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"Unveiling the Stories of 'Damaged': From Brudenell Magna Carta to Bombed St Thomas Hospital" Step into a journey through time

Background imageDamaged Collection: Brudenell Magna Carta

Brudenell Magna Carta
The Brudenell Magna Carta, document on vellum, dated 12 October 1297, with a substantial fragment of the Great Seal of Edward I. The original Magna Carta was issued in Latin in 1215

Background imageDamaged Collection: Antique map of New Zealand in the 19th Century, 1873

Antique map of New Zealand in the 19th Century, 1873
Vintage engraving of a Antique map of New Zealand in the 19th Century, 1873

Background imageDamaged Collection: Antique Damaged Map of Italy 19th Century

Antique Damaged Map of Italy 19th Century
Antique damaged map of Italy 19th Century

Background imageDamaged Collection: Dukes of Hazzard

Dukes of Hazzard crashed

Background imageDamaged Collection: Cutty Sark in 1923

Cutty Sark in 1923
The famous tea clipper Cutty Sark in Surrey Docks. The iconic craft now housed in dry dock at Greenwich was severely damaged by a fire whilst under restoration on 21st May 2007

Background imageDamaged Collection: British Guns dash through French town

British Guns dash through French town
A British Artillery piece is rushed at a gallop through the market-place of a French town, the square surrounded by shell damaged buildings

Background imageDamaged Collection: Antique damaged map of German Empire 19th Century

Antique damaged map of German Empire 19th Century

Background imageDamaged Collection: Bomb damage in Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, WW2

Bomb damage in Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, WW2
Panoramic view of extensive bomb damage in Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, Kent, 14 November 1944, with ambulances ready to remove casualties from the scene

Background imageDamaged Collection: Bus 142 AKA The Magic Bus used in film Into The Wild, Stampede Trail, Healy

Bus 142 AKA The Magic Bus used in film Into The Wild, Stampede Trail, Healy, Denali Borough, Interior Alaska, Alaska, USA

Background imageDamaged Collection: Antique damaged map of Ireland in the 19th Century

Antique damaged map of Ireland in the 19th Century
Vintage engraving of a Antique damaged map of Ireland in the 19th Century, 1873

Background imageDamaged Collection: Bomb damage in Kilgour Road, SE London, WW2

Bomb damage in Kilgour Road, SE London, WW2
Panoramic view of bomb damage in Kilgour Road, SE London, 18 November 1944. Rubble and debris can be seen on both sides of the road

Background imageDamaged Collection: Winston Churchill in Bristol, 1941

Winston Churchill in Bristol, 1941
Winston Churchill visits bomb-damaged Bristol on 12th April 1941, during World War Two. Date: 12th April 1941

Background imageDamaged Collection: Antique map of Africa in the 19th Century, 1873

Antique map of Africa in the 19th Century, 1873
Vintage engraving of a Victorian Antique map of Africa in the 19th Century, 1873

Background imageDamaged Collection: Antique damaged map of Scotland in the 19th Century

Antique damaged map of Scotland in the 19th Century
Vintage engraving of a Antique damaged map of Scotland in the 19th Century, 1873

Background imageDamaged Collection: WW2 Memorabilia - Damaged Cafe informing suppliers

WW2 Memorabilia - Damaged Cafe informing suppliers
WW2 Home Front Memorabilia - Damaged Cafe Colette of Swallow Street, London sending information on a printed card to inform suppliers that (likely due to Bomb damage)

Background imageDamaged Collection: Bombed St Thomas Hospital

Bombed St Thomas Hospital
The site of an air raid, which severely damaged St Thomas Hospital, London, May 1941. The Palace of Westminster and Big Ben can be seen across the Thames

Background imageDamaged Collection: Blitz in London -- ambulance at Ladywell, Lewisham, WW2

Blitz in London -- ambulance at Ladywell, Lewisham, WW2
Blitz in London -- an ambulance and rescue workers in the Ladywell area of Lewisham, SE13, where houses were demolished by a parachute bomb, 18 September 1940

Background imageDamaged Collection: Blitz in Plymouth -- St Andrews Parish Church, WW2

Blitz in Plymouth -- St Andrews Parish Church, WW2
Blitz in Plymouth -- the smouldering remains of St Andrews Parish Church, bombed and badly damaged in March 1941. The church was restored, and reconsecrated in November 1957

Background imageDamaged Collection: Le Mans 24 Hours Race: Willy Mairesse with Jean Beurlys Ferrari 330 P4 finished the race in third

Le Mans 24 Hours Race: Willy Mairesse with Jean Beurlys Ferrari 330 P4 finished the race in third position
Willy Mairesse (BEL) with " Jean Beurlys" (Jean Blaton) (BEL) Ferrari 330 P4 finished the race in third position. Le Mans 24 Hours Race, Le Sarthe, France, 11 June 1967

Background imageDamaged Collection: Blitz in London -- Whitechapel Fire Station

Blitz in London -- Whitechapel Fire Station
Whitechapel Fire Station in Whitechapel Road having suffered heavy blast damage following a bombing raid on 8 September 1940

Background imageDamaged Collection: Antique map of Switzerland in the 19th Century

Antique map of Switzerland in the 19th Century, 1873

Background imageDamaged Collection: WW2 Aircraft - A Spitfire and Heinkel 111K

WW2 Aircraft - A Spitfire and Heinkel 111K
WW2 - Engagement in the air between a German Heinkel 111K long-range bomber and an RAF Spitfire, which has secured a hit. Date: circa 1941

Background imageDamaged Collection: Blitz in London -- turntable ladder in operation, WW2

Blitz in London -- turntable ladder in operation, WW2
Blitz in London -- turntable ladder in operation, with firefighter and hose

Background imageDamaged Collection: Blitz in London -- Balham High Road, WW2

Blitz in London -- Balham High Road, WW2
Blitz in London -- a bus in a bomb crater over an underground station in Balham High Road, SW London, 14 October 1940

Background imageDamaged Collection: NFS (London Region) Pimlico V1 bombing attack, WW2

NFS (London Region) Pimlico V1 bombing attack, WW2
The aftermath of a V1 flying bomb attack in Winchester Street, Pimlico. NFS firefighters join other rescue workers at the scene

Background imageDamaged Collection: German Fokker D VII fighter plane, WW1

German Fokker D VII fighter plane, WW1
A German Fokker D VII fighter plane on an airfield towards the end of the First World War. It had a 180 hp Mercedes engine, and was a single-seat fighter plane

Background imageDamaged Collection: New Tredegar Colliery, Rhymney Valley, South Wales

New Tredegar Colliery, Rhymney Valley, South Wales
An engine house damaged by subsidence at New Tredegar Colliery, Rhymney Valley, South Wales. This colliery suffered from many landslips and other geological problems, and eventually closed in 1930

Background imageDamaged Collection: King and Queen inspecting bomb damage at Buckingham Palace

King and Queen inspecting bomb damage at Buckingham Palace
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth pictured among the rubble at Buckingham Palace following German air raids during the Blitz, September 1940

Background imageDamaged Collection: Scene of devastation after flying bomb attack, WW2

Scene of devastation after flying bomb attack, WW2
A panoramic daytime scene of devastation following a flying bomb attack in London during the latter stages of the Second World War. Rescue workers look for buried casualties

Background imageDamaged Collection: Blitz in London -- warehouses, Surrey Docks, WW2

Blitz in London -- warehouses, Surrey Docks, WW2
Warehouses ablaze following heavy bombing raids on the Surrey Commercial Docks in Rotherhithe, SE London. This raid took place on 7 September 1940

Background imageDamaged Collection: Damaged knee ligament, artwork

Damaged knee ligament, artwork
Damaged knee ligament. Computer artwork of the muscle structure of the leg and anatomy of the human knee joint, showing a tear (dark line, centre right) in one of the cruciate ligaments (beige)

Background imageDamaged Collection: Tobacco hornworm with tobacco plant

Tobacco hornworm with tobacco plant
Tobacco hornworm (Manduca sexta) with a damaged tobacco plant, artwork. This species is common throughout North America. Eggs (right)

Background imageDamaged Collection: Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Berlin, Germany

Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Berlin, Germany
The Protestant Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church (Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedachtniskirche) on the Kurfurstendamm in Berlin, Germany. It was badly damaged in a bombing raid in 1943

Background imageDamaged Collection: Head of Vibia Sabina, wife of Hadrian, Roman civilization, 2nd century a. d

Head of Vibia Sabina, wife of Hadrian, Roman civilization, 2nd century a. d
Roman civilization, 2nd century A.D. Head of Vibia Sabina, wife of Hadrian

Background imageDamaged Collection: Police Station

Police Station
31st December 1956: The Clones Road customs post in Ulster which has sustained damage from bullets. Original Publication: Picture Post - 8772 - Assassins On British Border - pub

Background imageDamaged Collection: Bomb damaged building, West India Docks, WW2

Bomb damaged building, West India Docks, WW2
A warehouse building with its top floor and roof damaged by an incendiary bomb, North Quay, West India Docks, East London, during the Second World War. Date: 1940s

Background imageDamaged Collection: Scene with ships during the Spanish Armada

Scene with ships during the Spanish Armada, when the expedition sent by King Philip II of Spain was met by the Royal Navy and out-manoeuvred. The surviving Spanish ships were badly damaged in storms

Background imageDamaged Collection: Gateway leading into the Residency, held by Captain Atkinson of the 13th Native Infantry

Gateway leading into the Residency, held by Captain Atkinson of the 13th Native Infantry
NAM310741 Gateway leading into the Residency, held by Captain Atkinson of the 13th Native Infantry (b/w photo) by Beato, Felice (Felix) (1825-c.1908); National Army Museum

Background imageDamaged Collection: Piper J3 Cub - OY-ECT

Piper J3 Cub - OY-ECT
Piper J3C-65 Cub - OY-ECT (msn 22617 f/n 16485) Manufactured 1946. Previous regns NC4492M, N4492M, D-EDAP, OY-ECT. Damaged 12.12.1979, rebuilt with parts from D-ELAT( c/n 12881 f/n 8644)

Background imageDamaged Collection: Mr. Churchill contemplates the ruins of the House of Commons, bombed in May 1941, 1941

Mr. Churchill contemplates the ruins of the House of Commons, bombed in May 1941, 1941 (1955). Incendiary bombs which fell on the nights of 10

Background imageDamaged Collection: Blitz in London -- Winkleys Wharf, Millwall, WW2

Blitz in London -- Winkleys Wharf, Millwall, WW2
Blitz in London -- Winkleys Wharf, Millwall, 22 March 1944. Showing firefighters in action on barrels of paraffin wax. Date: 1944

Background imageDamaged Collection: Blitz in London -- warehouses, Surrey Docks, WW2

Blitz in London -- warehouses, Surrey Docks, WW2
Warehouses in a smoky atmosphere following heavy bombing raids on the Surrey Commercial Docks in Rotherhithe, SE London. This raid took place on 7 September 1940

Background imageDamaged Collection: Bomb damage in Sidney Street, East London, WW2

Bomb damage in Sidney Street, East London, WW2. Both sides of the entire street were shattered by two bombs. Date: 1940

Background imageDamaged Collection: Antique map of the world, 1873

Antique map of the world, 1873
Vintage engraving of a Victorian Antique map of the world, 1873

Background imageDamaged 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 imageDamaged Collection: Anzac Cove

Anzac Cove
Allied troops at Anzac Cove, Gallipoli Peninsula, during the Gallipoli campaign. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageDamaged Collection: Semaphore jetty, Adelaide, South Australia

Semaphore jetty, Adelaide, South Australia
Damaged jetty of metropolitan coastline of Adelaide after winter storms

Background imageDamaged Collection: Breakdown lorry from Lambeth fire station in action

Breakdown lorry from Lambeth fire station in action
The breakdown lorry, from Lambeth fire station, being deployed to move a lorry involved in a serious accident with the OXO lorry in the distance



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"Unveiling the Stories of 'Damaged': From Brudenell Magna Carta to Bombed St Thomas Hospital" Step into a journey through time, where remnants of history reveal tales of resilience and destruction. The first stop takes us back to the medieval era with the Brudenell Magna Carta, a damaged yet cherished artifact that symbolizes an age-old struggle for freedom. Moving forward in time, we encounter the haunting aftermath of World War II in Brampton Road, Bexleyheath. Bomb damage scars the landscape, serving as a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made during those dark days. Our exploration then shifts to another war-torn scene but from a different perspective. British guns dash through a French town, showcasing both bravery and devastation intertwined on foreign soil. Shifting gears once more, we delve into cartography's charm with an antique map depicting New Zealand in 1873. Though damaged by time's relentless touch, this piece offers glimpses into a bygone era when explorers embarked on daring adventures across uncharted lands. Next up is an unexpected twist - "The Dukes of Hazzard. " This beloved TV show may seem out of place amidst our historical narrative; however, it too carries its own unique brand of damage - not physical but rather cultural stereotypes that have left their mark on society. Returning to maps as our guideposts through history's labyrinthine corridors, we stumble upon an antique damaged map revealing Ireland's past struggles etched onto fragile parchment. It serves as a testament to Ireland's tumultuous journey towards independence and unity. Continuing our cartographic odyssey leads us to Kilgour Road in Southeast London during WWII. Here lies evidence of bomb damage inflicted upon unsuspecting civilians who endured unimaginable hardships while striving for survival amidst chaos. Africa beckons next with an antique map from 1873 portraying its diverse landscapes and rich heritage despite being marred by time's relentless passage.