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War And Conflict Collection

War and conflict have left their mark on various places throughout history

Background imageWar And Conflict Collection: The German Imperial Navy Battleship SMS Helgoland Circa 1918

The German Imperial Navy Battleship SMS Helgoland Circa 1918. The SMS Helgoland was commissioned in to the German Navy on 23rd July 1911

Background imageWar And Conflict Collection: The German Imperial Navy Light Cruiser SMS Frankfurt seen here in the Firth of Forth at

The German Imperial Navy Light Cruiser SMS Frankfurt seen here in the Firth of Forth at the end of Operation ZZ the surrender of the German High Seas Fleet to the Royal Navy following the signing of

Background imageWar And Conflict Collection: World War II Invasion of France. Men of number three commando

World War II Invasion of France. Men of number three commando, 1 Special Service Brigade, dig in beside a Horsa glider near La Haute Ecarde on the Western end of Drop Zone N between Ranville

Background imageWar And Conflict Collection: A Typhoon makes a pancake landing, on the edge of a rock strewn shore near Torquay in

A Typhoon makes a pancake landing, on the edge of a rock strewn shore near Torquay in Devon. There were slight injuries to the pilot but no more

Background imageWar And Conflict Collection: Bomb damage to Keyes Garden on the Matthew Bank Estate, Jesmond, Newcastle

Bomb damage to Keyes Garden on the Matthew Bank Estate, Jesmond, Newcastle. 29th December 1941

Background imageWar And Conflict Collection: The evacuation called Operation Pied Piper was the British government decision to

The evacuation called Operation Pied Piper was the British government decision to relocate its children out of urban centres to locations where the risk of bombing attacks was low or non-existent

Background imageWar And Conflict Collection: The Fortune of War pub in Plainmoor, Torquay survived a bomb at the junction of St

The Fortune of War pub in Plainmoor, Torquay survived a bomb at the junction of St Marychurch Road and Warbro Road, Torquay during the Bank Holiday raid which destroyed houses further up the road in

Background imageWar And Conflict Collection: Captured German submarine U-1023 on show at West Bute Basin, Cardiff Docks

Captured German submarine U-1023 on show at West Bute Basin, Cardiff Docks, Circa July 1945. When hostilities ceased, boats still at sea were ordered to head for one of a number of designated ports

Background imageWar And Conflict Collection: Hull, Yorkshire, World War Two. A bomb disposal unit pictured with an

Hull, Yorkshire, World War Two. A bomb disposal unit pictured with an unexploded bomb that has been found in Craven Street, Hull

Background imageWar And Conflict Collection: Lieut General Bernard Montgomery newly appointed commander of the 8th Army seen here

Lieut General Bernard Montgomery newly appointed commander of the 8th Army seen here discussing tactics with officers from the 22nd Armoured Brigade

Background imageWar And Conflict Collection: St Martins Church in the Bull Ring, Birmingham the morning after a heavy air raid

St Martins Church in the Bull Ring, Birmingham the morning after a heavy air raid on the city. 10th April 1941

Background imageWar And Conflict Collection: HMS Wallace a Shakespeare Class Flotilla Leader escort seen here in 1942 shortly after

HMS Wallace a Shakespeare Class Flotilla Leader escort seen here in 1942 shortly after Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh joined the ship as a sub lieutenant. Circa January 1942

Background imageWar And Conflict Collection: Air correspondents of London newspapers visit Royal Air Force Commands in North Africa

Air correspondents of London newspapers visit Royal Air Force Commands in North Africa. Picture (issued 1943) shows - A group of air correspondents with R.A.F

Background imageWar And Conflict Collection: The Mayor of Reading, Councillor W. E. C. McIlroy, inspecting members of the Auxiliary

The Mayor of Reading, Councillor W. E. C. McIlroy, inspecting members of the Auxiliary
The Mayor of Reading, Councillor W.E.C. McIlroy, inspecting members of the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) at a display in the city centre during the Second World War. 11th June 1942

Background imageWar And Conflict Collection: The scene at No. 38 Dudley Road, Folkestone when a shell fired from the German batteries

The scene at No. 38 Dudley Road, Folkestone when a shell fired from the German batteries
The scene at No.38 Dudley Road, Folkestone when a shell fired from the German batteries on the French coast struck the house

Background imageWar And Conflict Collection: The Lord Mayor of Cardiff (Alderman James Hellyer - {pictured right}

The Lord Mayor of Cardiff (Alderman James Hellyer - {pictured right}) drawing his Points ration book at the City Hall, Cardiff

Background imageWar And Conflict Collection: The Flower class corvette HMS Camellia (K31) getting up steam before escorting a convoy

The Flower class corvette HMS Camellia (K31) getting up steam before escorting a convoy across the North Atlantic. December 1941

Background imageWar And Conflict Collection: Returning evacuee children wave goodbye to Derby as their train moves out

Returning evacuee children wave goodbye to Derby as their train moves out, bound for London and their homes. 15th June 1945

Background imageWar And Conflict Collection: Birmingham Evacuees arrive at Ripley station 15th November 1940

Birmingham Evacuees arrive at Ripley station 15th November 1940

Background imageWar And Conflict Collection: The Sutton Coalfield Battalion of the Warwickshire Home Guard paraded for inspection

The Sutton Coalfield Battalion of the Warwickshire Home Guard paraded for inspection. Captain Wilfrid Bigwood the Commanding Officer

Background imageWar And Conflict Collection: Burnt out shops in Spiceal Street, Birmingham following a heavy air raid on the city

Burnt out shops in Spiceal Street, Birmingham following a heavy air raid on the city 10th April 1941

Background imageWar And Conflict Collection: Bound for the country - South Shields Children who are to live in the country under

Bound for the country - South Shields Children who are to live in the country under the boroughs latest evacuation scheme pictured in happy mood while waiting to leave by train to-day. 7th July 1941

Background imageWar And Conflict Collection: Members of a army bomb disposal squad rolling a unexploded German bomb through a London

Members of a army bomb disposal squad rolling a unexploded German bomb through a London Park after defusing it. The bomb was later taken to Hackney Marsh where it was exploded. Circa September 1940

Background imageWar And Conflict Collection: Members of a army bomb disposal squad placing an explosive charge around the fuse of an

Members of a army bomb disposal squad placing an explosive charge around the fuse of an unexploded German bomb in a London Park prior to detonation. Circa September 1940

Background imageWar And Conflict Collection: HMS Vindictive an Arrogant class cruiser seen here prior to her raid on the Belgian port

HMS Vindictive an Arrogant class cruiser seen here prior to her raid on the Belgian port of Zeebrugge. Vindictive was part of a raid to block the main entrance of the port thus preventing the Germans

Background imageWar And Conflict Collection: HMS Vindictive an Arrogant class cruiser seen here on 24th April 1918 after she was in

HMS Vindictive an Arrogant class cruiser seen here on 24th April 1918 after she was in fierce action at Zeebrugge. Vindictive was part of a raid to block the main entrance of the port thus preventing

Background imageWar And Conflict Collection: Bomb damage to Chichester following a tip and run raid on the city by Luftwaffe fighter

Bomb damage to Chichester following a tip and run raid on the city by Luftwaffe fighter bombers. 10th February 1943

Background imageWar And Conflict Collection: The first RAF Repair and Salvage Unit was working operationally within three days of

The first RAF Repair and Salvage Unit was working operationally within three days of landing on the shores of Normandy, Northern France

Background imageWar And Conflict Collection: Residents of Vincent Street Balsall Heath, Birmingham, examine a bomb crater following an

Residents of Vincent Street Balsall Heath, Birmingham, examine a bomb crater following an air raid on the city. 29th October 1940

Background imageWar And Conflict Collection: Picture shows business premises in Weston Super Mare, Somerset

Picture shows business premises in Weston Super Mare, Somerset, decimated in The Blitz. June 1942. Street is unknown. On the nights of June 28 and 29

Background imageWar And Conflict Collection: A German B1E 1 KG Incendiary bomb. The bomb consisted of a cylindrical body

A German B1E 1 KG Incendiary bomb. The bomb consisted of a cylindrical body, made of magnesium alloy, filled with thermite, an incendiary compound, to which a three-finned steel tail was attached

Background imageWar And Conflict Collection: HUEY HELICOPTERS LAND IN FIELD DURING THE VIETNAM WAR TO PICK UP CASUALTIES SUSTAINED BY

HUEY HELICOPTERS LAND IN FIELD DURING THE VIETNAM WAR TO PICK UP CASUALTIES SUSTAINED BY US FORCES IN ACTION AGAINST THE VIET CONG. CIRCA. 1960 S

Background imageWar And Conflict Collection: Alexander Sutherland Neill (centre)seen here as a new term starts at Summer Hill School

Alexander Sutherland Neill (centre)seen here as a new term starts at Summer Hill School, back at Leiston, Suffolk after five years of evacuation at Ffestiniog in Wales

Background imageWar And Conflict Collection: Alexander Sutherland Neill (3rd from the right) seen here as a new term starts at Summer

Alexander Sutherland Neill (3rd from the right) seen here as a new term starts at Summer Hill School, back at Leiston, Suffolk this week after five years of evacuation at Ffestiniog in Wales

Background imageWar And Conflict Collection: Alan Wood, The Daily Express war correspondent with the 1st Airborne Division at Arnhem

Alan Wood, The Daily Express war correspondent with the 1st Airborne Division at Arnhem. Seen here typing out his copy for the paper from the safety of a trench. 20th September 1944

Background imageWar And Conflict Collection: A gas mask for the use of people who breathe through a tracheal tube in the throat has

A gas mask for the use of people who breathe through a tracheal tube in the throat has been designed by Inspector S.E. Bentley, the Derby A.R.P. organiser, and Mr. H. Hall, the head warden for No

Background imageWar And Conflict Collection: Children of St. Benedicts Road School, Small Heath during their evacuation rehearsal

Children of St. Benedicts Road School, Small Heath during their evacuation rehearsal 28th August 1939

Background imageWar And Conflict Collection: The remains of an ammunition truck struck by a bomb in the goods yard of Bridlington

The remains of an ammunition truck struck by a bomb in the goods yard of Bridlington Station 11th July 1940

Background imageWar And Conflict Collection: Abyssinian War October 1935 A Italian mule train on its way to the advance outpost

Abyssinian War October 1935 A Italian mule train on its way to the advance outpost of Makale takes advantage of a shady groves to escape the fierce rays of the noonday sun

Background imageWar And Conflict Collection: The Rotunda in use as a war hospital. Oldway Mansion Paignton. Circa 1916

The Rotunda in use as a war hospital. Oldway Mansion Paignton. Circa 1916

Background imageWar And Conflict Collection: German U boat that was captured and shown off in Bristol city docks in 1918 1st December

German U boat that was captured and shown off in Bristol city docks in 1918 1st December 1918

Background imageWar And Conflict Collection: A Sherman VC Firefly tank of 24th Lancers, 8th Armoured Brigade, near St Leger

A Sherman VC Firefly tank of 24th Lancers, 8th Armoured Brigade, near St Leger, 11 June 1944. The Sherman Firefly was based on the US M4 Sherman Tank but fitted with the powerful 3-inch calibre

Background imageWar And Conflict Collection: Air Vice Marshal Sandy Hunter seen here exploring the abandon nuclear bunker at Kenton

Air Vice Marshal Sandy Hunter seen here exploring the abandon nuclear bunker at Kenton near Newcastle. 8th April 1997

Background imageWar And Conflict Collection: Air Vice Marshal Sandy Hunter seen here at the entrance to the nuclear bunker at Kenton

Air Vice Marshal Sandy Hunter seen here at the entrance to the nuclear bunker at Kenton near Newcastle. 8th April 1997

Background imageWar And Conflict Collection: Firemen tackling fires in Ave Maria Lane, London, started by high explosive

Firemen tackling fires in Ave Maria Lane, London, started by high explosive and incendiary bombs dropped by the Luftwaffe on the night of 29th December 1940

Background imageWar And Conflict Collection: A turntable ladder of the London Fire Brigade tacklest fires close to Waterloo railway

A turntable ladder of the London Fire Brigade tacklest fires close to Waterloo railway station as nine thousand incendiary

Background imageWar And Conflict Collection: A London Transport double decker bus stopped on St Pauls Churchyard l

A London Transport double decker bus stopped on St Pauls Churchyard l. As over nine thousand incendiary and high explosive bombs fall on the City of London, 29th December 1940

Background imageWar And Conflict Collection: Members of the public inspect a crater in Albert Bridge Road, Battersea, London

Members of the public inspect a crater in Albert Bridge Road, Battersea, London, following a daylight raid. February 16th 1941



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War and conflict have left their mark on various places throughout history. In Torquay, a typhoon made a pancake landing on the edge of a rock-strewn shore, symbolizing the destructive force that war brings. Cardiff Docks showcased the captured German submarine U-1023, serving as a reminder of the battles fought beneath the waves. In 1942, HMS Wallace, a Shakespeare Class Flotilla Leader escort, stood strong amidst turbulent times. Its presence exemplified bravery and resilience in the face of adversity. Spectacular images captured in 1992 by Lincolnshire Echo depicted both the horrors and heroism witnessed during conflicts. Air correspondents from London newspapers visited Royal Air Force Commands in North Africa to report on wartime efforts. Their visit shed light on the dedication and sacrifice of those fighting for freedom. The Sutton Coalfield Battalion of Warwickshire Home Guard paraded for inspection, showcasing their readiness to defend their homeland. No. 38 Dudley Road in Folkestone became a haunting scene when a shell fired from German batteries struck its vicinity during World War Two. This image serves as a stark reminder of civilian casualties caught in the crossfire. Hull saw its fair share of destruction during World War Two, but it also witnessed remarkable acts of courage by bomb disposal units who risked their lives to protect others from explosive threats. The Lord Mayor of Cardiff at that time was Alderman James Hellyer - pictured right - whose leadership guided his city through tumultuous times with strength and determination. Circa 1918, SMS Helgoland represented Germany's imperial navy battleship—a formidable force that played its part in shaping history's course. Bound for safety were South Shields children who were relocated to live in rural areas away from urban warfare—a poignant testament to how conflict disrupts innocent lives. Before escorting convoys under perilous conditions, HMS Camellia (K31), a Flower class corvette, diligently prepared for its duty.