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Background imageThis Collection: Suffragette W. S. P. U Badge Sylvia Pankhurst

Suffragette W. S. P. U Badge Sylvia Pankhurst
Badge issued by the Womens Social & Political Union with design by Sylvia Pankhurst. This circular tin badge in purple, green and white, shows a young woman

Background imageThis Collection: If London flooded tomorrow, what would you do?

If London flooded tomorrow, what would you do?
Text with map of London, showing Flood Risk Area, and underground and railway lines. If London flooded tomorrow, what would you do

Background imageThis Collection: Suffragette Hunger Strike Medal W. S. P. U

Suffragette Hunger Strike Medal W. S. P. U
The W.S.P.U Hunger Strike medal presented to Grace Chappelow (1884-1971). This has two bars, indicating two imprisonments during which time, Grace was on hunger strike

Background imageThis Collection: Kaman HH-43B Huskie, 62-4535 base rescue helicopter

Kaman HH-43B Huskie, 62-4535 base rescue helicopter
Kaman HH-43B Huskie, 62-4535, the base rescue helicopter at Upper Heyford. This helicopter is currently in the Midland Air Museum, Coventry

Background imageThis Collection: Douglas C-124 Globemaster O-265406

Douglas C-124 Globemaster O-265406 in the museum at Kelly Air Force Base. This aircraft was scrapped when the airbase closed

Background imageThis Collection: 1889 photograph - RMS Teutonic - from an album of images relating to the launch of

1889 photograph - RMS Teutonic - from an album of images relating to the launch of the vessel, which was built by Harland and Wolff in Belfast

Background imageThis Collection: Dancing Hours

Dancing Hours
Black and white. Image shows a bas relief of six ladies, each holding the hand of the ones next to her, and apparently dancing. This is a Wedgwood bas relief originally attributed to John Flaxman Jr

Background imageThis Collection: Suffragette Hunger Strike Medal Christmas Card

Suffragette Hunger Strike Medal Christmas Card. Votes for Women and lots of em. This Merry Christmas time is the caption above a silver Hunger Strike Medal

Background imageThis Collection: Aerial View - Railway Goods Station at Marylebone Station

Aerial View - Railway Goods Station at Marylebone Station
This photograph shows a portion of the extensive Railway Goods Station at Marylebone Station, Great Central Railway. The illustration consists chiefly of the roof of the sheds

Background imageThis Collection: Aerial view North of Fulham Road near Stamford Bridge

Aerial view North of Fulham Road near Stamford Bridge
This view is one taken in a north easterly direction and illustrates the region to the north of Fulham Road near the Stamford Bridge football ground

Background imageThis Collection: Hawker Hunter FGA. 74 505

Hawker Hunter FGA. 74 505
Singapore Air Defence Command - Hawker Hunter FGA.74 505 (msn 41H/680085, ex XJ632 and G-9-356), on the line with armourers preparing the ADEN gun pack for removal

Background imageThis Collection: Christmas 1914 Football Match Statues, Messines - Mesen

Christmas 1914 Football Match Statues, Messines - Mesen
This life sized statue of a German and a British soldier shaking hands over a football, was sculpted by Andy Edwards and was unveiled on 22 December 2015

Background imageThis Collection: The original road bridge over the River Rhine, Arnhem

The original road bridge over the River Rhine, Arnhem
This is the view of the Arnhem bridge taken from the top of the Eusebius church three years after the former was opened. Between 1939 and 1950 it was blown and re-built several times

Background imageThis Collection: United States Air Force - Beechcraft QU-22B 69-7702

United States Air Force - Beechcraft QU-22B 69-7702 (msn EB-10) The QU-22B was developed as very quiet un-piloted relay station for the Igloo White movement detection system deployed on the Ho Chi

Background imageThis Collection: Vesta Tilley music hall male impersonator 1864-1952

Vesta Tilley music hall male impersonator 1864-1952
Vesta Tilley (Matilda Alice Powles) male impersonator, actress and pantomime star. Dressed in costume as an Eton schoolboy with bum-freezer jacket and top hat

Background imageThis Collection: Avro Lancaster ASR. VII G-ASXX

Avro Lancaster ASR. VII G-ASXX
Avro Lancaster ASR.VII G-ASXX (ex NX611, ex Aeronavale), at the Biggin Hill Air Fair in May 1965, shortly after arriving in the UK from Tahiti

Background imageThis Collection: Florence Hardy and Family

Florence Hardy and Family
Florence Hardy (1867-1957), artist and daughter of Thomas Bush Hardy, marine painter and sister of artist Dudley Hardy. This family photograph shows (left to right): sisters Dorothy, Edith

Background imageThis Collection: Victims of the First Gas Attack Memorial, Steenstraat

Victims of the First Gas Attack Memorial, Steenstraat
This 15 metres high Cross of Reconciliation, commemorates the victims of the first gas attack of the war made by the Germans on 22 April 1915

Background imageThis Collection: Cosys Bunker Juno Beach Normandy

Cosys Bunker Juno Beach Normandy
This was the scene of heavy fighting on 6 June and is named after Lt William F ( Cosy ) Aitken of B Company Royal Winnipeg Rifles whose number 10 platoon took it by hurling grenades through

Background imageThis Collection: Captain Terence Cousins Memorial Roundabout

Captain Terence Cousins Memorial Roundabout
This was unveiled following a brief ceremony on 7 June 2004. 47 Royal Marine Commando, Cousins unit, gained the heights above Port en Bessin on D Day

Background imageThis Collection: Memorial 147 US Engineer Combat Battalion

Memorial 147 US Engineer Combat Battalion
This is in the grounds of the Chateau d Englesqueville on the D514 behind Omaha Beach. In 1944 the grounds were filled with tents

Background imageThis Collection: Elisabeth Welch sings to Griffith Jones & Ann Dvorak

Elisabeth Welch sings to Griffith Jones & Ann Dvorak in the film This Was Paris. Elisabeth Welch (1904-2003) African American singer & actress who settled in London in 1933

Background imageThis Collection: Piper PA-11 Cub Special N4873M

Piper PA-11 Cub Special N4873M (msn 11-390), seen fitted with the Whittaker tandem-wheel landing gear system. This device, which consisted of dual main wheels fixed one behind the other

Background imageThis Collection: Leduc 0. 21 01, mounted on a S. E. 161

Leduc 0. 21 01, mounted on a S. E. 161
Leduc 0.21 01, mounted on its SNCASE SE.161 Languedoc mother-ship, parked next door to the second 0.21, also mounted on a Languedoc mother-ship

Background imageThis Collection: Stroukoff YC-123E Provider 55-4031

Stroukoff YC-123E Provider 55-4031
Stroukoff YC-123E-SA Provider 55-4031, modified by Stroukoff Aircraft Corp, Trenton NJ. With Pantobase undercarriage and wing-tip floats for operating off water, snow, ice, and sand, as well as land

Background imageThis Collection: USN - Lockheed R7V-2 Super Constellation BuNo

USN - Lockheed R7V-2 Super Constellation BuNo
United states Navy - Lockheed R7V-2 Super Constellation BuNo 131630 or 131631. Turbo-Prop conversion of the R7V-1 for the US Navy

Background imageThis Collection: United States Navy - McDonnell F3H-2N Demon 136981

United States Navy - McDonnell F3H-2N Demon 136981 (msn 166 / base code NJ / call-sign 135) of VF-121. 136981 can be seen at Naval Air Station Miramar armed with AIM-9 Sidewinder

Background imageThis Collection: Douglas A2D-1 Skyshark 125482

Douglas A2D-1 Skyshark 125482. The third production aircraft of ten completed, 125482 was bailed to the Allison Engine Company for flight testing of turboprop engines at Edwards Air Force Base in

Background imageThis Collection: 6-ton rigid 6-wheeler Wagon Merlin UR 1328

6-ton rigid 6-wheeler Wagon Merlin UR 1328
Foden 6-ton rigid 6-wheeler Wagon, regn. UR 1328, number: 13156, Merlin. Built in 1928 by Edwin Foden, Sons and Co of Elworth Works, Sandbach, powered by a compound steam engine

Background imageThis Collection: Babcock and Wilcox 6 ton Steam Roller YB7976 Toby

Babcock and Wilcox 6 ton Steam Roller YB7976 Toby (msn 95/4009). Seen with a 1955 Standard 10 motor car 200CPJ at a 1959 Walford Cross auction. Built in 1925 to the design of Messrs

Background imageThis Collection: Rollason-Druine D. 31 Turbulent G-ASMM

Rollason-Druine D. 31 Turbulent G-ASMM
Rollason-Druine D.31 Turbulent G-ASMM (msn PFA 1611). This Rollason-built Turbulent is seen on the airfield at Shoreham, in company with Chipmunks

Background imageThis Collection: Royal Air Force Short Stirling B Mk. III

Royal Air Force Short Stirling B Mk. III
Royal Air Force Short Stirling B Mk.III. This very leaky Stirling is flying with the tail-wheels extended, probably due to the notoriously unreliable electric retraction mechanism

Background imageThis Collection: Nicolas Florine Born Nikolay Florin Was an Engineer That?

Nicolas Florine Born Nikolay Florin Was an Engineer That?
Nicolas Florine Born Nikolay Florin Was an Engineer That Built This First Tandem Rotor Helicopter in Which He Remained Aloft for 9Mins 58 Seconds in 1933 in Belgium Rhode St Genese 200Hp Date: 1933

Background imageThis Collection: Junkers G24. Handwritten caption on back of photograph ?

Junkers G24. Handwritten caption on back of photograph ?
Junkers G24. Handwritten caption on back of photograph states: ?German Junkers bringing over bullion. This was the first load by air of the German war debt.?

Background imageThis Collection: Welsh - Caesars Nose - CWGC Cemetery

Welsh - Caesars Nose - CWGC Cemetery
This small cemetery stands on the site of a German redoubt which was called Fortin 17. Fighting around this area began in 1915

Background imageThis Collection: North American P-51D Mustang N5441V

North American P-51D Mustang N5441V
North American P-51D-30-NT Mustang N5441V (msn 124-48335, ex 45-11582). Marked as 44-13334 G4-U, of the 362nd Fighter Squadron, 357th Fighter Group, 8th Air Force, flying from RAF Leiston in Norfolk

Background imageThis Collection: Gloster Meteor NF. 14 WS788

Gloster Meteor NF. 14 WS788
(ex Royal Air Force) - Gloster Meteor NF(T).14 WS788 Z, preserved in the colours of No.152 Squadron, at the Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington, York

Background imageThis Collection: Currie Jet Wot G-APWT

Currie Jet Wot G-APWT, the second Currie Wot, first flown on 20 October 1959, fitted with a 70hp Rover TP.60/1 turboprop engine in November 1960

Background imageThis Collection: Lockheed C-130B-LM Hercules 23488

Lockheed C-130B-LM Hercules 23488
Pakistan Air Force - Lockheed C-130B-LM Hercules 23488 (MSN 282-3698, 62-3488), at RAF Marham on 7 May 1974. Built for the Imperial Iranian Air Force under MAP as 5-101

Background imageThis Collection: The Basilica della Santissima Annunziata Florence

The Basilica della Santissima Annunziata Florence
19th century vintage photograph: The Basilica della Santissima Annunziata is a Renaissance-style, Roman Catholic minor basilica in Florence, region of Tuscany, Italy

Background imageThis Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - But you said Fall In

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - But you said Fall In
The Caption is But you said - Fall In.The lad in the pool is wearing a forage cap, the Officer has a wooden sword and the girls has an oar and a walking stick for rifles

Background imageThis Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - All quiet on the Home Front

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - All quiet on the Home Front
The Caption is All quiet on the Home Front. This derives from All Quiet along the Potomac tonight, a song written during the American Civil War, and repeated in WW1 with Eric Maria Remorques book

Background imageThis Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Just Carrying

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Just Carrying
The Caption is Just Carrying on. This is a reference to one of the many slogans used during WW2 to inspire the people at home, e.g

Background imageThis Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Good Night, Forces

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Good Night, Forces
The Caption is Good Night Forces. This is a play on the closing words of BBC Forces Radio which broadcast to the BEF. It began in 1940 and finished in 1944 well before this card was posted

Background imageThis Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Refresher Course

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Refresher Course
The Caption is Refresher Course They are sitting in a Forces Club. These were run by the NaFI and the WVS among others. Maybe the girl works there. A little dog is feeding at a bowl

Background imageThis Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - A Piece of Cake

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - A Piece of Cake
The Caption is A piece of cake. This latter was an RAF expresssion for an easy fight. Through the window can be seen an aeroplane. This was the year of the Battle of Britain

Background imageThis Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Boots, Boots, Boots

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Boots, Boots, Boots
The Caption is Boots! Boots! Boots! This is a take on Rudyard Kiplings poem Infantry Columns where the boots actually go up and down

Background imageThis Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Coo - you ought to have seen ours

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Coo - you ought to have seen ours
The Caption reads Coo! You ought to have seen ours. The bombs look like what were called Butterfly bombs. These were anti-personnel weapons dropped for people to pick up



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