Lockheed P-38 'Lightning' in action; Second World War, 1944
Illustration showing an US Air Force Lockheed P-38 'Lightning' shooting down a German aeroplane during the Second World War. The 'Lightning' was a highly successful twin-engined escort fighter, with a top speed of 360mph and a range of at least 1000 miles. This illustration was painted by C.E. Turner, the Illustrated London News' special artist, from sketches made at an American airfield in Britain, 1944.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Man in the Iron Mask, playing the cello in prison
There are conflicting theories as to who this man was. One is that he was Count Ercole Antonio Mattioli (Matthioli or Marchioly, 1640-1703), an Italian diplomat, arrested as Eustache Dauger in 1669, imprisoned by Louis XIV for 34 years, who died in the Bastille. Another theory, according to Voltaire, is that he was the older, illegitimate brother of Louis XIV -- this later formed part of Alexandre Dumas' Three Musketeers saga, in which the man is Louis' twin brother.
© Mary Evans Picture Library
Marchioness of Douro and Lady Anne Wellesley by Yevonde
Lady Douro, wife of the 5th Duke of Wellington (from 1934), 'hostess of Strathfieldsaye' in Berkshire, pictured in a twin portrait (very popular at the time) with her daughter Lady Anne Wellesley later Lady Anne Maud Rhys (1910-1998), wife of Hon. David Reginald Rhys. Photographed by Madame Yevonde who would later feature Lady Anne in her famous 'Goddesses' series.
© Yevonde Portrait Archive/ILN/Mary Evans Picture Library