British Howitzer inspected by Maharaja of Patiala, WW1
A British 12 inch Mark III railway Howitzer being inspected by the Maharaja of Patiala (Maharaja Bhupinder Singh, 1891-1938) on the Western Front near Borre in France during the First World War. The Maharaja served on the General Staff in France, Belgium, Italy and Palestine in the First World War as Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel, and was promoted Honorary Major-General in 1918.
20 August 1918
© Robert Hunt Library/Mary Evans
Gustav Hamel's plane ready to leave Hendon for Windsor
Gustav Hamel's aeroplane ready to leave Hendon Aerodrome for Windsor on the very first airmail flight. The first aerial mail service took place on 9 September 1911 from Hendon to Windsor and back again, and Hamel was the first pilot to arrive. King George V gave permission for the aeroplanes to land in the grounds of Windsor Castle. During September 1911 the Grahame-White company operated an experimental air mail service for two weeks between Hendon and Windsor. As well commemorating the coronation of King George V, and raising money for charity, the event publicised the possibilities of the aeroplane as a means of transport. In this photograph the words AERIAL MAIL can be seen, painted under the wings of the plane.
© Mary Evans Picture Library
Scene in a domestic interior with children watching as a wom
Domestic interior with a family group surrounding a seated woman receiving electricity treatment for a headache, oil on canvas by David Henry Friston, c.1865-1870. Date: c.1865-1870
© The Geffrye Museum of the Home / Mary Evans Picture Library
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