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"Unleashing Chaos: The Power of the Smash" From dramatic rail accidents to political upheavals, from sporting triumphs to moments of sheer destruction

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Labour Party election posters and television speakers
Labour Party election posters and speakers for Labours series of five short television programmes in the run-up to the General Election of 8th October 1959 (which the Conservatives won)

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Dramatic Rail Accident at Gare Montparnasse, France
At the Montparnasse terminus of the Chemin de Fer de l Ouest, the Granville train crashes through the buffers and into the street (Rue de Rennes)

Background imageSmash Collection: Wonders of the cinema organ by G. H. Davis

Wonders of the cinema organ by G. H. Davis
Noises played for films: wonders of the cinema organ. Thunder, shots and tom-toms controlled by an organist: a film-theatre organ that creates sound effects. Date: 1929

Background imageSmash Collection: Formula One World Championship: Graham Hill climbs from the wreckage of his Lotus 49B

Formula One World Championship: Graham Hill climbs from the wreckage of his Lotus 49B
Graham Hill (GBR) climbs from the wreckage of his Lotus 49B, his rear wing having collapsed on the ninth lap. The accident illustrated the worthiness of Armco barriers

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Wwi / British Tank / Cambrai
At Cambrai, British tanks smash through the Hindenburg Line, a success that the limited mobile reserves were unable to exploit

Background imageSmash Collection: Le Mans 24 Hour Race: The Scuderia Filipinetti Ford GT40 of Peter Sutcliffe

Le Mans 24 Hour Race: The Scuderia Filipinetti Ford GT40 of Peter Sutcliffe
The Scuderia Filipinetti Ford GT40 of Peter Sutcliffe (GBR) and Dieter Spoerry (SUI) is removed from the circuit after crashing out of the race. Le Mans 24 Hours Race, Le Sarthe, France, 19 June 1966

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Tennis-playing brunette beauty prepares to smash
Striking! A tennis-playing brunette beauty prepares to hit a net-side smash shot. It looks like game, set and match for her handsome male companion. Date: early 1940s

Background imageSmash Collection: George Lansbury Pamphlet, Smash Up the Workhouse

George Lansbury Pamphlet, Smash Up the Workhouse
The cover of George Lansburys 1909 pamphlet Smash Up the Workhouse. Lansbury (1859-1940) was a socialist politician and campaigner for social justice

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The Barter Theatre of Virginia, Abingdon, Virginia, USA. Date: circa 1949

Background imageSmash Collection: All went well till the wheels came off

All went well till the wheels came off. Cartoon strip from the Bonzo Annual, 1935 Date: 1935

Background imageSmash Collection: Leandre just smashed a guitar on Matamores head, illustration for '

Leandre just smashed a guitar on Matamores head, illustration for "
PCT4271572 Leandre just smashed a guitar on Matamores head, illustration for " Captain Fracass", 1863 (engraving) by Dore

Background imageSmash Collection: Tram Car Smash - Church Bank, Bradford, Yorkshire

Tram Car Smash - Church Bank, Bradford, Yorkshire, England. Date: 1907

Formula One World Championship
Jim Clark (GBR) Lotus 33 crashed out of the race. German Grand Prix, Nurburgring, Germany, 7 August 1966

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Formula One World Championship
Bruce McLaren (NZL) McLaren M7A leads Graham Hill (GBR) Lotus 49B. Both drivers failled to finish the race. Italian Grand Prix, Monza, Italy, 8 September 1968

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Formula One World Championship
Jacky Ickx (BEL) is stretchered into the waiting ambulance after he suffered a broken ankle and minor burns when his Ensign N176 crashed heavily on lap 15 and caught fire

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Formula One World Championship
Jacky Ickx (BEL) is stretchered into the waiting ambulance after he suffered a broken ankle and minor burns when his Ensign N176 crashed heavily on lap 15 and caught fire

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Formula One World Championship
(2) Bruce McLaren (NZL) McLaren M7A, (4) Jackie Stewart (GBR) Matra MS10 and (14) John Surtees Honda RA301Ebattle it out down the start finish line. All three drivers failled to finish the race

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Formula One World Championship
The remains of a badly smashed sports car competing in one of the support races. British Grand Prix, Brands Hatch, 16 July 1966.

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Formula One World Championship
The aftermath of the fatal accident suffered in pre-racing testing the week before the GP by Peter Revson (USA) in his Shadow DN3

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Formula One World Championship
The aftermath of the fatal accident suffered in pre-racing testing the week before the GP by Peter Revson (USA) in his Shadow DN3

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Formula One World Championship
March mechanics tend to the March 741 of tenth placed Vittorio Brambilla (ITA) out on the circuit after he crashed during practice. French Grand Prix, Rd 9, Dijon-Prenois, France, 7 July 1974.

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Formula One World Championship
The aftermath of the fatal accident suffered in pre-racing testing the week before the GP by Peter Revson (USA) in his Shadow DN3

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Formula One World Championship
Alexander Wurz (AUT) Benetton Playlife B198 has a big crash at the first corner rolling his car. Formula One World Championship, Canadian Grand Prix, Montreal, Canada, 7 June 1998.

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Formula One World Championship
Alexander Wurz (AUT) Benetton Playlife B198 has a big crash at the first corner rolling his car. Formula One World Championship, Canadian Grand Prix, Montreal, Canada, 7 June 1998.

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Formula One World Championship
Graham Hill (GBR) Lotus 49B lost a wheel and crashed on lap 10. Italian Grand Prix, Monza, Italy, 8 September 1968

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Formula One World Championship
It took over half an hour to free Ian Ashley (GBR) (Being placed into the ambulance) from the wreckage of his Hesketh 308E that somersaulted and hit a television tower during practice

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Le Mans 24 Hour Race
The Scuderia Filipinetti Ford GT40 of Peter Sutcliffe (GBR) and Dieter Spoerry (SUI) crashes out of the race. Le Mans 24 Hours Race, Le Sarthe, France, 19 June 1966.

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Le Mans 24 Hour Race
The Scuderia Filipinetti Ford GT40 of Peter Sutcliffe (GBR) and Dieter Spoerry (SUI) crashes out of the race. Le Mans 24 Hours Race, Le Sarthe, France, 19 June 1966.

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Formula One World Championship
The aftermath of the fatal accident suffered in pre-racing testing the week before the GP by Peter Revson (USA) in his Shadow DN3

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Formula One World Championship
John Surtees (GBR) Honda RA301 crashed out of the race on lap 8. Italian Grand Prix, Monza, Italy, 8 September 1968

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Formula One World Championship
John Surtees (GBR) Honda RA301 crashed out on lap 8. Italian Grand Prix, Monza, Italy, 8 September 1968

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Formula One World Championship
Patrick Depailler (FRA) (Centre) climbs from his Tyrrell 007/2 after being T-boned by Jacky Ickx (BEL) Lotus 76 (Right) on lap 43 following a spin

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Formula One World Championship
A McLaren employee watches on anxiously as outgoing World Champion Denny Hulme (NZL) McLaren M7A saw his championship hopes end when a suspension failure crashed him out of the race on the pit

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Formula One World Championship
Dan Gurney (USA) BRM P48 crashed at the hairpin after suffering brake failure and killed a spectator who was standing in a prohibited area. Dutch Grand Prix, Zandvoort, Holland, 6 June 1960.

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Formula One World Championship
Emerson Fittipaldi (BRA) crashed during practice when the nearside rear wheel fell off the new Copersucar-Fittipaldi F5, damaging the monocoque too badly for it to be raced

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Formula One World Championship
Mike Parkes (GBR) Ferrari 312 crashed out on lap 10. Dutch Grand Prix, Zandvoort, Holland, 24 JUly 1966

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Formula One World Championship
Rolf Stommelen (GER) Hill is carried away with serious leg injuries following his massive accident that stopped the race and tragically killed five spectators

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Formula One World Championship
Vic Elford (GBR) Cooper T86B suffered brake failure and crashed out on lap 2. Italian Grand Prix, Monza, Italy, 8 September 1968

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Formula One World Championship
Jim Clark (GBR) Lotus 33 crashed out of the race. German Grand Prix, Nurburgring, Germany, 7 August 1966

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Formula One World Championship
Jim Clark (GBR) Lotus 33 crashed out of the race. German Grand Prix, Nurburgring, Germany, 7 August 1966

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Formula One World Championship
Chris Amon (NZL) Ferrari 312 crashed out on lap 8. Italian Grand Prix, Monza, Italy, 8 September 1968

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Formula One World Championship
It took over half an hour to free Ian Ashley (GBR) from the wreckage of his Hesketh 308E that somersaulted and hit a television tower during practice

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Formula One World Championship
Denny Hulme (NZL) walks away unscathed from his McLaren M7A following an accident on the pit straight on lap ninety-three caused by a driveshaft failure

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Formula One World Championship
Marshals begin to clear the wreckage following the massive accident Ian Ashley (GBR) suffered in his Hesketh 308E. His car somersaulted and hit a television tower (Rear of picture) during practice

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Formula One World Championship
Marshals begin to clear the wreckage following the massive accident Ian Ashley (GBR) suffered in his Hesketh 308E. His car somersaulted and hit a television tower (Rear of picture) during practice

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Formula One World Championship
Alexander Wurz (AUT) Benetton Playlife B198 has a big crash at the first corner rolling his car. Formula One World Championship, Canadian Grand Prix, Montreal, Canada, 7 June 1998

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Formula One World Championship
James Hunt (GBR) McLaren M23 (Right) flies through the air after colliding with Clay Regazzoni (SUI) Ferrari 312T2 at the start of the race

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Formula One World Championship
Barrier repairs take place on the circuit following the tragic fatal accident suffered by Francois Cevert (FRA) during practice. United States Grand Prix, Rd 15, Watkins Glen, USA, 7 October 1973



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"Unleashing Chaos: The Power of the Smash" From dramatic rail accidents to political upheavals, from sporting triumphs to moments of sheer destruction, the concept of a "smash" has captivated our attention throughout history, and is an embodiment of both catastrophe and victory, leaving us in awe of its raw power. In 1895, Gare Montparnasse in France witnessed a scene straight out of a nightmare as a train crashed through the station's façade. The deafening sound and shattered glass left onlookers stunned by the sheer force unleashed upon impact - a true smash that would forever be etched in their memories. Labour Party election posters and television speakers have also utilized this term to convey their message with intensity. They aim to shatter complacency and ignite passion within voters' hearts, urging them to embrace change and revolutionize society for the better. The Formula One World Championship has seen its fair share of smashes too. Graham Hill's miraculous escape from his Lotus 49B after his rear wing collapsed showcased not only his resilience but also highlighted the dangers these drivers face every time they step into their high-speed machines. Even during times of war, smashes have made their mark. In WWI at Cambrai, British tanks smashed through enemy lines, changing the course of battle with their unstoppable might. These mechanical beasts became symbols of hope amidst chaos - proof that even in darkness, there is always room for triumph. But it's not just about destruction; smashes can also be found on tennis courts where players unleash powerful shots with precision and finesse. A brunette beauty prepares herself for an epic smash – her determination evident as she readies herself to conquer her opponent with an explosive stroke that will leave spectators breathless. Beyond sports arenas or battlegrounds lies another kind - one aimed at societal structures themselves.