Royal Engineers unloading ships at Surrey Docks, London, 194
Drawing showing Royal Engineers and men of the Pioneer Corps, under Government orders, busily unloading ships in Surrey Docks, London, August 1945. These men were drafted into Surrey docks to take over the work of the usual dockers, who were in the middle of an eight week 'Go slow' strike due to a pay dispute.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Sultan Mehmed V Reshad of Turkey with advisors/patriots
Sultan Mehmed V Reshad of Turkey (1844 - 1918) pictured with Niazi Bey, Enver Pasha, Chevket Pasha, Prince Sehzade Yusuf Izzeddin Effendi, Riza Bey, Turkish Patriot Midhat Pacha and the 1st Class Cruiser, the 'Hamidie'. Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1909 until his death in 1918, Mehmed - original name Mehmed Resad - spent much of his life in seclusion until the forced abdication of his brother Sultan Abdul Hamid II at the hands of the Young Turks in 1909. A kindly gentle man with an interest in Persian literature, Mehmed was effectively little more than a puppet Sultan whose actions were directed by leaders of the Committee of Union and Progress. Mehmed was little able to govern of his own accord and thus accepted direction from Young Turk leaders including Enver Pasha.
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
The Egyptian Midwives
Pharaoh, jealous of the Hebrews, orders the midwives to smother any male Hebrew child they deliver ; but they refuse, and God approves their action
© Mary Evans Picture Library
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