Deceiving the invader as to the state of the tide
Illustration by William Heath Robinson (1872-1944); part of a series of humorous illustrations he produced for the Sketch during World War II. British beach goers perch nonchalantly on stilts at the seaside, pretending the tide is low, resulting in the Nazi landing parties disembarking in the deep water and drowning. Robinson was a regular contributor to the Sketch, the Bystander and other ILN titles during his lifetime. His weekly drawings featuring mind-boggling contraptions and designs were immensely popular. Please note: Credit must appear as Courtesy of the Estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/ILN/Mary Evan"
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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.
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Lobster fisherman leaves boat and climbs bank of River Dee
At low water, a lobster fisherman leaves his boat tender at the end of a days fishing and climbs the steep muddy bank of the River Dee in Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. He carries his day's catch and his pair of oars. The background shows the silhouette of Kirkcudbright town with its castle and Tolbooth Date: 2010
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