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Background imageThousands Collection: Gliders ready for Operation Market Garden Second World War

Gliders ready for Operation Market Garden Second World War
Photograph showing gliders and men of the Allied Airborne Army, on an airfield somewhere in Britain, September 1944. On 17th September 1944 Operation Market Garden was put into action; a bold plan

Background imageThousands Collection: Soldier of the British First Airborne in action in Arnhem; S

Soldier of the British First Airborne in action in Arnhem; S
Photograph showing a soldier of the British First Airborne Division firing his Sten gun at Germans near Arnhem, Holland, September 1944

Background imageThousands Collection: British First Airborne dug in at Arnhem; Second World War, 1

British First Airborne dug in at Arnhem; Second World War, 1
Photograph showing a unit of the British First Airborne Division, in shallow trenches along a road side near Arnhem, September 1944

Background imageThousands Collection: Major-General R. E. Urquhart in Arnhem; Second World War, 194

Major-General R. E. Urquhart in Arnhem; Second World War, 194
Photograph showing Major-General R.E. Urquhart, Commander of the British First Airborne Division, standing outside his headquarters near Arnhem, the Hartenstein Hotel, September 1944

Background imageThousands Collection: Allied Airborne Army Parachutes in Holland; Second World War

Allied Airborne Army Parachutes in Holland; Second World War
Aerial photograph showing parachutes of the Allied Airborne Army floating down to earth and discarded ones, after landing, in Holland, September 1944

Background imageThousands Collection: Aberdeen Fish Market

Aberdeen Fish Market
Two market traders walk through Aberdeen Fish Market, Scotland, where thousands of fresh fish are set out in crates and wicker baskets

Background imageThousands Collection: Pigeon racing at Crystal Palace, London

Pigeon racing at Crystal Palace, London
15, 000 birds from all parts of England and Scotland are released from Crystal Palace, south London, at the start of a championship pigeon race

Background imageThousands Collection: British Sentry keeping watch on Nijmegen Bridge; Second Worl

British Sentry keeping watch on Nijmegen Bridge; Second Worl
Photograph showing aan Irish Guardsman keeping watch on the Bridge at Nijmegen, September 1944. On 17th September 1944 Operation Market Garden was put into action; a bold plan devised by

Background imageThousands Collection: British First Airborne Troops march towards Arnhem; Second W

British First Airborne Troops march towards Arnhem; Second W
Photograph showing men of the British First Airborne Division marching into Arnhem with their guns and equipment, after landing outside the town, September 1944

Background imageThousands Collection: Oman / Mattrah

Oman / Mattrah
The market place in the old caravan town of Mattrah, Oman, Middle East. During the date harvest the mountains resound with the bleating of thousands of camels. Date: 1930s

Background imageThousands Collection: Royal Wedding 1947 - crowd in Trafalgar Square

Royal Wedding 1947 - crowd in Trafalgar Square
A section of the vast crowd which assembled in London to greet Princess Elizabeth and her bridegroom, Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten on 20 November 1947

Background imageThousands Collection: Men of the British First Airborne Division in a glider; Seco

Men of the British First Airborne Division in a glider; Seco
Photograph showing a unit of the British First Airborne Division in a glider on the way to Arnhem, September 1944. On 17th September 1944 Operation Market Garden was put into action; a bold plan

Background imageThousands Collection: British First Airborne Troops using a mortar, Arnhem; Second

British First Airborne Troops using a mortar, Arnhem; Second
Photograph showing men of the British First Airborne Division using a 3-inch mortar in one of the woods surrounding Arnhem, in Holland, September 1944

Background imageThousands Collection: Margate beach during heatwave

Margate beach during heatwave
Thousands of holiday makers enjoy the pleasures of the beach at Margate during warm and sunny weather at the end of August, 1927

Background imageThousands Collection: Ww1 / Single Men Poster

Ww1 / Single Men Poster
SINGLE MEN Hundreds of thousands of married man have left their homes to fight for KING & COUNTRY

Background imageThousands Collection: Karo Syrup Advert

Karo Syrup Advert
Why do thousands of women say that wherever there is Karo, there is good cooking - and a real pride in the family table?

Background imageThousands Collection: WW2 recruitment poster, Thousands of women needed now in the ATS, WaF

WW2 recruitment poster, Thousands of women needed now in the ATS, WaF, vital to the offensive. Full information at the nearest recruiting centre or your employment exchange. Date: circa 1940

Background imageThousands Collection: Two nurses in uniform, on thousands of sandbags

Two nurses in uniform, on thousands of sandbags
Two nurses in uniform, pictured on thousands of sandbags. Photographed from above, outside a hospital, with sandbags stored for defence

Background imageThousands Collection: RMS Queen Mary, some of the shipbuilders in Glasgow

RMS Queen Mary, some of the shipbuilders in Glasgow
Some of the thousands of shipbuilders in Glasgow, making RMS Queen Mary ready for the sea Date: 1930s

Background imageThousands Collection: Charles Moore & Co Advertisement

Charles Moore & Co Advertisement
An illustrated advertisement for Charles Moore & Co, a department store based in New Adelaide. Images show the large store building, with thousands of people outside

Background imageThousands Collection: Burial containers, Xieng Khouang, Laos

Burial containers, Xieng Khouang, Laos
Burial containers in the Plain of Jars at Xieng Khouang, Phonsavan, Laos. Thousands of these stone jars lie scattered throughout the Xieng Khouang plain in the Lao Highlands -- archaeologists believe

Background imageThousands Collection: Two members of Gibraltar's police force questioning a Spanish boy on the gang-way of a refugee

Two members of Gibraltar's police force questioning a Spanish boy on the gang-way of a refugee boat, August 1936. The Spanish Civil War, which started in the summer of 1936

Background imageThousands Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Deep in the Heart of Texas

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Deep in the Heart of Texas
The caption on the postcard is Deep in the heart of Texas. During the war tens of thousands of Americans came to the UK and things American became very popular

Background imageThousands Collection: Royal Scottish Volunteer Review - Edinburgh

Royal Scottish Volunteer Review - Edinburgh, Scotland - 18th September, 1905. Spectators on St. Anthonys Brae and the Haggis Knowe. Date: 1905

Background imageThousands Collection: Portrait of artist Jean Berne-Bellecour in French uniform

Portrait of artist Jean Berne-Bellecour in French uniform
Portrait of the artist, Jean Berne-Bellecour in French army uniform, by Lucien Jonas. Lucien Hector Jonas (1880-1947). In February Of 1915

Background imageThousands Collection: French and German soldiers in hand to hand fighting

French and German soldiers in hand to hand fighting. Lucien Hector Jonas (1880-1947). In February Of 1915, Jonas Was Offically Accredited As Military Painter To The MusÚÑáDe L ArmÚѺ In Paris

Background imageThousands Collection: Lieutenant General Robert L Bullard - AEF

Lieutenant General Robert L Bullard - AEF
Lieutenant General Robert L. Bullard, American Expeditionary Force, dated 9th July 1918. Lucien Hector Jonas (1880-1947). In February Of 1915

Background imageThousands Collection: Lieutenant General Hunter Liggett

Lieutenant General Hunter Liggett, dated 11th October 1918. Lucien Hector Jonas (1880-1947). In February Of 1915, Jonas Was Offically Accredited As Military Painter To The MusÚÑáDe L ArmÚѺ In Paris

Background imageThousands Collection: General Tasker H Bliss, American Expeditionary Force

General Tasker H Bliss, American Expeditionary Force
General Tasker H. Bliss, American Expeditionary Force, dated 18th April 1918. Lucien Hector Jonas (1880-1947). In February Of 1915

Background imageThousands Collection: General The Honourable Julian Byng

General The Honourable Julian Byng, dated 18th May 1917. Lucien Hector Jonas (1880-1947). In February Of 1915, Jonas Was Offically Accredited As Military Painter To The MusÚÑáDe L ArmÚѺ In Paris

Background imageThousands Collection: Lieutenant General Sir Arthur Currie, dated 1917

Lieutenant General Sir Arthur Currie, dated 1917. Lucien Hector Jonas (1880-1947). In February Of 1915, Jonas Was Offically Accredited As Military Painter To The MusÚÑáDe L ArmÚѺ In Paris

Background imageThousands Collection: Lieutenant General Sir William Pulteney

Lieutenant General Sir William Pulteney, dated 23rd May 1917. Lucien Hector Jonas (1880-1947). In February Of 1915, Jonas Was Offically Accredited As Military Painter To The MusÚÑáDe L ArmÚѺ In

Background imageThousands Collection: General Sir Edmund Allenby, dated 20th May 1917

General Sir Edmund Allenby, dated 20th May 1917. Lucien Hector Jonas (1880-1947). In February Of 1915, Jonas Was Offically Accredited As Military Painter To The MusÚÑáDe L ArmÚѺ In Paris

Background imageThousands Collection: Field Marshal French, dated June 8th 1915

Field Marshal French, dated June 8th 1915. Lucien Hector Jonas (1880-1947). In February Of 1915, Jonas Was Offically Accredited As Military Painter To The MusÚÑáDe L ArmÚѺ In Paris

Background imageThousands Collection: General Guillaumat, dated Sepember 1917

General Guillaumat, dated Sepember 1917. Lucien Hector Jonas (1880-1947). In February Of 1915, Jonas Was Offically Accredited As Military Painter To The MusÚÑáDe L ArmÚѺ In Paris

Background imageThousands Collection: General Anthoine, dated 9th May 1917

General Anthoine, dated 9th May 1917. Lucien Hector Jonas (1880-1947). In February Of 1915, Jonas Was Offically Accredited As Military Painter To The MusÚÑáDe L ArmÚѺ In Paris

Background imageThousands Collection: General Berthelot, dated October 1915

General Berthelot, dated October 1915. Lucien Hector Jonas (1880-1947). In February Of 1915, Jonas Was Offically Accredited As Military Painter To The MusÚÑáDe L ArmÚѺ In Paris

Background imageThousands Collection: General Umbert

General Umbert. Lucien Hector Jonas (1880-1947). In February Of 1915, Jonas Was Offically Accredited As Military Painter To The MusÚÑáDe L ArmÚѺ In Paris

Background imageThousands Collection: General Roques, dated May 1915

General Roques, dated May 1915. Lucien Hector Jonas (1880-1947). In February Of 1915, Jonas Was Offically Accredited As Military Painter To The MusÚÑáDe L ArmÚѺ In Paris

Background imageThousands Collection: General de Maud huy, dated 1915

General de Maud huy, dated 1915. Lucien Hector Jonas (1880-1947). In February Of 1915, Jonas Was Offically Accredited As Military Painter To The MusÚÑáDe L ArmÚѺ In Paris

Background imageThousands Collection: General Maunoury, dated 22nd / 23rd June 1915

General Maunoury, dated 22nd / 23rd June 1915
General Maunoury, dated 22nd/23rd June 1915. Lucien Hector Jonas (1880-1947). In February Of 1915, Jonas Was Offically Accredited As Military Painter To The MusÚÑáDe L ArmÚѺ In Paris

Background imageThousands Collection: General D Urbal, dated 11th November 1915

General D Urbal, dated 11th November 1915. Lucien Hector Jonas (1880-1947). In February Of 1915, Jonas Was Offically Accredited As Military Painter To The MusÚÑáDe L ArmÚѺ In Paris

Background imageThousands Collection: General Debeney, dated 16th March 1917

General Debeney, dated 16th March 1917. Lucien Hector Jonas (1880-1947). In February Of 1915, Jonas Was Offically Accredited As Military Painter To The MusÚÑáDe L ArmÚѺ In Paris

Background imageThousands Collection: ITALIAN CARNIVAL / 1939

ITALIAN CARNIVAL / 1939
A procession at the Viareggio carnival, with giants, clowns and thousands of people all enjoying the festivities. Date: 1939

Background imageThousands Collection: TELEVISION FORESEEN 1891

TELEVISION FORESEEN 1891
In the coming century, we shall be able to send not only spoken words but visual images across distances of thousands of leagues ! Date: 1891

Background imageThousands Collection: March of the archers

March of the archers
Great marches of archers took place as thousands went out into the fields of Finsbury, Moorfields, Spitalfields and Bethnal Green

Background imageThousands Collection: A Witch Doctor and his bride

A Witch Doctor and his bride
The Witch Doctor pictured is from the Mashlangan tribe, inhabiting the Lydenburg district of the Transvaal Republic. He had claimed to have used his power to rid the plague of locusts that devastated

Background imageThousands Collection: Waterloo Medal 1815

Waterloo Medal 1815. One of two medals awarded to Surgeon William Jones. Surgeon Jones served as Regimental Surgeon to the 40th (2nd Somersetshire) Regiment in the Peninsular and at Waterloo



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