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Cannon Collection

Join the Royal Artillery and be a part of history. This recruitment poster showcases the power and prestige of the cannon, a symbol of British military might

Background imageCannon Collection: Recruitment poster, Join the Royal Artillery

Recruitment poster, Join the Royal Artillery and know the pride of being a gunner. 1940s

Background imageCannon Collection: Tower of London, Stepney, London, 1883. Artist: John Crowther

Tower of London, Stepney, London, 1883. Artist: John Crowther
Tower of London, Stepney, London, 1883. View of the Salt Tower, Cradle Tower and Well Tower at the Tower of London, Stepney. A row of cannons is in the foreground

Background imageCannon Collection: British 25-pounder field gun by G. H. Davis

British 25-pounder field gun by G. H. Davis
Considered at the time to be the best field gun in the world: the British 25-pounder. Diagrammatic drawings of a famous British weapon

Background imageCannon Collection: Poster advertising Bernard Weatherill Ltd

Poster advertising Bernard Weatherill Ltd, civil and sporting tailors of Conduit Street and Cannon Street, London. A foxhunting scene on the village green is depicted

Background imageCannon Collection: Battle of Lake Erie, War of 1812

Battle of Lake Erie, War of 1812
British and American ships engaged in the Battle of Lake Erie, 1813. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCannon Collection: Zazel / Human Cannonball

Zazel / Human Cannonball
Zazel at the Royal Aquarium, London. " A beautiful Lady shot from a monstrous cannon." This is thought to be the earliest photograph of a human cannonball act

Background imageCannon Collection: Emmeline Pankhurst

Emmeline Pankhurst a suffragette, on her way to Cannon Row after smacking Inspector Jarviss face. 1909

Background imageCannon Collection: Shirland Road, Maida Vale, London

Shirland Road, Maida Vale, London, with the Shirland Hotel (pub, now the Truscott Arms) on the left. Date: circa 1910

Background imageCannon Collection: (1755-1804). Hamilton at Yorktown in 1781. Steel engraving, 1858, after a painting by Alonzo Chappel

(1755-1804). Hamilton at Yorktown in 1781. Steel engraving, 1858, after a painting by Alonzo Chappel
ALEXANDER HAMILTON (1755-1804). Hamilton at Yorktown in 1781. Steel engraving, 1858, after a painting by Alonzo Chappel

Background imageCannon Collection: Cutaway view of an American warship

Cutaway view of an American warship
Hull of an American man-of-war cut open amidships, showing deck plans and quarters, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageCannon Collection: View Of Iguazu Falls From Brazilian Side, Parana State, South America

View Of Iguazu Falls From Brazilian Side, Parana State, South America

Background imageCannon Collection: The Battle of Trafalgar, 1805 (oil on canvas)

The Battle of Trafalgar, 1805 (oil on canvas)
XCR2069 The Battle of Trafalgar, 1805 (oil on canvas) by Stanfield, Clarkson R.A. (1793-1867); 262x462 cm; The Crown Estate; English, out of copyright

Background imageCannon Collection: Cannon Beach, view from Ecola State Park, Oregon, USA

Cannon Beach, view from Ecola State Park, Oregon, USA

Background imageCannon Collection: Battle of Long Island, New York, Revolutionary War

Battle of Long Island, New York, Revolutionary War
Retreat of American army from Long Island after defeat by the British, 1776. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCannon Collection: American General Henry Knox

American General Henry Knox
Revolutionary War General Henry Knox with some of his field artillery. Hand-colored engraving of a portrait

Background imageCannon Collection: LCC-LFB Cannon Street fire station, City of London

LCC-LFB Cannon Street fire station, City of London
Cannon Street fire station was opened in 1906. Seen here are its three appliances on the station forecourt. Fire brigade horses had now been replaced by motorised fire appliances

Background imageCannon Collection: LCC-MFB, HQ station, Southwark SE1

LCC-MFB, HQ station, Southwark SE1
The new headquarters of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) opened in 1878 under its Chief Officer Captain Eyre Massey Shaw

Background imageCannon Collection: First English Civil War: Siege of Lathom House, 1644

First English Civil War: Siege of Lathom House, 1644
Royalist stronghold Lathom House in Lancashire defies Parlimentarian pressure and raises the royal standard. The ensuing siege lasted three months, but was eventually lifted

Background imageCannon Collection: EVNT2A-00079

EVNT2A-00079
USS " Constitution" being towed by the crew in rowboats away from the becalmed British Navy, War of 1812 Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageCannon Collection: Crew of the USS Constitution in battle, War of 1812

Crew of the USS Constitution in battle, War of 1812
Deck of the US frigate " Constitution" engaging in battle with British " Guerriere, " War of 1812. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCannon Collection: EVCW2A-00080

EVCW2A-00080
Confederate charge up Little Round Top, held by the 20th Maine Regiment, Battle of Gettysburg, 1863. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th century illustration

Background imageCannon Collection: Carlisle Castle K961061

Carlisle Castle K961061
CARLISLE CASTLE, Cumbria. Two cannons on the wall walk with the 12th century keep in the background

Background imageCannon Collection: The sinking of the Mary Rose during the Battle of the Solent, 1545, 1778 (engraving)

The sinking of the Mary Rose during the Battle of the Solent, 1545, 1778 (engraving)
BAL362926 The sinking of the Mary Rose during the Battle of the Solent, 1545, 1778 (engraving) (later colouration) by Basire

Background imageCannon Collection: BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS. Defeat of the British Army by American troops under Major

BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS. Defeat of the British Army by American troops under Major General Andrew Jackson in the Battle of New Orleans, 8 January 1815, during the War of 1812

Background imageCannon Collection: The Battle of the Balloons

The Battle of the Balloons. A fanciful image depicting four balloons with flags and sails, their passengers in close aerial combat. The opponents appear to be British and French. circa 18th century

Background imageCannon Collection: EVCW2A-00109

EVCW2A-00109
Admiral David G. Farragut in the rigging during the Battle of Mobile Bay, 1864, American Civil War. Hand-colored photogravure of a W.H. Overend painting

Background imageCannon Collection: Moving artillery in the French and Indian War

Moving artillery in the French and Indian War
Colonial artillery passing over Appalachian Mountains, French and Indian War. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Darley illustration

Background imageCannon Collection: Woolwich Barracks C1905

Woolwich Barracks C1905
An illustration of the Woolwich Barracks, with two canons in the foreground

Background imageCannon Collection: Chillingham Castle, Northumberland, England, UK

Chillingham Castle, Northumberland, England, UK

Background imageCannon Collection: Boy in school uniform with figurehead at seaside

Boy in school uniform with figurehead at seaside
Boy in school uniform with a ships figurehead at the seaside. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageCannon Collection: The Hoe, Drakes Island and Mt Edgecumbe from the Citadel, published by Newman & Co

The Hoe, Drakes Island and Mt Edgecumbe from the Citadel, published by Newman & Co
KW310849 The Hoe, Drakes Island and Mt Edgecumbe from the Citadel, published by Newman & Co (colour litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; Ken Welsh; English, out of copyright

Background imageCannon Collection: French Religious Wars 1562-1598. Siege of Poitiers 24 July-7 September 1569. Huguenots

French Religious Wars 1562-1598. Siege of Poitiers 24 July-7 September 1569. Huguenots under Gaspard de Coligny (1519-1572)

Background imageCannon Collection: The Battle of Ballinahinch, 13th June 1798, c. 1798 (oil on canvas)

The Battle of Ballinahinch, 13th June 1798, c. 1798 (oil on canvas)
TPG251597 The Battle of Ballinahinch, 13th June 1798, c.1798 (oil on canvas) by Robinson, Thomas (bef.1770-1810); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageCannon Collection: Australia, Western Australia, Perth. Kings Park. Queen Victoria monument. Fraser Avenue

Australia, Western Australia, Perth. Kings Park. Queen Victoria monument. Fraser Avenue, Lemon-scented gum tree lined road (Corymbia citriodora), planted in 1938. Swan River in distance

Background imageCannon Collection: Hvar Fortress cannon and Hvar Town at sunset taken from the Spanish Fort (Fortica), Hvar Island

Hvar Fortress cannon and Hvar Town at sunset taken from the Spanish Fort (Fortica), Hvar Island, Dalmatian Coast, Adriatic, Croatia, Europe

Background imageCannon Collection: 15th New York Battery memorial, Gettysburg Battlefield

15th New York Battery memorial, Gettysburg Battlefield
Memorial to the 15th New York Battery, Gettysburg Battlefield. Photograph

Background imageCannon Collection: Fort Moultrie on Sullivans Island, Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America

Fort Moultrie on Sullivans Island, Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America, North America

Background imageCannon Collection: Cuban coastline and the Castillo del Morro, a fortess at the entrance to the Bay of Santiago

Cuban coastline and the Castillo del Morro, a fortess at the entrance to the Bay of Santiago, UNESCO World Heritage Site, 10 km southwest of Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, West Indies, Central America

Background imageCannon Collection: Gettysburg / Cassells

Gettysburg / Cassells
Picketts charge. Marking a turning point, this battle ended with a Union victory, but both sides suffered heavy losses

Background imageCannon Collection: Cannon in Point Park overlooking Chattanooga City

Cannon in Point Park overlooking Chattanooga City, Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States of America, North America

Background imageCannon Collection: Lighthouse from St. James Green, with cannon, Southwold, Suffolk, England

Lighthouse from St. James Green, with cannon, Southwold, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCannon Collection: Southwold, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Southwold, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCannon Collection: Siege of Derry by Jacobite forces

Siege of Derry by Jacobite forces
The Irish Catholic Jacobite supporters of deposed King James cut off the vital supplies needed by the Protestant supporters of William and Mary at the Siege of Derry in 1689

Background imageCannon Collection: French frigate, 1700s

French frigate, 1700s
Armed French frigate of the 18th century. Hand-colored woodcut of an illustration

Background imageCannon Collection: Bellerophon Doves, Sailors Encampment before Sebastopol

Bellerophon Doves, Sailors Encampment before Sebastopol
RNM286329 Bellerophon Doves, Sailors Encampment before Sebastopol, published in 1854 (colour litho) by English School, (19th century); National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth, Hampshire

Background imageCannon Collection: Anthony Payne The Cornish Giant, Sir Godfrey Kneller, Baronet (1646-1723)

Anthony Payne The Cornish Giant, Sir Godfrey Kneller, Baronet (1646-1723)
Oil on canvas, English School, 1680. Anthony Payne (circa 1612-1691), The Cornish Giant, was 7 foot, 4 inches tall. He was a yeoman of Stratton and was the personal retainer to Sir Bevill Grenville

Background imageCannon Collection: First World War. Big Bertha M42

First World War. Big Bertha M42
WORLD WAR (1914-1918). BIG BERTHA M42. German gun used to bombard Paris from over 100 km. away in 1918. Its gauge was 210 mm. and was 34 m. long

Background imageCannon Collection: LEE AND HIS GENERALS. Robert E. Lee and his generals

LEE AND HIS GENERALS. Robert E. Lee and his generals. Lithograph, 1867, after Augustus Tholey



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Join the Royal Artillery and be a part of history. This recruitment poster showcases the power and prestige of the cannon, a symbol of British military might. The British 25-pounder field gun by G. H. Davis is depicted in all its glory, ready to defend our nation. Step into the world of high fashion with Bernard Weatherill Ltd's advertisement featuring a stunning model draped in elegance, standing beside an ornate cannon. Even in couture, the cannon remains an iconic symbol. The sinking of the Mary Rose during the Battle of Solent serves as a reminder of both triumphs and tragedies that cannons have witnessed throughout history. An engraving from 1778 captures this pivotal moment forever etched in time. From land to sea, cannons have played crucial roles in battles like Lake Erie during the War of 1812. Witness their thunderous roar as they secure victories for their nations. Experience death-defying stunts with Zazel, also known as the Human Cannonball. Launching herself through space with only a cannon's force propelling her forward, she captivates audiences worldwide with her daring performances. Travel back to Shirland Road in Maida Vale, London where you can admire majestic cannons adorning historical landmarks - silent guardians reminding us of our past. Delve into naval warfare with cutaway views showcasing American warships armed to teeth with powerful cannons - symbols of strength on tumultuous seas. Emmeline Pankhurst fought tirelessly for women's rights but even she recognized that sometimes change requires firepower. Cannons were used metaphorically to break down barriers and shatter societal norms. Venture across oceans to Malta's Valletta where ancient fortifications stand tall against invaders - their cannons poised for defense since centuries past. Immerse yourself in Admiral Lord Nelson's heroic victory at The Battle of Trafalgar captured beautifully on canvas; his strategic use of cannons securing Britain's dominance at sea.