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Outbreak Collection

Background imageOutbreak Collection: Daily Mail War Map, WW1

Daily Mail War Map, WW1
A fold out war map issued by the Daily Mail in the early weeks of the First World War. The map offers statistics regarding the manpower strength of each of the warring nations

Background imageOutbreak Collection: British Military Recruitment Poster, WWI

British Military Recruitment Poster, WWI
His Majestys Coldstream Guards, God Save the King. Chromolithograph recruitment poster after Ernest Ibbetson, 1914. Showing central group in various uniforms

Background imageOutbreak Collection: British Bank Notes

British Bank Notes
A One Pound and a Ten Shillings note issued following a moratorium announced by the Government at the outbreak of World War One

Background imageOutbreak Collection: LCC-LFB enclosed pump at Lambeth fire station

LCC-LFB enclosed pump at Lambeth fire station
Pictured at Brigade Headquarters, Lambeth SE1, an example of an 1930 enclosed London pump with carried breathing apparatus

Background imageOutbreak Collection: HAWKER HURRICANE 1

HAWKER HURRICANE 1
The supremely efficient fighter as it appears at the outbreak of World War One - less glamorous than the Spitfire but in practice the more effective aircraft

Background imageOutbreak Collection: Territorial Army camping at Oval cricket ground, WW1

Territorial Army camping at Oval cricket ground, WW1
The Territorial Army camping at the Oval cricket ground in London on the outbreak of the First World War. Date: August 1914

Background imageOutbreak Collection: Wellington Construction

Wellington Construction
Assembly of a Wellington bomber at the Vickers factory. This was the RAFs standard light bomber at the outbreak of World War Two

Background imageOutbreak Collection: Miami Poltergeist Case

Miami Poltergeist Case
Julio Vasquez, focal point of poltergeist outbreak in the store-room of a store at Miami, Florida, investigated by William Roll

Background imageOutbreak Collection: Spitfire at Start War

Spitfire at Start War
The Spitfire as it appears at the outbreak of World War Two, a magnificent machine which immediately proves its superiority in the earliest weeks of fighting

Background imageOutbreak Collection: Royal Navy losses in both World Wars, 1945

Royal Navy losses in both World Wars, 1945
Illustration showing the ships lost by the British Royal Navy during the Second World War (main picture) compared with those lost during the First World War (inset bottom right)

Background imageOutbreak Collection: London Territorial regiments at the start of WWI

London Territorial regiments at the start of WWI
Just before the British Army was mobilised following the outbreak of World War I, a number of London Territorial regiments were on their war to camp for their annual training when they were ordered

Background imageOutbreak Collection: Smithfield Market 1939

Smithfield Market 1939
A fine view of the exterior of Smithfield Market, City of London, on a summers day, only two months before the outbreak of World War Two

Background imageOutbreak Collection: 4th Duke of Richmond

4th Duke of Richmond
Charles Lennox, 4th duke of RICHMOND and Lennox Depicted as a soldier at the outbreak of hostilities with France

Background imageOutbreak Collection: Map of Europe showing WW2 alliances, September 1939

Map of Europe showing WW2 alliances, September 1939
A map of Europe, colour-coded to represent the different alliances between nations shortly after the outbreak of war, September 1939

Background imageOutbreak Collection: HMS Wakeful - W-Class Destroyer

HMS Wakeful - W-Class Destroyer Date: 1939

Background imageOutbreak Collection: Young boy alone on a playground swing 1939

Young boy alone on a playground swing 1939
Photograph showing a young boy on a swing in Geraldine May Harmsworth Park. The park is empty following the evacuation of thousands of children in the first few weeks following the outbreak of war

Background imageOutbreak Collection: King George VI's war speech

King George VI's war speech
King George VI (1895-1952) giving his famous address to the nation over the airwaves, on 3 September, the day Britain declared war on Germany

Background imageOutbreak Collection: Winston Churchill and Anthony Eden

Winston Churchill and Anthony Eden
Winston Churchill (1874-1965) and Anthony Eden (1897-1977), two future Prime Ministers. This front cover was published three days after Britain declared war on Germany

Background imageOutbreak Collection: Poster, St Moritz, Switzerland, Winter Olympics

Poster, St Moritz, Switzerland, Winter Olympics 1940 - woman in sleigh. Initially issued in 1938 to advertise the 1940 Winter Olympics, which were cancelled due to the outbreak of WW2. Date: 1938

Background imageOutbreak Collection: 1914 Swiss National Exhibition The Fruit Stall

1914 Swiss National Exhibition The Fruit Stall
The thirdSwiss National Exhibitionof1914was opened inBernon15 Mayand lasted until15 October.right at the outbreak of the First World War

Background imageOutbreak Collection: 1914 Swiss National Exhibition The Vegetable Stall

1914 Swiss National Exhibition The Vegetable Stall
The thirdSwiss National Exhibitionof1914was opened inBernon15 Mayand lasted until15 October.right at the outbreak of the First World War

Background imageOutbreak Collection: 1914 Swiss National Exhibition The Flower Stall

1914 Swiss National Exhibition The Flower Stall
The thirdSwiss National Exhibitionof1914was opened inBernon15 Mayand lasted until15 October.right at the outbreak of the First World War

Background imageOutbreak Collection: HMS Vulture - a Clydebank three funnel - 30 knot destroyer

HMS Vulture - a Clydebank three funnel - 30 knot destroyer
Royal Navy - HMS Vulture, a Clydebank three funnel - 30 knot destroyer ordered under the 1895 - 1896 Naval Estimates. She was the fifth ship to carry this name since it was introduced in 1776 for a

Background imageOutbreak Collection: London Brighton South Coast Railway Roll Honour

London Brighton South Coast Railway Roll Honour
london, brighton, south, coast, railway, roll, honour, 1916, fallen, employees, since, outbreak, war, ww1, wwi, first, world, wartime, 1st, one, vintage, poster, posters, company, names, died

Background imageOutbreak Collection: Bubonic plague in China

Bubonic plague in China
Bubonic plague outbreak in China: collecting and carrying the dead in Tientsin (now Tianjin). Date: 1911

Background imageOutbreak Collection: Cholera in St. Petersburg, Russian, a procession of priests going to the Spassky Church to pray

Cholera in St. Petersburg, Russian, a procession of priests going to the Spassky Church to pray for the cessation of the plague. Date: September 1892

Background imageOutbreak Collection: Scarlet Fever at Barnardos Home

Scarlet Fever at Barnardos Home
A card published by the Barnardos Girls Village Home at Barkingside, Essex, extolling the success of its infection limitation during an outbreak of scarlet fever. Date: 1914

Background imageOutbreak Collection: Lord Kitchener and Lord Haldane arriving at the War Office

Lord Kitchener and Lord Haldane arriving at the War Office
Photograph of (right) Lord Kitchener (1850 - 1916), accompanied with Lord Haldane (1856 - 1928), who was the current Lord Chancellor and former War Minister, arriving at the War Office

Background imageOutbreak Collection: Sketch, Oct 1939 - WWII The Old Soldier Never Dies

Sketch, Oct 1939 - WWII The Old Soldier Never Dies
Front cover of The Sketch featuring a photograph of a jolly British soldier, complete with pipe and waxed moustache. Hes even sitting on a pile of sandbags

Background imageOutbreak Collection: Temporary emergency bridge in Belgium, Sept 1939

Temporary emergency bridge in Belgium, Sept 1939
Temporary emergency bridge constructed in Belgium in case of a German invasion. The bridge is supported by five barges which function as pontoons

Background imageOutbreak Collection: Scottish soldiers leaving for war in France, Sept 1939

Scottish soldiers leaving for war in France, Sept 1939
" The kilted regiments" photographed boarding a train to France to fight against Germany shortly after the outbreak of war, September 1939

Background imageOutbreak Collection: The West End in blackout, September 1939

The West End in blackout, September 1939
Photograph of the West End in blackout, shortly after the outbreak of war in September 1939. The Sphere describes the sight as " extraordinarily eerie". 1939

Background imageOutbreak Collection: Polish troops practicing wearing gas masks, September 1939

Polish troops practicing wearing gas masks, September 1939
Polish troops practising wearing thier gas masks as they awair the call to march onwards, shortly after the German invasion of Poland in September 1939. 1939

Background imageOutbreak Collection: Man shows identity papers to gendarmes, September 1939

Man shows identity papers to gendarmes, September 1939
Man suspected of being a foreigner presents his papers of identity to two paramilitary police officers for inspection in Paris, shortly after the outbreak of war. Date: 1939

Background imageOutbreak Collection: Joseph Kennedy working at the US embassy, September 1939

Joseph Kennedy working at the US embassy, September 1939
Joseph Kennedy, photographed working at the US embassy, where his father worked at the time, to help with the processing of the rush of Americans trying to leave Britain

Background imageOutbreak Collection: The Queen pictured with her gas mask, September 1939

The Queen pictured with her gas mask, September 1939
The Queen pictured outside the British Red Cross headquarters during her rounds of inspection, carrying her gas mask. September 1939

Background imageOutbreak Collection: Irish nationals outside the Irish Embassy, September 1939

Irish nationals outside the Irish Embassy, September 1939
Irish nationals waiting outside the High Commission for Ireland in an attempt to return home, following the outbreak of war, September 1939. September 1939

Background imageOutbreak Collection: Americans queuing to try and leave Britain, September 1939

Americans queuing to try and leave Britain, September 1939
American nationals queuing outside the United States Lines offices in a n attempt to return home, following the outbreak of war in September 1939

Background imageOutbreak Collection: Enemy aliens queue to register outside church, Sept 1939

Enemy aliens queue to register outside church, Sept 1939
A church in Hampstead helps to register crowds of enemy nationals just after the outbreak of war, September 1939. The Sphere emphasises that " all cases are examined with care and consideration

Background imageOutbreak Collection: Enemy aliens queue to register in London, September 1939

Enemy aliens queue to register in London, September 1939
German nationals living in Britain, described by the Sphere as enemy aliens, queue to register themselves in Golders Green, carrying gas masks and monitored by police

Background imageOutbreak Collection: Three children, survivors of the Athenia, September 1939

Three children, survivors of the Athenia, September 1939
Three young girls; Margot from London, Theodora from Toronto and Virginia from Detroit, photographed after being rescued from the transatlantic passenger liner, the Athenia

Background imageOutbreak Collection: French reservists enjoying lunch in London, September 1939

French reservists enjoying lunch in London, September 1939
French reservists enjoying their lunch and wine under the cover of the trees of Bedford Square as they wait to register for service

Background imageOutbreak Collection: Frenchmen marching in London after enlisting 1939

Frenchmen marching in London after enlisting 1939
French reservists marching with French flags over Westminster Bridge, after reporting to and being registered by the French Consulate for military service, just after the outbreak of war

Background imageOutbreak Collection: Polish military delegation in London, September 1939

Polish military delegation in London, September 1939
Photograph of the Polish military section of the Government Delegation for Poland in London as they leave the War Office after a meeting, following Germanys invasion of Poland, September 1939

Background imageOutbreak Collection: Extra bedding loaded onto Queen Mary ship, September 1939

Extra bedding loaded onto Queen Mary ship, September 1939
Men carry extra bedding aboard the Queen Mary ship for additional passengers, departing the UK following the outbreak of war in September 1939

Background imageOutbreak Collection: French reservists marching through Paris, September 1939

French reservists marching through Paris, September 1939
French reservists marching through Vincennes, Paris in early September 1939, following the outbreak of war. The Sphere describes Vincennes as the famous fortress district of Paris due to its fortress

Background imageOutbreak Collection: French women signing up for war work, September 1939

French women signing up for war work, September 1939
A group of Frenchwomen engaged in signing up for Passive Defence and Red Cross work shortly after the outbreak of war in September 1939. Date: September 1939

Background imageOutbreak Collection: Mummies of Santa Fe de Guanajuato, Central Mexico

Mummies of Santa Fe de Guanajuato, Central Mexico
Mummies in the catacombs of the silver mining city of Santa Fe de Guanajuato, Central Mexico. They died in a cholera outbreak in 1833. Date: circa early 1930s



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