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Background imageOperations Collection: Military Badge

Military Badge
Ulster impressions.Photolithograph after Joan Wanklyn, 1976.Published by Headquarters Northern Ireland, 1976.Shows 18 vignettes of the British Army on operations in Northern Ireland

Background imageOperations Collection: Coal Mining Operations

Coal Mining Operations
Mining operations, drilling and boring, showing equipment and cross-section of mine. Date: 19th century

Background imageOperations Collection: WW2 poster, activities of 52 (Lowland) Division

WW2 poster, activities of 52 (Lowland) Division
Screen-print poster, published circa 1950, showing the activities of the 52nd Lowland Division during the Second World War, with a map of Northern Europe, and unit badges along the top and bottom

Background imageOperations Collection: Dry Stone Walling

Dry Stone Walling
Two working class men in flat caps build a dry stone wall together at Galashiel, Selkirkshire, Scotland

Background imageOperations Collection: The Stuka Advertised

The Stuka Advertised
Junkers JU-87 Stuka dive- bombers featured in an advertisement exploiting their sinister shape and fearsome reputation Date: February 1941

Background imageOperations Collection: Building and masonry tools

Building and masonry tools
Various building and masonry tools, including a saw, a mallet, chisels, hatchets, a trowel and a hammer

Background imageOperations Collection: Bricklayers 1827

Bricklayers 1827
A bricklayer standing on a rather precarious looking scaffold. His assistant mixes mortar behind him; his hod for carrying bricks etc is nearby

Background imageOperations Collection: Dry Stone Walling

Dry Stone Walling
Building a dry-stone wall in Yorkshire. The stones are sorted and graded for foundations, ties and courses which all fit together like a jigsaw

Background imageOperations Collection: Coal / Durham Pit Pony

Coal / Durham Pit Pony
Pitmen hewing the coal, South Durham : a pit pony waits to haul the coal away

Background imageOperations Collection: Building Emp State Buil

Building Emp State Buil
A dizzy perch 350 yards above street level: A New York workman (Carl Russell) engaged on the worlds tallest bulding (at the time), the Empire State Building

Background imageOperations Collection: Compass Rose

Compass Rose
A compass rose

Background imageOperations Collection: PIT PONIES / 1853

PIT PONIES / 1853
Working with horses in the Bradley Mine, near Bilston, Staffordshire [England]

Background imageOperations Collection: COAL MINE / PENITENT

COAL MINE / PENITENT
A penitent, so named because his clothing resembled that of religious orders, rids the air of explosive gas by setting fire to it. A dangerous task, that often ended unhappily

Background imageOperations Collection: JACOBs STAFF

JACOBs STAFF
A sailor uses a Jacobs Staff to calculate the angle between a star and the horizon

Background imageOperations Collection: Miners in a Lift Shaft

Miners in a Lift Shaft
Miners about to descend for their shift underground at Lynemouth Colliery

Background imageOperations Collection: Safety Lamps / 1826

Safety Lamps / 1826
Diagrams showing the workings of Stephensons Lamp (1 - 4), and Davys Lamp (5, on the right)

Background imageOperations Collection: Avro 683 Lancaster I of No 467 Squadron bombing-up-beca

Avro 683 Lancaster I of No 467 Squadron bombing-up-became the mainstay of RAF Bomber Command, the type entering operations in February 1942

Background imageOperations Collection: LFB and London Salvage Corps at a serious fire

LFB and London Salvage Corps at a serious fire
With 25 pumps attending a serious fire at Eversholt House, 163 Eversholt Street, NW1, the London Salvage Corps bring in reinforcements to deal with the effects of firefighting operations

Background imageOperations Collection: Sailors Knots

Sailors Knots
A variety of knots used by sailors for a variety of purposes. Some run, some slip, others stay put... Date: 1926

Background imageOperations Collection: Bricklayers / Workmen / 1856

Bricklayers / Workmen / 1856
A pair of bricklayers building a wall Date: 1856

Background imageOperations Collection: Captain Charles Upham

Captain Charles Upham
Portrait of double VC winner, Captain Charles Upham (). Born in New Zealand, Upham was a sheep farmer who distinguished himself during World War Two on two occasions

Background imageOperations Collection: At the Coal Face / 1869

At the Coal Face / 1869
Two men mining for coal

Background imageOperations Collection: Plimsoll Line

Plimsoll Line
The Mark indicates the degree to which a ship may be loaded - if it is below water level, the ship is dangerously over- loaded. (We have Plimsolls original prospectus)

Background imageOperations Collection: Hawker Sea Hawks

Hawker Sea Hawks parked adjoining the angled deck area on board HMS Ark Royal during operations in the Mediterranean. March 1957. Date: 1957

Background imageOperations Collection: Builders at work

Builders at work in the foreground, with partially completed buildings in the background

Background imageOperations Collection: Cartoon Re Finland War

Cartoon Re Finland War
Finland defends itself valiantly against the Soviet invasion

Background imageOperations Collection: Germans in Russian Town

Germans in Russian Town
German infantry clear a Russian town street by street

Background imageOperations Collection: German Tanks Advance

German Tanks Advance
A German tank column, accompanied by infantry, advances into Russia

Background imageOperations Collection: Soviet Air Attack

Soviet Air Attack
Finland : Soviet aircraft attack a Finnish supply train of elk-drawn sledges : the Finnish troops themselves are on skis

Background imageOperations Collection: Rail Operations Centre

Rail Operations Centre
A British Rail operations and track maintenance centre

Background imageOperations Collection: Girl Picks Flowers C1887

Girl Picks Flowers C1887
A girl picks some rather wild flowers growing in a country garden

Background imageOperations Collection: German Air Spotters Book

German Air Spotters Book
A handbook issued to German forces, enabling them to distinguish aircraft types so, if possible, not to shoot down their own aircraft

Background imageOperations Collection: German Diver Goes Down

German Diver Goes Down
A German diver goes down to the wreck of an Allied vessel, hoping to salvage useful items and materials

Background imageOperations Collection: German Uses Binoculars

German Uses Binoculars
German soldier on observation duty using binoculars

Background imageOperations Collection: Woman Cooking 1960S

Woman Cooking 1960S
A woman in an apron holds a saucepan ready over the hob as she turns it on

Background imageOperations Collection: Italians in Somalia

Italians in Somalia
East Africa : the Italians rout the British in Somalia

Background imageOperations Collection: Dunkirk Evacuation

Dunkirk Evacuation
FRANCE : Beaten back by the German advance, the British evacuate mainland Europe via the beaches of DUNKIRK, under heavy attacks from the enemy

Background imageOperations Collection: Stoking a Steamship

Stoking a Steamship
Stokers at work in the hold of a coal-burning steamship

Background imageOperations Collection: Mining Safety Lamps

Mining Safety Lamps
Safety lamps, invented by Davy in England and modified by Mueseler, in use in a French coal-mine

Background imageOperations Collection: Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, WW1

Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, WW1
Suvla Bay, Gallipoli: close quarters at the seas edge. Showing landing conditions on the Gallipoli Peninsula. Date: 1915

Background imageOperations Collection: German Foot Soldier

German Foot Soldier
A German foot-soldier on the attack

Background imageOperations Collection: Thatcher, Sidney Chun, splitting a spar - Marlborough

Thatcher, Sidney Chun, splitting a spar - Marlborough
A thatcher, Sidney Chun (1903-1985), wears protective clothing, including a cricket shin pad, while splitting spars before thatching a roof at Marlborough - date: 1950s

Background imageOperations Collection: Coal / Pit Ponies / 1907

Coal / Pit Ponies / 1907
Ponies hauling coal trucks along the gallery of an English colliery

Background imageOperations Collection: Me 109 Versus Spitfire

Me 109 Versus Spitfire
A Messerschmitt 109 in pursuit of a Spitfire. The caption says the German plane will shoot the British one down - but who knows, perhaps it will be the other way about ?

Background imageOperations Collection: Me 110 over Greece

Me 110 over Greece
Italy; a German twin-engined Messerschmitt 110 fighter over the mountains of Sicily : german aircraft came to help the Italians eject the Allies from the Mediterranean

Background imageOperations Collection: Tanks Near Tobruk

Tanks Near Tobruk
North Africa : a German tank destroys a British tank in Marmarica, during the fiercely contested battle for Tobruk, Libya

Background imageOperations Collection: Soviet ships attempt to land in Estonia

Soviet ships attempt to land in Estonia
German tanks thwart the Russians landing attempt in Estonia

Background imageOperations Collection: New Tower Blocks Go Up

New Tower Blocks Go Up
A striking impression of modern flats being constructed on a slum clearance site, the Woodside Development Plan, in Sheffield



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