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Images Dated 12th April 2016

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The National Brewery Centre Archives
Wentworth Postcard Collection
Peter Butt Transport Collection
London Life Covers
New items from The Michael Diamond
Murray's Cabaret Club
Mary Evans Calendar 2020
John Hinde
Photography by Philip Dunn
New Items from the Grenville Collins
Florence Mary Anderson
Aviation Images
Royal Aeronautical Society Collection
Calendar 2019 Images
New Images from the Grenville Collins
MonoMania Images
Geffrye Museum
Sci Fi Magazine covers
History Repeats Itself
Kent and Sussex Seaside
British Seaside
National Museums Northern Ireland
The Colin Sherborne
Royal Aeronautical Society
Latest Fine Art
Fortunino Matania
Victorian and Edwardian Christmas Cards
London Life Magazine
Travel Posters
Winston Churchill
The John Innes Centre
WWI Aircraft
WWI Animals
WWI Soldiers
WWI Posters
1950s Childhood
MoDA - Museum of Domestic Design &
The Nativity
Micro Photography
Natural History Museum
Inst. of Mechanical Engineers
Fine Art
Winter Scenes
Merchandise Ideas
Sailing Ships
New York
David Wright
London Fire Brigade
Art Deco
Coal Mining
National Archives
Onslow Auctioneers
Beautiful Landscapes
Jazz Age Club
Metropolitan Police
Historical Royalty
Heath Robinson Humour
Adverts and Posters
Biblical Scenes
Books and Literature
Egyptian Art
Flowers and Plants
Folklore and Myth
Harry Price Library
Japanese Prints
Magazine Covers
Olympic Games
Royal Weddings
Science Fiction
Theatre and Opera
Valentine's Day
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Billy the submarine hunting sea lion Featured 12 Apr 2016 Print

Billy the submarine hunting sea lion

A remarkable naval experiment came to light after the war was over, deemed so unlikely that when The Illustrated London News first heard of it, they believed it to be a hoax. The suggestion that attempts were made to train sea lions were trained to hunt submarines, did seem far-fetched. However, after a thorough investigation, they were satisfied with its authenticity enough to publish a lavish spread on it in April 1919. In the summer of 1917 the Admiralty hit on a novel way of hunting submarines. It was simply to employ tame sea-lions (Otaria Gillespie) to track them down-the idea being that the sea-lion could be taught to distinguish the noise of a submarines propeller and to follow it in the hope of getting food. A buoy would be attached to the animal, and a trawler would follow the buoy and drop a depth charge when the sea-lion appeared to have found the submarine. Here is Billy the submarine hunting sea lion, being fed by his keeper through a trap door in his muzzle

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

Snap Playing Card - Man skating Featured 12 Apr 2016 Print

Snap Playing Card - Man skating

Snap Playing Card - Man skating, about to trip over another man who has fallen down.
circa 1910s

© Terry Parker / Mary Evans Picture Library

1910s, Accident, Card, Cards, Coat, Danger, Down, Fall, Fallen, Game, Games, Hat, Ice, Man, Men, Playing, Skate, Skater, Skaters, Skates, Skating, Slip, Snap, Trip, Tumble

Sir Henry Wood, English musician Featured 12 Apr 2016 Print

Sir Henry Wood, English musician

Sir Henry Wood (1869-1944), English musician and conductor, associated with the Promenade Concerts in the Royal Albert Hall.
circa 1900s

© Terry Parker / Mary Evans Picture Library

1900s, Caricature, Concert, Concerts, Conducting, Conductor, Edwardian, English, Henry, Music, Musician, Podium, Prom, Promenade, Proms, Sir, Wood