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Background imageRecipient Collection: Les Diables Bleus - 21st Regiment of the Chasseurs Alpins

Les Diables Bleus - 21st Regiment of the Chasseurs Alpins
Les Diables Bleus - the 21st Regiment of the Chasseurs Alpins. A platoon on a mountain path by a stream. Pierre Comba (1859-1934)

Background imageRecipient Collection: Wedding of Captain La Touche Congreve V. C

Wedding of Captain La Touche Congreve V. C
Marriage of Captain (later Major) William La Touche Congreve to Miss Pamela Maude, the daughter of actor Cyril Maude. Major Congreve was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions at at Longueval

Background imageRecipient Collection: Private John Caffrey VC

Private John Caffrey VC
Illustration recording the VC action of Private John Joseph Caffrey VC (1891-1953) at La Brique, France in November 1915. His citation reads as follows: On 16 November 1915 near La Brique, France

Background imageRecipient Collection: Michael O Leary V. C. WW1

Michael O Leary V. C. WW1
Major Michael John O Leary VC (29 September 1890 2 August 1961), Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to

Background imageRecipient Collection: Captain F. O. Grenfell V. C. of the 9th Lancers

Captain F. O. Grenfell V. C. of the 9th Lancers
Grenfell was 33 years old, and a Captain in the 9th (Queens Royal) Lancers, British Army during the First World War when the following deed during the Action of Elouges took place for which he was

Background imageRecipient Collection: Corporate J. L. Dawson VC

Corporate J. L. Dawson VC
Corporal James Lennox Dawson VC of the Royal Engineers (1891-1967) pictured performing the action for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross in October 1915

Background imageRecipient Collection: Trinidad Postman

Trinidad Postman
A postman in the (then) British colony of Trinidad is offered a pineapple by a grateful recipient of mail

Background imageRecipient Collection: WW2 Royal Air Force Greetings Card

WW2 Royal Air Force Greetings Card
A small WW2 greetings card wishing the recipient good luck. The card is complete with a Royal Air Force blue ribbon and an attached metallic horse shoe. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageRecipient Collection: WW2 Greetings Card, Touch Wood!

WW2 Greetings Card, Touch Wood!
A small WW2 greetings card wishing the recipient good luck. The card is complete with a red, white and blue ribbon and the shape of a ship made out of wood. Touch wood for luck! Date: circa 1940s

Background imageRecipient Collection: WW2 Spitfire Greetings Card

WW2 Spitfire Greetings Card
A small WW2 greetings card wishing the recipient good luck. The illustration shows some crossed Union Jack and Royal Air Force flags, the card has a metallic Spitfire fighter plane attached

Background imageRecipient Collection: WW2 Good Luck Greetings Card

WW2 Good Luck Greetings Card
A small WW2 greetings card wishing the recipient good luck through the imagery of a black cat, the card includes a metallic horseshoe to represent the letter C in Luck. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageRecipient Collection: WW2 Christmas Card, Royal Navy Seagulls

WW2 Christmas Card, Royal Navy Seagulls
A WW2 Christmas greetings card, the illustration shows a procession of seagulls in flight, wearing sailor hats, wishing the recipient good luck. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageRecipient Collection: WW2 Birthday Card, Bags Of Good Luck

WW2 Birthday Card, Bags Of Good Luck
A WW2 birthday greetings card, wishing the recipient good luck with the presence of black cats. The image shows a smiling General Post Office worker delivering the mail. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageRecipient Collection: WW2 Greetings Card, Westland Lysanders

WW2 Greetings Card, Westland Lysanders
A WW2 greetings card complete with a red ribbon, wishing the recipient the best of luck. The illustration shows a trio of Westland Lysander British army cooperation aircraft in flight

Background imageRecipient Collection: The Judgement Of Paris

The Judgement Of Paris
This illustration is a depiction of the Greek mythological story of The Judgement of Paris, this scene represents the goddess of Discord, Eris, holding the golden apple

Background imageRecipient Collection: RMS Titanic - Arthur Williams, storekeeper and victim

RMS Titanic - Arthur Williams, storekeeper and victim
RMS Titanic - signed photo postcard written by First Class storekeeper and victim Arthur John Williams. The postcard was postally used on 24 December 1909

Background imageRecipient Collection: Stevens silk postcard of King Edward V11

Stevens silk postcard of King Edward V11
Stevens silk postcards are much sought for by collectors. This one, addressed to My Darling, carries an apology for an earlier card sent through the mail at a halfpenny

Background imageRecipient Collection: Corporal A. Drake VC

Corporal A. Drake VC
A sketch giving an impression of the VC action of Corporal Alfred George Drake of the Rifle Brigade. His citation reads For most conspicuous bravery on the night of 23rd Nov

Background imageRecipient Collection: Indian Postman

Indian Postman
An Indian postman delivers mail personally to a high- ranking recipient, attended by a servant with a fly-swat. Date: circa 1900

Background imageRecipient Collection: HAPPY RECIPIENT

HAPPY RECIPIENT
A girl is delighted to have received a Valentine from her beloved Date: circa 1860

Background imageRecipient Collection: Pyxis decorated. Geometric period. Greece

Pyxis decorated. Geometric period. Greece
Greek Art. Geometric perios. Pyxis decorated with geometric motifs and lid topped with figures of horses. Greece. Kerameikos Museum. Athens

Background imageRecipient Collection: Early Christian Art. Egypt. Clay jar (AMPULLAE) with Saint

Early Christian Art. Egypt. Clay jar (AMPULLAE) with Saint
Early Christian Art. Egypt. Clay jar (AMPULLAE) representing Saint Mena flanked by two camels. Dated in the seventh century. It comes from the sanctuary of Saint Mena in Egypt. Byzantine Museum

Background imageRecipient Collection: Captain James McCudden V. C

Captain James McCudden V. C
Captain James McCudden (1895 - 1918), R.F.C, V.C. D.S.O. (with bar), M.C. (with bar), M.M. Croix de Guerre, British WWI flying ace and recipient of the Victoria Cross

Background imageRecipient Collection: British Home propaganda

British Home propaganda
The young girl in a sailor's uniform is wearing a hat with Iron Duke on it. On the reverse is a written message saying that the girl recipient has been to several theatre performances - ZigZag

Background imageRecipient Collection: The War Budget - Piper Laidlaw

The War Budget - Piper Laidlaw
Front cover of The War Budget featuring a portrait of Piper Daniel Laidlaw, who won the Victoria Cross at the Battle of Loos

Background imageRecipient Collection: Jemadar Ram Sarup Singh

Jemadar Ram Sarup Singh
Ram Sarup Singh (1912-1944), Jemadar in the 2nd Battalion, 1st Punjab Regiment in the British Indian Army. Posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross in February 1945 for courage on 25th October 1944 in

Background imageRecipient Collection: Miska jug. 19th century. Hungary

Miska jug. 19th century. Hungary
Miska jug. From left to right: 1828, 1855 and 1833. Mezocsat, Borsod county. Ethnographic Museum. Budapest. Hungary

Background imageRecipient Collection: Miska jug. 1828. Hungary

Miska jug. 1828. Hungary
Miska jug, 1828. Mezocsat, Borsod county. Ethnographic Museum. Budapest. Hungary

Background imageRecipient Collection: Lance-Sergeant Douglas Belcher V. C

Lance-Sergeant Douglas Belcher V. C
Lance-Sergeant Douglas Belcher of the London Rifle Brigade, the first Territorial, other than an officer to receive the Victoria Cross in the First World War

Background imageRecipient Collection: Les Diables Bleus - A patrol of WWI Chasseurs Alpins

Les Diables Bleus - A patrol of WWI Chasseurs Alpins
Les Diables Bleus - A patrol of First World War Chasseurs Alpins resting on a mountain path. Pierre Comba (1859-1934). Pierre Comba Dedicated Himself To The Representation Of The French Military

Background imageRecipient Collection: Les Diables Bleus - A group of WWI Chasseurs Alpins

Les Diables Bleus - A group of WWI Chasseurs Alpins
Les Diables Bleus - A group of First World War Chasseurs Alpins in the Alps sheltering behind a large rock in a snowstorm.. Pierre Comba (1859-1934)

Background imageRecipient Collection: Two Chasseurs of 27e Battalion de Chassuers Alpins resting

Two Chasseurs of 27e Battalion de Chassuers Alpins resting
Two Chasseurs of the 27e Battalion de Chassuers Alpins resting on a mountain path. Pierre Comba (1859-1934). Pierre Comba Dedicated Himself To The Representation Of The French Military

Background imageRecipient Collection: Betty Quinn - Coventry ARP Worker with George Medal

Betty Quinn - Coventry ARP Worker with George Medal
Betty Quinn - Coventry ARP Worker, has her George Medal admired by her sister, Joyce. Betty was the youngest recipient of the GM when they were presented for the first time at a recent Buckingham

Background imageRecipient Collection: The exploit of Michael O Leary, V. C. of the Irish Guards

The exploit of Michael O Leary, V. C. of the Irish Guards
Capturing the position practically by himself: the exploit of Michael O Leary, V.C. of the Irish Guards in 1915. A deed of valour which probably saved a whole British company: Sergeant O Leary

Background imageRecipient Collection: The garden party to V. C.s at Buckingham Palace

The garden party to V. C.s at Buckingham Palace
A procession of V.C.s, some in uniform, some in civilian dress, marching in Buckingham Palace for the King afternnon party to recipients of the Victoria Cross, held on 26th June 1920. Date: 1920

Background imageRecipient Collection: Visigothic Art. Spain. 6th-7th century. Glass container. Fro

Visigothic Art. Spain. 6th-7th century. Glass container. From Merida. Episcopal Museum. Vic. Catalonia

Background imageRecipient Collection: Miska jug. 1855. Hungary

Miska jug. 1855. Hungary
Miska jug, 1855. Mezocsat, Borsod county. Ethnographic Museum. Budapest. Hungary

Background imageRecipient Collection: Reliquary. 10th century. Spain

Reliquary. 10th century. Spain
Reliquary in alabaster with inscriptions in Carolingians characters. 10th century. From Santa Maria de Lillet (Catalonia). Museum of Manresa. Spain

Background imageRecipient Collection: Henri Francois Daguessau

Henri Francois Daguessau
HENRI FRANCOIS D AGUESSAU French jurist, cleric and recipient of medals. Date: 1668 - 1751

Background imageRecipient Collection: Liars License Card

Liars License Card, from The Ancient, Reckless & Independent Order of Prevaricators, entitling the recipient to lie for a whole year, to be signed by U. R. A. Nother, Secretary of State

Background imageRecipient Collection: Colonel Arthur Martin-Leake, VC

Colonel Arthur Martin-Leake, VC
Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Martin-Leake, VC and Bar, VD, FRCS (4 April 1874 22 June 1953), English double recipient of the Victoria Cross

Background imageRecipient Collection: Recruitment during WW1 - E. Dwyer VC in Trafalgar Square

Recruitment during WW1 - E. Dwyer VC in Trafalgar Square
Lance-Corporal Edward Dwyer V.C. (1896-1916), pictured on a recruiting drive in Trafalgar Square in December 1915. Know as the Little Corporal

Background imageRecipient Collection: Captain Angus Buchanan receiving the VC and Military Medal

Captain Angus Buchanan receiving the VC and Military Medal from King George V at the Bristol investiture. He was led to the platform, having been blinded in action in Mesopotamia. Date: 1917

Background imageRecipient Collection: Reverend Edward Noel Mellish V. C. M. C

Reverend Edward Noel Mellish V. C. M. C
The Reverend Edward Noel Mellish (1880-1962), Army chaplain during the First World War attached to the 4th Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers

Background imageRecipient Collection: Chasseurs d Alpins (the Blue Devils) marching

Chasseurs d Alpins (the Blue Devils) marching
A company of the Chasseurs d Alpins (the Blue Devils) marching along a Mediterranean coastal road.. Pierre Comba (1859-1934)

Background imageRecipient Collection: French Line Regiment patrolling a Mediterranean road

French Line Regiment patrolling a Mediterranean road
A company of a French Line Regiment patrolling a Mediterranean coastal road, c. 1914. Pierre Comba (1859-1934). Pierre Comba Dedicated Himself To The Representation Of The French Military

Background imageRecipient Collection: Les Diables Bleus - a mountain camp of the Chasseurs Alpins

Les Diables Bleus - a mountain camp of the Chasseurs Alpins. Pierre Comba (1859-1934). Pierre Comba Dedicated Himself To The Representation Of The French Military, In Particular The Chasseurs Alpins

Background imageRecipient Collection: Captain Arthur Martin-Leake V. C. WW1

Captain Arthur Martin-Leake V. C. WW1
Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Martin-Leake, VC and Bar, VD, FRCS (4 April 1874 22 June 1953), English double recipient of the Victoria Cross



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