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"Unveiling the Spirit of Heroism: From Historic Triumphs to Modern Legends" Queen Elizabeth II presents Bobby Moore with World Cup: A moment frozen in time

Background imageHero Collection: Queen Elizabeth II presents Bobby Moore with World Cup

Queen Elizabeth II presents Bobby Moore with World Cup
World Cup Final 1966. Queen Elizabeth II presenting the World Cup trophy to Englands Bobby Moore victorious after winning the game against West Germany in London on 30 July 1966. Date: 1966

Background imageHero Collection: Heroic fireman rescuing girl from fire

Heroic fireman rescuing girl from fire
Heroic fireman rescuing a girl from a fire

Background imageHero Collection: Attack of the Ulster Division, 1 July 1916, (c1930). Creator: James Prinsep Beadle

Attack of the Ulster Division, 1 July 1916, (c1930). Creator: James Prinsep Beadle
Attack of the Ulster Division, 1 July 1916, (c1930). Scene from the Battle of the Somme in northern France during the First World War

Background imageHero Collection: England cricket team of 1885

England cricket team of 1885
Cricketers of the England eleven of 1885, with W G Grace at the centre, surrounded by Barnes, Lyttelton, Shrewsbury, Gunn, Bates, Steel, Read, Peate, Barlow and Ulyett. 1885

Background imageHero Collection: Dorando Pietri finishing the first modern Olympic marathon, London, 1908

Dorando Pietri finishing the first modern Olympic marathon, London, 1908. The marathon at the London Olympics of 1908 was run in ususually hot conditions

Background imageHero Collection: DOYLE: SHERLOCK HOLMES. Sherlock Holmes (left) concludes an interview with the Napoleon of crime

DOYLE: SHERLOCK HOLMES. Sherlock Holmes (left) concludes an interview with the Napoleon of crime, Professor Moriarty. Wood engraving after a drawing by Sidney Paget from the Strand magazine for Sir

Background imageHero Collection: Heroic fireman rescuing girl from fire

Heroic fireman rescuing girl from fire
Heroic fireman rescuing a girl from a fire. Date: 19th century

Background imageHero Collection: Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, lst Viscount Baden-Powell, English soldier

Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, lst Viscount Baden-Powell, English soldier. Baden-Powell (1857-1941) became famous as the defender of Mafeking in the Boer War (1899-1902)

Background imageHero Collection: Beowulf manuscript page

Beowulf manuscript page
Page from the Old English manuscript of " Beowulf" in the British Museum. Woodcut reproduction with a watercolor wash

Background imageHero Collection: Waterloo, The Charge of the Scots Greys (colour litho)

Waterloo, The Charge of the Scots Greys (colour litho)
2780524 Waterloo, The Charge of the Scots Greys (colour litho) by Wood, Stanley L. (1866-1928) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Waterloo, The Charge of the Scots Greys)

Background imageHero Collection: Roman statue of a drunken Hercules

Roman statue of a drunken Hercules. The mythical Greek hero Heracles, son of Zeus and the mortal Alcmene

Background imageHero Collection: Michael O leary Poster

Michael O leary Poster
Recruitment poster from WWI encouraging men to join an Irish regiment and emulate the bravery of their fellow countryman, Sergeant Michael O Leary VC

Background imageHero Collection: Gelert, c1894, (c1902). Creator: Unknown

Gelert, c1894, (c1902). Creator: Unknown
Gelert, c1894, (c1902). After a painting in the Reading Museum & Town Hall. Depiction of a Welsh legend in which the faithful Gelert saves a child from a wolf. From The Nations Pictures

Background imageHero Collection: German propaganda poster, WW1

German propaganda poster, WW1
German propaganda poster, encouraging women to work in the Home Army during the First World War, for example by working in munitions factories to make grenades for soldiers to use. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageHero Collection: Alexander & Bucephalus

Alexander & Bucephalus
ALEXANDER THE GREAT Young Alexander impresses his father, Philip of Macedon and his courtiers by taming the wild horse Bucephalos

Background imageHero Collection: Circe Invidiosa, 1892. Artist: Waterhouse, John William (1849-1917)

Circe Invidiosa, 1892. Artist: Waterhouse, John William (1849-1917)
Circe Invidiosa, 1892. Found in the collection of the Art Gallery of South Australia

Background imageHero Collection: DOYLE: SHERLOCK HOLMES. Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty locked in mortal combat at

DOYLE: SHERLOCK HOLMES. Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty locked in mortal combat at the Reichenbach Falls. Wood engraving after a drawing by Sidney Paget from the Strand magazine for Sir Arthur

Background imageHero Collection: William Wallace - statue in Aberdeen

William Wallace - statue in Aberdeen
A statue of William Wallace (1270 - 1305) in Aberdeen, Scotland erected in 1888. A Scottish knight and landowner who is known for leading a resistance during the Wars of Scottish Independence

Background imageHero Collection: Image of Che Guevara on wall outside apartment, Havana, Cuba, West Indies

Image of Che Guevara on wall outside apartment, Havana, Cuba, West Indies, Central America

Background imageHero Collection: Hercule Poirot

Hercule Poirot
HERCULE POIROT the Belgian detective, hero of many of Christies books

Background imageHero Collection: Don Quixote riding with Sancho Panza

Don Quixote riding with Sancho Panza
A scene from Cervantes novel Don Quixote -- the hero of the title rides with his companion Sancho Panza along a mountain pass

Background imageHero Collection: WW2 poster, Fly with the RAF

WW2 poster, Fly with the RAF
WW2 poster, Men in reserved occupations can now fly with the RAF as pilot or observer. Apply nearest combined recruiting centre. Date: 1941

Background imageHero Collection: Sir Claude and Lady Champion de Crespigny, Tatler cover

Sir Claude and Lady Champion de Crespigny, Tatler cover
Sir Claude Champion de Crespigny, 4th Baronet (1847-1935), soldier, sportsman and adventurer, pictured on the front cover of The Tatler in 1927 beside his wife

Background imageHero Collection: Extirpation of the Plagues of Egypt: - Destruction of Revolutionary Crocodiles, 1798

Extirpation of the Plagues of Egypt: - Destruction of Revolutionary Crocodiles, 1798
XYC289253 Extirpation of the Plagues of Egypt:- Destruction of Revolutionary Crocodiles, 1798 (hand-coloured etching) by Gillray, James (1757-1815); 24.4x35.6 cm; Yale Center for British Art

Background imageHero Collection: JOCK OF THE BUSHVELD 1

JOCK OF THE BUSHVELD 1
The hero of this popular story of a dog in Africa, narrated by sir Percy Fitzpatrick

Background imageHero Collection: How Piper Laidlaw won the Victoria Cross on September 25, 1915, (c1920). Creator

How Piper Laidlaw won the Victoria Cross on September 25, 1915, (c1920). Creator
How Piper Laidlaw won the Victoria Cross on September 25, 1915, (c1920). Playing the 7th Kings Own Scottish Borderers out of their trenches at the Battle of Loos in the midst of the gas attack

Background imageHero Collection: The Gordon Highlanders. How Piper Findlater won the V. C. at Dargai, 1897, (1939)

The Gordon Highlanders. How Piper Findlater won the V. C. at Dargai, 1897, (1939)
The Gordon Highlanders. How Piper Findlater won the V.C. at Dargai, 1897, (1939). The Storming of the Dargai Heights by the 1st Gordon Highlanders and the Gurkhas, 1897

Background imageHero Collection: The Last Man, Hans Bohrdt - Propaganda - German navy officer

The Last Man, Hans Bohrdt - Propaganda - German navy officer
In 1915 Hans Bohrdt created his most famous illustration which is called " The Last Man". The image shows a German navy officer holding up a German flag as his ship sinks because he would

Background imageHero Collection: Piper Daniel Laidlaw V. C

Piper Daniel Laidlaw V. C
Piper Laidlaw won the V.C. at Loos (World War I) on 25th September 1915: During the worst of the bombardment, seeing that his company was somewhat shaken from the effects of gas

Background imageHero Collection: The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar, 1789. Creator: John Trumbull

The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar, 1789. Creator: John Trumbull
The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar, 1789

Background imageHero Collection: Washington Crossing the Delaware, 1851. Creator: Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze

Washington Crossing the Delaware, 1851. Creator: Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze
Washington Crossing the Delaware, 1851

Background imageHero Collection: Lenin, (c1930), (1939). Creator: Aleksandr Gerasimov

Lenin, (c1930), (1939). Creator: Aleksandr Gerasimov
Lenin, (c1930), (1939). Portrait of Russian communist revolutionary Vladimir Ilich Lenin (1870-1924). Lenin was the first Soviet head of state, prime minister of the USSR

Background imageHero Collection: Douglas Bader - Flying Ace of WW2

Douglas Bader - Flying Ace of WW2
Group Captain Sir Douglas Robert Steuart Bader (1910-1982) - Royal Air Force flying ace during the Second World War. A postcard produced for the (Royal)

Background imageHero Collection: Eric Liddell celebrating his Olympic win at Edinburgh Univer

Eric Liddell celebrating his Olympic win at Edinburgh Univer
Eric Liddell, the 400m gold medallist at the 1924 Paris Olympic Games, crowned and chaired at Edinburgh University where he had studied science

Background imageHero Collection: Sub - Officer Joseph Moore of the Vauxhall Fire Brigade, entered the premises above

Sub - Officer Joseph Moore of the Vauxhall Fire Brigade, entered the premises above a blazing oil shop in Ram Payne Street

Background imageHero Collection: Death of Hector by Achilles during the Trojan War

Death of Hector by Achilles during the Trojan War
Greek hero Achilles dragging Hectors body behind his chariot in the Trojan wars. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHero Collection: WW2 poster, The Merchant Navy was there

WW2 poster, The Merchant Navy was there! Merchant Navy Comforts Service. Date: 1940s

Background imageHero Collection: WW2 poster, Back Them Up

WW2 poster, Back Them Up! Showing a British commando raid on a German-held port in Norway. Date: 1940s

Background imageHero Collection: John, Bonny Dundee

John, Bonny Dundee
JOHN GRAHAM of Claverhouse, viscount DUNDEE (k.a. Bonny Dundee) a Scottish hero through his support for the Stuart cause, but will die at the battle of Killiecrankie

Background imageHero Collection: Cincinnatus called from the plough

Cincinnatus called from the plough
Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus (519 BC-438 BC) is called from the plough to serve as Roman Consul

Background imageHero Collection: WW1 poster, Enlist in the Navy, All Together - Allied sailors of six nationalities

WW1 poster, Enlist in the Navy, All Together - Allied sailors of six nationalities. Date: 1917

Background imageHero Collection: Piper David Muir, 42nd Highlanders (Black Watch) (b / w photo)

Piper David Muir, 42nd Highlanders (Black Watch) (b / w photo)
NAM261004 Piper David Muir, 42nd Highlanders (Black Watch) (b/w photo) by Cundall, Joseph (1818-95) & Howlett, Robert (1831-58); National Army Museum

Background imageHero Collection: Moss, the dog. Moss the dog, owned by Mr Cledwyn Morgan of Ystradgynlais

Moss, the dog. Moss the dog, owned by Mr Cledwyn Morgan of Ystradgynlais, near Swansea, Wales, bears the distinction of being a double hero

Background imageHero Collection: Major John Rouse Merriott Chard, VC, 1881

Major John Rouse Merriott Chard, VC, 1881. Chard (1847-1897), then a Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers, commanded the British defenders at Rorkes Drift, South Africa, in January 1879

Background imageHero Collection: Arrival of Aeneas in Italy, the Dawn of the Roman Empire, (c1620-1680?). Artist: Claude Lorrain

Arrival of Aeneas in Italy, the Dawn of the Roman Empire, (c1620-1680?). Artist: Claude Lorrain
Arrival of Aeneas in Italy, the Dawn of the Roman Empire, (c1620-c1680?). Aeneas, hero of Troy, son of Anchises and Aphrodite (Venus)

Background imageHero Collection: Hercules Brings Cerberus to Eurystheus, with Hermes and Athena, c6th century BC

Hercules Brings Cerberus to Eurystheus, with Hermes and Athena, c6th century BC. Greek Vase from an Etruscan Tomb

Background imageHero Collection: Leonidas I (died 480 BC). King of Sparta. Monument in Spart

Leonidas I (died 480 BC). King of Sparta. Monument in Spart
Leonidas I (died 480 BC). Also known as Leonidas the Brave was a Greek hero-king of Sparta, the 17th of the Agiad line King of Sparta[

Background imageHero Collection: Portrait of Giuseppe Garibaldi (oil on canvas)

Portrait of Giuseppe Garibaldi (oil on canvas)
XOT361285 Portrait of Giuseppe Garibaldi (oil on canvas) by.; Museo del Risorgimento, Brescia, Italy; (add.info.: Garibaldi (1807-1882) Italian military and political figure; ); out of copyright



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"Unveiling the Spirit of Heroism: From Historic Triumphs to Modern Legends" Queen Elizabeth II presents Bobby Moore with World Cup: A moment frozen in time, as a true hero lifts the trophy high, uniting a nation through football glory. Heroic fireman rescuing girl from fire: Amidst raging flames, a courageous firefighter emerges as a guardian angel, saving lives and embodying selflessness. Attack of the Ulster Division, 1 July 1916: In the face of unimaginable adversity on the battlefield, heroes fought valiantly for their comrades and countrymen. Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell - The Epitome of Courage: An English soldier who inspired generations through his leadership and dedication to scouting principles. Roman statue of a drunken Hercules: Even mythical heroes had their flaws; this captivating sculpture reminds us that strength alone does not define heroism. Michael O'Leary Poster - Challenging Conventions with Boldness: A modern-day maverick who reshaped an industry by fearlessly pushing boundaries and revolutionizing air travel. Beowulf manuscript page - Tales etched in History's Hallows: Epic battles against monstrous foes immortalized in ink, celebrating bravery that echoes across centuries. Circe Invidiosa by John William Waterhouse - Bewitchingly Beautiful yet Deceptive Power: Heroes must navigate treacherous waters where even enchantment can mask danger beneath its allure. German propaganda poster, WW1 - When Heroes are Manipulated for War Efforts: Examining how narratives shape perceptions during times of conflict and challenge our understanding of heroism itself. The Gordon Highlanders at Dargai – Piper Findlater's Unyielding Valor (1897): One piper's unwavering courage amidst chaos earned him the Victoria Cross—a testament to extraordinary bravery. William Wallace - Statue in Aberdeen.