The Bungalow, Whiteway Colony, Gloucestershire
The Bungalow, Whiteway Colony, near Stroud in Gloucestershire, was established in 1898. A group of Tolstoyan anarchists bought 40 acres of land, then burnt the property deeds as a symbolic rejection of the notion of property. The settlement still exists today and continues to be run on a communal basis.
© Mary Evans / Peter Higginbotham Collection
First Balkan War (1912 - 1913) - Hand-to-hand combat
Hand-to-hand combat during the First Balkan War as Greek troops overun a Turkish gun battery. The war lasted from October 1912 to May 1913, pitted the Balkan League (Serbia, Montenegro, Greece, and Bulgaria) against the Ottoman Empire. The combined armies of the Balkan states overcame the numerically inferior and strategically disadvantaged Ottoman armies, and achieved rapid success. As a result of the war, almost all remaining European territories of the Ottoman Empire were captured and partitioned among the allies, and an independent Albanian state set up. Despite their success, the Balkan states were unsatisfied with the peace settlement, and the tensions among them, with the unifying Ottoman threat gone, would soon result in the Second Balkan War.
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
Religious card with quotation from Revelation 2:7
A religious card with a quotation from the Book of Revelation, Chapter 2, Verse 7 -- "To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the Tree of Life which is in the midst of the Paradise of God". While echoing back to the Tree of Life from which Eve took the apple in the Book of Genesis, which led to the Fall, this offers hope of a future in Heaven. Depicted is an angel (or Christ) in white robes, with a golden halo round his head, standing under an apple tree, with a faithful Christian sitting on the ground wearing armour and holding a sword (the symbols of faith).
© Mary Evans Picture Library