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H.S.H. Prince Francis of Teck Featured 24 May 2016 Print

H.S.H. Prince Francis of Teck

Francis, Duke of Teck GCB GCVO (Francis Paul Charles Louis Alexander; 28 August 1837 21 January 1900), until 1863 known as Count Francis von Hohenstein, member of the German nobility, and later of the British Royal Family. Married Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge on 12 June 1866. He was the father of Queen Mary, the wife of King George V, and therefore a great-grandfather of the present queen. Date: 1866

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

ILN page on submarine hunting sea lions, WW1 Featured 24 May 2016 Print

ILN page on submarine hunting sea lions, WW1

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

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

Elsie Janis working on the land, WWI Featured 24 May 2016 Print

Elsie Janis working on the land, WWI

American actress, Elsie Janis posing for a picture looking very fetching in a land workers outfit during the First World War. Elsie Janis (March 16, 1889 February 26, 1956) was an American singer, songwriter, actress, and screenwriter. Entertaining the troops during World War I immortalized her as "the sweetheart of the AEF" (American Expeditionary Force). The photograph bears a striking resemblance to picture number 10472401 - a drawing of a land girl on a postcard by amateur soldier artist George Ranstead. It seems likely that Ranstead saw and copied this photograph of Janis. Date: 1917

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