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Wreckage Collection

Background imageWreckage Collection: Winston Churchill in Bristol, 1941

Winston Churchill in Bristol, 1941
Winston Churchill visits bomb-damaged Bristol on 12th April 1941, during World War Two. Date: 12th April 1941

Background imageWreckage Collection: King and Queen inspecting bomb damage at Buckingham Palace

King and Queen inspecting bomb damage at Buckingham Palace
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth pictured among the rubble at Buckingham Palace following German air raids during the Blitz, September 1940

Background imageWreckage Collection: Flood at Johnstown / USA

Flood at Johnstown / USA
A mother watches helplessly as her husband and young duaghter are swept away by the raging waters of a flood that hit Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Background imageWreckage Collection: Ship on the Rocks

Ship on the Rocks
A large sailing ship is hurled against the rocks by stormwaves : survivors cling to wreckage which the waves drive ashore

Background imageWreckage Collection: Messerschmitt M. E. 109

Messerschmitt M. E. 109
Made in Germany, Finished in England. Messerschmitt M.E. 109. All proceeds go to our local Spitfire fund

Background imageWreckage Collection: Blitz in London -- sub-fire station, Finsbury, WW2

Blitz in London -- sub-fire station, Finsbury, WW2
Blitz in London -- firefighters clearing debris at what was their sub-fire station in Hugh Myddleton Primary School, Finsbury, EC1. The building took a direct hit from a high explosive bomb

Background imageWreckage Collection: British Sopwith triplane crash, Passchendaele, WW1

British Sopwith triplane crash, Passchendaele, WW1
A British Sopwith triplane brought down in flames at Passchendaele, Flanders, during the First World War. Date: 23 August 1917

Background imageWreckage Collection: Bethune 1918

Bethune 1918
One of the less damaged streets in Bethune on the Western Front in France during World War I in May 1918

Background imageWreckage Collection: King and Queen tour West London raid damage

King and Queen tour West London raid damage
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth talking to Mrs Eals who was saved by taking cover in an Anderson shelter when her house was bombed during an air raid in September 1940

Background imageWreckage Collection: A German Zeppelins observation car

A German Zeppelins observation car photographed on display as part of a public exhibition of dirigible wreckage collected from across Britain

Background imageWreckage Collection: German bomb damage in Colchester

German bomb damage in Colchester
A photograph of Quartermaster-Sergeant Radjohn and his wife and baby son among the wreckage in their back-yard caused by a German bomb in February 1915

Background imageWreckage Collection: Mary Celeste / Fosdyk 1872

Mary Celeste / Fosdyk 1872
ABEL FOSDYKs STORY All the crew, except Fosdyk, are eaten by sharks : he survives on drifting wreckage of the fallen quarter-deck (almost certainly a hoax)

Background imageWreckage Collection: WW2 - Ju88 attacked by Spitfires - ditched off Pagham, Essex

WW2 - Ju88 attacked by Spitfires - ditched off Pagham, Essex
1940

Background imageWreckage Collection: Airship Crash Site with Wreckage in a Field with Snow

Airship Crash Site with Wreckage in a Field with Snow

Background imageWreckage Collection: Messerschmitt Bf-109E-1

Messerschmitt Bf-109E-1
Messerschmitt Bf-109 of Luftwaffe Stab 3./ Jagdgeschwader 26 Which Force-Landed in a Field in Kent, Southern England UK after Being Shot-Down by Squadron Leader Henry C Sawyer in a Spitfire 1 of 65

Background imageWreckage Collection: World War II satchel charge on Luzon, Philippines

World War II satchel charge on Luzon, Philippines
World War II vintage photograph - satchel charge against Japanese soldiers on Luzon, Philippines

Background imageWreckage Collection: Queen Mary Reservoir plane crash, 1937

Queen Mary Reservoir plane crash, 1937
The wreckage of an airplane belonging to the Midland Bank Flying Club, which crashed into Queen Mary reservoir, near Staines, Middlesex in 1937

Background imageWreckage Collection: The wreckage of the crashed British Airship R101

The wreckage of the crashed British Airship R101 near Beauvais, France - whilst on a flight to India Date: 1930

Background imageWreckage Collection: Consolidated B-24J Liberator

Consolidated B-24J Liberator
USAF 491st Bg Bomber Group Consolidated B-24J Liberator Burned Wreckage Date: 1944

Background imageWreckage Collection: RAF Squadron Gloster Javelin and Gloster Meteor Based at?

RAF Squadron Gloster Javelin and Gloster Meteor Based at?
RAF Squadron Gloster Javelin and Gloster Meteor Based at Duxford in 1950S

Background imageWreckage Collection: Heinkel He-111H

Heinkel He-111H
Soldiers Inspect the Wreckage of a Luftwaffe 2./ Kampfgeschwader 55 Heinkel He-111 Shot-Down by Pilot-Officer Lord Rup Kay-Shuttleworth

Background imageWreckage Collection: Heinkel He-111K-5A

Heinkel He-111K-5A
A Policeman and a Soldier Inspecting a Luftwaffe Heinkel He-111K Shot-Down and Crash-Landed in a Field in Surrey, UK During the Battle-Of-Britain on 30th August 1940 Date: 1940

Background imageWreckage Collection: WW2 - Home Front - Young Blitz victim with his cuddly Toy

WW2 - Home Front - Young Blitz victim with his cuddly Toy, salvaged from the wreckage of his bombed-out home. Date: circa 1941

Background imageWreckage Collection: WW2 - Paddy Finds A Family

WW2 - Paddy Finds A Family
A WW2 short story illustration which shows a mother and child searching the wreckage of a home that has been devastated by an enemy air raid, a warden helps them, the child races towards a poor dog

Background imageWreckage Collection: Brooklands Race

Brooklands Race
Scenes from the British Thousand Miles Race at Brooklands. The wreckage of an M.G. Midget driven by H. Leeson, who died in the accident. And female winners T. H. Wisdom and Joan Richmond. Date: 1932

Background imageWreckage Collection: Shop Wrecked By Car

Shop Wrecked By Car
Wreckage to a corner shop in Thornton Heath, caused by a four-seater saloon car. The car had swerved to avoid children playing in the road. Nobody was seriously hurt. Date: 1931

Background imageWreckage Collection: Bomb damage at the Red Cross

Bomb damage at the Red Cross
Members of the Red Cross, amidst bomb damage to one of their depots Date: 1940

Background imageWreckage Collection: Waifs and Strays appeal

Waifs and Strays appeal
Appeal for gifts on behalf of homeless wartime children. Date: 1940

Background imageWreckage Collection: Director of the Tate Gallery, inspecting damage

Director of the Tate Gallery, inspecting damage
John Rothenstein (1901-1992), the Director of London's Tate Gallery, inspecting bomb damage. Th museum suffered this fate several times during the war

Background imageWreckage Collection: Tate Gallery bomb damage

Tate Gallery bomb damage
The Tate Gallery initially sustained damage on 16 September 1940, when it was hit by a bomb, the first of several such incidents. Date: 1940

Background imageWreckage Collection: Shrewsbury rail accident, showing the roof of the Great Western Railway coach which was piled up

Shrewsbury rail accident, showing the roof of the Great Western Railway coach which was piled up on the top of the engine when train left the rails. Date: October 1907

Background imageWreckage Collection: Earthquake damage in Japan c. 1890, collapsed houses

Earthquake damage in Japan c. 1890, collapsed houses
19th century vintage photograph: earthquake damage in Japan c.1890, collapsed houses in a town

Background imageWreckage Collection: World War II US B-29 bombeers on the Mariana Islands

World War II US B-29 bombeers on the Mariana Islands
World War II vintage photograph US B-29 bombeers on the Mariana Islands, war in the Pacific

Background imageWreckage Collection: WW II Liberator bomber exploding Germany, 1944

WW II Liberator bomber exploding Germany, 1944
Vintage World War II photograph - B-24H Liberator bomber of 783rd Bomb Squadron, 465th Bomb Group, US 15th Air Force exploding in mid air after being hit by anti-aircraft fire over Germany, 1944

Background imageWreckage Collection: Clearing debris during the Blitz

Clearing debris during the Blitz
This image was generated using WaterMark, designed and engineered by HighWater Designs Ltd

Background imageWreckage Collection: An air crash investigator at work in an indoor location with pieces of wreckage from a

An air crash investigator at work in an indoor location with pieces of wreckage from a plane crash set out on the floor. Date: 1960s

Background imageWreckage Collection: British Policeman by Morane-Soulnier Ms-140 Series Paras?

British Policeman by Morane-Soulnier Ms-140 Series Paras?
British Policeman by Morane-Soulnier Ms-140 Series Parasol after a Crash-Landing at Selsey, Sussex, UK. Story= the Pretty Frenchwoman, Mme Irene Schmelder-Chapellut

Background imageWreckage Collection: Heinkel He-111H-4

Heinkel He-111H-4
A Heinkel He-111H-4 Bomber Coded 5J+Dm, of Luftwaffe Stab 2 / Kampfgeschader 4 Which Ditched in the Sea Near Blakeney Harbour, Norfolk

Background imageWreckage Collection: Fiat BR-20M Cigogna

Fiat BR-20M Cigogna
Italian Airforce Fiat Br-20M Cigogna the Day after Being Shot-Down by a RAF Hurricane on 11 November 1940 and Crash-Landing in a Fir Tree Plantation Forest in Suffolk

Background imageWreckage Collection: Avro 621 Tutor

Avro 621 Tutor Crashed Near a Railway-Line at Castle Donington - Flight Cadet Peter Vaughan of Ilford Received a Broken Leg and a Cut Chin and Was Taken to Derby Royal Infirmary Date: 1938

Background imageWreckage Collection: Ruins of Saint-Pierre, Martinique - Eruption of Mount Pelee

Ruins of Saint-Pierre, Martinique - Eruption of Mount Pelee
Ruins of Saint-Pierre, Martinique, entirely destroyed by the eruption of Mount Pelee which had been supposed extinct. Date: 1902

Background imageWreckage Collection: Blitz in London -- Cobbs Corner, Sydenham, WW2

Blitz in London -- Cobbs Corner, Sydenham, WW2
Blitz in London -- firefighters damping down the remains of shops and dwellings in the aftermath of an incendiary bomb attack at Cobbs Corner, Sydenham, SE London

Background imageWreckage Collection: Battle of Trafalgar heroes

Battle of Trafalgar heroes
A document remembering the names of those who died fighting for the Spanish at the Battle of Trafalgar. Date: 1805

Background imageWreckage Collection: Wreckage of the Flying Scotsman

Wreckage of the Flying Scotsman
On the morning of April 14th the Flying Scotsman - the London to Aberdeen express from Kings Cross - came into collision with the engine of a goods train outside Burntisland Station, Fifeshire. 1914

Background imageWreckage Collection: Fragments of a Dornier brought down in Victoria Station

Fragments of a Dornier brought down in Victoria Station
Knocking over chimney pots as it came to rest. The Fragments of a Dornier Bomber brought down in the forecourt of Victoria Station by Fighter Pilot Ray Holmes on 15th September 1940

Background imageWreckage Collection: Wreckage caused by Dornier Bomber in Victoria Station

Wreckage caused by Dornier Bomber in Victoria Station
Part of an enemy fuselage hits Victoria Station. Wreckage caused by German Dornier Bomber which was brought down by Fighter Pilot Ray Holmes in the forecourt of Victoria Station. 15th September 1940

Background imageWreckage Collection: Suffragette Beats Husband

Suffragette Beats Husband. Wife with carpet beater threatens husband who cowers under the table. Wreckage of kitchen utensils all around. Captioned, A Suffragette Date: circa 1910



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