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Journeying through history: From RAF Bombers over Berlin to American Troops heading for Normandy, the indomitable spirit of courage and determination prevails

Background imageHeading Collection: Reading, Royal County of Berkshire - Tram on the Bath Road

Reading, Royal County of Berkshire - Tram on the Bath Road, advertising the Heelas Store on Broad Street (now John Lewis). Date: 1907

Background imageHeading Collection: Sri Lanka - Ceylon. Her tea and other industries

Sri Lanka - Ceylon. Her tea and other industries
A larger version of this uncommon pictorial poster map was originally published by the Ceylon Tea Propaganda Board in 1933

Background imageHeading Collection: RAF Bombers over Berlin; Second World War, 1943

RAF Bombers over Berlin; Second World War, 1943
Illustration showing Royal Air Force bombers heading towards their target of Berlin during the Spring of 1943. This drawing shows several types of German anti-aircraft defences which were new to

Background imageHeading Collection: Commandos Crossing the Rhine at Wesel; Second World War, 194

Commandos Crossing the Rhine at Wesel; Second World War, 194
Sketch showing the night crossing of the River Rhine, made by British Royal Marine Commandos of the 21st Army Group, near Wesel in Germany, 23rd March 1945

Background imageHeading Collection: American Troops heading for Normandy on D-Day; Second Worl

American Troops heading for Normandy on D-Day; Second Worl
American infanrymen in a landing craft heading towards the shore of Normandy on the morning of D-Day, 6 June 1944

Background imageHeading Collection: In the Stalls at the Empire Theatre, 1894

In the Stalls at the Empire Theatre, 1894
Engraving showing three theatre-goers heading for their seats, in the stalls, at the Empire Theatre, 1894. All these people are depicted wearing formal, evening attire for their trip to the theatre

Background imageHeading Collection: Le Treport, France - WW1 - Ambulance drivers, nurses, staff

Le Treport, France - WW1 - Ambulance drivers, nurses, staff
WW1 - A group of VAD (The Voluntary Aid Detachment) Ambulance drivers and mechanics with a British Red Cross St Johns Ambulance at Lady Murray hospital, Le Treport on the Channel Coast in France

Background imageHeading Collection: Saucy and silly seaside postcard with cheeky caption

Saucy and silly seaside postcard with cheeky caption
A Young man heads out to sea in a small rowing boat named the Saucy Sue - she instructs him: " Mind you don t goo too far, Darling!

Background imageHeading Collection: Roger Hunt beaten to the ball by Jackson of Lincoln City during the match at Anfield

Roger Hunt beaten to the ball by Jackson of Lincoln City during the match at Anfield. 2nd April 1960

Background imageHeading Collection: Aberdeen, Scotland - Heading out for a drive

Aberdeen, Scotland - Heading out for a drive in a lovely open-top car. Note the elaborate face covering a scarf assembly swathing the lady passengers head, protecting her from the elements! Date: 1903

Background imageHeading Collection: left to right - Dennis Viollet, Bobby Charlton and Johnny Giles

left to right - Dennis Viollet, Bobby Charlton and Johnny Giles, pictured in training for Manchester United. Picture taken 4th August 1960

Background imageHeading Collection: Landing in a Surf-boat at Accra, Ghana, 1891

Landing in a Surf-boat at Accra, Ghana, 1891
Engraving of a native surf boat heading through the breakers, to bring its cargo of two European officers to land at Accra, Ghana

Background imageHeading Collection: THE ARGO

THE ARGO
The Argo sails up the Bosphorus to the Black Sea, heading for Colchis where the Golden Fleece is kept

Background imageHeading Collection: RAF Lancasters over Berlin; Second World War, 1943

RAF Lancasters over Berlin; Second World War, 1943
Illustration showing Royal Air Force Lancaster heavy bombers heading towards their target of Berlin, during the Autumn of 1943

Background imageHeading Collection: Derby County vs. Bury F. A. Cup Final, 1903

Derby County vs. Bury F. A. Cup Final, 1903
Illustration of a Derby County defender heading the ball clear, as Bury attack during the F.A. Cup Final, 18th April 1903

Background imageHeading Collection: Spanish Republican Refugees heading for the French Border, 1

Spanish Republican Refugees heading for the French Border, 1
Photograph showing some of the Republican refugees who fled Spain for France after the Fall of Barcelona, January 1939. In the first two days the French border was open in 1939, 35

Background imageHeading Collection: Walkway heading towards the ocean

Walkway heading towards the ocean

Background imageHeading Collection: Bobby Charlton, (right) ex football player for Manchester United

Bobby Charlton, (right) ex football player for Manchester United and England in the 1950s and 1960s, pictured during one of his Soccer Schools

Background imageHeading Collection: View of the Houses of Parliament across the River Thames

View of the Houses of Parliament across the River Thames
View of the Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London seen from across the River Thames - a small paddle steamer heads heads downstream passed a group of empty moored river barges

Background imageHeading Collection: Titanic postcard from passenger and victim Alfonzo Meo

Titanic postcard from passenger and victim Alfonzo Meo
White Star Line, RMS Titanic - postcard written by Third-Class passenger and victim Alfonzo Meo-Martino from Queenstown, Ireland, on 11 April 1912

Background imageHeading Collection: John Carey, Manchester United and Ireland footballer

John Carey, Manchester United and Ireland footballer
John Carey, right back footballer for Manchester United and Ireland, seen here heading the ball Date: 1949

Background imageHeading Collection: Manchester City footballers heading the ball

Manchester City footballers heading the ball
Heading practice for Manchester City footballers McCullough, Percival, Clarke and Rodgers Date: 1946

Background imageHeading Collection: First Bulgarian Postcard

First Bulgarian Postcard
The printing is pink on buff card. The heading is Union Postale Universelle Bulgarie with a Cyrillic form underneath. There is a printed 10c stamp. Date: 1879

Background imageHeading Collection: Eastward Ho! by Henry Nelson O'Neil

Eastward Ho! by Henry Nelson O'Neil
Eastward Ho! Soldiers bidding farewell to family members as they set out for India, at the time of the Mutiny (War of Independence). Date: 1857

Background imageHeading Collection: Ten Jolly English male students go camping (2/2)

Ten Jolly English male students go camping (2/2)
Ten Jolly English male students have fun during their summer holidays by heading off on a jaunt camping in the countryside. Lots of fun is being had, possibly fuelled by a few beverages

Background imageHeading Collection: Ten Jolly English male students go camping (1/2)

Ten Jolly English male students go camping (1/2)
Ten Jolly English male students have fun during their summer holidays by heading off on a jaunt camping in the countryside. Lots of fun is being had, possibly fuelled by a few beverages

Background imageHeading Collection: Some of the Republican refugees who fled Spain for France after the fall of Barcelona

Some of the Republican refugees who fled Spain for France after the fall of Barcelona. Straggling line of women and children marshalled by French Gardes mobiles, while crossing the frontier

Background imageHeading Collection: Two members of Gibraltar's police force questioning a Spanish boy on the gang-way of a refugee

Two members of Gibraltar's police force questioning a Spanish boy on the gang-way of a refugee boat, August 1936. The Spanish Civil War, which started in the summer of 1936

Background imageHeading Collection: The Wetterhorn on the way from Interlaken to Grindelwald, Switzerland, historical wood engraving, c

The Wetterhorn on the way from Interlaken to Grindelwald, Switzerland, historical wood engraving, c
1900s, 19th-century, accurate, active, activities, activity, alpin area, alpin terrain, alpine, alpine landscape, alps, arts, arts and crafts, bernese alps, black, black-and-white, black-white

Background imageHeading Collection: The marksmen from the Pustertal, South Tyrol, on their way with a travelling carriage to the third

The marksmen from the Pustertal, South Tyrol, on their way with a travelling carriage to the third federal
1900s, 19th-century, 4 people, accurate, alto adige, annual fair, annual fairs, archive, black, black-and-white, black-white, contemporary, copy, depiction, depictions, digital, digitally, drawing

Background imageHeading Collection: The pagoda, pilgrimage site, of Jagannath, now Puri, Oriya, Bengal, India, in 1860, Historic

The pagoda, pilgrimage site, of Jagannath, now Puri, Oriya, Bengal, India, in 1860, Historic
1900s, 19th-century, animal breed, animal breeds, animals, asian, asiatic, bengal, bengal cat, bengals, black, black-and-white, black-white, breed, breed of cat, breeds, building, buildings

Background imageHeading Collection: Dunqula, Dongola, Dungula, Dongla, Town in Nubia, Sudan, in 1880, Historic

Dunqula, Dongola, Dungula, Dongla, Town in Nubia, Sudan, in 1880, Historic
1900s, 19th-century, african, black, black-and-white, black-white, cities, contemporary, countries, country, depiction, depictions, deserted, digital, digitally, drawing, drawings, drawn, dunqula

Background imageHeading Collection: Two hikers can't go any further because a cow is blocking their way, Austria

Two hikers can't go any further because a cow is blocking their way, Austria
1900s, 19th-century, 2, action, actions, active, activities, activity, alpine climbing, alpine sport, alpine sports, alpinism, alpinist, animals, athletic, block, blocking, blocks, broad, climber

Background imageHeading Collection: Summer holidaymakers in the dunes at the North Sea, Germany, reproduction of an original 19th

Summer holidaymakers in the dunes at the North Sea, Germany, reproduction of an original 19th century painting
1900s, 19th-century, 2 people, activities, activity, beaches, beachfront, coast, coastal, coastal area, coastal areas, coastal landscape, coastal region, coastal scene, coastlines, coasts, corridors

Background imageHeading Collection: Mountaineer on Mont Blanc just in front of the summit, 1880, France, Historic

Mountaineer on Mont Blanc just in front of the summit, 1880, France, Historic
1900s, 19th-century, activities, activity, alpine climbing, alpine sport, alpine sports, alpinism, alpinist, art work, arts, artwork, artworks, athletic, black, black-and-white, black-white, climber

Background imageHeading Collection: The Arch of Gratian. The Arch of Gratian, Theodosius and Valentinian was built between AD 379-383

The Arch of Gratian. The Arch of Gratian, Theodosius and Valentinian was built between AD 379-383
antica, arch, arches, attraction, attractions, black, black-and-white, black-white, bow, bows, building, buildings, built, built in, central italy, church building, churches, construct, contemporary

Background imageHeading Collection: Jump with snowshoes, ski, Norway, 1885, digitally restored reproduction of an original

Jump with snowshoes, ski, Norway, 1885, digitally restored reproduction of an original 19th-century painting
1 person, activities, activity, archive, art work, arts, artwork, artworks, athletic, black, black-and-white, black-white, commemorating, commemoration, contemporary, depiction, depictions, digital

Background imageHeading Collection: How to Get There, 1929 (litho)

How to Get There, 1929 (litho)
NFM315005 How to Get There, 1929 (litho) by English School, (20th century); National Football Museum, Manchester, UK; (add.info.: London Underground poster); © National Football Museum

Background imageHeading Collection: Sketch in pen and ink by George Cruikshank depicting his brother Robert heading a boy regiment

Sketch in pen and ink by George Cruikshank depicting his brother Robert heading a boy regiment
878603 Sketch in pen and ink by George Cruikshank depicting his brother Robert heading a boy regiment, with himself in the front rank

Background imageHeading Collection: DDE-90038470

DDE-90038470
Two adult and one juvenile Cayman heading up the beach on the Cuiaba River in the Pantanal of Brazil Date: 05/02/2009

Background imageHeading Collection: Banner head for The Times or Daily Universal Register, 1788

Banner head for The Times or Daily Universal Register, 1788
3782031 Banner head for The Times or Daily Universal Register, 1788; (add.info.: Banner head for The Times or Daily Universal Register. Detail from the heading of the first number, 1 st January 1788)

Background imageHeading Collection: Masthead of the Massachusetts Spy 7th July 1774 (print)

Masthead of the Massachusetts Spy 7th July 1774 (print)
AQS256852 Masthead of the Massachusetts Spy 7th July 1774 (print) by American School, (18th century); American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA; (add.info.: or)

Background imageHeading Collection: The New Testament (chapter headings), 1535-1536 (woodcut print)

The New Testament (chapter headings), 1535-1536 (woodcut print)
986387 The New Testament (chapter headings), 1535-1536 (woodcut print) by English School, (16th century); 31.5x19.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: The New Testament (chapter headings)

Background imageHeading Collection: Heading, in the Old Chinese Seal-Character, of an Inscription on a Memorial raised by Kublai-Kaan

Heading, in the Old Chinese Seal-Character, of an Inscription on a Memorial raised by Kublai-Kaan to a Buddhist
3629386 Heading, in the Old Chinese Seal-Character, of an Inscription on a Memorial raised by Kublai-Kaan to a Buddhist Ecclesiastic in the vicinity of his Summer-Palace at Shang-tu in Mongolia

Background imageHeading Collection: Entrance to St Leonards (engraving)

Entrance to St Leonards (engraving)
5235632 Entrance to St Leonards (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Entrance to St Leonards)

Background imageHeading Collection: Dr Wilsons Water Cure Establishment, Great Malvern (engraving)

Dr Wilsons Water Cure Establishment, Great Malvern (engraving)
5235622 Dr Wilsons Water Cure Establishment, Great Malvern (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Dr Wilsons Water Cure Establishment, Great Malvern)

Background imageHeading Collection: Micklegate Bar, York (engraving)

Micklegate Bar, York (engraving)
5235621 Micklegate Bar, York (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Micklegate Bar, York)

Background imageHeading Collection: East Front View of Eaton Hall, the Seat of the Most Noble the Marquess of Westminster (engraving)

East Front View of Eaton Hall, the Seat of the Most Noble the Marquess of Westminster (engraving)
5235645 East Front View of Eaton Hall, the Seat of the Most Noble the Marquess of Westminster (engraving) by English School



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Journeying through history: From RAF Bombers over Berlin to American Troops heading for Normandy, the indomitable spirit of courage and determination prevails. Commandos Crossing the Rhine at Wesel and Ambulance drivers in Le Treport - unsung heroes who risked their lives for a greater cause. In the Stalls at the Empire Theatre, 1894, elegance meets entertainment as a young lady captivates with her sheer black wrap. Sri Lanka - Ceylon's tea and other industries flourish, showcasing its rich heritage. Saucy and silly seaside postcards bring laughter to all who dare to indulge in their cheeky captions. Trams on Reading's Bath Road transport us back in time, while Aberdeen beckons with scenic drives that stir our wanderlust. The roar of RAF Lancasters over Berlin echoes through Second World War memories once more. On Anfield's hallowed ground, Roger Hunt battles fiercely against Jackson of Lincoln City – a testament to sportsmanship and fierce competition.