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  • THE GULF WAR 1990-1991

    THE GULF WAR 1990-1991

    part of "CROWLEY J (SQUADRON LEADER) COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force

    GLF 747

    Wing Commander T N C Elsdon (centre), Commanding Officer of No 27 Squadron Royal Air Force. Wing Commander Elsdon and Flight Lieutenant R M Collier were killed in action when their Tornado aircraft was shot down by anti aircraft fire during a raid on...

  • THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORMANDY 1944

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORMANDY 1944

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit

    B 8302

    Troops use a mine detector along the side of a road during the offensive south of Caumont, 31 July 1944. A dead German lies in the foreground.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    ABS 483

    Four sailors guide the flag draped body of a shipmate into the sea during a burial on the quarterdeck of the cruiser HMS BLACK PRINCE. The chaplain conducting the service is reading a passage.

  • THE INDIAN MUTINY 1857-1859

    THE INDIAN MUTINY 1857-1859

    part of "LANYON OWEN MORTIMER (LIEUTENANT COLONEL) COLLECTION" (photographs)

    Q 112127

    Aftermath of the Siege of Cawnpore, showing the remains of the Bibi-Ghar (the House of the Ladies). The massacre of more than 200 British women and children which took place there on 15th July 1857 was one of the worst atrocities of the Mutiny.

  • THE GULF WAR 1990-1991

    THE GULF WAR 1990-1991

    part of "CROWLEY J (SQUADRON LEADER) COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force

    GLF 746

    Air crew of No 27 Squadron Royal Air Force with Wing Commander T N C Elsdon (extreme left), Commanding Officer. Wing Commander Elsdon and Flight Lieutenant R M Collier were killed in action when their Tornado aircraft was shot down by anti aircraft...

  • LOSS OF THE SS CITY OF BENARES DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    LOSS OF THE SS CITY OF BENARES DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "MYATT BERYL (MISS)" (photographs)

    HU 91770

    Beryl Myatt, who died aged nine when the SS CITY OF BENARES was torpedoed on 17 September 1940. Beryl was being evacuated to Canada where she was due to stay with her aunt.

  • NAVAL BURIAL SERVICE AT DOUGLAS BANK CEMETERY, ROSYTH, SCOTLAND, 30 SEPTEMBER 1944

    NAVAL BURIAL SERVICE AT DOUGLAS BANK CEMETERY, ROSYTH, SCOTLAND, 30 SEPTEMBER 1944

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 25833

    21 crewmen of the escort carrier HMS NABOB who were killed when their ship was torpedoed during an attack on the German battleship TIRPITZ are buried with full naval honours at Douglas Bank Cemetery. The Reverend G Davies conducts the service at the...

  • THE BOER WAR, 1899 - 1902

    THE BOER WAR, 1899 - 1902

    part of "PRE WORLD WAR 1, BOER WAR AND INDIA" (photographs) 1900-01

    Q 102053

    The bodies of dead British soldiers lay strewn on the ground following the Battle of Spion Kop in South Africa on 23 and 24 January 1900.

  • BRITAIN BEFORE THE FIRST WORLD WAR

    BRITAIN BEFORE THE FIRST WORLD WAR

    part of "THE ROAD TO WAR" (photographs) 1910-05-20

    Q 81794

    European sovereigns gather for the funeral of HM King Edward VII at Windsor Castle in Britain. Left to right, standing: King Haakon VII of Norway, King Ferdinand of Bulgaria, King Manoel of Portugal, Kaiser William II of Germany, King George I of Greece...

  • THE UNVEILING OF THE CENOTAPH, LONDON, 1920

    THE UNVEILING OF THE CENOTAPH, LONDON, 1920

    part of "IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM PHOTOGRAPH ARCHIVE COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Crane, Arthur

    Q 14965

    King George V prepares to unveil the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London, by pressing a button on the pillar in front of him which caused the two Union Jack flags to fall on Armistice Day, 11 November 1920. The coffin of the Unknown Warrior lies on a gun...

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