5th June 1948: A miner pauses in a tunnel before starting a shift in Britain's most modern iron ore mine, at Irthlinborough in Northamptonshire. Original Publication: Picture Post - 4558 - Can We Save Our Iron Mines? - pub.1948 (Photo by Charles Hewitt/Picture Post/Getty Images)
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Channel tunnel. Historical artwork of a tunnel beneath the English Channel through which Napoleon's troops are moving to invade England. The possibility of a tunnel under the Channel was first put to Napoleon in 1802. This cartoon was drawn in 1804, after the resumption of war between England and France in 1803. The French are also attacking by sea and by hot air balloon (the Channel was first crossed by hot air balloon in 1785). The English defence includes ships and men flying from kites with rifles. A semaphore system is operating from telegraph towers on the French side. From La Telegraphie Historique by Alexis Belloc (1888).
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Largest Gasometer in the World - East Greenwich, London
Largest Gasometer in the World - East Greenwich, London - built in 1888. Situated on the Greenwich peninsula, close to the site of the O2 Arena. The main tower pictured is no longer standing, but the earlier (albeit slightly smaller) tower (seen in the top right-hand corner) is still standing and is still the UK's largest extant gasometer. The road pictured is now the Southern approach to the Blackwall tunnel and none of the buildings shown survive. Date: circa 1930s
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