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Background imagePositions Collection: The positions of the Everest Expedition, 1924

The positions of the Everest Expedition, 1924
Photograph showing Mount Everest, with the relative positions of Camp VI, and the furthest points reached by Norton and Somervell and Mallory and Irvine, 1924

Background imagePositions Collection: Fencing positions

Fencing positions
Page demonstrating the various positions adopted during fencing. Date: 1930

Background imagePositions Collection: Overhead view of Dublin during the Easter Rising

Overhead view of Dublin during the Easter Rising
A birds eye view of Dublin looking westward up the River Liffey, showing positions held by the Sinn Feiners during the Easter Rising in April 1916

Background imagePositions Collection: The Battle of Trafalgar, H. M. S. Victory breaks the line

The Battle of Trafalgar, H. M. S. Victory breaks the line
Illustration showing the moment during the Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805, that HMS Victory broke through the enemy line and also the moment of Nelsons mortal wounding

Background imagePositions Collection: Boer War; Colenso

Boer War; Colenso
BATTLE OF COLENSO Buller fails to dislodge the Boers from their positions and has to retire, abandoning ten guns

Background imagePositions Collection: Fencing Positions

Fencing Positions
Instruction in the art of fencing. 2 of 9

Background imagePositions Collection: Coronation 1937 - cutaway of Westminster Abbey

Coronation 1937 - cutaway of Westminster Abbey
Magnificent, highly detailed cutaway illustration of Westminster Abbey, with the Northern walls removed to show the interior seating arrangements and the positions occupied by King George VI

Background imagePositions Collection: Halleys Comet as it appeared in 1910

Halleys Comet as it appeared in 1910
The course of Halleys Comet across the night sky through April and May, 1910. The next predicted perihelion of Halleys Comet is 28 July 2061 Date: 1910

Background imagePositions Collection: Wreck Chart of the British Isles For 1868

Wreck Chart of the British Isles For 1868
Chart showing the positions of all 2131 vessels wrecked around the British Isles during 1868, compiled from the Board of Trade records

Background imagePositions Collection: Ballet dancers exercising

Ballet dancers exercising at the French Academie de Musique et de Danse. (2 of 2)

Background imagePositions Collection: Sikh Troops Digging

Sikh Troops Digging
Sikh infantry in the British army digging communication trenches and laying cables to connect up advanced positions

Background imagePositions Collection: Ww1 / Trench / Night Attack

Ww1 / Trench / Night Attack
British troops leave their trench positions to make a night attack at Mory, France

Background imagePositions Collection: First Balkan War (1912 - 1913) - Hand-to-hand combat

First Balkan War (1912 - 1913) - Hand-to-hand combat
Hand-to-hand combat during the First Balkan War as Greek troops overun a Turkish gun battery. The war lasted from October 1912 to May 1913, pitted the Balkan League (Serbia, Montenegro, Greece)

Background imagePositions Collection: Discus Throwing - Olympics, London 1908

Discus Throwing - Olympics, London 1908
Classic Games at Shepherds Bush - Four positions in throwing the discus. Series of four photographs showing the positions adopted while throwing the discus

Background imagePositions Collection: Turkish Troops - Gallipoli

Turkish Troops - Gallipoli
Turkish troops - Gallipoli - firing down on allied positions from high in the mountains

Background imagePositions Collection: RAF Bombers breaching the Mohne Dam; Second World War, 1943

RAF Bombers breaching the Mohne Dam; Second World War, 1943
Drawing showing the destruction of the Mohne Dam in Westphalia, Germany, by the squadron of Royal Air Force Lancaster bombers who came to be known as The Dambusters, 16th May 1943

Background imagePositions Collection: British Soldiers resting near Monte Camino; Second World War

British Soldiers resting near Monte Camino; Second World War
Photograph showing a group of British infantry taking a break, near Monte Camino, Italy, 1943. This unit had just been involved in six days of continuous fighting

Background imagePositions Collection: Canadian Infantrymen attack, France, 1916

Canadian Infantrymen attack, France, 1916
Photograph showing Canadian soldiers running out of their trenches to attack German positions during an Allied offensive on the Somme Front, France, 1916

Background imagePositions Collection: WW1 - Royal Air Force - Pilots and Observers mark targets

WW1 - Royal Air Force - Pilots and Observers mark targets
WW1 - Royal Air Force - Pilots and Observers mark enemy german targets and positions. Date: circa 1918

Background imagePositions Collection: French attack on German positions

French attack on German positions
A l Attaque. Tous les mondes a la bataille. (Everyone go to it). A French attack on German positions. C. E. Matras (French)

Background imagePositions Collection: Javelin - Olympic Games, London 1908

Javelin - Olympic Games, London 1908
Classic Games at Shepherds Bush - Four positions in throwing the javelin. Series of four photographs showing a javelin thrower in action at the Olympic Games in London, 1908. Date: 1908

Background imagePositions Collection: Battery firing at Japanese positions - Burma

Battery firing at Japanese positions - Burma
A Battery commanded by Major O.T. Hackett fires a 3.7 Howitzer (light artillery) at Japanese positions in the Burma Hills - circa 1945. The Battery is itself under fire

Background imagePositions Collection: British Tank attacking German positions; First World War, 19

British Tank attacking German positions; First World War, 19
Illustration showing a British tank, probably a Mark V Male, leading an attack on German positions, somewhere on the Western Front, 1916

Background imagePositions Collection: Tanks in Leningrad St

Tanks in Leningrad St
Tanks advance to battle positions along a city street

Background imagePositions Collection: 2nd Bn Royal Ulster Rifles Memorial, Cambes-en-Plaine

2nd Bn Royal Ulster Rifles Memorial, Cambes-en-Plaine
The Battalion captured Cambes on 9 June 1944 in concert with the East Riding Yeomanry. The village was one of the strongest German positions on this part of the front

Background imagePositions Collection: Wartime Vimaltol Advertisement

Wartime Vimaltol Advertisement
A wartime advertisement promoting Vimaltol, a delicious vitamin food for children. The photographs portray a young child in various positions around his cot, with comical quotes attributed

Background imagePositions Collection: WW2 - R. A. F. Placing Prints On The Map

WW2 - R. A. F. Placing Prints On The Map
A photograph of some British WW2 Royal Air Force men placing prints in their appropriate positions on the map. Date: circa 1940s

Background imagePositions Collection: Studies of Women

Studies of Women
Some sketch studies of some women in different positions, including standing with hands on hips carrying a case, standing whilst holding her skirts, reclined on a bed, writing on a wall

Background imagePositions Collection: Study Of A Woman

Study Of A Woman
A sanguine drawing study of a woman laying down in various positions, on her back and side. Date: circa 1921

Background imagePositions Collection: Return to the Somme, 1916

Return to the Somme, 1916
This lithograph shows the scene of soldiers returning to the Somme valley, a battle in which the Australians contributed to in late July 1916, attacking the German positions at Pozieres

Background imagePositions Collection: Shipwreck

Shipwreck
Drawing of what appears to be shipwreck victims, laid in contorted positions. Date: circa 1929

Background imagePositions Collection: Mil Mi-2Ch Chekla 00221

Mil Mi-2Ch Chekla 00221. A chemical reconnaissance / smokescreen layer version of the Mi-2. This example has the exhaust / smoke-pipe extensions displaced from their proper positions ov the engine

Background imagePositions Collection: Attack on Sidon by Commodore Charles Napier

Attack on Sidon by Commodore Charles Napier, 26 September 1840. British, Turkish and Austrian ships bombarding Egyptian positions in the Lebanese port of Sidon during the Syrian War

Background imagePositions Collection: Soldiers of the International Brigade; Spanish Civil War, 19

Soldiers of the International Brigade; Spanish Civil War, 19
Photograph showing two soldiers of the Abraham Lincoln Battalion firing at Nationalist positions on the Morata Front, during the Spanish Civil War, 1937

Background imagePositions Collection: Soldier of the Abraham Lincoln Battalion; Spanish Civil War

Soldier of the Abraham Lincoln Battalion; Spanish Civil War
Soldier from the Philippine Islands serving in the Abraham Lincoln Battalion of the International Brigade, during the Spanish Civil War

Background imagePositions Collection: Second Battle of Abukir : 5000 newly-landed British troops under Abercromby drive 2000 French

Second Battle of Abukir : 5000 newly-landed British troops under Abercromby drive 2000 French from their positions, but with heavy losses from the French guns Date: 8 March 1801

Background imagePositions Collection: BATTLE OF SPOTSYLVANIA

BATTLE OF SPOTSYLVANIA
A continuation of the Battle of the Wilderness, the Confederates under General Lee attacked by Grant. Both armies ended in their original positions with heavy losses. Date: 10-12 May 1864

Background imagePositions Collection: B-17G - PB-1W Texas Raiders interior view rearwards

B-17G - PB-1W Texas Raiders interior view rearwards
B-17G / PB-1W N7227C Texas Raiders, view rearward past the waist gunner positions. Date: 1992

Background imagePositions Collection: World War II searchlights illuminate German positions

World War II searchlights illuminate German positions
Vintage World War II photograph - searchlights being used to illuminate German positions

Background imagePositions Collection: Memorial to the Regina Rifles, Bretteville, Normandy

Memorial to the Regina Rifles, Bretteville, Normandy
The Reginas landed on D-Day opposite one of the most heavily defended German positions along Juno Beach. Using the DD tanks of the 1st Hussars the Canadians got ashore

Background imagePositions Collection: WW1 - British Marines in the Trenches - Defence of Antwerp

WW1 - British Marines in the Trenches - Defence of Antwerp. 1914

Background imagePositions Collection: British naval division troops defending Antwerp - 1914

British naval division troops defending Antwerp - 1914
British naval division troops going to take up their positions in the trenches in preparation of attack - Antwerp - September, 1914. 1914

Background imagePositions Collection: WW1 - The War in the West - The Allies Advance - 1914

WW1 - The War in the West - The Allies Advance - 1914. The Battle of the Aisne. 1914

Background imagePositions Collection: De Soto Attacks the Alabama Fort

De Soto Attacks the Alabama Fort
Hernando De Soto attacks a fortified town in Alabama in 1540. Various artillery fires towards the towns defences, as cavalry from various positions around the town ride forward. Date: 1540

Background imagePositions Collection: Map of the Paraguayan War 1868

Map of the Paraguayan War 1868
A map of allies positions along the Parana river, up until the capture of Humayta. Date: 1868

Background imagePositions Collection: Miners at work 1865

Miners at work 1865
Various positions assumed by the Hewers in digging at the coal. Date: 1865

Background imagePositions Collection: Sad End of a German Spy Behind the British Line, WW1

Sad End of a German Spy Behind the British Line, WW1
The Sad End of a German Spy Behind the British Line. He foolishly endeavoured to obtain information from our sign boards!



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