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Heroism Collection (#2)

Background imageHeroism Collection: Title page of Great War Deeds, Illustrated London News

Title page of Great War Deeds, Illustrated London News
Title page of Great War Deeds, a special panorama supplement produced by the Illustrated London News in 1915, featuring heroic actions of the First World War. Date: 1915

Background imageHeroism Collection: Italian dogs of war, decorated for military services

Italian dogs of war, decorated for military services
Italian dogs of war, decorated in honour of their military services, passing through the streets of Milan in a picturesque procession. Date: 1920

Background imageHeroism Collection: GARIBALDI, Giuseppe (1807-1882). Italian military

GARIBALDI, Giuseppe (1807-1882). Italian military man and republican and nationalist politician. Medallion from 1882. Metals

Background imageHeroism Collection: Zeebrugge - Petty Officer Reed rescuing Lieutenant Alleyn

Zeebrugge - Petty Officer Reed rescuing Lieutenant Alleyn
One of the eight actions which earned the Victoria Cross during the Zeebrugge Raid of 1918. Petty-officer Reed found Lieutenant Sir John Alleyne was unable to leave the conning tower on board

Background imageHeroism Collection: And Then They Charged Us by Denis Cowles, WW1 cartoon

And Then They Charged Us by Denis Cowles, WW1 cartoon
A British Army officer during the First World War, entertains and alarms a group of non-combatant men dressed in evening wear, with some dramatic stories from the Front. Date: 1916

Background imageHeroism Collection: French soldier fights off German attack, Craonne

French soldier fights off German attack, Craonne
An incident on the Western Front north of Craonne depicted by Paul Thiriat on the Front cover of The Graphic. A few French soldiers were working in a boyau or communication trench when they were

Background imageHeroism Collection: A Balancing Feat over the German lines, WW1 aviation

A Balancing Feat over the German lines, WW1 aviation
Gymnastics in the air from the crew of a British plane over the German lines in 1917. Flying low, the plane was subjected to an exceptionally heavy cannonade until a shell, hitting the machine

Background imageHeroism Collection: Miss Mairi Chisholm and Captain W. T. Hall

Miss Mairi Chisholm and Captain W. T. Hall
Mairi Lambert Gooden-Chisholm of Chisholm, better known as Mairi Chisholm (1895-1981), Scottish nurse and ambulance driver during World War I

Background imageHeroism Collection: Mairi Chisholm reading in the cellar at Pervyse

Mairi Chisholm reading in the cellar at Pervyse
Mairi Lambert Gooden-Chisholm of Chisholm, better known as Mairi Chisholm (1895-1981), Scottish nurse and ambulance driver during World War I pictured in silhouette, taking a rare

Background imageHeroism Collection: Funeral of Jack Cornwell, V. C in East Ham

Funeral of Jack Cornwell, V. C in East Ham
The funeral cortege of Jack Cornwell V.C. leaving East Ham Town Hall and progressing down the High Street towards Manor Park Cemetery where he was buried

Background imageHeroism Collection: The Man Who Won the V. C. by Thomas Henry

The Man Who Won the V. C. by Thomas Henry
An officer who has won the Victoria Cross is presented with a situation that finds him a little short of courage - a roomful of young women, eager to meet him. Date: 1915

Background imageHeroism Collection: Reverend Edward Noel Mellish V. C. M. C

Reverend Edward Noel Mellish V. C. M. C
The Reverend Edward Noel Mellish (1880-1962), Army chaplain during the First World War attached to the 4th Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers

Background imageHeroism Collection: Captain Francis Grenfell, VC

Captain Francis Grenfell, VC
Captain F. O. Grenfell V.C. of the 9th Lancers Details Grenfell was 33 years old, and a Captain in the 9th (Queens Royal) Lancers

Background imageHeroism Collection: Captain Arthur Martin-Leake V. C. WW1

Captain Arthur Martin-Leake V. C. WW1
Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Martin-Leake, VC and Bar, VD, FRCS (4 April 1874 22 June 1953), English double recipient of the Victoria Cross

Background imageHeroism Collection: Captain Arthur Martin-Leake V. C

Captain Arthur Martin-Leake V. C
Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Martin-Leake, VC and Bar, VD, FRCS (4 April 1874 22 June 1953), English double recipient of the Victoria Cross

Background imageHeroism Collection: Lieutenant William Thomas Forshaw, V. C

Lieutenant William Thomas Forshaw, V. C
Major William Thomas Forshaw, V.C. (1890-1943), British soldier and recipient of the Victoria Cross. Forshaw, formerly an assistant master at North Manchester Grammar School

Background imageHeroism Collection: Maid of Saragossa

Maid of Saragossa
AGUSTINA ZARAGOZA DOMENECH known as The Maid of Saragossa, Spanish patriot famed for her heroism when the French besieged the town during the Peninsula War. Date: 1790 - 1858

Background imageHeroism Collection: The Wreck of the Titanic - Honour to the Brave

The Wreck of the Titanic - Honour to the Brave
Page from the Sphere honouring the brave men who were part of the Titanics crew who were lost with the ship when it sank, including all the engineers (36), the band (8), the postal clerks (5)

Background imageHeroism Collection: Ivanowitch Komissarow

Ivanowitch Komissarow, a young Russian peasant who, whilst walking to a chapel for prayer, apprehended a would-be assassin of the Emperor of Russia.The Emperor was keen to express his gratitude to

Background imageHeroism Collection: Captain Oates

Captain Oates
LAWRENCE EDWARD GRACE OATES Member of Captain Scotts expedition which reached the South Pole in January 1912; lost his life in a blizzard on the return trip

Background imageHeroism Collection: Lieutenant Rex Warneford - WWI Ace Hero

Lieutenant Rex Warneford - WWI Ace Hero
On 7 June 1915 at Ghent, Belgium, Reginald ( Rex ) Alexander John Warneford, VC (1891- 1915), a Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) officer, flying a Morane-Saulnier Type L

Background imageHeroism Collection: Memorial plaque to Captain Scott

Memorial plaque to Captain Scott
A memorial tablet in bronze to Captain Robert Falcon Scott and his companions, unveiled by the Prime Minister in 1916 in St

Background imageHeroism Collection: Warneford attacks Zeppelin at Ghent

Warneford attacks Zeppelin at Ghent
On 7 June 1915 at Ghent, Belgium, Reginald Alexander John Warneford, VC (1891- 1915), a Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) officer, flying a Morane-Saulnier Type L

Background imageHeroism Collection: Suggestion by The Sphere for a monument to Scott

Suggestion by The Sphere for a monument to Scott
Design reproduced in The Tatler, suggested by the Spheres special artist, Fortunino Matania for a memorial to the late Captain Scott and his companions

Background imageHeroism Collection: Woolley Earns Vc / Hill 60

Woolley Earns Vc / Hill 60
2nd Lieutenant Geoffrey Harold Woolley of the Queen Victorias Rifles, a territorial regiment, earns the Victoria Cross on Hill 60 by continually throwing bombs

Background imageHeroism Collection: Awarded the Victoria Cross: Lance-Corporal Charles Alfred Ja

Awarded the Victoria Cross: Lance-Corporal Charles Alfred Ja
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Background imageHeroism Collection: Victoria Cross, The New Order of Valour

Victoria Cross, The New Order of Valour
Special colour supplement from the ILN, June 1857 to commemorate the introduction of the Victoria Cross, a new order of valour first bestowed by Queen Victoria upon Crimean War veterans

Background imageHeroism Collection: Heroism of Epaminondas

Heroism of Epaminondas
At the battle of Mantinea (between one clutch of Greek states and another) Theban general Epaminondas risks his own life to save that of his friend Pelopidas

Background imageHeroism Collection: Saying what they think of treason at home

Saying what they think of treason at home
Irish soldiers are depicted fighting on the Western front during the First World War, leaving their trenches and charging the enemy

Background imageHeroism Collection: Loiserolles Heroism

Loiserolles Heroism
Loiserolles takes the place of his friend on the guillotine, one of many acts of heroism among the prisoners during the Reign of Terror

Background imageHeroism Collection: Brooklyn Bridge 1876

Brooklyn Bridge 1876
In a boatswains chair, brave engineer Frank Farrington is the first person to cross the bridge. Suspended by a single cable, he raises his hat to the crowds 227 feet below

Background imageHeroism Collection: Battle of Sempach 2

Battle of Sempach 2
The Swiss defeat Leopold of Austria at the battle of Sempach, largely thanks to the heroism of Arnold von Winkelried who breaks the line of the Austrian spearmen

Background imageHeroism Collection: Battle of Sempach 3

Battle of Sempach 3
The Swiss defeat Leopold of Austria at the battle of Sempach, largely thanks to the heroism of Arnold von Winkelried who breaks the line of the Austrian spearmen

Background imageHeroism Collection: Battle of Sempach 4

Battle of Sempach 4
The Swiss defeat Leopold of Austria at the battle of Sempach, largely thanks to the heroism of Arnold von Winkelried who breaks the line of the Austrian spearmen

Background imageHeroism Collection: Battle of Sempach 1

Battle of Sempach 1
The Swiss defeat Leopold of Austria at the battle of Sempach, largely thanks to the heroism of Arnold von Winkelried who breaks the line of the Austrian spearmen

Background imageHeroism Collection: Wwi / 1915 / Graphic / Heroic

Wwi / 1915 / Graphic / Heroic
An act of heroism at the front

Background imageHeroism Collection: Wwi / 1915 / Graphic / Heroic

Wwi / 1915 / Graphic / Heroic
An act of heroism at the front

Background imageHeroism Collection: New Zealand / Oheawi 1845

New Zealand / Oheawi 1845
British defeated at Oheawi despite the heroism of Phillpotts



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