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"Fires: Unleashing the Power of Nature and Human Ingenuity" Volcano Kimanura Nyamulagira Virungas, Zaire

Background imageFires Collection: Volcano Kimanura Nyamulagira Virungas, Zaire, Africa

Volcano Kimanura Nyamulagira Virungas, Zaire, Africa
AW-4153 VOLCANO ERUPTION Kimanura - Nyamulgira Virungas, Democratic Repubulic of Congo (formerly Zaire) Adrian Warren Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageFires Collection: Amazing Stories scifi magazine cover, The Mad Robot

Amazing Stories scifi magazine cover, The Mad Robot
THE MAD ROBOT by William P McGivern. A brave man fires a ray-gun at an advancing metal robot with large claws and a brain encassed in a glass-domed head Date: 1944

Background imageFires Collection: A Dreadnought firing her great guns

A Dreadnought firing her great guns. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageFires 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 imageFires Collection: Colours derived from coal tar (colour litho)

Colours derived from coal tar (colour litho)
7185313 Colours derived from coal tar (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The range of wonderful colours derived from coal tar)

Background imageFires Collection: WW2 poster, Back Them Up

WW2 poster, Back Them Up! Showing a British commando raid on a German-held port in Norway. Date: 1940s

Background imageFires Collection: 1st Petrol Fire-Engine

1st Petrol Fire-Engine
A combination fire-fighting engine, with chemical fire extinguishing apparatus and a fire-escape ladder. This model was the first petrol motor fire-engine in the world

Background imageFires Collection: Mad Metal Robot

Mad Metal Robot
THE MAD ROBOT by William P McGivern. A brave man fires a ray-gun at an advancing metal robot with large claws and a brain encassed in a glass-domed head Date: 1944

Background imageFires Collection: H H Sheikh of Kuwait Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

H H Sheikh of Kuwait Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
The 10th Monarch of Kuwait (between 1921-1950), H H Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (1885-1950) - pictured in October 1933 firing the anti-airplane machine guns - mounted on the rail for demonstration

Background imageFires Collection: Blitz in London -- turntable ladder in operation, WW2

Blitz in London -- turntable ladder in operation, WW2
Blitz in London -- turntable ladder in operation, with firefighter and hose

Background imageFires Collection: Blitz in London - AFS firefighter, WW2

Blitz in London - AFS firefighter, WW2
Blitz in London - a smiling AFS firefighter, a former Smithfield meat porter named Eddie

Background imageFires Collection: 18th century fire engines

18th century fire engines
Various early fire engines and firefighting equipment from the 18th century Date: 18th century

Background imageFires Collection: LCC-LFB Aftermath of a fire in Hare Street, SE18

LCC-LFB Aftermath of a fire in Hare Street, SE18
A retail shop and dwellings above were seriously affected by a fire in Hare Street, London SE18, requiring additional fire engines to combat it

Background imageFires Collection: Commandos Crossing the Rhine at Wesel; Second World War, 194

Commandos Crossing the Rhine at Wesel; Second World War, 194
Sketch showing the night crossing of the River Rhine, made by British Royal Marine Commandos of the 21st Army Group, near Wesel in Germany, 23rd March 1945

Background imageFires Collection: African Elephant. Feeding along shore of Lake. Lake Kariba, Matusadona National Park, Zimbabwe

African Elephant. Feeding along shore of Lake. Lake Kariba, Matusadona National Park, Zimbabwe. Sunset
TOM-850 African ELEPHANT - feeding along shore of Lake Kariba at sunset. Matusadona National Park, Zimbabwe. Africa. Loxodonta africana Odd sunset caused by smoke from fires in Zambia

Background imageFires Collection: Pyne - Bargemen

Pyne - Bargemen
THAMES BARGE MEN Barges are an essential part of the transport system, bringing coal for fires, hay for horses, by river and canal

Background imageFires Collection: Fire Safety Hop Pickers

Fire Safety Hop Pickers
Notice to Hop-pickers giving advice as to fire prevention and what to do in case of a fire. Issued by Fire Offices Committee Fire Protection Association

Background imageFires Collection: Fire-Fighting Motorcycle

Fire-Fighting Motorcycle
Merryweathers fire-fighting motor-cycle and sidecar unit of 1910, with manual fire- pump mounted on a platform

Background imageFires Collection: Manual Fire-Engine / 1885

Manual Fire-Engine / 1885
Factory Pattern Manual Fire- engine constructed by Merryweathers for the use of factory fire brigade

Background imageFires Collection: Merryweathers Engine

Merryweathers Engine
Merryweather Three-in-one Motor Fire-Engine, with a Fire Suds apparatus producing a semi-fluid substance which floats on burning liquids and smothers the flames

Background imageFires Collection: Great Fire of London

Great Fire of London
Old St Pauls cathedral engulfed by flames

Background imageFires Collection: Horse drawn fire engine

Horse drawn fire engine
A horse drawn fire engine

Background imageFires Collection: Eyre Massey Shaw / 1890

Eyre Massey Shaw / 1890
Sir EYRE MASSEY SHAW Leader of fire brigades and author on the techniques and technicalities of fighting fires

Background imageFires Collection: Fire Engine in Action

Fire Engine in Action
A London fire-engine in action racing to a burning building

Background imageFires Collection: Great Fire of London

Great Fire of London
The blazing city seen from the south bank of the Thames

Background imageFires Collection: Sutherland Fire Engine

Sutherland Fire Engine
Merryweathers Sutherland fire-engine, which gained first prize at the international contest at the Crystal Palace. The engine continued in use for 27 years

Background imageFires Collection: Electric Fires 1929

Electric Fires 1929
Electrical heaters give cosy warmth instantly day and night no fumes no smoke, products for Harrods catalogue electrical department. 1929

Background imageFires Collection: Blitz in London -- AFS personnel receiving treatment, WW2

Blitz in London -- AFS personnel receiving treatment, WW2
With the Blitz still at its height, Londons firefighters and fire support crews are removed to local hospitals for emergency treatment after receiving injuries fighting the fires started by enemy

Background imageFires Collection: Blitz in London -- Turnmill Street, Clerkenwell, WW2

Blitz in London -- Turnmill Street, Clerkenwell, WW2
Blitz in London -- Turnmill Street, Clerkenwell. General view showing the fire damage caused by incendiary bombs on 21 February 1944, including the top floor of the Steam Pipe Company. Date: 1944

Background imageFires Collection: Blitz in London - Clarnico Factory, Hackney Wick, WW2

Blitz in London - Clarnico Factory, Hackney Wick, WW2
Scene of devastation at the Clarnico factory in Carpenters Road, Hackney Wick, East London, following a bombing raid on 24 September 1940

Background imageFires Collection: Blitz in London - Foreign Street, Camberwell, WW2

Blitz in London - Foreign Street, Camberwell, WW2
Blitz in London - Foreign Street, Camberwell, SE5, a residential property hit by a high explosive bomb on 29 August 1940

Background imageFires Collection: London Salvage Corps at work with salvage sheets

London Salvage Corps at work with salvage sheets
The London Salvage Corps were financed by the Insurance Companies and were not part of the London Fire Brigade. However they operated in concert with the Brigade

Background imageFires Collection: View of City fires from St Pauls Cathedral, WW2

View of City fires from St Pauls Cathedral, WW2
Blitz in London -- view of City fires from St Pauls Cathedral following an air raid

Background imageFires Collection: London Fire Brigade, second Brixton Riots

London Fire Brigade, second Brixton Riots
On 28 September 1985 the second Brixton riot erupted. After the arrest of a man following a shooting incident, a largely black crowd protested at Brixton Police station in Lambeth, South London

Background imageFires Collection: Dick Turpin shoots fellow highwayman, Tom King

Dick Turpin shoots fellow highwayman, Tom King Date: 1839

Background imageFires Collection: Fire Engine of 1666

Fire Engine of 1666
The early fire engine named Ye Deluge, used at the Great Fire of London in 1666 and attended the first fire at Bournemouth

Background imageFires Collection: LFB major control unit in operation at a fire

LFB major control unit in operation at a fire
LFB firefighters in action, and a major Control Unit vehicle in attendance at a fire, 7 October 1955. The Control Unit had its own dedicated operational staff

Background imageFires Collection: Blitz in London -- Old Compton Street, WW2

Blitz in London -- Old Compton Street, WW2
Blitz in London -- firefighters in action in Old Compton Street, W1, where a gas main was ignited by a high explosive bomb and buildings were damaged by the blast, 24 February 1944

Background imageFires Collection: Ogre cooking people for breakfast (litho)

Ogre cooking people for breakfast (litho)
7149264 Ogre cooking people for breakfast (litho) by Kley, Heinrich (1863-1945); Private Collection; (add.info.: Ogre cooking people for breakfast)

Background imageFires Collection: Firestorm (colour litho)

Firestorm (colour litho)
2778617 Firestorm (colour litho) by Beltrame, Achille (1871-1945); Private Collection; (add.info.: Firestorm. Teams of Axis airplanes swoop down on the English motorized columns that attack in)

Background imageFires Collection: Burning of the Brooklyn Theatre, the Ruins (engraving)

Burning of the Brooklyn Theatre, the Ruins (engraving)
1106114 Burning of the Brooklyn Theatre, the Ruins (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Burning of the Brooklyn Theatre, the Ruins)

Background imageFires Collection: A line-up of Green Goddess fire engine ready for action in the hanger at RAF Catterick

A line-up of Green Goddess fire engine ready for action in the hanger at RAF Catterick

Background imageFires Collection: Blitz in London -- salvaged mail, Calthorpe Street, WW2

Blitz in London -- salvaged mail, Calthorpe Street, WW2
Blitz in London -- following the bombing of Mount Pleasant Post Office on 18 June 1943, salvaged mail was temporarily piled up in nearby Calthorpe Street. Date: 1943

Background imageFires Collection: Blitz in the City of London - AFS firefighters, WW2

Blitz in the City of London - AFS firefighters, WW2
Blitz in the City of London - AFS firefighters at work with hoses following a bombing raid. Date: 1940s

Background imageFires Collection: Fire alam post, Cooks Road, Vauxhall, WW2

Fire alam post, Cooks Road, Vauxhall, WW2
Fire alarm post (FA41) protected by sandbags outside the AFS station in Cooks Road, Vauxhall, with an LFB fire engine on the left, around the start of the Second World War

Background imageFires Collection: Trocortesian or Madrid Codex. s. XIV. Detail

Trocortesian or Madrid Codex. s. XIV. Detail
Trocortesian or Madrid Codex. s.XIV. Detail

Background imageFires Collection: LCC-LFB Serious office fire, Farringdon Street EC4

LCC-LFB Serious office fire, Farringdon Street EC4
Two turntable ladders deployed at an office building fire in Farringdon Street, City of London, 16 November 1934. The top of the turntable ladder on the left is totally engulfed in the swirling black

Background imageFires Collection: NFS (London Region) ordinary fire in Islington, WW2

NFS (London Region) ordinary fire in Islington, WW2
A fire in a shop and dwelling in Liverpool Street, Islington, North London. Despite the lull in enemy bombing, ordinary fires were still commonplace and some were of a serious nature



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"Fires: Unleashing the Power of Nature and Human Ingenuity" Volcano Kimanura Nyamulagira Virungas, Zaire, Africa: Witness the raw force of nature as fiery lava cascades down the slopes, painting a mesmerizing picture against the dark night sky. Colours derived from coal tar (colour litho): Explore the vibrant hues that dance within flames, showcasing an array of reds, oranges, and yellows – a testament to both beauty and destruction. Amazing Stories scifi magazine cover - The Mad Robot: Immerse yourself in a world where machines come alive with sparks flying and fires burning bright; a thrilling sci-fi adventure awaits. A Dreadnought firing her great guns: Feel the thunderous roar as mighty warships unleash their firepower upon enemy lines during intense battles at sea – an awe-inspiring display of strength and precision. Blitz in London - St Bride Street, Farringdon Street, WW2: Step back in time to World War II when London's skyline was ablaze with firestorms caused by relentless bombings; witness resilience amidst chaos. Blitz in London - turntable ladder in operation, WW2: Heroes rise amidst adversity as brave firefighters battle towering infernos using turntable ladders – their courage shining through even amid darkness. Mad Metal Robot: Enter a realm where imagination meets reality; behold a colossal metal robot engulfed in flames – an embodiment of power and innovation beyond human comprehension. H H Sheikh of Kuwait Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah: Pay tribute to His Highness Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah's unwavering dedication towards extinguishing metaphorical fires plaguing society while fostering peace and prosperity for his people. LCC-LFB Aftermath of a fire in Hare Street, SE18.