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German Armoured Vehicles; Second World War, 1944

Illustration showing a selection of German armoured vehicles used during the Battle for Normandy in 1944. The vehicles shown include 'Panther' and 'Tiger' tanks (left foreground), two assault guns (one a 'Wasp'), 'Elephant' and 'Hornet' tank destroyers, several anti-aircraft vehicles, an armoured ambulance and two remote controlled explosive tanks (a 'B4' and a 'Beetle'). Note that these vehicles were only the ones that the Allies knew about and let information be published about, at the time.

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

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Quex Park VAD patients & staff in hall of house

VAD hospital patients and staff in the hall of Quex House in March 1915. The hall was used as a recreation space for the patients. 'A' Ward of the hospital was beyond the door on the left, in the Drawing Room. A notice on the door says 'NO ONE TO ENTER WARD WITHOUT.....' (rest obscured). The patients include British soldiers (wearing the patients' uniform of 'hospital blues' - blue serge jacket & trousers, white shirt and red tie) and Belgian patients. The latter wore their uniform or civilian clothing. The Belgians include Oscar Van Audenhove, a soldier from Ghent who painted the background to one of the Museum dioramas while at Quex (he is sitting behind the table). The nurse second from the left is Mary E Holmes, who worked as the Matron of the Hospital in 1915. The nurse three from the right is Fanny Watson, a local woman who worked as a VAD nurse at Quex throughout the War. This room remains largely unchanged at Quex House today. The furniture in the photograph is still in the room, as is the mirror on the wall. The Quex Park VAD Hospital opened on 15 October 1914 and closed on 31 January 1919. The hospital was run by Kent/178, the Birchington Detachment. The Commandant was Hannah Powell-Cotton (1881-1964), wife of Major Percy HG Powell-Cotton (1866-1940) of Quex Park, founder of the Powell-Cotton Museum. Major Powell-Cotton was the VAD Transport Officer for the Isle of Thanet area, responsible for organising the transport of patients from the stations to the local hospitals. Date: 1915

© The Powell-Cotton Museum Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library

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Christening 1918 Tree Planting Proxy Godfathers group

Christopher Powell-Cotton (1918-2006) was christenend at All Saints Church, Birchington on 20 April 1918. Afterwards a tree was planted in the grounds of Quex Park. People are gathered beside a fence around the site of the tree planting. Within the fence are a smaller group of people, some holding the tree being planted. They include, on the left Major PHG Powell-Cotton (1866-1940) the father, next is Sergeant Alexander Gibson of the 19th Battalion, Australian Infantry Force. His home was in Sydney. He was a patient at the Quex Park VAD hospital for 17 days in April 1918 and stood proxy for one of the Godfathers who was away on war duty. Gibson soon returned to active duty and in June 1918 he was awarded the Military Medal for bravery. Next to him is James Cornford, the Head Gardener at Quex. The other soldier is Corporal William Kite from Birmingham, a British soldier in the Labour Corps. He spent three months as a patient at St Mary's, the annexe to the Quex Park VAD Hospital. He stood proxy for the other Godfather. The Godmothers were the 33 members of Kent/178, the Birchington Voluntary Aid Detachment. The invitation for the Christening included the words 'While the Hospital at Quex, and the Rations, make entertaining impossible, Major & Mrs Powell-Cotton will be very pleased to see Tenants and Friends, without whose presence and good wishes the Ceremony would seem incomplete.' Date: 1918

© The Powell-Cotton Museum Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library