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Images Dated 24th May 2016

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Observed of all observers by Alfred Leete Featured 24 May 2016 Print

Observed of all observers by Alfred Leete

The Chauffeur of a coal-gas-driven car (to a gathering crowd): Wot are you anging around cre for? The Crowd: Please, Mister, we'se waiting for the balloon to go up. A humorous comment on the use of coal gas powered vehicles during the First World War, introduced as petrol became increasingly scarce. The gas bag cars carried their fuel in an enormous rubber bag on the roof and were the subject of many jokes and cartoons such as this one by Alfred Leete, an artist best known for his famous Kitchener Your King and Country Needs You cover for London Opinion magazine. Date: 1917

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

On guard DD75_00082 Featured 24 May 2016 Print

On guard DD75_00082

Church Street, Minories, City of London. Timber-frames buttress the wall of a building on Church Street, with a policeman guarding the entrance to the site. You can also see the west front of Holy Trinity Minories beyond, which was closed as a church in 1899. It served as a parish hall until it was destroyed during an air raid in the Second World War. Photographed between 1880 and 1900 for the London Midland and Scottish Railway

© Historic England Archive

ILN page on submarine hunting sea lions, WW1 Featured 24 May 2016 Print

ILN page on submarine hunting sea lions, WW1

A remarkable naval experiment came to light after the war was over, deemed so unlikely that when The Illustrated London News first heard of it, they believed it to be a hoax. The suggestion that attempts were made to train sea lions were trained to hunt submarines, did seem far-fetched. However, after a thorough investigation, they were satisfied with its authenticity enough to publish a lavish spread on it in April 1919. In the summer of 1917 the Admiralty hit on a novel way of hunting submarines. It was simply to employ tame sea-lions (Otaria Gillespie) to track them down-the idea being that the sea-lion could be taught to distinguish the noise of a submarines propeller and to follow it in the hope of getting food. A buoy would be attached to the animal, and a trawler would follow the buoy and drop a depth charge when the sea-lion appeared to have found the submarine

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans