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Rescuing Collection

Background imageRescuing Collection: Heroic fireman rescuing girl from fire

Heroic fireman rescuing girl from fire
Heroic fireman rescuing a girl from a fire. Date: 19th century

Background imageRescuing Collection: Captain Noel Godfrey Chavasse, VC

Captain Noel Godfrey Chavasse, VC
Captain Noel G. Chavasse was Medical Officer to the 1/ 10th Battalion of the Kings Liverpool Regiment during the First World War

Background imageRescuing Collection: Grace Darling, rowing with her father

Grace Darling, rowing with her father
Grace Horsley Darling (1815 - 1842), daughter of the lighthouse keeper, William Darling, on the Farne Islands, seen here rowing with her father to the sinking steamboat the SS Forfarshire in 1838

Background imageRescuing Collection: British soldiers rescuing horse from ditch, Flanders, WW1

British soldiers rescuing horse from ditch, Flanders, WW1
British soldiers trying to rescue a horse which has fallen into a ditch, blown by the force from a bursting shell, on the road to Reutel, Flanders, during the First World War. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageRescuing Collection: Colonel Redvers Buller at Inhlobane, Zulu War, 1879

Colonel Redvers Buller at Inhlobane, Zulu War, 1879
Illustration showing Colonel (later General) Sir Redvers Henry Buller (1839-1908) (centre, on horse) rescuing Captain D Arcy during a skirmish with Zulu warriors on Inhlobane Mountain, 1879

Background imageRescuing Collection: Grace Darling, lighthouse keeper's daughter

Grace Darling, lighthouse keeper's daughter
Grace Horsley Darling (1815 - 1842), daughter of the lighthouse keeper, William Darling, on the Farne Islands, who rowed with her father to the sinking steamboat the SS Forfarshire in 1838

Background imageRescuing Collection: LCC-LFB Recruit firemen training at Brigade HQ, SE1

LCC-LFB Recruit firemen training at Brigade HQ, SE1
During the 1950s recruit firefighters were trained at the Brigade Headquarters, Lambeth. Here the recruit squad are rescuing by carrying down on the 50 foot wheeled escape ladder pitched to the third

Background imageRescuing Collection: Jumping Sheet Drill - London Fire Brigade

Jumping Sheet Drill - London Fire Brigade Date: circa 1940s

Background imageRescuing Collection: Colonel Festing rescuing Lieut. Eardley-Wilmots body

Colonel Festing rescuing Lieut. Eardley-Wilmots body
Colonel Francis Worgan Festing (1833-1886), rescuing the body of Lieut. Eardley-Wilmot during the Ashanti War (1873-74) from a sketch by the officer of the expedition

Background imageRescuing Collection: Rescuing the ships mascot during a naval engagement

Rescuing the ships mascot during a naval engagement: the dog, which had fallen overboard, is plucked from the sea during an aerial attack. 1917

Background imageRescuing Collection: The launch of the lifeboat - Appledore, Devon

The launch of the lifeboat - Appledore, Devon. Photograph by Ralph Ponsonby Watts

Background imageRescuing Collection: Ambulance for wounded horses, World War One

Ambulance for wounded horses, World War One
An ambulance for wounded horses on the battlefield : the Canadian Mounted Veterinary Corps at work with field artillery. Men of the Mounted Section of the Canadian Veterinary Corps are seen

Background imageRescuing Collection: Futuristic encounter with an octopus

Futuristic encounter with an octopus
A futuristic encounter with an octopus on the seabed. A man rescues a woman from its clutches

Background imageRescuing Collection: Mother of pearl divers attacked by a shark, Tahiti

Mother of pearl divers attacked by a shark, Tahiti. Date: 1885

Background imageRescuing Collection: Fireman rescuing a child Victorian period

Fireman rescuing a child Victorian period

Background imageRescuing Collection: White Star Line, RMS Olympic, George W Bowyer log

White Star Line, RMS Olympic, George W Bowyer log
White Star Line, RMS Olympic, George W. Bowyer handwritten log detailing the voyage to New York and back April/May 1918, page 46 of his memoir Lively Ahoy

Background imageRescuing Collection: A Motor Lifeboat in action on the sea

A Motor Lifeboat in action on the sea Date: 1920

Background imageRescuing Collection: William Wallace rescuing a child at Cartland Craigs

William Wallace rescuing a child at Cartland Craigs, Lanarkshire, Scotland Date: 13th century

Background imageRescuing Collection: Gallant Rescue off the Bachelor Rocks

Gallant Rescue off the Bachelor Rocks Date: 1871

Background imageRescuing Collection: London Fire Brigade - Southwark Headquarters 1896

London Fire Brigade - Southwark Headquarters 1896
Rescue drill at Southwark headquarters. Date: 1896

Background imageRescuing Collection: The New Top-Flat Rescue Apparatus in Action

The New Top-Flat Rescue Apparatus in Action
Apparatus for rescuing people from high buildings that have been damaged from heavy bombing. Date: 1941

Background imageRescuing 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 imageRescuing Collection: Cartoon, The Rescuer, WW1

Cartoon, The Rescuer, WW1
Cartoon, The Rescuer. Germany comes to the help of Death, represented by a skeleton drowning in a sea of blood. Date: 1916

Background imageRescuing Collection: Comic postcard, Young couple in the sea - Life Saving Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Young couple in the sea - Life Saving Date: 20th century

Background imageRescuing 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 imageRescuing Collection: Decorative Card - Firefighter rescuing a woman

Decorative Card - Firefighter rescuing a woman

Background imageRescuing Collection: Balcony for saving lives and goods in case of fire

Balcony for saving lives and goods in case of fire
A Description of the new invented Balcony for saving the Lives and Goods of Persons whose Houses are on fire. Showing firefighters in action in the street below. Date: circa 18th century

Background imageRescuing Collection: Firemen at Work Date: 1880

Firemen at Work Date: 1880

Background imageRescuing 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 imageRescuing Collection: OLD DOG TRAY

OLD DOG TRAY
Old Dog Tray, a Newfoundland, rescues his young mistress from a watery grave. Date: late 19th century

Background imageRescuing 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 imageRescuing Collection: FLOODING IN HOLLAND / 1861

FLOODING IN HOLLAND / 1861
Scene of flooding in Holland after the bursting of the dyke at Bommellerwaard; villagers struggle to rescue cattle and possessions from the rising waters Date: 1861

Background imageRescuing Collection: PERSEUS RESCUING

PERSEUS RESCUING
Perseus rescues Andromeda from a fearsome monster which had planned on eating her

Background imageRescuing Collection: Police rescue a small boy during the Floods in Norwich

Police rescue a small boy during the Floods in Norwich, Norfolk - August, 1912. Date: 1912

Background imageRescuing Collection: Defoe, Daniel (1660-1731). Robinson Crusoe rescuing of the b

Defoe, Daniel (1660-1731). Robinson Crusoe rescuing of the b
English literature. 17th century. Defoe, Daniel (1660-1731). English novelist. Robinson Crusoe rescuing of the boat all what could be before of its sinking. Colored engraving

Background imageRescuing Collection: Flood in Java

Flood in Java
Rescuing villagers by boat during a flood in Java Date: 1883

Background imageRescuing Collection: Royal Society for the Protection of Life from Fire medal

Royal Society for the Protection of Life from Fire medal
Firefighters from the insurance brigades and the London Fire Engine Establishment would put out the fires but did not provide much in the way of helping people to escape

Background imageRescuing 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 imageRescuing Collection: The Rescue by Fortunino Matania

The Rescue by Fortunino Matania
The Rescue - a scene on a Swiss snow slope. One skier leans over to rescue a small pet dog who has fallen over the edge of a snowy ledge, much to the distress of a small child. Date: 1922

Background imageRescuing Collection: Caricature, Henry Irving and Bram Stoker

Caricature, Henry Irving and Bram Stoker
Caricature, Henry Irving congratulates his theatre manager, Bram Stoker for recently rescuing a man from drowning in the River Thames near his Chelsea home. 1882

Background imageRescuing Collection: Kavanaghs journey, Relief of Lucknow, Indian Mutiny

Kavanaghs journey, Relief of Lucknow, Indian Mutiny
Scenes from Thomas Henry Kavanaghs (1821-1882) perilous journey leading to the Relief of Lucknow during the Indian Mutiny, for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross

Background imageRescuing Collection: Sinking of the Blucher in Great War Deeds, WW1

Sinking of the Blucher in Great War Deeds, WW1
A dramatic incident in the Battle of Dogger Bank: the German armoured cruiser Blucher sinking and HMS Arethusa, British light cruiser, standing in to save life

Background imageRescuing Collection: Scaling ladder rescue drill demonstration, WW2

Scaling ladder rescue drill demonstration, WW2
The position in which a line is attached to a scaling ladder in order to perform a rescue from the upper floors of a building

Background imageRescuing Collection: Medal, Royal Life Saving Society

Medal, Royal Life Saving Society
Medal of the Royal Life Saving Society (established 1891) awarded to K. W. Watson, featuring a rescue taking place with two figures in the water

Background imageRescuing Collection: John Bamford

John Bamford, youngest winner of the George Cross medal after his investiture at Buckingham Palace. John received the award for rescuing his two brothers from a blazing bedroom at his home in Baker

Background imageRescuing Collection: Wolf attack in Camporeggiano, Umbria, Italy

Wolf attack in Camporeggiano, Umbria, Italy
Peasants of Camporeggiano in Umbria, Italy, are attacked by a huge wolf -- a mother snatches her child from its jaws !

Background imageRescuing Collection: Bulldog rescued from sinking ship, First World War

Bulldog rescued from sinking ship, First World War
When the King Edward is sunk by a mine during the First World War, the crew rescue Norah the bulldog, together with the monkeys and cats they had as pets



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