The Tune That He Loved Best by David Wright
The Tune That He Loved Best by David Wright, showing a woman sat listening to a gramaphone. Wright produced a series of over 160 illustrations or 'pin-ups' for 'The Sketch' during the 1940's. David Wright's 'Lovelies' proved hugely popular and adorned practically every military mess, bunker, dormitory or club room in the country during World War II.
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Dr J D Cockcroft listening for atomic disintegration
Dr John D Cockcroft listening for sounds indicating atomic disintegration brought about by the bombardment with high-velocity protons of the lithium nucleus, which appears to break up into two helium nuclei. Physicists Cockcroft and E T S Walton developed the Cockcroft-Walton accelerator to artificially accelerate atomic particles to high energies, to enable them to observe the results of splitting the atom.
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Leslie Howard and Georges Perinal, The First of The Few
Leslie Howard (1893-1943), English actor, and Georges Perinal (1897-1965), French cinematographer, on location during the filming of The First of The Few, in which Howard played the Spitfire designer RJ Mitchell.
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