Mexican officers visit paratroop display
Photograph: Mexican officers visit paratroop display. Major General Gustav Salinas commander of the Mexican Air Force and Captain Radames Gaxiela paid a visit to an airfield in the Eastern Command to witness a paratroop display recently. Shows a photograph of the mass descent by parachute which formed part of a display airborne troops gave for Mexican officers at an airfield of Eastern Command. Picture issued 1944. British Official photograph BH 25345. From a collection of 33 contact prints of British official photographs mounted on card with original associated typescript captions. Photographs chiefly relate to D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, 1944. Some of the captions are incomplete. Associated with D-Day and Operation OVERLORD, World War Two, North West Europe (1944-1945) 1944 and the Normandy Breakout, World War Two, North West Europe (1944-1945) 1944. Date: 1944
© The National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library
Naval engagement off Heligoland by G. H. Davis
The smart naval engagement off Heligoland: the destruction of German light cruisers and torpedo boats, shown in a series of drawings made from sketches by an eye witness. 1. The submarines and the Fearless act as decoys. 2. The bait accepted: the German flotillas come out in chase. 3. The melee -- the German light cruisers and torpedo boats engaged at close quarters by the British flotillas. 4. The end of the action -- German light cruisers and destroyers put out of action -- battle cruisers shown on right. Four portraits of Royal Navy officers involved: Rear-Admiral Sir David Beatty, Lieutenant Nigel Barttelot, Commodore Keyes and Commodore Tyrwhitt.
28 August 1914
© Mary Evans Picture Library
Lyndon Johnson taking the Presidential Oath of Office
Digitally restored vintage American history photo of Lyndon Johnson taking the Presidential Oath of Office. The photo was taken on Air Force One, shortly after President Kennedy was assassinated, November 22, 1963. JFKas widow, Jackie Kennedy, is standing on the right of Lyndon B. Johnson.
© John Parrot/Stocktrek Images
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