D-Day - Glider reinforcement team
A team of paratroopers amuse themselves whilst awaiting the call to take flight in their glider to back up the initial assault phase on the Normandy coast. The chalk slogan reads: 'The Channel stopped you, but not us - now it's our turn. You've had your time you German Swinhunds'! D-Day began on June 6th, 1944 at 6:30am and was conducted in two assault phases - the air assault landing of allied troops followed by an amphibious assault by infantry. The Normandy landings were the largest single-day amphibious actions ever undertaken, involving close to 400, 000 military and naval personnel"
© Robert Hunt Library/Mary Evans
Boys in a school throw a paper glider (given away free with The Modern Boy magazine) out of a window, much to the excitement of everyone. This is what life was like before video games. Date: 1932
© Mary Evans Picture Library
Aerial, Aeroplane, Aeroplanes, Air, Boarding, Boys, Flight, Glider, Gliders, Hobbies, Hobby, Oct16, Paper, Plane, Planes, School, Toy, Toys
Sugar glider, Petaurus breviceps, and northern
Sugar glider, Petaurus breviceps, and northern common cuscus, Phalanger orientalis.. Handcolored copperplate stipple engraving from Frederic Cuvier's Dictionary of Natural Science: Mammals, Paris, France, 1816. Illustration by J. G. Pretre, engraved by Guyard, directed by Pierre Jean-Francois Turpin, and published by F.G. Levrault. Jean Gabriel Pretre (1780-1845) was painter of natural history at Empress Josephine's zoo and later became artist to the Museum of Natural History.
© Florilegius / Mary Evans