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Salute Collection

"Salute: A Powerful Symbol of Solidarity, Triumph, and Revolution" In the annals of history, the act has transcended mere gestures to become a profound symbol of unity

Background imageSalute Collection: OLYMPIC GAMES, 1968. American runners Tommie Smith (center) and John Carlos (right)

OLYMPIC GAMES, 1968. American runners Tommie Smith (center) and John Carlos (right) showing the Black Power salute during the medal ceremonies at the Olympic Games in Mexico City

Background imageSalute Collection: Princess Elizabeth - Attending the Trooping of the Colour

Princess Elizabeth - Attending the Trooping of the Colour
Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) (1926-2022) - Attending the Trooping of the Colour - Taking the Salute. Date: circa 1952

Background imageSalute Collection: Britains New Navy in Training - HMS Raleigh

Britains New Navy in Training - HMS Raleigh. circa 1930s

Background imageSalute Collection: Queen Elizabeth II salutes

Queen Elizabeth II salutes
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh salute at the gates of Buckingham Palace, at the close of the Trooping of the Colour ceremony. 1953

Background imageSalute Collection: An Avro Vulcan B2 gives a birthday salute to Barnes Wallace

An Avro Vulcan B2 gives a birthday salute to Barnes Wallace
An Avro Vulcan B2 gives a birthday salute to Sir Barnes Wallis in September 1977. Date: 1977

Background imageSalute Collection: British Prime Minister Winston Churchill V for victory salut

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill V for victory salut
British Prime Minister Winston Churchill making his V for victory salute

Background imageSalute Collection: HRH Queen Elizabeth II - Trooping of the Colour

HRH Queen Elizabeth II - Trooping of the Colour
The Queen attending the Trooping of the Colour ceremony in her Coronation year, seen here riding to Horse Guards Parade on her official birthday to take the salute of the Brigade of Guards

Background imageSalute Collection: Marshal georgy zhukov, hero of the soviet union, 1945

Marshal georgy zhukov, hero of the soviet union, 1945

Background imageSalute Collection: Cable Street demonstration 1936

Cable Street demonstration 1936
Anti-fascist crowds, some giving the Communist clenched fist salute, gather round a tram in the East End of London. A very large crowd gathered to protest against the proposed march by Sir Oswald

Background imageSalute Collection: Revolutionary art, Museum of the Revolution, Havana, Cuba

Revolutionary art, Museum of the Revolution, Havana, Cuba

Background imageSalute Collection: KRONSTADT MUTINY, 1921. Rebel forces in command of the battleship, Petropavlovsk

KRONSTADT MUTINY, 1921. Rebel forces in command of the battleship, Petropavlovsk, at the Soviet naval base at Kronstadt during the mutiny of February-March 1921

Background imageSalute Collection: Scottish troops take part in Victory parade in Paris - WWI

Scottish troops take part in Victory parade in Paris - WWI
Scottish regiments taking part in the Victory parade in Paris following the end of World War One - 14th July 1919. The soldiers march below the Arc de Triomphe. Date: 1919

Background imageSalute Collection: Royal Flying Corps Made

Royal Flying Corps Made
The Royal Flying Corps is created as a new branch of the British Armed Forces Date: 1914

Background imageSalute Collection: 1940s style Navy pin-up girl posing with a vintage Corsair aircraft

1940s style Navy pin-up girl posing with a vintage Corsair aircraft
Beautiful 1940s style Navy pin-up girl posing with a vintage Corsair aircraft

Background imageSalute Collection: Life in the W. A. A. F. 1940

Life in the W. A. A. F. 1940
Life in the W.A.A.F. 1940. From Life in the W.A.A.F. booklet on the Womens Auxiliary Air Force (WaF), in Tucks Better Little Book series

Background imageSalute Collection: WW1 - USA Saving Humanity by joining the war

WW1 - USA Saving Humanity by joining the war. Date: 1918

Background imageSalute Collection: BATTLE OF WATERLOO. Charge of the cavalry regiment, the Scots Greys, during the

BATTLE OF WATERLOO. Charge of the cavalry regiment, the Scots Greys, during the Battle of Waterloo, during the Napoleonic Wars, 18 June 1815. Illustration, English, 1894

Background imageSalute Collection: Alexander Kerensky, Russian leader, taking the salute

Alexander Kerensky, Russian leader, taking the salute
Alexander Fyodorovich Kerensky (1881-1970), Russian political leader before and during the Russian Revolutions of 1917. Seen here (left) in uniform, taking the salute. Date: 1917

Background imageSalute Collection: Lord Kitchener reviewing Indian Troops - WWI

Lord Kitchener reviewing Indian Troops - WWI
Field Marshal Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, (1850 - 1916), a British Field Marshal, diplomat and statesman, reviewing Indian troops - World War one era

Background imageSalute Collection: Patriotic Bovril advertisement during WW2

Patriotic Bovril advertisement during WW2
Patriotic Bovril advertisement during the Second World War -- Cheers! Date: 1940s

Background imageSalute Collection: Queen Elizabeth II - Attending the Trooping of the Colour

Queen Elizabeth II - Attending the Trooping of the Colour - Taking the Salute at Horseguards Parade. Date: circa 1954

Background imageSalute Collection: Italian national football team, Berlin Olympics, 1936

Italian national football team, Berlin Olympics, 1936. Italy won the gold medal, beating Austria in the final. A print from Olympia 1936, Die Olympischen Spiele 1936, Volume II

Background imageSalute Collection: Seamen salute the resting place of USS Lexington

Seamen salute the resting place of USS Lexington
July 26, 2007 - Seamen salute as USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) passes the final resting place of USS Lexington (CV-2). USS Kitty Hawk was passing the spot where USS Lexington sunk during the Battle of

Background imageSalute Collection: Astronaut Jim Irwin saluting the American flag by the lunar rover

Astronaut Jim Irwin saluting the American flag by the lunar rover and the lunar module Falcon at the Hadley-Apennine
APOLLO 15: JIM IRWIN, 1971. Astronaut Jim Irwin saluting the American flag by the lunar rover and the lunar module Falcon at the Hadley-Apennine landing site, during the Apollo 15 mission

Background imageSalute Collection: WW2 - The Girls Of Today, W. R. E. N. Salute

WW2 - The Girls Of Today, W. R. E. N. Salute
A WW2 children's book illustration from The Girls Of Today. The image shows a British Royal Navy admiral taking a salute from a servicewomen of the Women's Royal Naval Service

Background imageSalute Collection: Review of Rhode Island and Maine Troops, 1861. Creator: James Walker

Review of Rhode Island and Maine Troops, 1861. Creator: James Walker
Review of Rhode Island and Maine Troops, 1861

Background imageSalute Collection: Music cover, Apple Blossom Time

Music cover, Apple Blossom Time
Music cover, I ll be with you in Apple Blossom Time, sung by The Andrews Sisters in the Universal Picture, Rookies. 1941

Background imageSalute Collection: Salutes Assorted by Alfred Leete

Salutes Assorted by Alfred Leete
Humorous caricatures of various Army types showing the assorted styles of salutes used. Date: 1918

Background imageSalute Collection: WW2 Paris Liberation - Eisenhower - Tomb of Unknown Soldier

WW2 Paris Liberation - Eisenhower - Tomb of Unknown Soldier
WW2 - Paris Liberation - General Dwight D Eisenhower at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier, Arch de Triomphe, Paris, France. Date: 1945

Background imageSalute Collection: Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919): an English cartoon tribute by Bernard Partridge published

Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919): an English cartoon tribute by Bernard Partridge published on Roosevelts succession to
T. ROOSEVELT CARTOON. Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919): an English cartoon tribute by Bernard Partridge published on Roosevelts succession to the presidency in 1901

Background imageSalute Collection: STANLEY & LIVINGSTONE 1871. The meeting of Henry Morton Stanley and David Livingstone at Ujiji

STANLEY & LIVINGSTONE 1871. The meeting of Henry Morton Stanley and David Livingstone at Ujiji, Lake Tanganyika, 10 November 1871. Wood engraving, American, 1872, after Godefroy Durand

Background imageSalute Collection: FILM: PATTON, 1970. George C. Scott as General George S. Patton in World War II

FILM: PATTON, 1970. George C. Scott as General George S. Patton in World War II. Scene from Patton directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, 1970

Background imageSalute Collection: Centenary parade of the Cadet Forces in Great Britain

Centenary parade of the Cadet Forces in Great Britain
H.M. the Queen taking the salute of the parade in the garden of Buckingham Palace

Background imageSalute Collection: Oak Apple Day at Chelsea Hospital

Oak Apple Day at Chelsea Hospital
Lord Roberts takes the salute of the Chelsea Pensioners as they march past the statue of Charles II, which is covered with oak branches in honour of Oak Apple Day

Background imageSalute Collection: Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874-1965) British politician and Prime Minister amongst the ruins of Berlin at the end of the Second World War giving a V sign victory salute

Background imageSalute Collection: Standing Buddha statue

Standing Buddha statue, Aukana, near Sigiriya, Sri Lanka, Asia

Background imageSalute Collection: The soldiers of the Old Guard trained their dogs to salute the Emperor

The soldiers of the Old Guard trained their dogs to salute the Emperor, who returned their salutes, 1805 (colour litho)
3100890 The soldiers of the Old Guard trained their dogs to salute the Emperor, who returned their salutes, 1805 (colour litho) by Job, pseudonym for Onfray de Breville

Background imageSalute Collection: Camel corps at Delhi Durbar, 1912

Camel corps at Delhi Durbar, 1912
An impressive incidient at the Delhi Durbar, 1912: His Highness the Nawab of Bahawalpur, the boy prince of India, leading his camel corps past the King-Emperor, who is returning his salute. Date: 1912

Background imageSalute Collection: Strip tease card game - Theatre suit - Doorman

Strip tease card game - Theatre suit - Doorman. A game which features characters involved in performing (and subsequently prosecuting and defending) a striptease

Background imageSalute Collection: Two boys saluting

Two boys saluting, probably during the Second World War. The one on the right is wearing a tin helmet and a gas mask. The one on the left is wearing a Royal Artillery peaked cap

Background imageSalute Collection: Clenched fist, computer artwork

Clenched fist, computer artwork
Clenched fist. Computer artwork of an upward clenched fist. This could be used to represent power, or protest

Background imageSalute Collection: WW1 Allegory - The Allies greet the arriving Italian Soldier

WW1 Allegory - The Allies greet the arriving Italian Soldier
Viva L Italia ! - WW1 Allegory - The Allies greet the arriving Italian Soldier - " Banded together to face the foe." Date: circa 1916

Background imageSalute Collection: Common courtesy training / W H Robinson

Common courtesy training / W H Robinson
Training a husband in the act of common courtesy, using a dressmakers dummy, a piece of string and a determined wife. A quick jerk of the string and the husbands hat swiftly rearranges itself

Background imageSalute Collection: Italy, Veneto, Venice. Sunset over Salute chirch and Grand canal

Italy, Veneto, Venice. Sunset over Salute chirch and Grand canal

Background imageSalute Collection: CONNECTICUT U.S.N. saluting MAYFLOWER, 1914. Creator: Bain News Service

CONNECTICUT U.S.N. saluting MAYFLOWER, 1914. Creator: Bain News Service
CONNECTICUT U.S.N. saluting MAYFLOWER, 1914. Shows the battleship Connecticut saluting the presidential yacht Mayflower. Probably part of a naval review for President William Howard Taft in New York

Background imageSalute Collection: Grand Duke George Michaelowich & Prince Kanin, 1916. Creator: Bain News Service

Grand Duke George Michaelowich & Prince Kanin, 1916. Creator: Bain News Service
Grand Duke George Michaelowich & Prince Kanin, 1916. Shows Prince Kan'in Kotohito (1865-1945), a member of the Japanese Imperial family riding in a carriage with Grand Duke George Mikhailovich of

Background imageSalute Collection: The International Naval Festival at Portsmouth: meeting of the Reine Hortense and the Osborne

The International Naval Festival at Portsmouth: meeting of the Reine Hortense and the Osborne, 1865. Creator: Smyth
The International Naval Festival at Portsmouth: meeting of the Reine Hortense and the Osborne, 1865. There are few places in which a naval spectacle can be seen to greater advantage than the broad



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"Salute: A Powerful Symbol of Solidarity, Triumph, and Revolution" In the annals of history, the act has transcended mere gestures to become a profound symbol of unity, defiance, and celebration. From iconic moments at the Olympic Games to pivotal events in world politics and warfare, these salutes have left an indelible mark on our collective consciousness. The year was 1968 when American runners Tommie Smith and John Carlos made an unforgettable statement during the medal ceremonies at the Olympic Games in Mexico City. With clenched fists raised high in a Black Power salute, they boldly protested racial inequality while Australian Peter Norman stood beside them wearing an OPHR badge as a sign of solidarity. Decades earlier, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill popularized another form - his V for victory sign during World War II. This simple gesture became synonymous with hope and resilience against Nazi aggression. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II herself has graced us with numerous salutes throughout her reign. Whether it be during Trooping the Colour or other ceremonial occasions, her regal wave embodies grace and respect for tradition. But they are not limited to royalty alone; they extend into various realms. The Avro Vulcan B2 aircraft once performed a breathtaking birthday salute to Barnes Wallace – a tribute that soared through the skies as a testament to engineering marvels and human ingenuity. Revolutionary art also finds its place within this narrative. In Havana's Museum of the Revolution stands artwork depicting powerful figures raising their arms in defiance against oppression – reminding us that sometimes change comes from unexpected places. History is replete with instances where ordinary people rise up together against injustice. The Kronstadt Mutiny in 1921 saw rebel forces aboard battleship Petropavlovsk take command at Soviet naval base Kronstadt – their unified stance demanding change amidst turbulent times. Even Scottish troops took part in victorious parades after World War I, their salute a testament to the sacrifices made and the triumph of freedom.