LCC-LFB Breathing apparatus communications set
A Sub Officer from Lambeth's (D61) emergency tender crew demonstrating the Southampton communications equipment that was worn with a full face mask on the Proto (oxygen) breathing apparatus set. The two-way communications enabled a firefighter working in an incident to relay information to a control officer on the outside, or to receive instructions or information from the control officer.
© London Fire Brigade / Mary Evans Picture Library
Demonstration of the wireless telephone
Demonstration of the wireless telephone, June 1920. In the 1920s, broadcasting was still in its infancy, with radio transmitters and receivers owned only by amateur enthusiasts. To demonstrate the potential and efficiency of the 'wireless telephone' as a means of broadcasting, Dame Nellie Melba, the Australian soprano shown here, gave a concert of operatic arias that was transmitted across Europe from Essex, England. People gathered at receiving stations were impressed by the clarity of tone. This portrait is from the Bain News Service, one of America's oldest news picture agencies, which holds images dating from the 1890s to the 1930s.
© LIBRARY OF CONGRESS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Civil Unrest - Battle of the Beanfield - Peace Convoy - Wiltshire
Peace Convoy spokesman Sid Rawles, showing head injuries, pictured at Savernake Forest where he was amongst the 100 folk who camped on the site after being offered temporary sanctuary on the Earl of Cardigan's family land. More than 500 people, members of the so called 'Peace Convoy' had been held at police stations across the south of England following violent clashes and pitched-battles between police and the 'Peace Convoy' which was trying to get to Stonehenge to hold an illegal pop festival.
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