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"Captains: Icons of Leadership and Courage" From the valiant Captain Matania leading the Last Absolution of the Munsters

Background imageCaptain Collection: Matania - Last Absolution of the Munsters

Matania - Last Absolution of the Munsters
The Last General Absolution of the Munsters at Rue du Bois - painting by Fortunino Matania. This painting relates to an incident in France in May of 1915

Background imageCaptain Collection: German propaganda poster, U Boote Heraus!, WW1

German propaganda poster, U Boote Heraus!, WW1
A German propaganda poster, U Boote Heraus! (U Boats Launch!), showing a submarine officer looking through a periscope with a sinking torpedoed enemy ship in the background

Background imageCaptain Collection: John Mills in Ice Cold In Alex (1958)

John Mills in Ice Cold In Alex (1958)
A portrait of John Mills as Captain Anson from Jack Lee Thompsons classic war film Ice Cold In Alex

Background imageCaptain Collection: Queen Elizabeth II presents Bobby Moore with World Cup

Queen Elizabeth II presents Bobby Moore with World Cup
World Cup Final 1966. Queen Elizabeth II presenting the World Cup trophy to Englands Bobby Moore victorious after winning the game against West Germany in London on 30 July 1966. Date: 1966

Background imageCaptain Collection: Peter Pan and Wendy

Peter Pan and Wendy. From Playhour (1958-59)

Background imageCaptain Collection: Captain Woolf Barnato with his Bentley

Captain Woolf Barnato with his Bentley
Captain Woolf Barnato with his Speed Six Bentley fitted with a racing body. Woolf Barnato had just beaten the Blue Train from Monte Carlo to Calais in this (or similar) car

Background imageCaptain Collection: Captain Albert Ball (1896-1917), VC, DSO

Captain Albert Ball (1896-1917), VC, DSO
Artist: Newling, Edward - Title: Captain Albert Ball (1896-1917), VC, DSO - Date: 1921 - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 111.8 x 86.4

Background imageCaptain Collection: The Royal Logistic Corps

The Royal Logistic Corps. The Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) was formed in 1993, by the union of the following British Army corps: Royal Corps of Transport, Royal Army Ordnance Corps

Background imageCaptain Collection: Captain Scott and his men at the South Pole, 1912

Captain Scott and his men at the South Pole, 1912
Photograph showing Captain Scott and his sledge team at the South Pole, 18th January 1912. Left to right, standing: Lt. Oates, Captain Scott, Petty Officer Evans. Seated, left to right: Lt

Background imageCaptain Collection: All Aboard for Brooklands by The Tout 1931

All Aboard for Brooklands by The Tout 1931
Humorous colour illustration by The Tout showing caricatures of various personalities from the motoring world in 1931. From left: Lord Howe, Mr. Raymond Mays, Mr. Hugh P

Background imageCaptain Collection: Flying Officer W E Johns - Biggles stories in Modern Boy

Flying Officer W E Johns - Biggles stories in Modern Boy
Advertisement in The Modern Boy magazine for the forthcoming series of stories written by Flying Officer W. E. Johns concerning the wartime adventures of Captain James Bigglesworth

Background imageCaptain Collection: Jules Vernes Nautilus submarine, artwork

Jules Vernes Nautilus submarine, artwork
Nautilus submarine. Artwork of the submarine Nautilus surfacing rapidly after sinking a ship. This scene is from the book Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870)

Background imageCaptain Collection: Captain Francis Crozier of HMS Terror, 1845

Captain Francis Crozier of HMS Terror, 1845
Engraving of Captain Francis Crozier (1796-1848) of HMS Terror, pictured shortly before departing on the ill-fated Franklin Arctic expedition of 1845

Background imageCaptain Collection: Harold Larwood Bowling, 1933

Harold Larwood Bowling, 1933
Photograph of the English bowler, Harold Larwood, in action during the MCC tour of Australia, 1933. During that tour, D.R

Background imageCaptain Collection: Old Bill kneeling in front of the Cenotaph in Whitehall

Old Bill kneeling in front of the Cenotaph in Whitehall
His Pals - Fragments Copyright. Old Bill kneeling in front of the Cenotaph in Whitehall. Captain Bruce Bairnsfather, 1St Btn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment (1888-1959)

Background imageCaptain Collection: Captain Noel Godfrey Chavasse, VC

Captain Noel Godfrey Chavasse, VC
Captain Noel G. Chavasse was Medical Officer to the 1/ 10th Battalion of the Kings Liverpool Regiment during the First World War

Background imageCaptain Collection: Coyne Helicopter / Ufo

Coyne Helicopter / Ufo
Captain Lawrence J. Coyne, piloting a UH-1H helicopter observes a UFO at close quarters, the craft beaming a green light on the chopper near Mansfield, Ohio, USA

Background imageCaptain Collection: COOK: HMS RESOLUTION. Commanded by Captain James Cook on his second and third voyages of discovery

COOK: HMS RESOLUTION. Commanded by Captain James Cook on his second and third voyages of discovery. Watercolor by Midshipman Henry Roberts, a member of the ships company

Background imageCaptain Collection: Captain Scott in his workshop on board Terra Nova

Captain Scott in his workshop on board Terra Nova
Captain Robert Falcon Scott (1868 - 1912), British polar explorer and leader of the ill-fated expedition to the South Pole in 1912, pictured in his work room on board the Terra Nova

Background imageCaptain Collection: Captain Berrys dachshunds in the park

Captain Berrys dachshunds in the park
A large number of dachshunds, one of them a rough coated specimen, are taken for a walk in the park. They belong to a Captain Berry of Queens Gate Terrace, South Kensington, London

Background imageCaptain Collection: Admiral Nelson and Captain Hardy during Trafalgar

Admiral Nelson and Captain Hardy during Trafalgar
During the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805, it was shortly before Nelson was mortally wounded that a shot struck the fore brace bits on the quarter deck and passed between Nelson and Hardy

Background imageCaptain Collection: Dulwich Hamlet FC football team 1936

Dulwich Hamlet FC football team 1936. Back row: Stollery (Trainer), Benka, Morrish, Toser, Cummings, Woolgor, Robbins (Captain), Jonas (Honorary Secretary)

Background imageCaptain Collection: Oliver Dixon, Cpt. de Wend-Fenton and Cpt. Stanyforth

Oliver Dixon, Cpt. de Wend-Fenton and Cpt. Stanyforth
A Sporting Trio - The famous Reading horse dealer from Reading Mr Oliver Dixon, Captain J D L de Wend-Fenton owner and rider and the MCC Cricket Captian Cpt, Stanyforth riding Aesop at Sandown

Background imageCaptain Collection: VIRGINIA MAP, 1612. Captain John Smiths map of Virginia, 1612

VIRGINIA MAP, 1612. Captain John Smiths map of Virginia, 1612

Background imageCaptain Collection: ROALD AMUNDSEN (1872-1928). Norwegian polar explorer. Captain Amundsen at the wheel of his ship

ROALD AMUNDSEN (1872-1928). Norwegian polar explorer. Captain Amundsen at the wheel of his ship, departing for the North Pole. Photograph, c1920

Background imageCaptain Collection: The Yorkshire County Cricket Team, 1912

The Yorkshire County Cricket Team, 1912
Photograph showing 13 members of the Yorkshire County Cricket team for the 1912 season. Yorkshire were winners of the County Championship that year. Top row, left to right: Sir A.W

Background imageCaptain Collection: Womens international football match at Plough Lane, Wimbledon, London

Womens international football match at Plough Lane, Wimbledon, London. England 2 v France 0. England captain Sheila Parker (right)

Background imageCaptain Collection: Fall / Border Terrier / 1938

Fall / Border Terrier / 1938
KINETON KILTY AND KINETON NIKI Owned by Captain C. R. Pawson. Date: 1938

Background imageCaptain Collection: Yorkshire Cricket, 1892. Artist: Spy

Yorkshire Cricket, 1892. Artist: Spy
Yorkshire Cricket, 1892. A portrait of Lord Hawke. Martin Bladen Hawke, 7th Baron Hawke (1860-1938) captained the Yorkshire County Cricket Club for 28 seasons

Background imageCaptain Collection: Douglas Bader - Flying Ace of WW2

Douglas Bader - Flying Ace of WW2
Group Captain Sir Douglas Robert Steuart Bader (1910-1982) - Royal Air Force flying ace during the Second World War. A postcard produced for the (Royal)

Background imageCaptain Collection: Dunfermline Athletic FC football team 1936

Dunfermline Athletic FC football team 1936. Back row: Dowie (Trainer), Johnman, Warden, Steele, Bolt, Crawford, Donald. Front row: Thomson, Syme, M Gowan, Thomson (Captain), Dobson. Date: 1936

Background imageCaptain Collection: Accrington Stanley FC football team 1936

Accrington Stanley FC football team 1936. Back row: Kerr, Robinson, Wilson, Gill, Ivill, Treanor, Hacking (Manager), Brennand (Trainer)

Background imageCaptain Collection: Queen of the South FC football team 1934-1935

Queen of the South FC football team 1934-1935. Back row: McLachlan (Manager), Sneddon, Savage, Haywood, Fotheringham, Cumming, Smith, Culbert, Smith, Allan (Captain), Hutchison (Chairman)

Background imageCaptain Collection: Barnet FC football team 1936

Barnet FC football team 1936. Back row: Sanderson (Chairman), Lowe, McCarthy, Painter, Wade, Markwell, Finch (Captain), Parker (Trainer). Front row: Weightman, Morris, Garrett, Martin, Hall

Background imageCaptain Collection: Group photo, Millwall Athletic football team

Group photo, Millwall Athletic football team
Millwall Athletic football team for the 1895-1896 season, including Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary and Trainer, as well as the players themselves. circa 1895

Background imageCaptain Collection: de Havilland DH60G Gipsy Moth G-aa

de Havilland DH60G Gipsy Moth G-aa
de Havilland DH60G Gipsy Moth, G-aa, the private aircraft of Captain Geoffrey de Havilland, became the first coupe model when it was experimentally fitted with a light wood

Background imageCaptain Collection: How to recognise rank in the Royal Navy

How to recognise rank in the Royal Navy-a wartime advert for Dunlop fort tyres. Date: 1941

Background imageCaptain Collection: The Battle of the Roer Triangle; Second World War, 1945

The Battle of the Roer Triangle; Second World War, 1945
Sketch showing the Allied Second Army crossing the Vloed Beek in Holland during a night attack on the 17th January 1945. On the left of the image one can see sappers constructing an improvised

Background imageCaptain Collection: Roald Amundsen (1872-1928)

Roald Amundsen (1872-1928)
Photograph of Captain Roald Engelbreth Gravning Amundsen, the Norwegian explorer, in his cold weather clothing and skis, Antarctica, 1912

Background imageCaptain Collection: Captain Oates Dies

Captain Oates Dies
The young Captain Oates leaves Captain Scotts tent in a blizzard on the return trip from the South Pole and is never seen again

Background imageCaptain Collection: Irish gentleman in a whisky bar in Dublin prison, 1821

Irish gentleman in a whisky bar in Dublin prison, 1821
Irish gentleman in Croftons whisky and beer bar in Dublin prison, 1821. Bankrupt Brian Boru with his friends in the taproom drinking with criminals and debtors. The Tap in Sheriffs Prison

Background imageCaptain Collection: Albion Rovers FC football team 1936

Albion Rovers FC football team 1936. Back row: Miller, Waddell, Shevlin (Captain), Beath, Anderson, Bruce. Front row: McPhee, Lyon, Rice, Graham, Grant. Date: 1936

Background imageCaptain Collection: Edinburgh Hibernian FC football team c 1922-1923

Edinburgh Hibernian FC football team c 1922-1923
Edinburgh Hiberian FC football team c 1922-1923. Back row: Allan, Shaw, Harper, Strang, Miller, Dorman. Middle row: Ritchie, Paterson, Bryce, Templeton, Young, Duncan, McGinnigle. Rhodes

Background imageCaptain Collection: Bolton Wanderers FC football team 1935

Bolton Wanderers FC football team 1935. Back row: Goslin, Atkinson, Smith, Jones, Finney (Captain), Taylor. Front row: Taylor, Eastham, Milsom, Westwood, Cook. 1935

Background imageCaptain Collection: Clapton Orient FC football team 1936

Clapton Orient FC football team 1936. Back row: Oakley, Murray, Farrell, Searle (Captain), Herod. Third row: Proudfoot (Manager), Wells, Heinemann, Rossiter, Iceton, Watson, Hillam, Affleck, Brooks

Background imageCaptain Collection: Swinton RLFC rugby team 1934-1935

Swinton RLFC rugby team 1934-1935. Back row: Lee, Stoddart, Wright, Hughes, Spruce, Armitt. Second row: Mee (Trainer), McGregor, McGurk, Hodgson, Sullivan, Butters, Green, Cheetham, Shaw, Evans

Background imageCaptain Collection: Tank Battle on the Somme British MkIV & German A7V tanks in

Tank Battle on the Somme British MkIV & German A7V tanks in
Tank Battle on the Somme. British MkIV & German A7V tanks in action. Date: circa 1918

Background imageCaptain Collection: HORATIO NELSON (1758-1805). British naval officer

HORATIO NELSON (1758-1805). British naval officer. As a captain, by the San Juan River in Nicaragua. Oil on canvas, c1781, by John Francis Rigaud



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"Captains: Icons of Leadership and Courage" From the valiant Captain Matania leading the Last Absolution of the Munsters, to Queen Elizabeth II presenting Bobby Moore with the World Cup, captains have always embodied strength and determination. Just like John Mills in Ice Cold In Alex (1958), they navigate through treacherous terrains to achieve their goals. Captain Woolf Barnato with his Bentley showcases a different kind of leadership - one that combines elegance and power. Similarly, The Royal Logistic Corps exemplifies how captains ensure smooth operations behind the scenes. In moments of remembrance, we see Old Bill kneeling before the Cenotaph in Whitehall, paying tribute to fallen heroes. Even on the football field, such as Dulwich Hamlet FC team in 1936, captains inspire unity and teamwork. History tells tales of extraordinary individuals like Captain Francis Crozier aboard HMS Terror in 1845 or Flying Officer W E Johns creating thrilling Biggles stories for Modern Boy magazine. They ignite our imagination and remind us that bravery knows no bounds. Captain Scott's expedition at the South Pole in 1912 epitomizes unwavering determination despite insurmountable challenges. Meanwhile, Coyne Helicopter/UFO encounters highlight how even modern-day captains face mysterious situations beyond comprehension. Lastly, let us not forget Captain Albert Ball (1896-1917), VC, DSO - a true hero who fearlessly fought for his country during World War I. These captivating glimpses into various realms show that being a captain is more than just a title; it is an embodiment of resilience and inspiration. Whether leading armies or exploring uncharted territories, these remarkable individuals leave an indelible mark on history as beacons of leadership and courage.