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Finally, after years of anticipation and preparation, the warship HMS Hood sets sail into uncharted waters

Background imageFinally Collection: Warship Hms Hood

Warship Hms Hood
HMS Hood, completed in 1920, was the worlds largest warship for more than two decades. She was finally sunk by the Bismarck in 1941 at the Battle of Denmark Strait

Background imageFinally Collection: Alexandria Library

Alexandria Library
Scholars examine the scrolls of the library of Alexandria, the greatest collection of the ancient world, burnt in 47 and finally destroyed by Moslem general Amrou 22 December 640

Background imageFinally Collection: Liverpool Slum 1912

Liverpool Slum 1912
Liverpool : a sunless court, finally closed in 1912 by the Health Committee of Liverpool City Council

Background imageFinally Collection: The End of Sir John Franklins Arctic Expedition, 1845

The End of Sir John Franklins Arctic Expedition, 1845
Engraving showing the end of Sir John Franklins ill-fated Arctic expedition of 1845, entitled They Forged the last link with their lives. This engraving was taken from a painting by W

Background imageFinally Collection: Cardigan Castle / Wales

Cardigan Castle / Wales
Cardigan Castle, in the town of Cardigan, Ceredigion. The castle was finally destroyed (in part) by Cromwell in the Civil War

Background imageFinally Collection: Sheepdog Trials

Sheepdog Trials. Bringing in the sheep, starting the dog, driving the sheep and finally trying to get them into the pen

Background imageFinally Collection: William Walker

William Walker
WILLIAM WALKER American adventurer President of Nicaragua finally shot after a remarkable career

Background imageFinally Collection: The Deck of the SS Gallia, 1879

The Deck of the SS Gallia, 1879
Engraving showing the deck, funnel and masts of the Cunard Companys Steamship Gallia at sea, 1879. Launched earlier that year

Background imageFinally Collection: Ingeborg Kober

Ingeborg Kober
Norwegian medium Ingenborg Kober, whose father Judge Dahl died in mysterious circumstances, which were finally judged to be accidental

Background imageFinally Collection: Trafalgar Square Lions

Trafalgar Square Lions
Nelson thanks Edwin Landseer for the lions which are finally installed at the foot of his column in Trafalgar Square. Date: 1867

Background imageFinally Collection: Hayes winning the Marathon Race. Olympic Games, London 1908

Hayes winning the Marathon Race. Olympic Games, London 1908
Photograph of John Hayes, American athlete, in the final leg of the marathon race at the London Olympic Games in 1908. Dorando Pietri of Italy collapsed after entering the stadium ahead of the pack

Background imageFinally Collection: Middlesex Hospital

Middlesex Hospital
A view of the Middlesex Hospital in 1840. Middlesex Hospital was a teaching hospital located in the Fitzrovia area of London, England

Background imageFinally Collection: Frys Chocolates

Frys Chocolates
Advertisement for Frys Chocolate and Cocoa Manufactory in Bristol showing illustrations of the roasting room, boiling sugar, grinding chocolate, the pan room

Background imageFinally Collection: CROMWELLs ARCH

CROMWELLs ARCH
Cromwells Arch, Bovey Tracey, Devon. England, is all that remains of a monastery which stood on the site and and was finally demolished in 1822. Date: medieval

Background imageFinally Collection: Guildford Cathedral

Guildford Cathedral
The partially built Guildford Cathedral, Surrey, England, photographed during World War Two when the war suspended building works. Started in 1936, finally completed 1961

Background imageFinally Collection: Attack on Dacian Village

Attack on Dacian Village
Roman troops attack a Dacian village, carrying a tree-trunk to batter down its gates (modern Romania) - they were finally defeated by Trajan in 106 Date: 101 - 106

Background imageFinally Collection: Mount Ararat, Turkey

Mount Ararat, Turkey
as seen from the road to Erivan : it was here that Noahs ark finally beached as the waters of the Deluge subsided

Background imageFinally Collection: Tragedy of the Marathon Race... London Olympics 1908

Tragedy of the Marathon Race... London Olympics 1908
Front cover from The Graphic. Dorando Pietri of Italy collapsed after entering the stadium ahead of the pack during the 1908 London Olympics

Background imageFinally Collection: Canberra: The First Class Lounge

Canberra: The First Class Lounge
Colour illustration depicting the First Class Lounge of Canberra, P&Os super-liner. The ship set off on her maiden voyage to Sydney, Australia in June 1961

Background imageFinally Collection: Puccini Butterfly Letter

Puccini Butterfly Letter
Finally, a letter from Pinkerton

Background imageFinally Collection: Katy at School - 2

Katy at School - 2
WHAT KATY DID AT SCHOOL Finally they settled on the S.S.U.C

Background imageFinally Collection: The Chocolate Soldiers, Chumpie Gets Married

The Chocolate Soldiers, Chumpie Gets Married
A wartime children's story book illustration which shows Chumpie the trumpeter, of the Chocolate soldiers, marrying Charlotte, the General's daughter, who finally approves of their union

Background imageFinally Collection: Simple Coward's Tale

Simple Coward's Tale
A comic strip style of illustrations which tell the story of a coward who before getting into bed at night, he meticulously checks under the bed, in the wardrobe

Background imageFinally Collection: Finally Alone!

Finally Alone!
A parody sketch of a drawing by Rene Georges Hermann-Paul, in which a man is somewhat satisfied as he stands by the grave of his wife. Date: circa 1901

Background imageFinally Collection: La Prise

La Prise
A collection of illustrative studies based on a French soldier, he is standing in example, with different postures and directions indicating gestures of anxiety, impatience, frustration

Background imageFinally Collection: Sada Yacco, La Belle Otero and Le Bargy

Sada Yacco, La Belle Otero and Le Bargy
A selection of three caricature sketches, including a portrait of Japanese geisha, actress and dancer, Sada Yacco, 1871-1946, a side profile study of Agustina del Carmen Otero Iglesias

Background imageFinally Collection: A British Airman

A British Airman
A portrait oil painting of a British military airman, identified as Lieut. Reginald Theodore Carlos Hoidge, a Canadian First World War flying ace, credited with 28 victories

Background imageFinally Collection: Harrods Advertisement

Harrods Advertisement
An illustrated advertisement for Harrods Ltd, promoting some luxurious furniture, including the Belville easy chair in Damask or tapestry

Background imageFinally Collection: Fletcher FU24 ZK-BIS

Fletcher FU24 ZK-BIS (msn 45), at Hamilton, New Zealand, in January 1964. (This aircraft crashed in March 1967, rebuilt as VH-EOB in australia and crashed finally in March 1970). Date: circa 1960

Background imageFinally Collection: Haden Hill Coal Pits, Staffordshire

Haden Hill Coal Pits, Staffordshire
A typical Black Country coal mine. Sunk in 1893 by the Draycott Colliery Co, the colliery was originally known as the Klondyke and finally closed in 1943 Date: circa 1910

Background imageFinally Collection: Showing men, formerly soldiers of the Republican Army, who became refugees at the end of

Showing men, formerly soldiers of the Republican Army, who became refugees at the end of the Spanish Civil War, in Perthus, France

Background imageFinally Collection: A group of Spanish refugees, at the end of the Spanish Civil War, in Perthus, France

A group of Spanish refugees, at the end of the Spanish Civil War, in Perthus, France. When the Nationalist Army finally won the Spanish Civil War, in 1939

Background imageFinally Collection: ARMOUR OF ACHILLES

ARMOUR OF ACHILLES
After the death of Achilles, Odysseus & Ajax argue over who should have his armour: finally it is decided that Odysseus should have it

Background imageFinally Collection: BEOWULF'S DEATH

BEOWULF'S DEATH
The elderly Beowulf finally dies after an encounter with a dragon

Background imageFinally Collection: Corn Laws were introduced in 1815 to protect the British farmer from foreign competition

Corn Laws were introduced in 1815 to protect the British farmer from foreign competition, 19th century (lithograph)
527846 Corn Laws were introduced in 1815 to protect the British farmer from foreign competition, 19th century (lithograph) by Seymour

Background imageFinally Collection: Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905: A huge Japanese hand crushing Port Arthur (Lushun) 25 July 1904

Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905: A huge Japanese hand crushing Port Arthur (Lushun) 25 July 1904
528385 Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905: A huge Japanese hand crushing Port Arthur (Lushun) 25 July 1904. Russia finally surrendered Port Arthur on 2 January 1905

Background imageFinally Collection: The Bijenkorf building, Rotterdam, Netherlands

The Bijenkorf building, Rotterdam, Netherlands
The iconic prewar Bijenkorf building in Rotterdam, Netherlands, badly damaged during the second world war, and finally demolished in 1960. Date: circa 1937

Background imageFinally Collection: The Royal Surrey Theatre

The Royal Surrey Theatre
The Surrey Theatre, London began life in 1782 as the Royal Circus and Equestrian Philharmonic Academy, one of the many circuses that provided entertainment of both horsemanship and drama (hippodrama)

Background imageFinally Collection: Horns Tavern, Kennington

Horns Tavern, Kennington
View of the Horns Tavern, rebuilt several times in its history, stood at the junction of Kennington Road and Kennington Park Road. It was finally demolished in the 1960s. Date: 1875

Background imageFinally Collection: Crockfords Club

Crockfords Club
Crockfords, the popular name for William Crockfords St Jamess Club was a London gentlemens club in St James, London. Now dissolved, it was established in 1823, closed in 1845

Background imageFinally Collection: John Miltons house

John Miltons house
A pretty garden-house in Petty France, Westminster. Milton lived there until the Restoration. Later it became No. 19 York Street, belonged to Jeremy Bentham

Background imageFinally Collection: German Bunker Asnelles with Memorial Plaques

German Bunker Asnelles with Memorial Plaques
This bunker on the shore on Gold Beach caused much trouble to the Hampshires and Dorsets as they came ashore at 0730 on D-Day. It was finally knocked out by Sergeant R. E

Background imageFinally Collection: Honeymoon, with hotel staff looking through the keyhole (colour litho)

Honeymoon, with hotel staff looking through the keyhole (colour litho)
2800784 Honeymoon, with hotel staff looking through the keyhole (colour litho) by French School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Honeymoon)

Background imageFinally Collection: A Visit to the T Sitsa Waterfalls, South Africa (engraving)

A Visit to the T Sitsa Waterfalls, South Africa (engraving)
1044742 A Visit to the T Sitsa Waterfalls, South Africa (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: A Visit to the T Sitsa Waterfalls, South Africa)

Background imageFinally Collection: The Viennese police have managed to capture in a sewer a gang of thieves who for seven years

The Viennese police have managed to capture in a sewer a gang of thieves who for seven years... (colour litho)
2777937 The Viennese police have managed to capture in a sewer a gang of thieves who for seven years... (colour litho) by Beltrame

Background imageFinally Collection: Finally!, 1918 (colour litho)

Finally!, 1918 (colour litho)
699087 Finally!, 1918 (colour litho) by Metlicovitz, Leopoldo (1868-1944); 66x87 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Finalmente)

Background imageFinally Collection: A Golfing Travellers Tale (litho)

A Golfing Travellers Tale (litho)
1039357 A Golfing Travellers Tale (litho) by Ralston, William (1848-1911) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: A Golfing Travellers Tale)

Background imageFinally Collection: Convair YB-58A-1-CF Hustler 55-670

Convair YB-58A-1-CF Hustler 55-670 (msn 11) of the 6592nd Test Squadron, Carswell AFB, TX, with markings for Operation Deep Freeze, the climatic testing of the B-58 carried out at Eglin AFB



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Finally, after years of anticipation and preparation, the warship HMS Hood sets sail into uncharted waters. The crew's hearts are filled with a mix of excitement and trepidation as they embark on their daring mission. In the heart of Alexandria, Egypt, stands the magnificent library that has been meticulously restored to its former glory. Finally, knowledge seekers from all corners of the world can once again immerse themselves in the vast sea of wisdom contained within its walls. Amidst the squalor and despair of Liverpool's slums in 1912, a glimmer of hope emerges. Community leaders rally together to bring about much-needed change and uplift those living in poverty-stricken conditions. The chilling silence engulfs Sir John Franklin's ill-fated Arctic expedition as they face their darkest hour. After years spent battling harsh elements and dwindling supplies, finally their journey comes to an end – a tragic reminder of nature's unforgiving power. Cardigan Castle in Wales stands tall against time's relentless march. Finally restored to its former grandeur after decades of neglect, it now proudly showcases centuries' worth of history for all to behold. On a picturesque countryside farm lies a bustling arena where sheepdog trials take place. Finally given recognition for their incredible skills and intelligence, these loyal companions showcase their herding prowess with unwavering dedication. William Walker descends into darkness beneath Middlesex Hospital – his mission: to save this architectural gem from crumbling into oblivion. With tireless determination and skillful craftsmanship, he finally succeeds in preserving this historic landmark for future generations. As waves crash against the deck of SS Gallia in 1879 during a tumultuous storm at sea, passengers hold onto hope amidst chaos. Finally reaching calm waters brings relief like no other – proof that even amidst adversity there is always light at the end of the tunnel.