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Background imageUnsuccessful 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 imageUnsuccessful 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 imageUnsuccessful 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 imageUnsuccessful 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 imageUnsuccessful Collection: Lt. Shackleton, Captain Scott and Dr. Wilson, Antarctica, 19

Lt. Shackleton, Captain Scott and Dr. Wilson, Antarctica, 19
Photograph showing Lt. Shackleton, Captain Scott and Dr. Wilson, ready for their dash towards the South Pole, during the National Antarctic Expedition of 1901-04

Background imageUnsuccessful 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 imageUnsuccessful 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 imageUnsuccessful Collection: Polish revolt against Russian domination

Polish revolt against Russian domination
During the November Uprising, also known as the Cadet Revolution (1830-1831), Polish patriots attempt (unsuccessfully) to throw off Russian domination

Background imageUnsuccessful 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 imageUnsuccessful 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 imageUnsuccessful Collection: Paris / Eiffel Tower 1912

Paris / Eiffel Tower 1912
Francois Reichett tests his parachute by jumping from the Tour Eiffel, Paris; sadly, the test fails, and he is unable to make a second try Date: 1912

Background imageUnsuccessful Collection: Boer War, group photo, first attempt at peace

Boer War, group photo, first attempt at peace
Boer War, group photo, first attempt (unsuccessful) to arrive at peace, at Middelburg in March 1901. Back row (left to right): Colonel Henderson, Van Velden, Major Watson, H Fraser, Colonel Hamilton

Background imageUnsuccessful Collection: WW2 - French General Maurice Gustave Gamelin

WW2 - French General Maurice Gustave Gamelin
French General Maurice Gustave Gamelin (1872-1958) - remembered for his unsuccessful role as Commander-in-Chief of the French military in 1940 during the Battle of France in World War Two

Background imageUnsuccessful Collection: Cierva Skeeter 1 G-AJCJ

Cierva Skeeter 1 G-AJCJ (msn W.14/1), prototype of the Skeeter, powered by the unsuccessful Jameson JJ-1 engine, at the 1948 SBAC Farnborough air show. Date: 1948

Background imageUnsuccessful Collection: Sir Thomas Lipton on a yacht

Sir Thomas Lipton on a yacht
Sir Thomas Lipton (May 1848- October 1931) on board his steam yacht Erin'. Preparing for the Challenger of the America cup on the sailing boat Shamrock II

Background imageUnsuccessful Collection: Spitting Image puppet of Margaret Thatcher

Spitting Image puppet of Margaret Thatcher
A puppet of Margaret Thatcher, British Conservative Prime Minister, used on the satirical TV programme, Spitting Image. The book is Spycatcher by Peter Wright

Background imageUnsuccessful Collection: VERDI/MASNADIERI FINALE

VERDI/MASNADIERI FINALE
(The Robbers) The corpse-strewn finale of this somewhat unsuccessful opera based on Schiller's play Die Rauber Date: first performed 1847

Background imageUnsuccessful Collection: Breguet Br. 1001 Taon 02 - E

Breguet Br. 1001 Taon 02 - E
Breguet Br.1001 Taon 02 - E (msn 2), at the Musee de l'air et de l'espace, Le Bourget, near Paris. The Taon was an unsuccessful competitor in the NATO LWSF (Light Weight Strike Fighter)

Background imageUnsuccessful Collection: Retreat of the British, following the unsuccessful Siege of Saint-Martin-de-Re

Retreat of the British, following the unsuccessful Siege of Saint-Martin-de-Re, near La Rochelle, France, October 1627, part of the Anglo-French War (1627-1629)

Background imageUnsuccessful Collection: The Attack on Bergen-Op-Zoom, Netherlands, 8 March 1814

The Attack on Bergen-Op-Zoom, Netherlands, 8 March 1814, by the British against the French, part of the War of the Sixth Coalition (1813-1814). The attack was unsuccessful. Date: 1814

Background imageUnsuccessful Collection: Bombardment of Flushing (Vlissingen, Netherlands), August 1809

Bombardment of Flushing (Vlissingen, Netherlands), August 1809, during the Walcheren Campaign, an unsuccessful British expedition. Date: 1809

Background imageUnsuccessful Collection: Cartoon, A Bit of Animated Nature

Cartoon, A Bit of Animated Nature, the Protectionist Cuckoo in the Hedge Sparrows Nest. A satirical depiction of Benjamin Disraeli, Conservative Chancellor of the Exchequer, as the cuckoo

Background imageUnsuccessful Collection: Cartoon, The pantomime is coming

Cartoon, The pantomime is coming
Cartoon, " The World" is withdrawn, but the pantomime is coming. Possibly a reference to an unsuccessful production coming to an end, just before the pantomime season begins

Background imageUnsuccessful Collection: Columbus at Venice

Columbus at Venice
Columbus in Venice 1488, supplicating to the Doge and his ministers, to fund his expeditions to find a new trading route to Asia. He was unsuccessful and was turned down. Date: 1488

Background imageUnsuccessful Collection: Silver Bullet attempting speed record at Daytona, USA

Silver Bullet attempting speed record at Daytona, USA
The Silver Bullet, regarded as having perfect streamlining but unsuccessful in Land Speed Record attempts at Daytona, USA. 20th century

Background imageUnsuccessful Collection: Northrop F-89B Scorpion 49-2434

Northrop F-89B Scorpion 49-2434 (buzz number FV-434), on display at Lackland Air Force Base, in December 1965. Accepted by USAF in January 1951 as an F-89A; modified as EF-89A test-bed for

Background imageUnsuccessful Collection: CHARLES VI & WENCESLAUS CHARLES VI & WENCESLAUS

CHARLES VI & WENCESLAUS CHARLES VI & WENCESLAUS
German Emperor Wenceslaus of Luxembourg With Charles VI of france holding ultimately unsuccessful negotiations to end the Papal Schism (setting is probably Rheims Cathedral). Date: Ca 1390

Background imageUnsuccessful Collection: European knights mount an unsuccessful siege 1390

European knights mount an unsuccessful siege 1390
European knights mount an unsuccessful siege on a city near Tunis, Africa. Defeated, they soon return home

Background imageUnsuccessful Collection: Breguet 941S McDonnell Douglas 188 STOL demonstrator La Guar

Breguet 941S McDonnell Douglas 188 STOL demonstrator La Guar
Breguets design for a 4 engined STOL transport was unsuccessful. This version was built under licence by McDonnell Douglas in the United States and was tested by NASA

Background imageUnsuccessful Collection: French royal family are brought back from Varennes

French royal family are brought back from Varennes
During the French Revolution, the French royal family are brought back to Paris from Varennes, after their unsuccessful attempt to escape the country. Date: 22 June 1791

Background imageUnsuccessful Collection: Max Hodel

Max Hodel, the German would-be assassin of Kaiser Wilhelm I Date: 1878

Background imageUnsuccessful Collection: The Theatre on board HMS Alert, British Arctic Expeditio

The Theatre on board HMS Alert, British Arctic Expeditio
Engraving showing the theatre on board HMS Alert during the British Arctic Expedition of 1875-1876. Plays were staged aboard the ship to keep up morale during the cold, dark winter months

Background imageUnsuccessful Collection: Map of Smith Sound and Greenland, 1875

Map of Smith Sound and Greenland, 1875
Engraving showing a map of Smith Sound and Greenland, as it was known in May 1875. Much of the map is erroneous or missing in detail

Background imageUnsuccessful Collection: The Scene on the Deck of HMS Discovery at Portsmouth, 1876

The Scene on the Deck of HMS Discovery at Portsmouth, 1876
Engraving showing the scene on the deck of HMS Discovery at the end of her Arctic expedition, Portsmouth, 1876. In 1875 the British Admiralty sent Captain George Nares with two ships

Background imageUnsuccessful Collection: Man and Writers Block

Man and Writers Block
A writer, afflicted by writers block, is at a loss for words. The floor is littered with unsuccessful drafts

Background imageUnsuccessful Collection: Father Gapon

Father Gapon
GEORGI APOLLONOVICH GAPON known as Father Gapon, prominent leader of the partially unsuccessful Russian rising in 1905. (see also our events file) Date: 1870 - 1906

Background imageUnsuccessful Collection: Hugh Crompton

Hugh Crompton
HUGH CROMPTON Unsuccessful poet who emigrated to Ireland and was never afterwards heard of : he left behind some indifferent verses, some of them coarse. Date: CIRCA 1787

Background imageUnsuccessful Collection: Sir Peter Parker

Sir Peter Parker
SIR PETER PARKER British naval officer. Commanded squadron in unsuccessful attack on Fort Moultrie, Charleston (1776) Date: 1721 - 1811

Background imageUnsuccessful Collection: Thoughtforms - 32

Thoughtforms - 32
32 - TWO GAMBLERS - successful - unsuccessful Date: 1905

Background imageUnsuccessful Collection: Amphibian biplane, Vickers Vulture II, Iraq

Amphibian biplane, Vickers Vulture II, Iraq
Amphibian biplane, Vickers Vulture II, at Djaliba (Jalibah), Iraq, on 21 April 1924, during an unsuccessful round the world flight attempt. Date: 1924

Background imageUnsuccessful Collection: FRANCE HAM

FRANCE HAM
The fortress of Ham, in Picardie, where Napoleon Bonaparte was imprisoned after his unsuccessful attempt to seize the throne. Date: circa 1800

Background imageUnsuccessful Collection: Assault on Antwerp

Assault on Antwerp
The duc d Anjou makes an unsuccessful assault on Antwerp, but fierce resistance forces his men to withdraw. Date: 16 January 1583

Background imageUnsuccessful Collection: Jean Ant. Rossignol

Jean Ant. Rossignol
JEAN ANTOINE ROSSIGNOL French jeweler turned revolutionary, brave but stupid, useless as a soldier so turned to plotting, unsuccessful, condemned and died in exile in Madagascar. Date: 1759 - 1802

Background imageUnsuccessful Collection: Orleans Comte De Paris

Orleans Comte De Paris
LOUIS-PHILIPPE-ALBERT d ORLEANS. known as the Comte de Paris, son of Ferdinand duc d Orleans, grandson of Louis Philippe, unsuccessful claimant to the throne. Date: 1838 - 1894

Background imageUnsuccessful Collection: Foxhunting Humour - In the action

Foxhunting Humour - In the action
" Hullo, old chap, you look as if you d had sport! In at the kill?" " Well, no. I was in at the ditch and in a the river. We can t expect to be in everywhere." Date: 1902

Background imageUnsuccessful Collection: Amy with her husband Jim Mollison

Amy with her husband Jim Mollison
Amy with her husband, Jim Mollison, alongside their de Havilland Dragon, G-ACCV, Seafarer, in June 1933 just before their unsuccessful attempt on the worlds long distance record. Date: 1933

Background imageUnsuccessful Collection: LCC-LFB Principal Officers uniform

LCC-LFB Principal Officers uniform
A prototype of a lightweight Principal Officers uniform, intended for summer use. A belt normally worn with an officers uniform has been omitted from this design

Background imageUnsuccessful Collection: Wilbur in prone position in damaged machine, on ground after

Wilbur in prone position in damaged machine, on ground after unsuccessful trial of December 14, 1903, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Photographs shows the shadow cast by the photographer. Date 1903 Dec



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