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"Dramatic Rail Accident at Gare Montparnasse, France: A heart-stopping moment frozen in time as a speeding locomotive crashes through the station's barriers

Background imageCrash Collection: Wall St Crash 1929

Wall St Crash 1929
The Wall Street Crash makes the headlines of the late news issue

Background imageCrash Collection: Dramatic Rail Accident at Gare Montparnasse, France

Dramatic Rail Accident at Gare Montparnasse, France
At the Montparnasse terminus of the Chemin de Fer de l Ouest, the Granville train crashes through the buffers and into the street (Rue de Rennes)

Background imageCrash Collection: 1989 Japanese GP

1989 Japanese GP
SUZUKA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 22: Alain Prost, McLaren MP4-5 Honda, and Ayrton Senna, McLaren MP4-5 Honda, clash during the Japanese GP at Suzuka on October 22, 1989 in Suzuka, Japan

Background imageCrash 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 imageCrash Collection: UFO crashes at Aztec, New Mexico

UFO crashes at Aztec, New Mexico
A flying saucer which allegedly crashed near Aztec, New Mexico, reported by Frank Scully with spurious data from Dr G, but with possible basis in fact

Background imageCrash Collection: UFO crash at Roswell, New Mexico

UFO crash at Roswell, New Mexico
Irving Newton, Met. Officer at Roswell USAFB, New Mexico, holds debris of a supposed flying saucer found by rancher Mac Brazel, stated by the US Air Force to be a weather balloon

Background imageCrash Collection: STOCK MARKET CRASH. An unlucky speculator, one Walter Thornton of New York

STOCK MARKET CRASH. An unlucky speculator, one Walter Thornton of New York, offering to sell his roadster after the stock market crash: oil over a photograph, Oct. 30, 1929

Background imageCrash Collection: The Right Spirit by William Heath Robinson

The Right Spirit by William Heath Robinson
Christmas is sure to be a success if one keeps smiling on all occasions. The right and seasonable way of behaving in an unexpected encounter

Background imageCrash Collection: Trams causing havoc on a Belfast street

Trams causing havoc on a Belfast street
Horses, carts, wagons and pedestrians in an almighty crash involving two trams in Donegal Place in Belfast. The card caption reads: " Our Trammelled Streets" Date: 1905

Background imageCrash Collection: Harry Watts London Can Take It! (1940)

Harry Watts London Can Take It! (1940)

Background imageCrash Collection: Sopwith Camel biplane in forced landing, France, WW1

Sopwith Camel biplane in forced landing, France, WW1
A British Sopwith Camel biplane after a forced landing in a field near Noyelles-sur-Escaut, northern France, towards the end of the First World War. Date: 8 October 1918

Background imageCrash Collection: WALL STREET CRASH, 1929. An unlucky speculator, one Walter Thornton of New York

WALL STREET CRASH, 1929. An unlucky speculator, one Walter Thornton of New York, offering to sell his roadster, October 30, 1929

Background imageCrash Collection: Triumph Trophy British

Triumph Trophy British
bike, Triumph, Trophy, British, Britain, UK, United, Kingdom, England, English, dark, red, 2007, 2000s, current, contemporary, motorbike, motorcycle

Background imageCrash Collection: Ducati 999 F04 Italy

Ducati 999 F04 Italy

Background imageCrash Collection: Diana, Princess of Wales

Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-1997) on a visit to St Columb, Cornwall

Background imageCrash Collection: Paris / Eiffel Tower 1926

Paris / Eiffel Tower 1926
French aviator Lieutenant Collot successfully flies his biplane beneath the Tour Eiffel, but in a moment he will hit a cable and crash fatally

Background imageCrash Collection: The Way of an Eagle by George Studdy

The Way of an Eagle by George Studdy
A litter of enthusiastic but accident-prone puppies crash into a fence and fall in a heap on top of one another after chasing a chicken across a farm yard

Background imageCrash Collection: Australian Grand Prix

Australian Grand Prix
Fernando Alonso (ESP) McLaren MP4-31 crashes at Formula One World Championship, Rd1, Australian Grand Prix, Race, Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia, Sunday 20 March 2016

Background imageCrash Collection: Coal Truck Crash

Coal Truck Crash
December 1923: A lorry delivering coal, which has skidded off the road and crashed into the railings outside a house. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageCrash Collection: GLC-LFB Road traffic accident (RTA)

GLC-LFB Road traffic accident (RTA)
A collision between a bus and car resulted in the bus careering into a terraced house and a response by all the emergency services

Background imageCrash Collection: Waves in the Grand Cayman Islands

Waves in the Grand Cayman Islands

Background imageCrash Collection: Formula One World Championship: Graham Hill climbs from the wreckage of his Lotus 49B

Formula One World Championship: Graham Hill climbs from the wreckage of his Lotus 49B
Graham Hill (GBR) climbs from the wreckage of his Lotus 49B, his rear wing having collapsed on the ninth lap. The accident illustrated the worthiness of Armco barriers

Background imageCrash Collection: PRINCESS DIANA

PRINCESS DIANA
DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES (1961-1997) Former wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, mother of Prince William and Prince Harry. Tragically killed in a car crash in Paris

Background imageCrash Collection: Consolidated B-24H Liberator

Consolidated B-24H Liberator
USAF 854th Bs Bomber Squadron / 491st Bg Bomber Group Consolidated B-24H Liberator Nosed over in Soft Ground at North Picham? Date: 1944

Background imageCrash Collection: Warning sign for wildlife. Tasmania Australia

Warning sign for wildlife. Tasmania Australia
Warning sign on the side of a highway. Sign shows a car crashing into a kangaroo. Warning recommends speed is reduced to 65 km/h after dark when wildlife is often on the road. Binalong Bay. Tasmania

Background imageCrash Collection: The Duke and Duchess of Kent and children

The Duke and Duchess of Kent and children
Prince George, Duke of Kent (1902-1942), Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent (1906-1968) and their two eldest children, Edward (born 1935 and the current Duke of Kent) and Alexandra (born 1936)

Background imageCrash Collection: The thunderbolt crashes through a fence in the countryside

The thunderbolt crashes through a fence in the countryside
in a scene from the classic Ealing Comedy

Background imageCrash Collection: Ufos / Roswell Crash

Ufos / Roswell Crash
At the Foster Ranch, New Mexico, debris supposed to be from a crashed UFO is found, alien bodies allegedly retrieved from second site on the Plains of San Agostin

Background imageCrash Collection: humpback whale migration

humpback whale migration
Guillermo Ossa

Background imageCrash Collection: The Humorist - Easter Number front cover, Heath Robinson

The Humorist - Easter Number front cover, Heath Robinson
Spring Handicaps. Front cover of The Humorist magazine featuring a glorious cartoon by William Heath Robinson showing the chaos created on the roads by spring romances. Date: 1937

Background imageCrash Collection: German gliders in Battle of Crete by G. H. Davis

German gliders in Battle of Crete by G. H. Davis
Landing air troops: German gliders of the Battle of Crete during the Second World War. By the use of gliders, parachutes and mass-produced aeroplanes for crash landings

Background imageCrash Collection: Rescue with the breeches buoy

Rescue with the breeches buoy
Antique illustration of a Rescue with the breeches buoy

Background imageCrash Collection: A lone Star Fighter pilot looks around the alien landscape after a crash landing

A lone Star Fighter pilot looks around the alien landscape after a crash landing
A lone Star Fighter pilot looks around the alien landscape, in which he was forced to make an emergency crash landing after his ship developed technical problems

Background imageCrash Collection: The Roswell Incident

The Roswell Incident
At the Foster Ranch in New Mexico, debris supposed to be from a crashed UFO is found, with alien bodies allegedly retrieved from a second site on the plains of San Agostin

Background imageCrash Collection: Le Mans 24 Hour Race: The Scuderia Filipinetti Ford GT40 of Peter Sutcliffe

Le Mans 24 Hour Race: The Scuderia Filipinetti Ford GT40 of Peter Sutcliffe
The Scuderia Filipinetti Ford GT40 of Peter Sutcliffe (GBR) and Dieter Spoerry (SUI) is removed from the circuit after crashing out of the race. Le Mans 24 Hours Race, Le Sarthe, France, 19 June 1966

Background imageCrash Collection: WW1 - The King Stephen fishing boat and Zeppelin L19, 1916

WW1 - The King Stephen fishing boat and Zeppelin L19, 1916
WW1 - The zeppelin L19 (also known as the LZ 54), was a World War I airship of the of the Imperial German Navy. After its first bomb raid in the UK, the L19 crashed in the North Sea

Background imageCrash Collection: Harley Davidson FLHX Streetglide

Harley Davidson FLHX Streetglide

Background imageCrash Collection: Honda Hornet 900

Honda Hornet 900

Background imageCrash Collection: Sir Douglas Bader playing golf

Sir Douglas Bader playing golf
Group Captain Sir Douglas Robert Steuart Bader (1910-1982), RAF pilot during the Second World War despite having lost both legs in a crash in 1931

Background imageCrash Collection: Prince Rupert of Teck

Prince Rupert of Teck
Photograph of Prince Rupert of Teck, son of Princess Alice of Albany and Prince Alexander of Teck. Ruperts grandfather was Prince Leopold, Queen Victorias youngest son

Background imageCrash Collection: Death Waits for Titanic

Death Waits for Titanic
Death sits on the iceberg grinning, waiting for the Titanic to crash into it

Background imageCrash Collection: The 24 hour race at Le Mans, France for the Rudge-Whitworth Cup

The 24 hour race at Le Mans, France for the Rudge-Whitworth Cup: a huge collision at night. From front to back: Bentley car no.1 with Leslie Callingham (1888-1960) thrown clear

Background imageCrash Collection: Hawaii, Maui, Molokini Island, Underwater View Of Wave Breaking Over Shallow Reef B1916

Hawaii, Maui, Molokini Island, Underwater View Of Wave Breaking Over Shallow Reef B1916

Background imageCrash Collection: RAF lifeboats to the rescue

RAF lifeboats to the rescue
RAF motor boats rescuing a pilot who has crash landed at sea. The boats were built at the British Power Boats works at Southampton and with 100 h.p. engines, could travel at 26 miles per hour

Background imageCrash Collection: AIRSHIP / R101 CRASH / 1930

AIRSHIP / R101 CRASH / 1930
The skeleton of the R.101 sits in a field near Beauvais, France, after the crash during its first and last flight. Date: 5 October 1930

Background imageCrash Collection: Train collision, Maze Hill Station, SE London

Train collision, Maze Hill Station, SE London
Train collision and derailment at Maze Hill Station, SE London, 4 July 1958. Close-up of the point of impact. Date: 1958

Background imageCrash Collection: Firefighters at work in London Underground

Firefighters at work in London Underground
Firefighters at work in the carriage of a London Underground train following an incident on 28 February 1975. The train had failed to stop at Moorgate station

Background imageCrash Collection: Scene of an accident in an Islington street, London

Scene of an accident in an Islington street, London
Scene of an accident in an Islington street, North London, with a trolley bus passing by



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"Dramatic Rail Accident at Gare Montparnasse, France: A heart-stopping moment frozen in time as a speeding locomotive crashes through the station's barriers, leaving chaos and destruction in its wake. The sheer force of this crash serves as a haunting reminder of the fragility of human engineering. " "Wall St Crash 1929: The day that shook the world's financial foundation, plunging economies into darkness and triggering a devastating global recession. As fortunes crumbled like sandcastles, millions were left grappling with the aftermath of this catastrophic market crash. " "A Typhoon makes a pancake landing on the edge of a rock-strewn shore near Torquay: Nature unleashes its fury as an unstoppable typhoon collides with land, creating an awe-inspiring spectacle. With waves crashing against jagged rocks, it is a humbling reminder of our vulnerability in the face of Mother Nature's power. " "The 1989 Japanese GP: Speeding around corners at breakneck speeds, adrenaline-fueled drivers push their limits until disaster strikes. In one heart-wrenching moment, metal meets concrete and dreams shatter amidst twisted wreckage – forever etching this race into motorsport history. " "UFO crashes at Aztec, New Mexico: Unidentified Flying Objects descend from unknown realms only to meet their untimely demise on Earth's soil. This mysterious crash leaves us questioning what lies beyond our understanding and fuels endless speculation about extraterrestrial life. " "The Right Spirit by William Heath Robinson: Imagination takes flight as whimsical contraptions defy logic and gravity itself. In this comical illustration depicting an airborne vehicle gone awry, we are reminded that even our wildest inventions can come crashing down when reality intervenes. " "UFO crash at Roswell, New Mexico: Conspiracy theories abound as an unidentified object plummets from above in Roswell's vast desert landscape.