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Henschel Collection

Henschel, a name that resonates with excellence and innovation in various fields. From the skies to the stage, it has left an indelible mark on history

Background imageHenschel Collection: Henschel Hs 126 -the Luftwaffes standard tactical reco

Henschel Hs 126 -the Luftwaffes standard tactical reconnaissance airtcraft

Background imageHenschel Collection: Henschel Hs 293 -seen on handling trolley, this was the

Henschel Hs 293 -seen on handling trolley, this was the worlds first production air-launched anti-ship missile

Background imageHenschel Collection: Henschel Hs 117 Schmetterling surface to air missile ab

Henschel Hs 117 Schmetterling surface to air missile about to launch 1430 hrs, 23 Aug 1944

Background imageHenschel Collection: Great Musicians - Plate VIII. 1895

Great Musicians - Plate VIII. 1895. August Friedrich Manns (1825-1907), Alexander Campbell Mackenzie (1847-1935), Joseph Barnby (1838-1896), George Henschel (1850-1934)

Background imageHenschel Collection: Henschel. 1895

Henschel. 1895. George Henschel (1850-1934), German-born British baritone, pianist, conductor and composer. From The Musical Educator, Volume III by John Greig, M.A. Mus. Doc. [T. C. & E. C

Background imageHenschel Collection: Lilian June Henschel

Lilian June Henschel
LILIAN JUNE (nee Bailey) lady HENSCHEL American singer, wife and partner of Sir George Henschel Date: ? - 1901

Background imageHenschel Collection: Sir George Henschel

Sir George Henschel
SIR GEORGE HENSCHEL singer, pianist, composer : first conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, noted for his lieder singing, made last broadcast at age 84 Date: 1850 - 1934

Background imageHenschel Collection: Heinkel He 111H -the Luftwaffe standard bomber at the t

Heinkel He 111H -the Luftwaffe standard bomber at the time of the Battle of Britain, some later found a useful role as test aircraft-seen here carrying a Henschel Hs 293 missile

Background imageHenschel Collection: Henschel Hs 129B -heavily armed and armoured for close

Henschel Hs 129B -heavily armed and armoured for close support and anti-tank work

Background imageHenschel Collection: Henschel Hs 123A -first flown in 1936, this single seat

Henschel Hs 123A -first flown in 1936, this single seat dive bomber proved very effective from its Spanish Civil War debut through to mid 1944

Background imageHenschel Collection: LILLIAN HENSCHEL (1860-1901). Nee Bailey. American soprano and wife of Sir George Henschel

LILLIAN HENSCHEL (1860-1901). Nee Bailey. American soprano and wife of Sir George Henschel. Photographed c1891

Background imageHenschel Collection: SIR GEORGE HENSCHEL (1850-1934). German (naturalized British) baritone singer, conductor

SIR GEORGE HENSCHEL (1850-1934). German (naturalized British) baritone singer, conductor and composer. Photographed c1891

Background imageHenschel Collection: SIR GEORGE HENSCHEL (1850-1934). German (naturalized British) baritone singer, conductor

SIR GEORGE HENSCHEL (1850-1934). German (naturalized British) baritone singer, conductor and composer. Henschel with wife Lillian. Original cabinet photograph, American, c1885

Background imageHenschel Collection: Henschel Hs-126 Ww2

Henschel Hs-126 Ww2
After serving during Spains civil war, this is one of Germanys most versatile non- combat aircraft during WW2, for tasks ranging from recon- -naissance to glider towing


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Henschel, a name that resonates with excellence and innovation in various fields. From the skies to the stage, it has left an indelible mark on history. In the realm of aviation, the Henschel Hs 126 stands tall as the Luftwaffe's standard tactical reconnaissance aircraft. Its sleek design and advanced capabilities made it an invaluable asset during World War II. Another notable creation was the Henschel Hs 293, a surface-to-air missile that could be seen mounted on handling trolleys. This groundbreaking weapon played a crucial role in changing the course of aerial warfare. But Henschel's influence extends beyond military technology. In Plate VIII of 1895's Great Musicians, we find ourselves captivated by their musical prowess. The enchanting melodies created by Lilian June Henschel fill our hearts with joy and admiration. Speaking of music, Sir George Henschel emerges as another luminary in this family dynasty. A German-born baritone singer turned British citizen, his talent transcended borders and enchanted audiences worldwide. Not limited to aviation or music alone, there is also Lillian Henschel - an American soprano who became Sir George's beloved wife. Her angelic voice blended harmoniously with her husband's baritone tones both on stage and off. Returning to aviation triumphs, we encounter the Heinkel He 111H - Luftwaffe's standard bomber during tumultuous times. And amidst these warplanes stands proudly the heavily armed and armored Henschel HS 129B; designed for close combat situations where firepower reigns supreme. Let us not forget about one of their earliest creations: The single-seat marvel known as the Henschel HS 123A which took its maiden flight back in 1936. This nimble aircraft showcased Germany’s engineering prowess even before World War II began. The legacy of these remarkable individuals lives on through their contributions to aviation and music.