D-Day - British Troops landing - Queen Beach - Sword Area
View over Queen Beach, Sword Area at approx. 8:30am. Soldiers of No.1 Platoon, 84 Field Company RE are in the foreground, passing the heavily laden medical orderlies of No.8 Field Ambulance, some of whom are assiting the wounded. The men of the 1st Battalion, the Suffolk Regiment and Lord Lovats's can be seen in the background. 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
Will They Never Come? World War One poster
World War One recruitment poster using a photograph from the Weekly Dispatch showing a bloodied and bandaged British soldier who having just dispatched the enemy with his rifle simultaneously imagines the hoards of fit young men at home who could come and help out but who are instead attending a football match.
© Mary Evans Picture Library/Onslow Auctions Limited
Queen Victoria's children at Coburg 1865
A photo of all nine of Queen Victoria's children taken in Coburg in August 1865 at Rosenau, where the Royal family had gathered for the unveiling of a statue of Prince Albert. Left to right: Leopold (who had fallen on the Royal Yacht on the way to Germany and injured his knee. He was unable to stand - hence the chair), Louise, Beatrice, Alice, Bertie (later Edward VII), Arthur (on the ground), Vicky, Alfred and Helena.
© Charlotte Zeepvat/ILN/Mary Evans Picture Library