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Background imageTargets Collection: WW1 - Royal Air Force - Pilots and Observers mark targets

WW1 - Royal Air Force - Pilots and Observers mark targets
WW1 - Royal Air Force - Pilots and Observers mark enemy german targets and positions. Date: circa 1918

Background imageTargets Collection: Sharp shooters, Sea Girt, New Jersey, USA

Sharp shooters, Sea Girt, New Jersey, USA
Sharp shooters in action, firing at targets in Sea Girt, New Jersey, USA. Date: circa 1910

Background imageTargets Collection: English Electric Canberra E.15 WH983 - CP

English Electric Canberra E.15 WH983 - CP
Royal Air Force - English Electric Canberra E.15 WH983 / CP (msn SH1708), of No.100 Squadron ('The Tatty Ton'). The primary role of the Canberra E-15 was to act as calibration targets for the UKADGE

Background imageTargets Collection: de Havilland DH-82B Queen Bee / Tiger Moth UAV

de Havilland DH-82B Queen Bee / Tiger Moth UAV
An Un-Manned de Havilland Dh-82B Queen Bee Uav Taking-Off from a Compressed-Air Catapult System and is Controlled by Wireless Radio Signals in 1935 Date: 1935

Background imageTargets Collection: Ladies Meeting of the Toxophilite Society, Regents Park

Ladies Meeting of the Toxophilite Society, Regents Park, London on July 11th, 1894. Date: 1894

Background imageTargets Collection: WW2 - Seven Pilots

WW2 - Seven Pilots
An illustrated front cover for a WW2 children's story book, Seven Pilots, written by Charles Graves. The design includes British R.A.F. targets. Date: 1942

Background imageTargets Collection: WW2 Valentines Card Interior, King Of Hearts

WW2 Valentines Card Interior, King Of Hearts
This image shows the inside of a WW2 Valentines greetings card. The small illustrations include hearts, some pierced by arrows and some Royal Air Force targets. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageTargets Collection: Vietnamese Patriotic Poster - Vigilant and ready

Vietnamese Patriotic Poster - Vigilant and ready to fight to defend our Country'. Date: circa mid-1970s

Background imageTargets Collection: View along Eastbourne pier with sign for Rifle Saloon

View along Eastbourne pier with sign for Rifle Saloon
Opposite the Rifle Saloon with its Electric Targets is the American Bowling Saloon and in the centre distance is a magnificent multistoried building with many flags. Date: 1903

Background imageTargets Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Black Out

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Black Out
The caption is Black Out! a play on the need to cover all windows and lighting so that German bombers could not see their targets, and also putting the cat out

Background imageTargets Collection: Rubber Rule in Africa - Methods of Barbarism. The atrocities carried out against

Rubber Rule in Africa - Methods of Barbarism. The atrocities carried out against the native population in Belgina Congo, Africa. An elderly Chief is shot for not meeting his rubber collection target

Background imageTargets Collection: Women Archers - Kent vs. Surrey at Beddington, Surrey

Women Archers - Kent vs. Surrey at Beddington, Surrey
Women Archers - A Match between Kent and Surrey at Beddington, Surrey. Note the quite spectacular hats!! Date: 1908

Background imageTargets Collection: Members of the National Rifle Club at Chelsea Stadium

Members of the National Rifle Club at Chelsea Stadium, London. 1831

Background imageTargets Collection: Bell QF-63G-1-BE Kingcobra Pinball 45-57295

Bell QF-63G-1-BE Kingcobra Pinball 45-57295
(United States Air Force - )Bell QF-63G-1-BE Kingcobra Pinball 45-57295, on display at Lackland Air Force Base near San Antonio in Texas, in the USAF History and Traditions Museum collection

Background imageTargets Collection: MEDIEVAL ARCHERY

MEDIEVAL ARCHERY
Medieval archers practise their aim by shooting at both targets and local wildlife. Date: medieval

Background imageTargets Collection: Battleships undertake target practise

Battleships undertake target practise. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageTargets Collection: Messerschmitt Me 264 -first flown in 1942, only two wer

Messerschmitt Me 264 -first flown in 1942, only two were built of this bomber meant to reach targets in the Eastern United States

Background imageTargets Collection: Liore et Olivier LeO 451 -one of the fastest bombers of

Liore et Olivier LeO 451 -one of the fastest bombers of its day, the type flew against German and Italian targets during May and June 1940

Background imageTargets Collection: Boys at Bisley, Surrey

Boys at Bisley, Surrey
A group of boys at Bisley in Surrey, a rifle shooting venue for many years. The boys may be from the Bisley boys school, an orphanage run by The Shaftesbury Homes

Background imageTargets Collection: Defence against the deadly long-range missiles 1958

Defence against the deadly long-range missiles 1958
Illustration by George Horace Davis, showing some ideas for missile interception, based on radar, computers, satellite and missile rockets in the future, and the continuing need for manned aircraft

Background imageTargets Collection: German Guns, Leningrad

German Guns, Leningrad
A German rail-mounted gun targets Leningrad : shells land on the city on an average of one every 3 minutes, day after day, week after week Date: 1942

Background imageTargets Collection: Naval rifle range, Weihaiwei island, China

Naval rifle range, Weihaiwei island, China
Naval rifle range, Weihaiwei (Weihai) island, China, when it was a British colony. Date: circa 1910

Background imageTargets Collection: Spy - WWI Round Card Game made by Valentines Games

Spy - WWI Round Card Game made by Valentines Games
Spy - The Amusing and Topical First World War Round Card Game - made by Valentines Games. Contains cutouts of German targets and card pack, with instructions and within original box. Puzzles & Games

Background imageTargets Collection: Lancasters use low-flying tactics by G. H. Davis

Lancasters use low-flying tactics by G. H. Davis
Lancasters use low-flying tactics in the Le Creusot (Schneider Works, 17 October) and Milan raids (military targets, 24 October) during the Second World War: new problems set for the enemy

Background imageTargets Collection: Bomber force panorama by G. H. Davis

Bomber force panorama by G. H. Davis
1000 bombers: a panorama showing the Allied bomber force which attacked the Rhineland and Western Germany, at the rate of ten bombers per minute

Background imageTargets Collection: Favourite RAF targets in Germany by G. H. Davis

Favourite RAF targets in Germany by G. H. Davis
Favourite RAF targets for disorganising German transport -- Kiel naval base, Hamm railway marshalling yard and the Dortmund-Ems Canal. Date: 1940

Background imageTargets Collection: British target-finding invention by G. H. Davis

British target-finding invention by G. H. Davis
Bombing through clouds during the Second World War: a British target-finding invention. Illustrating the Gen-Box principle, which sees targets invisible to the human eye. Date: 1944

Background imageTargets Collection: Fairey IIIF used at Gosport for air-launching gunnery

Fairey IIIF used at Gosport for air-launching gunnery targets in 1931

Background imageTargets Collection: de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW1 trials aircraft

de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW1 trials aircraft with a nose-mounted camera used to assess the feasibility of tracking targets

Background imageTargets Collection: LFB trailer pump competition at Brigade HQ, Lambeth, WW2

LFB trailer pump competition at Brigade HQ, Lambeth, WW2
Two trailer pump crews engaged in a competition in the headquarters drill yard. The trailer pump had to be set into the water in the emergency inflatable dams

Background imageTargets Collection: Warrior, full-length, facing left, with bow drawn, about to

Warrior, full-length, facing left, with bow drawn, about to shoot an arrow, includes several types of targets. Date 1878 Sep

Background imageTargets Collection: Carnival games

Carnival games
A group of young boys and men throw balls, aiming them at the heads of the poor men who have the unlucky job of acting as the targets

Background imageTargets Collection: The preparation of a kite-balloon before take-off

The preparation of a kite-balloon before take-off
Allied soldiers photographed putting the finishing touches to the envelope of a kite-balloon shortly before take-off. Such balloons remained tethered to the ground

Background imageTargets Collection: A British observation-officer testing his communications equ

A British observation-officer testing his communications equ
A British observation-officer testing the communications equipment which allowed him to speak to the ground when aloft in his kite-balloon

Background imageTargets Collection: A British observation-officers parachute being tested

A British observation-officers parachute being tested
Photograph of a British observation-officers parachute being tested prior to his take-off in a kite-balloon. Such balloons remained tethered to the ground

Background imageTargets Collection: Fire Control Top of an American Warship, 1910

Fire Control Top of an American Warship, 1910
Illustration of an American battleships Fire Control Top, November 1910. In battle, the officers in these elevated positions would pick targets for their gun crews

Background imageTargets Collection: Battle Scene 1854

Battle Scene 1854
Warships are frequently used against shore targets as their guns generally outclass any thing available on land : during the Crimea War H.M.S. Bulldog bombards Bomarsund

Background imageTargets Collection: Crossbow Archery 1555

Crossbow Archery 1555
Boys learn how to use a crossbow, practising by aiming at targets

Background imageTargets Collection: Germans Target Britain

Germans Target Britain
A German map showing the targets for their bombers. The brown areas are mining districts, the stars ports, the circles factories : all must be destroyed !

Background imageTargets Collection: Priestleys House Burnt

Priestleys House Burnt
In reaction to a celebration of the French Revolution, a Birmingham mob run riot and destroy much property. Amongst their targets is the home of Joseph Priestley, here burning

Background imageTargets Collection: Goeben Photo

Goeben Photo
Admiral Souchons Goeben is one of the most powerful warships of its day, manned by over 1000 men and capable of firing at targets up to 233 km away : top speed 28 knots

Background imageTargets Collection: British Bomber Booklet

British Bomber Booklet
BOMBER COMMAND A British government publication chronicling the activities of British bombers in action against targets in Continental Europe


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