee Collection: FLEEING PRAIRIE FIRE

FLEEING PRAIRIE FIRE
Indians flee a prairie fire, Missouri. Date: circa 1830

Background imageFlee Collection: RUS / JAP WAR / CRUISERS

RUS / JAP WAR / CRUISERS
After the surrender of Port Arthur, the Russian cruisers Oley and Aurora flee to Manila Date: January 1905

Background imageFlee Collection: STREET ARABS / EGG IN CAP

STREET ARABS / EGG IN CAP
Three street boys play a game of Egg in the Cap: An egg is thrown into a cap, the owner of which must attempt to strike one of his fellow players as they flee Date: late 19th century

Background imageFlee Collection: French Emigres

French Emigres
Une soiree de Coblentz - French emigres flee France, and take refuge in Coblentz just across the German border, where they wait for the Revolution to blow over.. Date: circa 1805

Background imageFlee Collection: Arrest of King Louis XVI (1754-1793) and his family at Varen

Arrest of King Louis XVI (1754-1793) and his family at Varen
French Revolution (1789-1799). Arrest of King Louis XVI (1754-1793) and his family at Varennes, June 21, 1791. Engraving by A. Closs. Our Century, 1883. Colored

Background imageFlee Collection: Damascus, Syria - Ancient Walls and the Bab Sharqi Gate

Damascus, Syria - Ancient Walls and the Bab Sharqi Gate
Damascus, Syria - (left) Ancient Wall - connected (in some way) to the flight of Saint Paul, forced to flee the city under the cover of night after explosive reactions from Jews opposed to his

Background imageFlee Collection: Greek refugees at Gallipoli Town during Chanak Crisis

Greek refugees at Gallipoli Town during Chanak Crisis
Greek refugees at Gallipoli Town awaiting passports during the Chanak Crisis (Chanak Affair, Chanak Incident) - a war scare in September 1922 between Britain and Republic of Turkey

Background imageFlee Collection: Conquest of Mexico. Capture of Cuauhtemoc. Colored engraving

Conquest of Mexico. Capture of Cuauhtemoc. Colored engraving
Conquest of Mexico. 16th century. Cuauhtemoc was captured by Garcia Holguin while fleeing in a canoe with her family after the defeat in the Battle of Tenochtitlan

Background imageFlee Collection: Refugee camp at the Purana Kila Fort

Refugee camp at the Purana Kila Fort
Indian Muslims fleeing New Delhi await admittance to the Purana Kila Fort

Background imageFlee Collection: Startling Stories - Blood on the Sun

Startling Stories - Blood on the Sun by Hal K. Wells. Two women and three men flee fearfully from a satanic figure surrounded by fire. Date: 1942

Background imageFlee Collection: Greek sailing ship loaded with refugees during Chanak Crisis

Greek sailing ship loaded with refugees during Chanak Crisis
Greek sailing ship loaded with refugees during the Chanak Crisis (Chanak Affair, Chanak Incident) - a war scare in September 1922 between Britain and Republic of Turkey

Background imageFlee Collection: Return of Louis XVI to Paris after his arrest at Varennes af

Return of Louis XVI to Paris after his arrest at Varennes af
French Revolution (1789-1799). Return of Louis XVI to Paris after his arrest at Varennes after his escape attempt. June 25, 1791. Engraving by Dupre. Universal Library. Popular editions, 1851. Colored

Background imageFlee Collection: Conquest of Mexico. Capture of Cuauhtemoc. Engraving

Conquest of Mexico. Capture of Cuauhtemoc. Engraving
Conquest of Mexico. 16th century. Cuauhtemoc was captured by Garcia Holguin while fleeing in a canoe with her family after the defeat in the Battle of Tenochtitlan

Background imageFlee Collection: Makedonians / Bulgarians

Makedonians / Bulgarians
In Makedonia, the populace of Melnik flee the invading Bulgarians Date: September 1913

Background imageFlee Collection: Massacre at Glencoe

Massacre at Glencoe
MASSACRE OF GLENCOE Scottish troops flee back along the Eastern Pass of Glencoe. Date: 13th February 1692

Background imageFlee Collection: WW1 - Belgian Refugees on road to Brussels from Tirlemont

WW1 - Belgian Refugees on road to Brussels from Tirlemont
WW1 - Belgian Refugees on the road to Brussels from Tirlemont Date: 1914

Background imageFlee Collection: Belgian Refugees - WW1

Belgian Refugees - WW1
Belgian refugees fleeing their homes following the German Army advance into Belgium rest by the roadside. Date: 1914

Background imageFlee Collection: The Woman gets Wings. Apocalypse of Angers

The Woman gets Wings. Apocalypse of Angers
BATAILLE, Nicolas (14th c.). The Woman gets Wings. 1375 - 1382. The Woman Is given wings of the Great Eagle to flee the Dragon

Background imageFlee Collection: Belgian refugees

Belgian refugees
Homeless and Helpless. Belgian women and children flee from the advancing German army. Date: August 1914

Background imageFlee Collection: Three boys escape on a mustang

Three boys escape on a mustang
Three boys (fleeing their savage captors) escape on a mustang and ride all the way to the seashore. Date: 1898

Background imageFlee Collection: Damascus, Syria - Ancient Wall

Damascus, Syria - Ancient Wall - connected (in some way) to the flight of Saint Paul, forced to flee the city under the cover of night after explosive reactions from Jews opposed to his teachings

Background imageFlee Collection: Strategy Versus Strength

Strategy Versus Strength
Plate 7 taken from The Life and Habits of Wild Animals, illustrated by designs by Joseph Wolf, London 1874

Background imageFlee Collection: Bayeux Tapestry (8 of 8)

Bayeux Tapestry (8 of 8)
A black and white depiction of the Bayeux Tapestry. In this final section, the battle continues, Harold is killed, and the English flee the battlefield. Date: 1064 - 1066

Background imageFlee Collection: Eruption of Vesuvius

Eruption of Vesuvius, Naples, Italy in April 1906. Villagers from Boscotrecase (living close by) flee with the possessions they can carry on their backs. Date: 1906

Background imageFlee Collection: Albert I & Elisabeth

Albert I & Elisabeth
ALBERT I with queen Elisabeth walking on the sands at La Panne, in the only part of Belgium not occupied by the Germans. They refused to flee to another country. Date: 1875 - 1934

Background imageFlee Collection: Basuto Gun War, 1880 - village attacked

Basuto Gun War, 1880 - village attacked
Basutos repulsed when attacking a village during the Basuto Gun War, 1880. Date: 1880

Background imageFlee Collection: Athenians Escape

Athenians Escape
Athenians flee their city as Sullas Romans successfully besiege it Date: 88 BC

Background imageFlee Collection: 1920 / Sebastopol Evacuate

1920 / Sebastopol Evacuate
The populace flee Sebastopol as the Russian Red Army advance, with a communist victory in the Russian civil war imminent. Date: November 1920

Background imageFlee Collection: Armenian Refugees in open railway carriages

Armenian Refugees in open railway carriages, surrounded by Turkish troops



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