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"Capturing Moments in History: From Gliders to Cuttlefish" Gliders ready for Operation Market Garden Second World War: Brave soldiers prepare for a daring mission

Background imageCapture Collection: Gliders ready for Operation Market Garden Second World War

Gliders ready for Operation Market Garden Second World War
Photograph showing gliders and men of the Allied Airborne Army, on an airfield somewhere in Britain, September 1944. On 17th September 1944 Operation Market Garden was put into action; a bold plan

Background imageCapture Collection: The Speedy and El Gamo, c1802. Artist: Nicholas Pocock

The Speedy and El Gamo, c1802. Artist: Nicholas Pocock
The Speedy and El Gamo, c1802. Commanded by Lord Cochrane (1775-1860), the British brig HMS Speedy captured the much larger Spanish frigate Gamo off Barcelona on 6 May 1801

Background imageCapture Collection: The Conquest of Tenochtitlan, from the Conquest of Mexico series (oil on panel)

The Conquest of Tenochtitlan, from the Conquest of Mexico series (oil on panel)
BAL82571 The Conquest of Tenochtitlan, from the Conquest of Mexico series (oil on panel) by Spanish School, (17th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageCapture Collection: The Capture Of Guy Fawkes, 1605, (c1850)

The Capture Of Guy Fawkes, 1605, (c1850). Fawkes was an English conspirator who attempted to blow up the houses of Parliament on November 5th

Background imageCapture Collection: FIRST CRUSADE, 1099. European knights capture Jerusalem in this fanciful manuscript

FIRST CRUSADE, 1099. European knights capture Jerusalem in this fanciful manuscript illumination of the early 14th century; Christ watches over the scene

Background imageCapture Collection: Capture of the Eagle, Waterloo, 1898 (oil on canvas)

Capture of the Eagle, Waterloo, 1898 (oil on canvas)
3431719 Capture of the Eagle, Waterloo, 1898 (oil on canvas) by Sullivan, William Holmes (1836-1908); 61x92 cm; Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; English, out of copyright

Background imageCapture Collection: Coldstreamers in a Great charge by the guards on the Somme

Coldstreamers in a Great charge by the guards on the Somme
On 15th September 1916, Guards including the Coldstreamers, Grenadiers and the Irish, captured Martinpuich, formerly in German hands and Courcelette and over 2300 prisoners. 15th September 1916

Background imageCapture Collection: Soldier of the British First Airborne in action in Arnhem; S

Soldier of the British First Airborne in action in Arnhem; S
Photograph showing a soldier of the British First Airborne Division firing his Sten gun at Germans near Arnhem, Holland, September 1944

Background imageCapture Collection: British First Airborne dug in at Arnhem; Second World War, 1

British First Airborne dug in at Arnhem; Second World War, 1
Photograph showing a unit of the British First Airborne Division, in shallow trenches along a road side near Arnhem, September 1944

Background imageCapture Collection: VERNE: 20, 000 LEAGUES. Only one of its arms wriggled in the air, brandishing the

VERNE: 20, 000 LEAGUES. Only one of its arms wriggled in the air, brandishing the victim like a feather. One of Captain Nemos sailors seized by a giant cuttlefish

Background imageCapture Collection: German Railway gun captured at the Battle of Amiens - WW1

German Railway gun captured at the Battle of Amiens - WW1
A huge German Railway gun captured at the Battle of Amiens on 8th August 1918 became a source of some Allied controversy. The Australian 31st Battalion effected its capture, but

Background imageCapture Collection: VERNE: 20, 000 LEAGUES, 1870. One of Captain Nemos sailors seized by a giant cuttlefish

VERNE: 20, 000 LEAGUES, 1870. One of Captain Nemos sailors seized by a giant cuttlefish. Wood engraving after a drawing by Alphonse de Neuville from an 1870 edition of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under

Background imageCapture Collection: Kaiser Wilhelm II presenting medals, Warsaw, WW1

Kaiser Wilhelm II presenting medals, Warsaw, WW1
Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859-1941), German Emperor, presenting Iron Crosses to troops in Warsaw, Poland, soon after the city was captured by the Austro-German Army during the First World War

Background imageCapture Collection: Cowboy on horse

Cowboy on horse with lasso driving cattle through central Oregon. (MR)

Background imageCapture Collection: Major-General R. E. Urquhart in Arnhem; Second World War, 194

Major-General R. E. Urquhart in Arnhem; Second World War, 194
Photograph showing Major-General R.E. Urquhart, Commander of the British First Airborne Division, standing outside his headquarters near Arnhem, the Hartenstein Hotel, September 1944

Background imageCapture Collection: CRUSADES, 1098. The capture of Antioch, Turkey, by crusaders in 1098. Wood engraving, 19th century

CRUSADES, 1098. The capture of Antioch, Turkey, by crusaders in 1098. Wood engraving, 19th century

Background imageCapture Collection: Allied Airborne Army Parachutes in Holland; Second World War

Allied Airborne Army Parachutes in Holland; Second World War
Aerial photograph showing parachutes of the Allied Airborne Army floating down to earth and discarded ones, after landing, in Holland, September 1944

Background imageCapture Collection: Siege of Lucknow

Siege of Lucknow
Lieutenant Macpherson leads a a charge by the 78th Highlanders to capture enemy guns at Lucknow. He was awarded the Victoria Cross

Background imageCapture Collection: The Continence of Scipio, c. 1706 (oil on canvas)

The Continence of Scipio, c. 1706 (oil on canvas)
5860855 The Continence of Scipio, c.1706 (oil on canvas) by Ricci, Sebastiano (1658-1734); 140--182 cm; The Art Institute of Chicago, IL

Background imageCapture Collection: Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov

Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov, Soviet officer in the Red Army who played a decisive role during World War Two, including the capture of Berlin

Background imageCapture Collection: British Sentry keeping watch on Nijmegen Bridge; Second Worl

British Sentry keeping watch on Nijmegen Bridge; Second Worl
Photograph showing aan Irish Guardsman keeping watch on the Bridge at Nijmegen, September 1944. On 17th September 1944 Operation Market Garden was put into action; a bold plan devised by

Background imageCapture Collection: Military spy - a camera carrying pigeon

Military spy - a camera carrying pigeon
A pigeon as a military spy. A camera small enough to be attached on a bird to capture ariel images, ideal for war time spying. The camera is automatic and takes a photograph at regular intervals

Background imageCapture Collection: India / Sikh War / Multan

India / Sikh War / Multan
British forces capture 2 Sikh standards during hand-to-hand fighting in Mooltan (Multan)

Background imageCapture Collection: Cylinder of Cyrus the Great with text written in akkadian cu

Cylinder of Cyrus the Great with text written in akkadian cuneiform. Clay. Describes the conquest of Babylon in 539 BC and the capture of King Nabonidus by Cyrus the Great

Background imageCapture Collection: Anglo-Saxon by Bruce Bairnsfather, WW1 cartoon

Anglo-Saxon by Bruce Bairnsfather, WW1 cartoon
" You re comin along with me, my lad, as soon as this is over!" (Hermann feels he DOES know a better ole). Cartoon by Captain Bruce Bairnsfather in The Bystander magazine showing his famous

Background imageCapture Collection: Croydon Airport - de Havilland DH. 84 Dragon G-ACIU

Croydon Airport - de Havilland DH. 84 Dragon G-ACIU
de Havilland DH.84 Dragon G-ACIU (msn 3041) of Surrey Flying Services Ltd. approaching to land at Croydon Airport. First registered on 25.07.33 was previously owned by Marmaduke Furness (Lord Furness)

Background imageCapture Collection: Capture of Kleve, men of 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders

Capture of Kleve, men of 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders
Photograph, 11 Feb 1945: capture of Kleve, men of 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders supported by tanks of Guards Brigade. Associated with World War Two, North West Europe (1944-1945)

Background imageCapture Collection: WW1 - German anti-British propaganda postcard

WW1 - German anti-British propaganda postcard - Caught and Trapped - a duplicitous British Army Officer is captured by the forces of the Central Powers trying to smuggle a machine gun to his men

Background imageCapture Collection: Shahnameh. The Book of Kings. 16th c. Kay Kavus

Shahnameh. The Book of Kings. 16th c. Kay Kavus orders his soldiers to capture Rostam. Gouache on paper. 16th c. Persian art. Safavid period. Miniature Painting. FRANCE. Chantilly

Background imageCapture Collection: EVNT2A-00048

EVNT2A-00048
British capturing Quebec in the Battle of the Plains of Abraham, French and Indian War, 1759. Hand-colored woodcut

Background imageCapture Collection: Otto Kretschmer

Otto Kretschmer, German submarine commander and U-boat " ace" called " The Wolf of the Atlantic" coming ashore British destroyer following capture of U-99

Background imageCapture Collection: The Unicorn is Killed and Brought to the Castle, c. 1500 (wool warp with wool, silk

The Unicorn is Killed and Brought to the Castle, c. 1500 (wool warp with wool, silk
3469071 The Unicorn is Killed and Brought to the Castle, c.1500 (wool warp with wool, silk, silver, and gilt wefts) by Netherlandish School (16th century)

Background imageCapture Collection: Patriotic Greek Card from the First World War - Thessaloniki

Patriotic Greek Card from the First World War - Thessaloniki
Patriotic Greek Card from the First World War showing the Greeks triumphing over the Turks - including one atop the White Tower at Thessaloniki. Date: 1916

Background imageCapture Collection: LEZO, Blas de (1687-1741). Spanish sailor. Capture

LEZO, Blas de (1687-1741). Spanish sailor. Capture
" LEZO, Blas de (1687-1741). Spanish sailor. Capture of the English frigate " Stanhope" by Don Blas de Lezo. Engraving. SPAIN. Madrid. Navy Museum."

Background imageCapture Collection: The capture of Major John Andre in 1780. Lithograph, 1876, by Currier & Ives

The capture of Major John Andre in 1780. Lithograph, 1876, by Currier & Ives
JOHN ANDRE (1750-1780). The capture of Major John Andre in 1780. Lithograph, 1876, by Currier & Ives

Background imageCapture Collection: Arnolds treason discovered with the arrest of John Andre, 1780

Arnolds treason discovered with the arrest of John Andre, 1780
British agent Andre trying to bribe his captors with his watch to avoid discovery of Arnolds treason, 1780. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCapture Collection: Men of the British First Airborne Division in a glider; Seco

Men of the British First Airborne Division in a glider; Seco
Photograph showing a unit of the British First Airborne Division in a glider on the way to Arnhem, September 1944. On 17th September 1944 Operation Market Garden was put into action; a bold plan

Background imageCapture Collection: British First Airborne Troops using a mortar, Arnhem; Second

British First Airborne Troops using a mortar, Arnhem; Second
Photograph showing men of the British First Airborne Division using a 3-inch mortar in one of the woods surrounding Arnhem, in Holland, September 1944

Background imageCapture Collection: Portrait of King Henry II of England

Portrait of King Henry II of England
6337224 Portrait of King Henry II of England by Rundall, Mary Ann (d.1839) (after); (add.info.: Portrait of King Henry II of England)

Background imageCapture Collection: First line Gurkhas storming and capturing a German trench, World War I, 1914-1918. Artist: Crown

First line Gurkhas storming and capturing a German trench, World War I, 1914-1918. Artist: Crown
First line Gurkhas storming and capturing a German trench, World War I, 1914-1918. Stereoscopic card. Detail

Background imageCapture Collection: The seizure of Roger de Mortimer (1287-1330) at Nottingham Castle, 19th century. Artist: Noel Paton

The seizure of Roger de Mortimer (1287-1330) at Nottingham Castle, 19th century. Artist: Noel Paton
The seizure of Roger de Mortimer (1287-1330) at Nottingham Castle, 19th century. Roger de Mortimer was arrested by order of King Edward III in October 1330

Background imageCapture Collection: Fort Duquesne, 1758

Fort Duquesne, 1758
FORT DUQUESNE, 1758. Colonel George Washington of the Virginia militia planting the British flag at Fort Duquesne (rebuilt as Fort Pitt), November 1758. Wood engraving, late 19th century

Background imageCapture Collection: MATTHEW HOPKINS (d. 1647). English witch-finder. Hopkins with two witches and their familiar spirits

MATTHEW HOPKINS (d. 1647). English witch-finder. Hopkins with two witches and their familiar spirits. Line engraving, 1792, reproducing an engraving of 1647

Background imageCapture Collection: BURNING OF WASHINGTON. British Admiral Sir George Cockburn (1772-1853)

BURNING OF WASHINGTON. British Admiral Sir George Cockburn (1772-1853) in the chair of the Speaker of the U. S
BURNING OF WASHINGTON. British Admiral Sir George Cockburn (1772-1853) in the chair of the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives during the burning of Washington D.C

Background imageCapture Collection: The Capture of the Vulcania; Second World War, 1943

The Capture of the Vulcania; Second World War, 1943
Illustration showing a German motor torpedo boat capturing the Italian passenger-liner Vulcania in the Adriatic sea during 1943

Background imageCapture Collection: Aerial View of the bridge at Nijmegen, Holland; Second World

Aerial View of the bridge at Nijmegen, Holland; Second World
Aerial photograph showing the road bridge across the Waal at Nijmegen, Holland, 1944. This photograph was taken prior to Operation Market Garden ; the audacious plan to lay an Allied carpet of

Background imageCapture Collection: Italians Take Adwa

Italians Take Adwa
The Italians invade and capture Adua, against a poorly equipped and ill-prepared Ethiopian army

Background imageCapture Collection: Cerberus & Herakles

Cerberus & Herakles
The last Labour of Herakles is to descend to the Underworld and capture the three-headed dog Cerberus; he does this, but returns the dog to Hades who needs him as a watchdog



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"Capturing Moments in History: From Gliders to Cuttlefish" Gliders ready for Operation Market Garden Second World War: Brave soldiers prepare for a daring mission, their gliders poised to capture victory from the skies. The Conquest of Tenochtitlan, from the Conquest of Mexico series (oil on panel): A pivotal moment in history as Hernán Cortés and his men capture the magnificent city of Tenochtitlan, forever changing the course of civilization. Soldier of the British First Airborne in action in Arnhem: Amidst fierce battles, a courageous soldier fights valiantly to capture strategic positions and secure victory for his comrades. RAF Poster, Back Them Up. WW2: With determination etched on their faces, brave pilots take to the skies to capture control over enemy territory and defend freedom. The Speedy and El Gamo, c1802. Artist: Nicholas Pocock: In an epic naval encounter, two ships clash as they strive to capture each other's vessels amidst turbulent waters. British First Airborne dug in at Arnhem; Second World War: Digging trenches and fortifying their positions, resilient soldiers hold steadfastly against enemy forces determined to capture their ground. The Continence of Scipio, c. 1706 (oil on canvas): Depicting Roman general Scipio showing mercy towards a captured princess after defeating her people—an act that exemplifies honor even during moments of conquest. Coldstreamers in a Great charge by the guards on the Somme: Charging fearlessly into battle with bayonets fixed atop rifles held high—these brave soldiers aim not only to conquer but also protect those they hold dear. The Capture Of Guy Fawkes 1605 (c1850): An iconic event immortalized through art—a group captures Guy Fawkes, the infamous conspirator who sought to overthrow the British government.