German U-boat, Hastings Beach BB88_07120
HASTINGS, EAST SUSSEX. People in rowing boats and on the beach, looking up at the German U-boat submarine, U-118, which ran aground on Hastings beach in February 1919. U-118 served in the Imperial German Navy during the First World War. Howarth-Loomes Collection.
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Preparations for the Easter (Dublin) Rising of 1916 Mary Spring Rice and Molly
Preparations for the Easter (Dublin) Rising of 1916
Mary Spring Rice and Molly Childers on the yacht 'Asgard' bring guns from Germany to the Irish Volunteers, July 1914.
The box of ammunition is clearly marked Hamburg - the guns were sourced from Germany, Britain's oppoment in WW1
Asgard was Erskine Childers 's last, and most famous, yacht: in June 1914 he used it to smuggle a cargo of 900 elderly but serviceable Mauser Model 1871 rifles and 29, 000 black powder cartridges to the Irish Volunteers movement at the fishing village of Howth, County Dublin (later known as the "Howth gun-running"). It was acquired by the Irish government as a sail training vessel in 1961, stored on dry land in the yard of Kilmainham Gaol in 1979, and finally became a static exhibit at The National Museum of Ireland in 2012. Topfoto stills library picture library stock archive vintage Ireland Irish Rebellion 1916
First World War surveillance kite
First World War surveillance kite. US soldier being lifted up by a surveillance kite during the First World War (1914-1918). As the stalemate of trench warfare developed on the Western Front in the First World War, a variety of aerial reconnaissance methods were used to map enemy positions. These included aircraft and balloons. This is one of the giant man-carrying kites developed by Samuel Perkins, being tested at Camp Devens, Ayer, Massachusetts, USA. The kites were never used in action. Here, the soldier riding the kite is Lieutenant Kirk Booth of the US Army's Signal Corps. The US entered the war on 6 April 1917, playing a crucial role in helping Britain and France to defeat Germany and its allies. Photographed in 1918.
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