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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

H.R.H. Princess Mary of Cambridge Featured 24 May 2016 Print

H.R.H. Princess Mary of Cambridge

Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge (1833-1897), later Duchess of Teck, youngest child of Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge, granddaughter of George III and a cousin of Queen Victoria pictured at the age of 32. She married Prince Francis of Teck at St. Anne's Church in Kew (her childhood home) on 12 June 1866. The couple had four children, the eldest of whom was Princess May of Teck, the future Queen Mary, consort of King George V. Affectionately known as 'Fat Mary' by the public, due to her considerable girth, she was a popular member of the royal family and involved herself in numerous charities. Date: 1866

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Princess Mdivani (Barbara Hutton) Featured 24 May 2016 Print

Princess Mdivani (Barbara Hutton)

Portrait of Barbara Woolworth Hutton (1912-1979), socialite, heiress and philanthropist, dubbed the "poor little rich girl", at the time she was Princess Mdivani after marrying the first of her seven husbands. Caricatured by Sirra in The Bystander, one of a long series written by Charles Gay and caricatured by Sirra called Celebrities in Cameo. Date: 1934

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans