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Effort Collection

"Effort: A Powerful Force That Shapes History and Inspires Generations" In the midst of World War II, a captivating poster emerged, boldly declaring "We shall not flag

Background imageEffort Collection: Crew Team Rowing

Crew Team Rowing

Background imageEffort Collection: WW2 poster, We shall not flag, Winston Churchill speech

WW2 poster, We shall not flag, Winston Churchill speech
WW2 poster, We shall not flag, we shall not fail. Winston Churchill speech, 4 June 1940. Date: 1940

Background imageEffort Collection: Christ Carrying the Cross, 1560s. Artist: Titian

Christ Carrying the Cross, 1560s. Artist: Titian
Christ Carrying the Cross, 1560s. Titian (1488-1576). Found in the collection of the State Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Background imageEffort Collection: Womens Institute activities during the First World War

Womens Institute activities during the First World War, making jam and wicker baskets to help with the war effort. 1915

Background imageEffort Collection: OLYMPICS / 1948 / 10, 000 MET

OLYMPICS / 1948 / 10, 000 MET
Emil Zatopek (Czech) sets the 10, 000 metre record

Background imageEffort Collection: German propaganda poster, WW1

German propaganda poster, WW1
German propaganda poster, encouraging women to work in the Home Army during the First World War, for example by working in munitions factories to make grenades for soldiers to use. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageEffort Collection: WW2 poster, To Victory -- With Our Help

WW2 poster, To Victory -- With Our Help! Pilots profile with Hawker Hurricanes. Printed by Massey-Harris for distribution in England. Date: circa 1942

Background imageEffort Collection: Wartime poster, save bread, serve potatoes

Wartime poster, save bread, serve potatoes
Wartime poster encouraging people to save bread (and you save lives), serve potatoes (and you serve the country). Depicting a loaf of bread inside a lifebelt. 1940s

Background imageEffort Collection: Dung beetle pushing a ball of dung

Dung beetle pushing a ball of dung, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, East Africa, Africa

Background imageEffort Collection: Leatherback Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) hatchling crossing a beach to get to the sea

Leatherback Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) hatchling crossing a beach to get to the sea. Cayenne, French Guiana, July

Background imageEffort Collection: Coal Miner

Coal Miner
A miner pushing a coal truck, 1878. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageEffort Collection: Instruction booklet, Knitting for the RAF, WW2

Instruction booklet, Knitting for the RAF, WW2
Cover design, instruction booklet, Knitting for the RAF, World War Two, price one shilling. circa 1940

Background imageEffort 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 imageEffort Collection: Blitz in London -- St Bride Street, Farringdon Street, WW2

Blitz in London -- St Bride Street, Farringdon Street, WW2
Blitz in London -- St Bride Street and Farringdon Street, with firefighters at work in a smoky atmosphere and pedestrians walking by

Background imageEffort Collection: Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) leaping on upstream migration, River Tyne, Hexham, Northumberland

Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) leaping on upstream migration, River Tyne, Hexham, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageEffort Collection: Nun Swivels Hula Hoop On Hips

Nun Swivels Hula Hoop On Hips
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: October 18, 1958. Benedictine Sisters at the Christ King Convent in Oklahoma City try their hand at the hula hoop craze that is sweeping the country

Background imageEffort Collection: Italian recruitment poster, Second World War

Italian recruitment poster, Second World War, featuring two soldiers asking the viewer what they are doing for the war effort. 1940s

Background imageEffort Collection: Poster: Dig For Victory Now

Poster: Dig For Victory Now
Poster encouraging people to Dig For Victory Now, and enjoy your own vegetables all the year round. 1940s

Background imageEffort Collection: King George VI - Thanking British Children

King George VI - Thanking British Children
A certificate from King George VI to the children of Great Britain on 8th June, 1946 - issued as a momento for sharing in the hardships and ultimate triumph during World War Two

Background imageEffort Collection: WW1 poster, Enlist in the Navy, All Together - Allied sailors of six nationalities

WW1 poster, Enlist in the Navy, All Together - Allied sailors of six nationalities. Date: 1917

Background imageEffort Collection: WW2 poster, Per Ardua Ad Astra, Winston Churchill speech

WW2 poster, Per Ardua Ad Astra, Winston Churchill speech
WW2 poster, Per Ardua Ad Astra. Never in the field of human conflict have so many owed so much to so few. Winston Churchill speech, 20 August 1940. Date: 1940

Background imageEffort Collection: Coal mining by G. H. Davis

Coal mining by G. H. Davis
Coal mine working and outcrop production: how coal, so vital to every form of war industry, can be won from opencast veins at shallow depths. Date: 1944

Background imageEffort Collection: Illustration of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzig climbing Mt. Everest wearing oxygen masks

Illustration of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzig climbing Mt. Everest wearing oxygen masks

Background imageEffort Collection: Seven Champion Diving In LA

Seven Champion Diving In LA
Los Angeles, California: June, 1937. Champion divers preparing to participate in the National Aquatic Show to be held at the Olympic Swimming Stadium in LA

Background imageEffort Collection: Graceful Line Of Beach Dancers

Graceful Line Of Beach Dancers
Long Beach, California: March 16, 1934. Dancers trained by Lillian Newman staging an outdoor tableux on the beach

Background imageEffort Collection: Womens Land Army in action, 1939

Womens Land Army in action, 1939
Land Girls following a tractor drawn potato digger, gathering produce before it can be affected by frost. Date: 1939

Background imageEffort Collection: Women of Britain - World War Two poster

Women of Britain - World War Two poster
World War Two poster encouraging the women of Britain to answer the call and go and work in the munitions factories

Background imageEffort Collection: Female munitions workers. By Fortunio Matania

Female munitions workers. By Fortunio Matania
As it became clear there would be no decisive swift victory for either side in World War I, the constant demand for munitions increased

Background imageEffort Collection: HMS Habbakuk with HMS Indefatigable, 1946

HMS Habbakuk with HMS Indefatigable, 1946
Illustration showing the top secret design for HMS Habbakuk (centre), a giant aircraft-carrier built of ice and wood pulp, which was proposed as a secret weapon in the Second World War

Background imageEffort Collection: Beaver - working on beaver dam, late autumn. MT278

Beaver - working on beaver dam, late autumn. MT278
TOM-1190 Beaver - working on beaver dam, late autumn. Grand Teton national park, Wyoming, North America Castor canadensis Tom & Pat Leeson Please note that prints are for personal display purposes

Background imageEffort Collection: Air Raid Drills at the Windmill Theatre

Air Raid Drills at the Windmill Theatre
At the Windmill Theatre, London, the showgirls are given a crash course in fire-fighting and first aid. 1940

Background imageEffort Collection: Ice climbing on Grey Mares Tail Waterfall, Moffat Hills, Moffat Dale, Dumfries and Galloway

Ice climbing on Grey Mares Tail Waterfall, Moffat Hills, Moffat Dale, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageEffort Collection: Throwing the hammer, Braemar Highland Games

Throwing the hammer, Braemar Highland Games
Alexander Mackenzie throwing the hammer at the 1911 Highland Games at Braemar, Scotland. 1911

Background imageEffort Collection: Patons knitting wools advertisement, WW1 comforts

Patons knitting wools advertisement, WW1 comforts
Advertisement for Patons Alloa knitting wools during the First World War featuring a Red Cross nurse busy knitting and the words, Every Woman Can Help. Date: c.1915

Background imageEffort Collection: WW2 - Recycling cans to aid war effort in East Ham, London

WW2 - Recycling cans to aid war effort in East Ham, London
WW2 - Recycling tin cans to aid the war effort in East Ham, London - April, 1940. Date: 1940

Background imageEffort Collection: Turn out more Scrap Metal - Turn out More Tanks poster

Turn out more Scrap Metal - Turn out More Tanks poster
World War II poster encouraging civilians on the home front to donate more scrap metal which can be turned into tanks to help the war effort

Background imageEffort Collection: Heath Robinson Bedroom 4 of 4

Heath Robinson Bedroom 4 of 4
Heath Robinson Does Away with Servants - Patent Applied for by " The Sketch" in the Bedroom. A bedroom, which is a typically Heath Robinson design, with a system of pulleys

Background imageEffort Collection: OLYMPICS / 1948 / 400 METRE

OLYMPICS / 1948 / 400 METRE
Arthur Wint (Jamaica) sets the 400 metre record

Background imageEffort Collection: War Bonds Poster Wwi

War Bonds Poster Wwi
World War One poster encouraging the public to do their bit by buying National war bonds to help fund the war effort

Background imageEffort Collection: WW2 poster, Wings for Victory, Lets Go, National Savings. Date: circa 1944

WW2 poster, Wings for Victory, Lets Go, National Savings. Date: circa 1944

Background imageEffort Collection: WW2 poster, A tous les francais, General de Gaulle

WW2 poster, A tous les francais, General de Gaulle
WW2 poster, A tous les francais (To all French people), from General de Gaulle, based in Liverpool during the Second World War. France has lost a battle, but France has not lost the war

Background imageEffort Collection: handsAlpine marmot (Marmota marmota) reching upwards, Hohe Tauern National Park, Austria

handsAlpine marmot (Marmota marmota) reching upwards, Hohe Tauern National Park, Austria, July

Background imageEffort Collection: WW2 leaflet, Warship Week, HMS Victory bulldog

WW2 leaflet, Warship Week, HMS Victory bulldog
WW2 leaflet, Warship Week, The Navy Guards Your Food. HMS Victory bulldog. In support of the National Savings Movement and the Warship Week Campaign. Date: 1942

Background imageEffort Collection: The Logger, 1912. Artist: Kazimir Malevich

The Logger, 1912. Artist: Kazimir Malevich
The Logger, 1912. Kazimir Severinovich Malevich. Russian painter, born near Kiev, trained at Kiev School of Art and Moscow Academy of Fine Arts in 1913 began creating abstract geometric patterns in

Background imageEffort Collection: Tadpoles of the Common toad (Bufo bufo) swimming seen from below, Belgium, June

Tadpoles of the Common toad (Bufo bufo) swimming seen from below, Belgium, June

Background imageEffort Collection: Emperor penguins (Aptenodytes forsteri) explode out of the water, returning to breed

Emperor penguins (Aptenodytes forsteri) explode out of the water, returning to breed at Cape Washington, Antarctica. Taken on location for BBC Frozen Planet series, 2009

Background imageEffort Collection: Joanne Shaw Taylor, 2011. Artist: Alan John Ainsworth

Joanne Shaw Taylor, 2011. Artist: Alan John Ainsworth
Joanne Shaw Taylor, Bonita Blues Festival, 2011

Background imageEffort Collection: WW2 poster, Teamwork -- Thanks Pal

WW2 poster, Teamwork -- Thanks Pal! Printed by DeHavilland of Canada Ltd for distribution in England. Date: circa 1942



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"Effort: A Powerful Force That Shapes History and Inspires Generations" In the midst of World War II, a captivating poster emerged, boldly declaring "We shall not flag. " It symbolized the unwavering determination of nations to stand strong against adversity. Similarly, Winston Churchill's resolute speeches echoed through time, reminding us that effort is essential in times of crisis. Just as a crew team rows together with synchronized strength and unity, their efforts exemplify the power of teamwork. The Atlantic salmon leaping on its upstream migration embodies relentless perseverance against all odds in nature's grand cycle. During the First World War, women united under the Women's Institute banner to contribute their skills and efforts towards supporting their communities. Their activities showcased resilience and resourcefulness amidst chaos. German propaganda posters from World War I urged citizens to give their utmost for victory. These images served as reminders that collective they are shape destinies during tumultuous times. The iconic WWII poster "To Victory – With Our Help" rallied nations behind a common cause. It emphasized how individual contributions could lead to triumph when combined with collective action. In 1948 Olympics' 10, 000-meter race, athletes pushed themselves beyond limits—exhibiting sheer dedication and unyielding effort in pursuit of glory for themselves and their countries. Italian recruitment posters during World War II called upon individuals to join forces—a testament to how personal commitment fuels larger endeavors during challenging periods. Even humble creatures like dung beetles demonstrate extraordinary effort by tirelessly pushing balls of dung—an inspiring reminder that every contribution matters regardless of size or stature. Leatherback turtle hatchlings embarking on an arduous journey across sandy beaches epitomize determination against daunting obstacles—an embodiment of courage born out of pure instinctual effort. Knitting instruction booklets created specifically for RAF personnel during WWII highlight how even seemingly small acts can make significant differences when everyone puts forth dedicated efforts towards a shared goal. Coal mining, as depicted by G. H.