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Background imageIncreased Collection: Female munitions workers. By Fortunio Matania

Female munitions workers. By Fortunio Matania
As it became clear there would be no decisive swift victory for either side in World War I, the constant demand for munitions increased

Background imageIncreased Collection: HYDER ALI (1722 - 1782)

HYDER ALI (1722 - 1782)
HYDER ALI Pictured at the Battle of Pollilur - 10 September 1780 Increased Indian army with French aid - died leaving campaign to son Tippu Sahib

Background imageIncreased Collection: Front cover from The Bystander 1936

Front cover from The Bystander 1936
A colourful cover of an aeroplane flying over the coast. As aviation increased during the 1930s, the Bystander published a Flying Number each year

Background imageIncreased Collection: Hawker Hunter FGA. 74 505

Hawker Hunter FGA. 74 505
Singapore Air Defence Command - Hawker Hunter FGA.74 505 (msn 41H/680085, ex XJ632 and G-9-356), on the line with armourers preparing the ADEN gun pack for removal

Background imageIncreased Collection: English Electric Canberra PR. 7 - PR. 9 prototype WH793

English Electric Canberra PR. 7 - PR. 9 prototype WH793
English Electric Canberra PR.7 (PR.9 prototype) WH793, at the 1955 SBAC Farnborough Air-show. A brand new PR.7 taken from the production line and converted by D. Napier and Sons Ltd

Background imageIncreased Collection: Rifle, Bolt Action, Lee Enfield, . 303 In No 5 Mk I

Rifle, Bolt Action, Lee Enfield, . 303 In No 5 Mk I
Lee Enfield. 303 in No 5 Mk I bolt action rifle, 1944 (c); known as the Jungle Carbine; fitted with flash eliminator, sling swivels and a rubber cushion on the buttplate

Background imageIncreased Collection: Douglas DC-1 NR223Y

Douglas DC-1 NR223Y of Transcontinental & Western Air (TWA) Flown by TWA as a flying laboratory and for occasional scheduled passenger flights

Background imageIncreased Collection: Ypres Ramparts CWGC Cemetery seen across the moat

Ypres Ramparts CWGC Cemetery seen across the moat
The earliest settlement in this area is thought to have been near Langemarck in about AD960 and gradually a cluster of villages grew up around the Yperlee

Background imageIncreased Collection: Hawker Siddeley HS. 125-F400A / 731 EI-BRG

Hawker Siddeley HS. 125-F400A / 731 EI-BRG
Hawker Siddeley HS.125-F400A/731 EI-BRG (msn 25281/NA774) of Ven Air-Anglo-Irish Meats, at London Heathrow Airport. Built as a 400A, powered by Rolls-Royce Viper turbojet engines

Background imageIncreased Collection: Saunders-Roe SR. N4 Princess Anne Hovercraft

Saunders-Roe SR. N4 Princess Anne Hovercraft
The Saunders-Roe SR.N4 (Saunders-Roe Nautical 4) Princess Anne, otherwise known as the Mountbatten-class, the biggest hovercraft to have been completed upon its introduction

Background imageIncreased Collection: Pilgrims at the Grotto, Lourdes, France

Pilgrims at the Grotto, Lourdes, France
Pilgrims at the Grotto in Lourdes, France. More benches have been added, and the quantity of discarded crutches has increased over the years, each one of them representing a miracle cure ! Date: 1905

Background imageIncreased Collection: Boeing B-17C Flying Fortress

Boeing B-17C Flying Fortress
On the Boeing B-17C Flying Fortress the side gun blisters were eliminated from the fuselage, the bottom blister was replaced by a larger bathtub housing and the nose gun mounting increased

Background imageIncreased Collection: President Emile Francois Loubet and King Victor Emmanuel III

President Emile Francois Loubet and King Victor Emmanuel III
French President Emile Francois Loubet (1838-1929) and the King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy (1869-1947) (one of the shortest monarchs in history - only 5ft 0" tall)

Background imageIncreased Collection: Supermarine Spitfire PR XI -the substitution of fuel fo

Supermarine Spitfire PR XI -the substitution of fuel for armament increased the Spitfires range enormously - Photo Hugh W Cowin 050807

Background imageIncreased Collection: WWI Poster, Soldiers Separation Allowances

WWI Poster, Soldiers Separation Allowances
WWI Parliamentary Recruiting Committee Poster, Soldiers Separation Allowances, details of increased rates. Date: 1915

Background imageIncreased Collection: WW2 poster, To all the hands in this factory

WW2 poster, To all the hands in this factory, you ve got the right idea at your finger tips -- thanks! Increased Production. Design by Victor Hicks. Date: 1940s

Background imageIncreased Collection: Refuelling aloft by G. H. Davis

Refuelling aloft by G. H. Davis
Refuelling aloft -- a device which enables transatlantic flying boats to carry a much increased payload. How Imperial Airways transatlantic flying boats are refuelled in the air

Background imageIncreased Collection: Advert for British Railways 1943

Advert for British Railways 1943
The ever rising tide. War production is rising like the tide and the need for rail transport rises with it. But this increase in traffic is only one of the Railways many wartime loads

Background imageIncreased Collection: Officers of Four Nations in London Cafe by Matania, WW1

Officers of Four Nations in London Cafe by Matania, WW1
A London cafe scene during World War I showing French, British, Belgian and Italian soldiers among the crowds. As the war progressed, the familiarity of foreign soldiers around London increased

Background imageIncreased Collection: Flt Lt M J Adam of the Royal Aircraft Establishment

Flt Lt M J Adam of the Royal Aircraft Establishment
Flt Lt M.J. Adam of the Royal Aircraft Establishment Experimental Section increased the world altitude record to 53, 937ft on 30 June 1937 in the Bristol 138A, K4879. Date: 1937

Background imageIncreased Collection: The Boeing B-17D Flying Fortress

The Boeing B-17D Flying Fortress had improved engines and increased weights over the B-17C

Background imageIncreased Collection: Where to eat dinner with chopsticks a la chinoise

Where to eat dinner with chopsticks a la chinoise
Scene from 1920 of a Chinese restaurant in Londons Chinatown in Limehouse. The first Chinese to settle in Britain arrived in the late 18th century

Background imageIncreased Collection: Ansells Fire-Damp Indicator, 1880

Ansells Fire-Damp Indicator, 1880
Engraving showing the instrument, designed by Ansell, for the detection of fire-damp in underground mines, 1880. If fire-damp gases built up then the risk of explosion increased

Background imageIncreased Collection: Louis Le Pieux

Louis Le Pieux
The reign of Louis le pieux is notable for the increased power of the clergy : at Attigny he does public penance before the emperor, further diminishing his prestige

Background imageIncreased Collection: Bismarck and Disraeli at the Kaiserhof Hotel, Berlin, 1878

Bismarck and Disraeli at the Kaiserhof Hotel, Berlin, 1878
Engraving showing Prince Otto Edward Leopold von Bismarck (left, seated) and Benjamin Disraeli (right, seated) in discussion in the Kaiserhof Hotel, Berlin

Background imageIncreased Collection: German submarines getting supplies

German submarines getting supplies
An illustration by H. W. Koekkoek to suggest how German submarines re-fuelled. With increased activity by German submarines, there was some speculation about this matter

Background imageIncreased Collection: Scottish girls making shells

Scottish girls making shells
Female munitions workers in Scotland depicted in an illustration by A. C. Michael. As it became clear there would be no decisive swift victory for either side in World War I

Background imageIncreased Collection: Electric Light Bath

Electric Light Bath
An electric light bath in the Bilz Sanatorium, Berlin. " The copious perspiration promotes increased assimilation efficacious in cases of gout asthma, etc." Early sunbed ?

Background imageIncreased Collection: Simeon Stylites

Simeon Stylites
SIMEON STYLITES Syrian ascetic who chose to spend 30 years of his life on a pillar whose height was gradually increased to 40 cubits

Background imageIncreased Collection: Hargreaves Jenny

Hargreaves Jenny
HARGREAVES SPINNING JENNY James Hargreaves in 1767 invented this jenny which could spin 8 bobbins at once; later this was increased to 16 Date: 1767


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