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"Armed with Determination: The Legacy of Michael Collins" Michael Collins, a prominent figure in Irish history

Background imageArmed Collection: Michael Collins 1890-1922) Irish Nationalist, Sinn Fein leader, founder and director

Michael Collins 1890-1922) Irish Nationalist, Sinn Fein leader, founder and director of intelligence of the Irish Republican Army 1919

Background imageArmed Collection: Picture of Hindu goddess Durga, India, Asia

Picture of Hindu goddess Durga, India, Asia

Background imageArmed Collection: Michael Collins 1890-1922) Irish Nationalist, Sinn Fein leader, founder and director

Michael Collins 1890-1922) Irish Nationalist, Sinn Fein leader, founder and director of intelligence of the Irish Republican Army 1919

Background imageArmed Collection: HMS Jervis Bay attacking the Admiral Scheer, Second Worl

HMS Jervis Bay attacking the Admiral Scheer, Second Worl
Illustration showing the Royal Navy armed merchant cruiser Jervis Bay (centre) steaming towards the German pocket-battleship Admiral Scheer, North Atlantic, November 1940

Background imageArmed Collection: Napoleonic Wars. Cuirassier. French Army. Heavy cavalry. Eng

Napoleonic Wars. Cuirassier. French Army. Heavy cavalry. Engraving. 1806

Background imageArmed Collection: Ancient Roman costume

Ancient Roman costume from the time of the late Roman Republic -- warriors, legionnaires (infantry soldiers), a cavalryman, a centurion, an emperor in purple (red), an ensign bearer

Background imageArmed Collection: HMS Jervis Bay, armed merchant cruiser, WW2

HMS Jervis Bay, armed merchant cruiser, WW2
HMS Jervis Bay, an armed merchant cruiser which served during the Second World War. Launched 1922 (as a passenger ship), commissioned for war service 1939

Background imageArmed Collection: WW2 poster, The British Commonwealth of Nations Together

WW2 poster, The British Commonwealth of Nations Together. 1941

Background imageArmed Collection: WW2 Poster -- Formation Signs

WW2 Poster -- Formation Signs
Formation signs, dated 8 May 1945. Chromolithograph poster, showing various formation signs of infantry and armoured divisions, brigades, groups, including Airborne TPS, GHQ Liaison Regiment

Background imageArmed Collection: RMS Orvieto - Orient Line Steamer

RMS Orvieto - Orient Line Steamer
The Royal Mail Ship Orvieto was a steamer of the Orient Line engaged in the passenger trade between England and Australia

Background imageArmed Collection: The Easter Rising - Dublin, Ireland

The Easter Rising - Dublin, Ireland
The Easter Rising also known as the Easter (or Irish ) Rebellion and referred to erroneously in some contemporary British reports as the Sinn Fein Rebellion - an armed insurrection staged in Ireland

Background imageArmed Collection: Eniskillin prisoners being brought to Kilmainham Jail - 1916 Dick Donohue and Tom

Eniskillin prisoners being brought to Kilmainham Jail - 1916 Dick Donohue and Tom Doyle ?TopFoto Topfoto stills library picture library stock archive vintage Ireland Irish Rebellion 1916

Background imageArmed Collection: Avro Vulcan B2 armed with a Blue Steel stand-off bomb

Avro Vulcan B2 armed with a Blue Steel stand-off bomb

Background imageArmed Collection: Natal Native Contingent (NCC) armed with assegais

Natal Native Contingent (NCC) armed with assegais
Photograph of members of the Natal Native Contingent (NCC) armed with assegais (short spears) and shields, 1879 (c). The NNC was formed in 1878 to bolster the defences of the British colony of Natal

Background imageArmed Collection: LEJEUNE, Louis-Fran篩s, baron (1775-1848). Visiting

LEJEUNE, Louis-Fran篩s, baron (1775-1848). Visiting
LEJEUNE, Louis-Fran篩 s, baron (1775-1848). Visiting a Bivouac on the Eve of the Battle of Austerlitz, 1st December 1805, 1808. Oil on canvas. FRANCE. Ό E-DE-FRANCE. YVELINES. Versailles

Background imageArmed Collection: Remember Belgium Poster

Remember Belgium Poster
A WWI recruitment poster stirring memories of the horrors of the German invasion of Belgium to encourage young men to enlist in the armed forces

Background imageArmed Collection: Detective Sergeant George Carter (left played by Dennis Waterman

Detective Sergeant George Carter (left played by Dennis Waterman) and Detective Inspector John " Jack" Regan (right played by John Thaw)

Background imageArmed Collection: Bomb Disposal - Join the Territorials now

Bomb Disposal - Join the Territorials now! Colour photolithograph recruiting poster, 1990 (c).Published by Armed Forces Careers Office. Date: circa 1990

Background imageArmed Collection: Sopwith Pup N5186 of the RNAS

Sopwith Pup N5186 of the RNAS
Sopwith Pup, N5186, of the RNAS, armed with Le Prieur rockets. October 1916. Date: 1916

Background imageArmed Collection: Billiard Room, Union Jack Club, Lambeth, London

Billiard Room, Union Jack Club, Lambeth, London
View of the Billiard Room at the Union Jack Club, Waterloo Road, Lambeth, London. The club opened in 1907 to cater for members and ex-members of the armed forces. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageArmed Collection: 37th Lancers 35th, Scinde Horse, 36th Jacobs Horse

37th Lancers 35th, Scinde Horse, 36th Jacobs Horse
Indian Army regiments - 37th Lancers (Baluch Horse), 35th Scinde (Sindh) Horse and 36th Jacobs Horse Date: 1910

Background imageArmed Collection: Clan Macpherson

Clan Macpherson
Clan MACPHERSON armed with a brace of pistols, as well as his sword and his dagger

Background imageArmed Collection: Military Rockets

Military Rockets for Space Activity, Armed with Death Rays

Background imageArmed Collection: Royal Flying Corps Made

Royal Flying Corps Made
The Royal Flying Corps is created as a new branch of the British Armed Forces Date: 1914

Background imageArmed Collection: How Some Englishmen thought we were going to win the war

How Some Englishmen thought we were going to win the war
Humorous cartoon showing Englishmen, armed with cricket bats, golf clubs and rugby balls giving the Hun a good thrashing - a satirical view on how some thought World War One could be won in

Background imageArmed Collection: Persian Archers

Persian Archers
Soldiers from Elam, armed with spear, bow and arrows, in the service of Darius when he attacked Greece

Background imageArmed Collection: Naval warships moored in Barrow Dock for refitting. It would make sense for the world to reign

Naval warships moored in Barrow Dock for refitting. It would make sense for the world to reign back its spending
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Background imageArmed Collection: Sikh Warrior on Horse, India 1847 Date: 1847

Sikh Warrior on Horse, India 1847 Date: 1847

Background imageArmed Collection: A Winchester Cartridge display board, with a comprehensive selection of metallic

A Winchester Cartridge display board, with a comprehensive selection of metallic
1764812 A Winchester Cartridge display board, with a comprehensive selection of metallic, brass and paper-case rifle and shot cartridges arranged in the form of an extended W (metallic)

Background imageArmed Collection: Etruscan warrior. 4th c. BC. Etruscan art. Sculpture

Etruscan warrior. 4th c. BC. Etruscan art. Sculpture on bronze. ITALY. TUSCANY. Florence. National Museum of Archaeology

Background imageArmed Collection: WW1 - Recruitment Poster - York Railway Station

WW1 - Recruitment Poster - York Railway Station
WW1 - A series of Recruitment posters calling on Men of the North to join the Armed forces - York Railway Station, 1914. A large noticeboard with a message urging me to join up

Background imageArmed Collection: Roman legionary. Sculpture. ITALY. Rome. Museum

Roman legionary. Sculpture. ITALY. Rome. Museum of Roman Civilization

Background imageArmed Collection: Britannia in Arms

Britannia in Arms
Armed for the fray. What fray ? ANY fray ! Britannia in all her finery

Background imageArmed Collection: The Death of Bhishma, Mortally Wounded by Arjunas Numerous Arrows, c

The Death of Bhishma, Mortally Wounded by Arjunas Numerous Arrows, c
1196881 The Death of Bhishma, Mortally Wounded by Arjunas Numerous Arrows, c.1760-1770 (w/c on paper) by Indian School, (18th century)

Background imageArmed Collection: ROYAL MARINES RAISE UNION JACK OVER THE FALKLAND ISLANDS 1982

ROYAL MARINES RAISE UNION JACK OVER THE FALKLAND ISLANDS 1982

Background imageArmed Collection: Suez Crisis 1956, The aircraft carriers HMS Theseus (nearest camera

Suez Crisis 1956, The aircraft carriers HMS Theseus (nearest camera) and HMS Bulwark docked at Portsmouth, In the background can be seen the cruiser HMS Glasgow July 1956

Background imageArmed Collection: Hooded British Territorials charging the German Trenches at Loos, September 25th, 1915, 1916

Hooded British Territorials charging the German Trenches at Loos, September 25th, 1915, 1916. British troops in gas masks charged German trenches at the Battle of Loos on the Western Front

Background imageArmed Collection: A Zulu chief, 1902

A Zulu chief, 1902. From The Living Races of Mankind, Vol. I. [Hutchinson & Co, London, 1902]

Background imageArmed Collection: Macedonia revolt, 1903

Macedonia revolt, 1903. An illustration from Le Petit Journal, 26th July 1903

Background imageArmed Collection: Growth of the submarine by G. H. Davis

Growth of the submarine by G. H. Davis
The growth of the submarine from 1901 to 1912. In chronological order, they are: 1901-2 Holland Class, 1903-5 A Class, 1904-6 B Class, 1906-9 C Class, 1911 D Class and 1912 E Class

Background imageArmed Collection: The Palace Guard, 1892 (oil on canvas)

The Palace Guard, 1892 (oil on canvas)
989239 The Palace Guard, 1892 (oil on canvas) by Deutsch, Ludwig (1855-1935); 132.4x83.8 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: The Palace Guard. Ludwig Deutsch (1855-1935). Oil on canvas

Background imageArmed Collection: Oliver Cromwell, 1867 (oil on canvas)

Oliver Cromwell, 1867 (oil on canvas)
985100 Oliver Cromwell, 1867 (oil on canvas) by Leutze, Emanuel Gottlieb (1816-68); 145.1x107 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Oliver Cromwell. Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze (1816-1868). Oil on canvas

Background imageArmed Collection: Northern Ireland - three British soldiers in riot equipment

Northern Ireland - three British soldiers in riot equipment
Official photograph of three British soldiers in riot equipment standing next to a one ton Humber. Two soldiers are armed with SLR Rifles, while the third is firing a baton round, Northern Ireland

Background imageArmed Collection: HMS Frobisher, British heavy (armed) cruiser

HMS Frobisher, British heavy (armed) cruiser, Hawkins class. Date: circa 1930

Background imageArmed Collection: World War II

World War II
Fine Art Storehouse Vintage Photo Art: War: World War II

Background imageArmed Collection: de Havilland Venom NF2 WL820

de Havilland Venom NF2 WL820
de Havilland Venom NF2, WL820, armed with two Firestreak air-to-air missiles

Background imageArmed Collection: The Junkers Ju87G-1

The Junkers Ju87G-1 was armed with a pair of 37mm Flak 18 cannon for anti-tank use

Background imageArmed Collection: Turkish Zeibek warriors - Izmir, Turkey

Turkish Zeibek warriors - Izmir, Turkey. Zeibeks or sometimes Zeybeks were irregular militia and guerilla fighters living in the Aegean Region of the Ottoman Empire. Date: 1901



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"Armed with Determination: The Legacy of Michael Collins" Michael Collins, a prominent figure in Irish history, was an ardent Irish Nationalist and the founder and director of Sinn Fein. Born in 1890, he dedicated his life to fighting for Ireland's independence from British rule. With unwavering determination, he led the charge towards freedom. In another part of Europe, during the Napoleonic Wars, French Cuirassiers showcased their might as heavy cavalry in the French Army. Armed with swords and wearing protective armor called cuirasses, they struck fear into their enemies' hearts. On a different continent altogether lies India - home to rich cultural heritage. A picture of Hindu goddess Durga captures her armed form symbolizing strength and protection. She is revered by millions across Asia for her power to overcome evil forces. The Second World War brought about many battles at sea. One such encounter was between HMS Jervis Bay and Admiral Scheer. Armed with courage against overwhelming odds, HMS Jervis Bay valiantly attacked its adversary to protect allied ships. Traveling back in time to ancient Rome reveals warriors dressed in elaborate costumes ready for battle. These armed soldiers were prepared to defend their empire against any threat that came their way. Fast forward to modern times; an Avro Vulcan B2 aircraft armed with a Blue Steel stand-off bomb showcases technological advancements during the Cold War era. This powerful weapon served as a deterrent against potential aggressors. During World War II, unity was crucial among nations fighting together against tyranny. A poster depicting "The British Commonwealth of Nations Together" highlights how countries joined forces while being armed not just physically but also ideologically - united by a common cause. Amidst all these historical events stands RMS Orvieto - an Orient Line Steamer that sailed through treacherous waters carrying passengers safely across vast oceans while being equipped with necessary safety measures onboard.