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Background imagePacks Collection: D-Day - Landing in France - Omaha Beach

D-Day - Landing in France - Omaha Beach
American assault troops prepare to disembark their landing craft as it approaches the beach head, Omaha Beach. The smoke visible in the background attests to the massive naval artillery assault

Background imagePacks Collection: Captain Robert Falcon Scott - Frys Cocoa Advert

Captain Robert Falcon Scott - Frys Cocoa Advert
Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912), the English naval commander and explorer. A Captain in the Royal Navy, Scott led a number of expeditions to the Antarctic

Background imagePacks Collection: Izmir, Turkey - Camel brand figs

Izmir, Turkey - Camel brand figs
Camel brand Figs from Izmir (Smyrna), Turkey. An advertising card featuring two laden camels from a camel train led by a driver riding a mule Date: circa 1901

Background imagePacks Collection: Shavington Day / Hunting

Shavington Day / Hunting
SHAVINGTON DAY A trial between rival packs and horsemen. Participating is the eccentric Shropshire Squire of Halston John Mytton (1796-1834)

Background imagePacks Collection: Futuristic underwater croquet

Futuristic underwater croquet. The players are all wearing diving helmets with oxygen packs on their backs

Background imagePacks Collection: Packing Parachutes at US Air Fields, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Packing Parachutes at US Air Fields, San Antonio, Texas, USA Date: circa 1942

Background imagePacks Collection: Vickers Valiant second prototype WB215

Vickers Valiant second prototype WB215
Vickers Valiant second prototype, WB215, was fitted with Super Sprite rocket packs under each wing

Background imagePacks Collection: Caravan to Peshawar

Caravan to Peshawar
Camel caravan to Peshawar, North West Frontier Province, close to the border between (what is now) Pakistan and Afghanistan

Background imagePacks Collection: Biscuit Tins

Biscuit Tins
A selection of Christmas biscuit tins from Huntley and Palmers for the festive season of 1899

Background imagePacks Collection: Royal Air Force - Avro Vulcan K. 2 XH561

Royal Air Force - Avro Vulcan K. 2 XH561
Royal Air Force - Avro Vulcan K.2 XH561 of No.50 Squadron at RAF Wildenrath for an air display. After the Falklands conflict, the Victor K.2 fleet was fast approaching their fatigue limits

Background imagePacks Collection: A lady kitted out for a cycling trip in warm coat and long socks standing alongside a

A lady kitted out for a cycling trip in warm coat and long socks standing alongside a magnificent bicycle made for two, which is heavily laden with tent and belongings. Date: circa 1920s

Background imagePacks Collection: Woman Packs LunchboX Date: 1954

Woman Packs LunchboX Date: 1954

Background imagePacks Collection: HANDY HOUSEHOLD ITEMS

HANDY HOUSEHOLD ITEMS
Every well-stocked household should have handy packs of matches, safety pins, once- use stocking pencils, etc. Date: 1930s

Background imagePacks Collection: Advertising postcard for Owbridges Lung Tonic - India

Advertising postcard for Owbridges Lung Tonic - India
Advertising postcard for Owbridges Lung Tonic ( A Royal Cure for Coughs and Colds ) showing cases of the magical medicine being transported by two elephants in India. Date: circa 1900s

Background imagePacks Collection: Camels sharing a private joke, Algeria

Camels sharing a private joke, Algeria
Two Algerian camels share a quality piece of humour, known only to themselves. The rider seems totally unaware of the jest!

Background imagePacks Collection: WW1 - French zouaves of the Armee d Afrique

WW1 - French zouaves of the Armee d Afrique
WW1 - French Zouaves of the Armee d Afrique in their distinctive uniform. Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePacks Collection: Junkers Ju 90 -a small number of this type was used as

Junkers Ju 90 -a small number of this type was used as an ocean going convoy spotter for the U-Boat packs

Background imagePacks Collection: Fig packing - Djanik Elmassian Fig Factory, Izmir, Turkey

Fig packing - Djanik Elmassian Fig Factory, Izmir, Turkey
Fig packing at the Djanik Elmassian Fig Factory and depot at Izmir (Smyrna), Turkey. A very traditional scene in the main fig-producing region in Turkey. Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePacks Collection: Izmir, Turkey - Camels and Camel Drivers

Izmir, Turkey - Camels and Camel Drivers
Camels from a camel train and their camel drivers at Izmir (Smyrna), Turkey

Background imagePacks Collection: Muscat, Oman - Packing dates for export

Muscat, Oman - Packing dates for export
Muscat, Oman - Two women pack dates for export into small boxes

Background imagePacks Collection: Waifs and Strays Society 1913 Girls Emigration Party to Cana

Waifs and Strays Society 1913 Girls Emigration Party to Cana
The Waifs and Strays Societys 1913 girls emigration party en route to Canada, carrying luggage packs. Date: 1913

Background imagePacks Collection: Pedlars Pack Rest

Pedlars Pack Rest
This strange bench in Piccadilly, London was used by pedlars to lay their heavy packs on it and take a rest when wearied after trudging through the City streets. Date: 27 December 1932

Background imagePacks Collection: Wolf cubs watching athletics, Ghana, West Africa

Wolf cubs watching athletics, Ghana, West Africa
Wolf cubs from various packs watching an athletics competition (part of scout training), Ghana, West Africa

Background imagePacks Collection: Cub scouts from two packs, Banjul, Gambia, West Africa

Cub scouts from two packs, Banjul, Gambia, West Africa
Cub scouts from two packs with leaders in Banjul, Gambia, West Africa

Background imagePacks Collection: Breathing Apparatus Control Point - Practise

Breathing Apparatus Control Point - Practise
Breathing Apparatus (BA) Control Point at Scene of Fire - demonstration, by firefighters probably at Lambeth HQ - 28th February 1964. Date: 1964

Background imagePacks Collection: Group photo, three wolf cub packs, Bermuda

Group photo, three wolf cub packs, Bermuda
Group photo of The Bishop of Bermudas Own Wolf Cubs, Packs A, B and C, in April 1928. Date: 1928

Background imagePacks Collection: British soldiers salvaging near Bapaume, WW1

British soldiers salvaging near Bapaume, WW1
British soldiers salvaging materials on a battlefield near Bapaume, France, on the Western Front during World War One. Date: circa 1916

Background imagePacks Collection: Packs turned into a shelter, Western Front, WW1

Packs turned into a shelter, Western Front, WW1
Packs belonging to members of a battalion piled up to form a shelter on the Western Front in France during World War One. Date: circa 1916

Background imagePacks Collection: Card Pack Box

Card Pack Box
A frog grained case, opening like a jewellery box, containing two packs of cards and four contract Bridge scorers. Date: 1930s

Background imagePacks Collection: Peat Carriers, Scotland

Peat Carriers, Scotland
Scottish Peat Carriers, their heavy loads tied into wicker backpacks. Date: circa 1908

Background imagePacks Collection: A Pack Outfit in the desert - Arizona, USA

A Pack Outfit in the desert - Arizona, USA Date: circa 1930s

Background imagePacks Collection: Camel Caravan at the Caravaniserai Landikotal - NWFP

Camel Caravan at the Caravaniserai Landikotal - NWFP
Camel Caravan at the Caravaniserai, Landikotal, NWFP en route from Afghanistan to Peshawar, Pakistan. Date: circa 1920s

Background imagePacks Collection: Sudan - Travelling by Ox between Fashoda and Darfour

Sudan - Travelling by Ox between Fashoda and Darfour
Sudan, Africa - Travelling by Ox between Fashoda and Darfour Date: circa 1910

Background imagePacks Collection: Sudan - Travelling by Ox in Kurdufan Province

Sudan - Travelling by Ox in Kurdufan Province Date: circa 1910

Background imagePacks Collection: HMS Montrose at Canakkale - troops in transit

HMS Montrose at Canakkale - troops in transit
HMS Montrose at Canakkale (Chanak), Turkey - troops in transit - 30th September 1922. The Chanak Crisis, also called Chanak Affair in September 1922 was the threatened attack by Turkish troops

Background imagePacks Collection: Medina - Saudi Arabia - Hejaz Menaha Square - Caravan

Medina - Saudi Arabia - Hejaz Menaha Square - Caravan Date: circa 1905

Background imagePacks Collection: Turkestan - Camel Trader passes below an archway

Turkestan - Camel Trader passes below an archway
The Golden Road to Turkestan. Tourist Guide to Turkestan - (then in) Soviet Central Asia. Date: 1933

Background imagePacks Collection: Indian Troops in France en route to the front - WWI

Indian Troops in France en route to the front - WWI Date: circa 1915

Background imagePacks Collection: A Vicker Valiant fitted with Super Sprite rocket packs

A Vicker Valiant fitted with Super Sprite rocket packs climbs away at the Farnborough Air Show, 1956. Date: 1956

Background imagePacks Collection: Man from Newfoundland and Labrador with reindeer

Man from Newfoundland and Labrador with reindeer carrying large panniers on its flanks Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePacks Collection: Indian Water Carrier and his Bullock, India

Indian Water Carrier and his Bullock, India
Indian Water Carrier (Bhisti) and his Bullock, India Date: circa 1909

Background imagePacks Collection: Pakistan - Camel Caravan arriving from Afghanistan

Pakistan - Camel Caravan arriving from Afghanistan having braved the Khyber Pass. Date: 1924

Background imagePacks Collection: Albanian Battalion - Ottoman Imperial Army, Istanbul, Turkey

Albanian Battalion - Ottoman Imperial Army, Istanbul, Turkey Date: circa 1910

Background imagePacks Collection: Playing Cards

Playing Cards
In the new packs of cards issued in revolutionary France, tha valets (knaves) are replaced by Republicans. Date: circa 1790

Background imagePacks Collection: Elderly Montenegrin gypsy couple

Elderly Montenegrin gypsy couple at Cetinje, their trusty donkey steeds and (possibly) all their worldly possessions... Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePacks Collection: Indoor Games

Indoor Games
A selection of indoor games, including darts and a dart board, a roulette wheel and table cloth and packs of playing cards. Date: 1930s

Background imagePacks Collection: Algeria - Biskra - Camel Caravan on the move

Algeria - Biskra - Camel Caravan on the move Date: circa 1906

Background imagePacks Collection: Spain - Cordoba - Local People and animals

Spain - Cordoba - Local People and animals, including a fine mule with large pannier baskets secured to both flanks and a Spanish woman milking a goat into a small metals cup in the foreground



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