Titanic and Olympic - Harland & Wolff, Belfast
Fascinating photograph taken on 6th March 1912, showing The RMS Titanic (left) and The RMS Olympic (right), the brand new ships of the White Star Line at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Ireland. The caption on the reverse of the print reads as follows:
"Olympic on right alongside floating crane and wharf after having floated out of dry dock - Titanic on left having floated into dry dock - All being done on one tide on 6th March 1912"
Titanic closely resembled her older sister Olympic. Although she enclosed more space and therefore had a larger gross register tonnage, the hull was the same length as Olympic's. One of the most noticeable differences from Olympic was that half of Titanic's forward promenade A-Deck (below the boat deck) was enclosed against outside weather.
© Mary Evans Picture Library/The Herdman Archives Collection
Allied Airborne Army Parachutes in Holland; Second World War
Aerial photograph showing parachutes of the Allied Airborne Army floating down to earth and discarded ones, after landing, in Holland, September 1944. On 17th September 1944 Operation Market Garden was put into action; a bold plan devised by Field-Marshal Montgomery to drop thousands of airborne troops into Holland to capture an invasion route into Germany. The British First Airborne, American 81st and 101st Divisions took part in the plan, which was ultimately unsuccessful
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Famous floating Torii, Itsukushima Shrine, Japan - Evening
Itsukushima Shrine in the evening light - a Shinto shrine on the island of Itsukushima (popularly known as Miyajima), best known for its "floating" torii gate (pictured on this card) Located in Hatsukaichi in Hiroshima Prefecture, Aki Province, Japan. Date: circa 1910s
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
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