Captain Charles Upham
Portrait of double VC winner, Captain Charles Upham (). Born in New Zealand, Upham was a sheep farmer who distinguished himself during World War Two on two occasions. On July 14th/15th 1942, Captain Upham led an attack on a strong enemy position at El Ruweisat Ridge in the Western Desert. Despite being wounded in one arm, he destroyed a tank and several guns and vehicles, returning to his company after his wound was dressed and remaining with them until he was severely wounded and captured. Previous to that in May 1941, he had won the Victoria Cross for conspicuous gallantry during operations in Crete. He is one of only three men to have won the Victoria Cross and Bar since its institution in 1856. The other two, Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur Martin-Leake and Captain Noel Chavasse are also included in this picture.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Women's Suffrage Millicent Fawcett
Photograph shows Millicent Garrett Fawcett ahead of a banner proclaiming 'Woman Citizens' Mrs. Fawcett, President of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies, advocated the constitutional non-militant approach to gaining the vote. In March 1917, a 90 strong suffrage deputation to Lloyd George was received. In May the representation of the People Bill was passed without division, becoming law in 1918. Date: 1917 (?)
© The March of the Women Collection/Mary Evans Picture Library
Mascaret (tidal bore) of the Seine, Normandy, France
People watching the mascaret (tidal bore) of the River Seine at Caudebec-en-Caux, Normandy, France, which resulted from large spring tides, and caused the loss of many ships. After dredging and other precautionary measures during the 1960s, the mascaret is less problematic today.
© Mary Evans Picture Library
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