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Rescuing Gallery

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Choose from 108 pictures in our Rescuing collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

Colonel Festing rescuing Lieut. Eardley-Wilmots body Featured Print

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. Eardley-Wilmot was shot down by the Ashantees whilst cheering on his men(the Houssa Artillery) in the second engagement near Dunquah, Ghana. Under heavy fire, Col. Festing dashed forward, lifted Wilmot into his arms and bore him to saftey, sustaining a severe wound in the hip. The stick in the Colonel's hand is a stout blackthorn, which is always carried for the purpose of encouraging the men. In 1873, after decades of an uneasy relationship between the British and the Acing people of central Ghana, the British attacked and virtually destroyed the Asanti capital of Kumasi, and officially declared Ghana a crown colony on 24 July 1874"

© Mary Evans Picture Library 2015 -

Shipwreck off a rocky coast, c.1815 Featured Print

Shipwreck off a rocky coast, c.1815

A ship is wrecked in a stormy sea off a rocky coast. People on shore try to rescue half-drowned survivors. A broken rowing boat has been washed up or dragged to shore. A distraught woman cries out in anguish in the background. Date: C.1815

© Mary Evans Picture Library

1800s, 1810s, 1815, 19th, Attempt, Boat, Boats, Britain, Broken, Century, Coast, Coastal, Danger, Drown, Drowned, Drowning, Historical, History, Rescue, Rescuer, Rescuers, Rescuing, Rocky, Sea, Ship, Ships, Shipwreck, Shipwrecked, Shipwrecks, Shore, Storm, Stormy, Transport, Wreck, Wrecked, Wrecks

British rescuing men from German destroyer, Heligoland, WW1 Featured Print

British rescuing men from German destroyer, Heligoland, WW1

British sailors rescuing men of a German destroyer, under fire, at the Battle of Heligoland Bight - a gallant deed officially recognised by Germany. British attack on the German squadron in Heligoland Bight on 23 August 1914, the first naval engagement of the war carried out by light cruisers, destroyers, submarines and battle-cruisers in combination. Reproduction of a painting by Norman Wilkinson in Great War Deeds, a special panorama supplement produced by the Illustrated London News in 1915, featuring heroic actions of the First World War. Date: 1915

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans