WW1 - Battle of Dogger Bank - Sinking of SMS 'Blucher'
WW1 - Battle of Dogger Bank - A photograph showing the sinking of the German battle cruiser, SMS 'Blucher', after being shelled by the British in 1915. The crew can be seen clinging to the hull, others sliding into the water, and pouring from the bilge-keel. Above appears the wrecked tripod foremast and turret with guns tilted skyward. On the far right, smoke and flames are bursting from the ship's torn side by Brtitsh shells. Blucher was the only warship to have sunk during the battle. Date: 1915
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Leslie Howard, Adrian Brunel and Georges Perinal
Leslie Howard (1893-1943), English actor, with Georges Perinal (1897-1965), French cinematographer, and Adrian Brunel (1892-1958), English film director and screenwriter, on location while working on the filming of The First of the Few, in which Howard played the Spitfire designer RJ Mitchell.
© A Flying History/The Peter Keating Aviation Photograph Collection/Mary Evans Picture Library
Underwater theodolite off the coast of Malta
Diver using a theodolite to survey the best location for an inflatable house which was anchored to the seabed, some 50 feet deep, in Paradise Bay, off the coast of Malta. He is writing something down on a waterproof clipboard. It was equipped with lighting, telephone and immersion heaters with which the inhabitants could make hot drinks. It was constructed by teams of engineers and diving enthusiasts from Imperial College of Science and Technology and Enfield College of Technology. It was 9ft long and 6ft wide, constructed from rubberised material on a steel frame, and weighed around 500 lb. The team leader was David Baume who hoped it would be the first of a series of low cost underwater living spaces from which scientists could explore the seas. David and some other team members were able to spend a night 30 feet below the surface. The following day a severe storm caused the house to collapse.
© Mary Evans Picture Library/DAVID LEWIS HODGSON