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Images Dated 18th August 2004

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The Enterprise and Investigator surrounded by ice, Barro Featured 18 Aug 2004 Print

The Enterprise and Investigator surrounded by ice, Barro

Engraving showing the Enterprise and Investigator surrounded by pack ice in Barrow's Straits, September 1849. These two ships were used by Sir James Clark Ross's Expedition of 1848-1849 to search the Arctic for signs of Sir John Franklin's ill-fated Arctic expedition of 1845. In 1845 the British Admiralty sent two polar exploration ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, to look for the Northwest passage round the northern coast of Canada. The expedition, commanded by Sir John Franklin, disappeared from view late in 1845 and none of the men were ever seen again. In fact the ships made it to the King William Island region, then got stuck in the ice. With supplies running out the surviving crew abandoned ship and headed south. However, none made it to safety and it is assumed all died from disease, exposure or starvation. From 1848 onwards a number of relief expeditions were sent to find Franklin, but it was only in 1859 that Francis Leopold McClintock was able to confirm Franklin's fate

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

Slavers Raiding a Village on the Aruwimi River, Central Afri Featured 18 Aug 2004 Print

Slavers Raiding a Village on the Aruwimi River, Central Afri

Engraving showing Arab slavers raiding a village beside the Aruwimi River, as seen from the Yambuya Camp occupied by Sir Henry Morton Stanley's Emin Pasha Relief Expedition, 1888. Emin Pasha (1840-1892), the German doctor, explorer, linguist and Governor of the Egyptian Equatorial Province had retreated to Wadelai, near Lake Albert, with 10, 000 followers during the Mahdi Rising. Cut off from all communication Emin Pasha was considered lost, so the British government sent out a rescue party led by H.M. Stanley (1841-1904). Date: 1890

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

The Portuguese Army attempts to seize a railway train, South Featured 18 Aug 2004 Print

The Portuguese Army attempts to seize a railway train, South

Engraving showing the encounter between a British operated steam train and a detachment of the Portuguese army, Delagoa Bay, South East Africa, 1889. Relations between Great Britain and Portugal were tense in the summer of 1889, due to disagreements over their colonies in Africa. This image shows the scene as the Portuguese attempted to take control of the British run railway and the train driver beat them off using the engine's steam valves

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans