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Background imageResponse Collection: LCC-LFB Tooley Street fire station and its crews

LCC-LFB Tooley Street fire station and its crews
Built in 1879, and located at 165 Tooley Street, this station remained operational until 1928 when the new Dockhead fire station was opened and the engines and crews transferred there

Background imageResponse Collection: Save Food Poster / Wwi

Save Food Poster / Wwi
Poster depicting a British soldier encouraging those on the home front to save food in response to food shortages due to German U-boat targeting of British merchant ships

Background imageResponse Collection: 1888 Matchgirls / Besant

1888 Matchgirls / Besant
Annie Besant and the committee of the Matchgirls union, formed during the successful strike action against Bryant & May, in response to poor pay and working conditions

Background imageResponse Collection: Proposal on a leap year

Proposal on a leap year
A woman proposing to her boyfriend on Valentines Day during a leap year - the only occasion by tradition that this is allowed !

Background imageResponse Collection: Wunstorf Airfield, near Hanover, 1948

Wunstorf Airfield, near Hanover, 1948
Photograph showing Wunstorf Airfield, near Hanover, in the British controlled zone of Germany, with a large number of Dakota and York airplanes lined up for use during the Berlin Airlift, 1948

Background imageResponse Collection: The Millionth Ton of Supplies reaches Berlin, 1949

The Millionth Ton of Supplies reaches Berlin, 1949
Photograph showing Flight Lieutenant K.J. Ryall of the Royal Air Force handing a sack, representing the millionth short ton of supplies to be flown into Berlin during the airlift, to Dr

Background imageResponse Collection: Illustration by Cecil Aldin, terrier and pig

Illustration by Cecil Aldin, terrier and pig
Illustration by Cecil Aldin -- a terrier and a domesticated pig named Peter running side by side across a farmyard in response to a whistle. Date: 1927

Background imageResponse Collection: RMS Titanic officer Charles Lightoller - resignation

RMS Titanic officer Charles Lightoller - resignation
RMS Titanic - Second Officer Charles Lightoller's resignation. Letter from Charles Bartlett, Marine Superintendent of White Star Line, dated 13 February 1920 to Charles Lightoller

Background imageResponse Collection: Lockheed C-130A Hercules N118TG

Lockheed C-130A Hercules N118TG
Lockheed C-130A-55-LM Hercules N118TG (msn 182-3219, ex 57-0512), at international Air Response, Chandler, AZ. Date: circa 2000

Background imageResponse Collection: The Burning of Greytown 1854

The Burning of Greytown 1854
In response to British taxing of ships using the Nicaragua route to California, the USS Cyane bombarded Greytown with little damage, before landing ashore and setting the town on fire

Background imageResponse Collection: Spanish Blockade at Valparaiso

Spanish Blockade at Valparaiso
A Spanish squadron blockading the port at Valparaiso, Chile. Several Spanish ships sit broadside to the shore, incapacitating Chilean ships and port industry

Background imageResponse Collection: U. S. Marines from naval ship Florida Occupy Post Office

U. S. Marines from naval ship Florida Occupy Post Office
U.S. Marines from the naval ship Florida occupy the post office in Veracruz. This was part of the operation to occupy Veracruz by the US navy in response to the Tampico Affair, where U.S

Background imageResponse Collection: Armstrong Whitworth Awana - J6860

Armstrong Whitworth Awana - J6860
Armstrong Whitworth Awana J6860. The Awana was designed in response to Air Ministry Specification 5/20 for a twin-engined Troop Carrying Aeroplane

Background imageResponse Collection: 1923 Corfu Incident

1923 Corfu Incident
Italian troops occupy Corfu, in response to the deaths of an Italian general and four of his staff on the Greek- Albanian frontier. Date: 1923

Background imageResponse Collection: The Edge of the American Sector, Berlin, 1949

The Edge of the American Sector, Berlin, 1949
Photograph showing German men and women removing the rubble barricades between the American Sector and the Soviet Sector of Berlin at the end of the Berlin Blockade, May 1949

Background imageResponse Collection: French wartime poster, The Allies Respond

French wartime poster, The Allies Respond
French wartime poster, by land, by sea and by air, The Allies Respond. Showing a group of men in khaki uniform with various national flags. 1940s

Background imageResponse Collection: Metropolitan Police Helicopters

Metropolitan Police Helicopters
A pair of Metropolitan Police Helicopters. In the foreground is one of the first three Metropolitan Police Bell 222 air support helicopters (G-METC)

Background imageResponse Collection: Fire Brigade - Abadan Oilfield, Iran

Fire Brigade - Abadan Oilfield, Iran
A group of Iranian firefighters practising the swift deployment of the hose from their engine at the Abadan oilfield, Iran

Background imageResponse Collection: Jumbo / Letter

Jumbo / Letter
In response to Miss Stevens enquiry Jumbos keeper, Matthew Scott, informs her that the circumference of the elephants hind feet is 5 and the fore feet 5 6"

Background imageResponse Collection: Two pages of music, Commune Dedicationis Ecclesiae

Two pages of music, Commune Dedicationis Ecclesiae
Two pages of music for singing in religious services, Commune Dedicationis Ecclesiae. 17th century

Background imageResponse Collection: Charles VI (1368-1422), the Beloved. King of France. Charles

Charles VI (1368-1422), the Beloved. King of France. Charles
Charles VI (1368-1422), the Beloved. King of France from 1380 to his death. Charles IVs secretary Pierre Salmon presents the manuscript to Charles VI. Miniature. 15th century. France National Library

Background imageResponse Collection: Edward III refusing to send aid to his son

Edward III refusing to send aid to his son (Edward, the Black Prince) at the Battle of Crecy, 26 August 1346. His response was " Let the boy win his spurs"

Background imageResponse Collection: London Fire Brigade - 19th Century - Horse-drawn steam pump

London Fire Brigade - 19th Century - Horse-drawn steam pump
Off to the Fire London Fire Brigade - 19th Century - Horse-drawn steam pump Date: 19th century

Background imageResponse Collection: Device fitted to larger submarines by G. H. Davis

Device fitted to larger submarines by G. H. Davis
In response to the accident experienced by the British A7 submarine, a new device is fitted to all the larger submarines, allowing the men inside to put on their diving costumes

Background imageResponse Collection: Thrilling Mediterranean feat by G. H. Davis

Thrilling Mediterranean feat by G. H. Davis
The convoy must go through, ordered the admiral -- and it did. Story of a thrilling Mediterranean feat during the Second World War

Background imageResponse Collection: Aerial warfare in summer skies by G. H. Davis

Aerial warfare in summer skies by G. H. Davis
Beware of the Hun in the sun: aerial warfare in summer skies, flight formations and tactics dependent on the suns position. Left: hide and seek in the clouds, with the sun used for cover

Background imageResponse Collection: Railway Porter rather rude to sizeable female passenger

Railway Porter rather rude to sizeable female passenger
Stout Party - " And can t I get to X - without walking?" Railway Porter - " Well, theres the coal Train, Mum." Stout Party - " How much will it cost me

Background imageResponse Collection: Cornish Boatman sets an amateur fisherman straight

Cornish Boatman sets an amateur fisherman straight
Sarcastic Amateur Fisherman: " Are there any fish to be caught here, my man?" Cornish Boatman: " No Zur; You caught em all the last time as you was here!" Date: circa 1890s

Background imageResponse Collection: The logical response to a question fom the older generation

The logical response to a question fom the older generation
" Now, Boy, where does Port wine come from?" " From the Public- ouse." !!! Date: circa 1890s

Background imageResponse Collection: Boy provides straightforward answer when quizzed by Uncle

Boy provides straightforward answer when quizzed by Uncle
Uncle John - " Well, Bobby, how did you manage to get out so soon?" Bobby " Leg Before, Uncle." Date: circa 1890s

Background imageResponse Collection: Young boy admonished for fishin on the Sabbath

Young boy admonished for fishin on the Sabbath
Clergyman - " My Boy, do you know its wicked to fish on the Sabbath?" Youngster - " I isn t fishing; I m teachin this ere wurm ter swim." Date: 1895

Background imageResponse Collection: Military Father disarmed by daughters generous reply

Military Father disarmed by daughters generous reply
Disarmed. " Why do you pick those flowers" " To give to you." Date: 1898

Background imageResponse Collection: Mistaken identity - Gentleman and Jewish woman

Mistaken identity - Gentleman and Jewish woman
Mistaken identity - " Good Morning Mis Voss!" " My name is not Voss. It never Voss and it never vill be!". Date: 1900

Background imageResponse Collection: London Fire Brigade Minis - London 2012 Olympics

London Fire Brigade Minis - London 2012 Olympics
London Fire Brigade Minis, used at the Olympic Park, Stratford, East London, for the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games

Background imageResponse Collection: GLC-LFB - Experimental mini-pump fire engine

GLC-LFB - Experimental mini-pump fire engine
Based on a Ford Transit, the London Fire Brigade trialled a series of mini or first-strike fire engines. Seen here is a transit which carried a crew of four, 100 gallons (450 litres) of water

Background imageResponse Collection: Police firearms incident

Police firearms incident, undated

Background imageResponse Collection: The response

The response

Background imageResponse Collection: Traffic Accident Investigation officers at work

Traffic Accident Investigation officers at work
Met Police Traffic Accident Investigation officers measuring distances on the road to determine speed and braking distance

Background imageResponse Collection: German Workers Re-erecting a Free Passage Sign, Berlin, 19

German Workers Re-erecting a Free Passage Sign, Berlin, 19
Photograph showing German workers re-erecting a Russian and German sign declaring Free Passage on the border between West Berlin and the Soviet Sector at the end of the Berlin Blockade, May 1949

Background imageResponse Collection: Interior of a Transport Airplane filled with coal, 1948

Interior of a Transport Airplane filled with coal, 1948
Photograph showing the interior of a Dakota airplane loaded with kitbags full of coal, destined for Berlin during the airlift of 1948

Background imageResponse Collection: Unloading an airplane, Gatow Airport, Berlin, 1948

Unloading an airplane, Gatow Airport, Berlin, 1948
Photograph showing a generator set being unloaded from a York aircraft at Gatow Airport, during the Berlin Airlift, 1948. Between April 1948 and May 1949 Stalin, leader of the USSR

Background imageResponse Collection: Royal Air Force York at Gatow Airport, Berlin, 1949

Royal Air Force York at Gatow Airport, Berlin, 1949
Photograph showing a Royal Air Force York transport airplane, after landing at Gatow Airport, carrying the millionth ton of supplies during the Berlin Airlift of 1949

Background imageResponse Collection: Exchanging Clothes at a Second-hand Depot, Berlin, 1948

Exchanging Clothes at a Second-hand Depot, Berlin, 1948
Photograph showing several citizens of West Berlin bringing their old woollen garments to a second-hand clothing depot, Berlin, August 1948

Background imageResponse Collection: West Berlin Train Crew Prepare to Travel, Berlin, 1949

West Berlin Train Crew Prepare to Travel, Berlin, 1949
Photograph showing the crew of a West Berlin locomotive hoisting the banner Greetings to Western Germany onto the front of their train at the end of the Berlin Blockade, May 1949

Background imageResponse Collection: The First Bus out of West Berlin after the Blockade, 1949

The First Bus out of West Berlin after the Blockade, 1949
Photograph showing the first civilian bus to leave West Berlin after the end of the Soviet blockade, May 1949. The bus shown was heading for Hanover and proudly bore the banner Hurra

Background imageResponse Collection: Citizens of West Berlin outside the Schoeneberg Town Hall, 1

Citizens of West Berlin outside the Schoeneberg Town Hall, 1
Photograph showing up to 500, 000 West Berliners gathered outside the Schoeneberg Town Hall to celebrate the end of the Berlin Blockade, 12th May 1949

Background imageResponse Collection: The Statistics Board at Frankfurt Airport during the Berlin

The Statistics Board at Frankfurt Airport during the Berlin
Photograph showing American aircrew studying the achievement board at Frankfurt-on-Main showing the daily and overall tonnage of supplies flown from Frankfurt to Berlin, during the airlift of 1948

Background imageResponse Collection: Gatow Airport, Berlin, 1948

Gatow Airport, Berlin, 1948
Photograph showing a York transport airplane at Gatow Airport, during the Berlin Airlift, 1948. In the background of the image, extension work on the runway can be seen being undertaken



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