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Choose from 164 pictures in our Sides collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

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The Battle of Pacocha'; Action between HMS 'Shah' and 'Ameth

Engraving showing the battle between HMS 'Shah' and 'Amethyst' and the Peruvian Ironclad turret ship 'Huascar' on the 29th May 1877. The 'Huascar' had been taken over by some Peruvian revolutionaries and declared a 'pirate' by the Peruvian government. The 'Shah' and 'Amethyst' were ordered to protect British Merchant Shipping and after the 'Huascar' had stopped several British merchant ships, the Royal Navy decided to hunt down the 'Huascar'. In the action depicted, the 70 guns of the British ships were unable to do much damage to the 'Huascar' as she was an heavily-built ironclad. In return the gunnery crew of the 'Huascar' was not well drilled enough to hit the British ships much. In desperation the 'Shah' launched a Whitehead torpedo at the 'Huascar', but the Peruvian ship was able to dodge it with some ease. The battle became a stalemate and the two sides slipped away after the fall of darkness. Reputedly this was the last action by a wooden warship, firing a broadside of muzzle-loading guns and the first use of a torpedo in anger.

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

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Forage cap, peaked pillbox, West India Regiment, 189

Forage cap, peaked pillbox, warrant officers? or senior non commissioned officers?, West India Regiment, 1895 (c).Blue cloth crown and sides. On centre of crown is a black worsted corded button within the centre of a circlet formed of eight eyelets of flat worsted braid. Edge trimmed with gold coloured twisted round cord. On centre front an embroidered badge of the following design: within a gold wire wreath, half of a laurel and half of a palm, a blue silk Garter edged with gold wire and bearing the gold wire motto. Within the Garter the gold wire entwined letters: W I R, all upon a blue cloth ground. Inner cap band of brown leather bearing the remains of a paper label with the following details: - - - B Ltd N - - - - - J - - TO - SON. Lining of padded scarlet silk. Peak lined with green leather. Date: circa 1895

© The National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library

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Quex Ambulance Q.2 used as a selling booth

Quex Ambulance Q.2 being used as a selling booth during War Weapons Week in Birchington. Major Powell-Cotton (in Homberg hat) is speaking to one of the women at the table, a man standing on the steps of the vehicle is turning to listen to him. A VAD nurse, wearing an overcoat, is standing near. Children are standing along both sides of the shot - small boys in flat caps, a girl in a bonnet. The purpose of War Weapons Week, which was held in many localities, was to raise money for the purpose of biuying military weapons for the war effort. Thje aim in Birchington was to raise enough money to buy an aeroplane. The event raised over 10, 000. This photograph is in the archive collection related to the Quex Park VAD Hospital. The Quex Park VAD Hospital opened on 15 October 1914 and closed on 31 January 1919. The hospital was run by Kent/178, the Birchington Detachment. The Commandant was Hannah Powell-Cotton (1881-1964), wife of Major Percy HG Powell-Cotton (1866-1940) of Quex Park, founder of the Powell-Cotton Museum. Major Powell-Cotton was the VAD Transport Officer for the Isle of Thanet area, responsible for organising the transport of patients from the stations to the local hospitals. Date: 1918

© The Powell-Cotton Museum Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library