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Choose from 60 pictures in our Ordered collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


The Battle of Pacocha'; Action between HMS 'Shah' and 'Ameth Featured Print

The Battle of Pacocha'; Action between HMS 'Shah' and 'Ameth

Engraving showing the battle between HMS 'Shah' and 'Amethyst' and the Peruvian Ironclad turret ship 'Huascar' on the 29th May 1877. The 'Huascar' had been taken over by some Peruvian revolutionaries and declared a 'pirate' by the Peruvian government. The 'Shah' and 'Amethyst' were ordered to protect British Merchant Shipping and after the 'Huascar' had stopped several British merchant ships, the Royal Navy decided to hunt down the 'Huascar'. In the action depicted, the 70 guns of the British ships were unable to do much damage to the 'Huascar' as she was an heavily-built ironclad. In return the gunnery crew of the 'Huascar' was not well drilled enough to hit the British ships much. In desperation the 'Shah' launched a Whitehead torpedo at the 'Huascar', but the Peruvian ship was able to dodge it with some ease. The battle became a stalemate and the two sides slipped away after the fall of darkness. Reputedly this was the last action by a wooden warship, firing a broadside of muzzle-loading guns and the first use of a torpedo in anger.

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

A' Ward, Quex Park VAD Hospital Featured Print

A' Ward, Quex Park VAD Hospital

A' Ward, Quex Park VAD Hospital. This ward was located in the Drawing Room of Quex House. Originally built as a small ballroom in 1883, this room had been redecorated and fitted with carved panels of Kashmir walnut surrounding textile decorated with embroideries from Chinese robes. The light fittings had walnut and beaten copper backs. These material were specially ordered from craftsmen in Kashmir. The hospital staff in the photograph are (left to right) Dr Harry Worthington, Medical Officer; Mary Holmes, Matron; Fanny Watson, VAD Nurse. Dr Worthington is attending to a patient/s wound. The photograph was one of a number commissioned by Major Powell-Cotton from AH Siminson, photographer of St Lawrence, Ramsgate. It bears his embossing stamp in the bottom right corner. 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 of Quex Park, founder of the Powell-Cotton Museum. Date: 1917

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

To Hell With Surrender!' How Second Lieutenant J. C. Buchan Featured Print

To Hell With Surrender!' How Second Lieutenant J. C. Buchan

The official narrative for this drawing reads: 'When he saw the enemy had practically surrounded his command, he collected his platoon and prepared to fight his way back to the supporting line. At this point the enemy, who had crept round his right flank, rushed towards him, shouting out 'Surrender!' 'To hell with surrender!' he replied, and, shooting the foremost of the enemy, he finally repelled this advance with his platoon. He then fought his way back to the supporting line of the forward position, where he held out till dusk. At dusk he fell back as ordered, but inspite of his injuries again refused to go to the aid post, saying his place was beside his men.' Date: 22nd June 1918

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans