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Background imageRescued Collection: Saved by a female Bather

Saved by a female Bather
A gentleman bather who has found himself in trouble, is rescued by two extremely glamorous lady bathers. One has him firmly In Tow

Background imageRescued Collection: Sailors rescued by fishing boat during First World War

Sailors rescued by fishing boat during First World War
Torpedoed sailors are rescued by a Brixham fishing boat, aptly named the Providence, during the First World War

Background imageRescued Collection: Dog Rescued from Wreck

Dog Rescued from Wreck
All saved ! the last crew member of a sinking sailing boat is pulled to safety on a breeches buoy, clutching the ships dog

Background imageRescued Collection: Simon Le Bon in Cornwall

Simon Le Bon in Cornwall
Simon John Charles Le Bon (b. 1958), English musician, in Cornwall, at the time his yacht capsized during the Fastnet race off Falmouth

Background imageRescued Collection: Wesley Saved from Fire

Wesley Saved from Fire
As a child, John Wesley is rescued from a fire in the family home. A brand plucked from burning... Date: EARLY 18TH CENTURY

Background imageRescued Collection: Pit Ponies in Retirement - Plum & Danny

Pit Ponies in Retirement - Plum & Danny with Alfred Brisco (Organising Secretary). Card issued on behalf of The National Equine Defence League. Date: circa late 1930s

Background imageRescued Collection: Between Decks on an Emigrant Ship, 1850

Between Decks on an Emigrant Ship, 1850
Engraving showing distressed needlewomen below decks on an emigrant ship, with their belongings, making themselves confortable before the voyage begins

Background imageRescued Collection: BARRY STATUE, PARIS

BARRY STATUE, PARIS
Memorial statue to Barry, a St Bernard dog who rescued 42 people in the Alps, but was killed by the 43rd who thought the dog was attacking him, Asnieres cemetery, Paris

Background imageRescued Collection: Artificial Respiration being Applied by British Sailors

Artificial Respiration being Applied by British Sailors
A service in which the dictates of humanity over-rule all antagonism towards the rescued enemy: artificial respiration being applied by British soldiers

Background imageRescued Collection: Iphigenia in Tauris

Iphigenia in Tauris
Rescued by Artemis from sacrifice at Aulis, she becomes a priestess on Tauris, but her experience has given her a distaste for human sacrifice and she is unhappy

Background imageRescued Collection: RMS Carpathia officers

RMS Carpathia officers
Officers of the RMS Carpathia, with signatures. This was the ship that rescued survivors of the Titanic disaster on 15 April 1912

Background imageRescued Collection: Map of Dunkirk area during the evacuation, WW2

Map of Dunkirk area during the evacuation, WW2
Map of the Dunkirk area in northern France during the evacuation, showing two flooded areas of low-lying meadow land which assisted in the Allied retreat. Date: 1940

Background imageRescued Collection: Aerial view of Dunkirk during the evacuation, WW2

Aerial view of Dunkirk during the evacuation, WW2
Aerial view of Dunkirk and harbour during the evacuation, with surrounding countryside. Date: 1940

Background imageRescued Collection: Map of France and Belgium, evacuation from Dunkirk, WW2

Map of France and Belgium, evacuation from Dunkirk, WW2
Map of the northern French and Belgian coast, showing the evacuation from Dunkirk and other points, and the evacuation triangle through which the Allied army retreated

Background imageRescued Collection: LFB certificate of commendation, Fireman A J Coleman

LFB certificate of commendation, Fireman A J Coleman, who rescued three people at a fire at Archer Street, Notting Hill, West London, on 16 August 1921, signed by Arthur R Dyer, Chief Officer

Background imageRescued Collection: Illustration of woman wearing fur trimmed jacket, in winter snow scene, holding rescued bird

Illustration of woman wearing fur trimmed jacket, in winter snow scene, holding rescued bird, trees in background. Captioned, L'Oiseau Blesse by Jean Hardy, artist (b1880, fl 1925-1935)

Background imageRescued Collection: Caricature illustration, Spring Handicaps showing two women and a man battling against wind

Caricature illustration, Spring Handicaps showing two women and a man battling against wind and rain, with umbrellas, by H H Harris. Date: 1925

Background imageRescued Collection: Sikorsky HH-3E Jolly Green Giant 66-13281

Sikorsky HH-3E Jolly Green Giant 66-13281
United States Air Force - Sikorsky HH-3E Jolly Green Giant 66-13281 (msn 61579) of the 48th Aerospace rescue and Recovery Squadron, at the June 1967 Paris Air Show, with airshow serial H-211'

Background imageRescued Collection: Man wearing lifebelt around body, designed by Admiral J. R Ward in 1854. Date: 1881

Man wearing lifebelt around body, designed by Admiral J. R Ward in 1854. Date: 1881

Background imageRescued Collection: When this ship is destroyed in a storm the crew take to the boats and are rescued

When this ship is destroyed in a storm the crew take to the boats and are rescued, but the hull travels 8000 km without them ! Date: 1895

Background imageRescued Collection: ANGELS RESCUING

ANGELS RESCUING
The prayers of the living can help the dead - in sufficient quantity, they can even save them from the flames of Hell, rescued by angels

Background imageRescued Collection: SNATCHED FROM HELL

SNATCHED FROM HELL
The prayers of the living can help the dead - in sufficient quantity, they can even save them from the flames of Hell, rescued by angels

Background imageRescued Collection: British Expeditionary Force evacuating from Dunkirk, WW2

British Expeditionary Force evacuating from Dunkirk, WW2
Men of the British Expeditionary Force embarking onto a destroyer in mid-Channel after the evacuation from Dunkirk, for their safe return to England. Date: 1940

Background imageRescued Collection: Return of British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk, WW2

Return of British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk, WW2
The return of British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk, northern France, showing harbour and destroyers crammed with troops following the evacuation. Date: 1940

Background imageRescued Collection: Return of British and French troops from Dunkirk, WW2

Return of British and French troops from Dunkirk, WW2
A double-page spread, with scenes from the evacuation of Dunkirk, northern France, showing British and French troops safe in England after their ordeal, and civilians welcoming and helping them

Background imageRescued Collection: Mr and Mrs George Hutchinson and two daughters

Mr and Mrs George Hutchinson and two daughters - a family flying from New York to Edinburgh who had to be rescued off Greenland, September 1932. 1932

Background imageRescued Collection: Skating in the Parks - Another Man in! 1857

Skating in the Parks - Another Man in! 1857
Skating on a frozen pond in public park, with men fallen into the thin ice and been rescued with the means of a funny looking contraption. Date: 1857

Background imageRescued Collection: The remains of the German zeppelin L-15 sinking off the Kentish coast in 1916

The remains of the German zeppelin L-15 sinking off the Kentish coast in 1916. The ship was hit by gun fire during an air-raid the previous night

Background imageRescued Collection: RAF Survival School, Plymouth, where air crew are taught how to survive after ditching

RAF Survival School, Plymouth, where air crew are taught how to survive after ditching their aircraft. Seen here is a man in the water wearing a lifebelt, about to be air lifted to safety. Date: 1966

Background imageRescued Collection: Inundations in France 1856

Inundations in France 1856
The Great Flood of 1856, Sudden and massive rise in the water levels coursed floods in Southern France, engraving showing the city of Lyon under-water

Background imageRescued Collection: Floods at Windsor 1869

Floods at Windsor 1869
Extraordinary quantity of rain that fell in Britain in three weeks, causing flooding of many rivers. People being rescued from their homes in a flood in Windsor. Date: January 1869

Background imageRescued Collection: SHEEP RESCUED FROM WOLF

SHEEP RESCUED FROM WOLF
A sheep is about to be carried off by a wolf when a police- dog hurries to her rescue, armed with a spear. Date: 1828

Background imageRescued Collection: RESCUED FROM THE SEINE

RESCUED FROM THE SEINE
Antoine Ravignat, Adj. Major of the 3rd regiment of Hussars drowns in the Seine rescuing fellow officer and then trying to save the manservant as well Date: 1803

Background imageRescued Collection: STREET ARAB RECLAIMED

STREET ARAB RECLAIMED
A street arab as he was when he was picked off the streets, and as you will find him today, metamorphosed into a gardener. Date: 1875

Background imageRescued Collection: FLOODS AT LEEUWEN 1861

FLOODS AT LEEUWEN 1861
Scene of flooding in Leeuwen, Holland; stranded villagers clamber up on to the thatched roofs of their houses, hoping to be rescued Date: 1861

Background imageRescued Collection: FAMOUS DOG SNATCHBURY

FAMOUS DOG SNATCHBURY
Rescued by an engine-driver named Shelvey from a group of louts at Euston Station, Snatchbury takes to railway travel and accompanies his rescuer on his journies Date: 1875

Background imageRescued Collection: GARDES FRANCAISES FREED

GARDES FRANCAISES FREED
Those Gardes Francaises who refuse to fire on the crowd are arrested and imprisoned in the Abbaye St Germain: they are rescued by a mob of ten thousand Date: 30 June 1789

Background imageRescued Collection: FLOODS AT NIEUWaL 1861

FLOODS AT NIEUWaL 1861
A scene of flooding at Nieuwaal in Holland - a few possessions have been rescued from flooded homes Date: 1861

Background imageRescued Collection: ARION ON A DOLPHIN

ARION ON A DOLPHIN
The poet Arion is rescued by a dolphin off the coast of Calicut (!)

Background imageRescued Collection: One of two Royal Air Force Westland Whirlwind HARMk10s, ?

One of two Royal Air Force Westland Whirlwind HARMk10s, ?
One of two Royal Air Force Westland Whirlwind HARMk10s, XD186, from ?B? Flight of No.202 Squadron, RAF Lecconfield, which rescued a seaman from the French trawler Batiss

Background imageRescued Collection: One of two Royal Air Force Westland Whirlwinds from ?B??

One of two Royal Air Force Westland Whirlwinds from ?B??
One of two Royal Air Force Westland Whirlwinds from ?B? Flight of No.202 Squadron, RAF Lecconfield, which rescued a seaman from the French trawler Batiss

Background imageRescued Collection: Mary Cornish - Heroine - WW2 - Sinking of SS City of Benares

Mary Cornish - Heroine - WW2 - Sinking of SS City of Benares
Heroic Deeds of the War - Miss Mary Cornish. During the Second World War the City of Benares was used as an evacuee ship to evacuate 90 children from Britain to Canada

Background imageRescued Collection: The Liberation of St. Peter from prison by an angel

The Liberation of St. Peter from prison by an angel
The Liberation of Saint Peter is a story told in the Acts of the Apostles in which Saint Peter is rescued from the prison of King Herod by an angel. circa 19th century

Background imageRescued Collection: V2 rocket attack on Manor Park, East London, WW2

V2 rocket attack on Manor Park, East London, WW2
A woman is rescued after a V2 rocket attack in Manor Park. Although many such amazing rescues took place, hundreds of Londoners died in these attacks launched in the latter stages of WW2

Background imageRescued Collection: Titanic - Survivors on board the Titanic

Titanic - Survivors on board the Titanic
Survivors of the Titanic on board the Carpathia, the ship that rescued people who had escaped in lifeboats. The top picture shows women passengers sewing for the survivors and distributing clothes

Background imageRescued Collection: RMS Titanic - rescued passengers on deck of Carpathia

RMS Titanic - rescued passengers on deck of Carpathia
RMS Titanic - Underwood and Underwood real photo postcard, Group of Titanic's rescued passengers on deck of the Carpathia. Date: 1912

Background imageRescued Collection: RMS Titanic - Titanic passengers rescued by Carpathia

RMS Titanic - Titanic passengers rescued by Carpathia
RMS Titanic - Hutchinson Archive - first generation image of the passengers on the Hutchinsons table on board the Carpathia, with handwritten notation naming them

Background imageRescued Collection: Rescue of McClure during Arctic expedition

Rescue of McClure during Arctic expedition
Rescue of Robert McClure during his unsuccessful Arctic expedition to discover the fate of the Franklin expedition of 1845



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