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"Unfolding History: Mail Newspapers Capture Iconic Moments with Legends and Icons" Sir David Attenborough shares a moment of pure joy with a vibrant cockatoo

Background imageMail Newspapers Collection: Howzat! Viv Richards is clean bowled by Ian Botham

Howzat! Viv Richards is clean bowled by Ian Botham
West Indies Tour of Great Britain 1980 - England v West Indies at Old Trafford - Viv Richards is clean bowled by Ian Botham

Background imageMail Newspapers Collection: Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier, HMS Hermes

Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier, HMS Hermes
HMS Hermes, Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier at sea near Aden 1967

Background imageMail Newspapers Collection: Hilda Ogden, played by Jean Alexander

Hilda Ogden, played by Jean Alexander
Coronations Streets Hilda Ogden, played by Jean Alexander 1988

Background imageMail Newspapers Collection: Sir David Attenborough with a cockatoo

Sir David Attenborough with a cockatoo, 1980

Background imageMail Newspapers Collection: Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers - the Goons 1972

Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers - the Goons 1972
Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers - the Goons, get together for the first time in 12 years for the BBC 50th anniversary

Background imageMail Newspapers Collection: James Hunt swigging champagne

James Hunt swigging champagne
James Hunt set a Brands Hatch lap record in the Race of Champions in March, then beat it four months later during practice for the British Grand Prix. 1976

Background imageMail Newspapers Collection: Morecambe and Wise 1966

Morecambe and Wise 1966
Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise rehearse for a new televisionseries, 1966

Background imageMail Newspapers Collection: Roy Orbison

Roy Orbison
Singer Roy Orbison in 1964

Background imageMail Newspapers Collection: Stirling Moss has a cup of tea

Stirling Moss has a cup of tea
Stirling Moss stops for tea at Silverstone, 1959

Background imageMail Newspapers Collection: HMS Hermes, Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier HMS Hermes (R12) was a

HMS Hermes, Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier HMS Hermes (R12) was a
HMS Hermes, Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier at sea near Aden 1967

Background imageMail Newspapers Collection: Juan Manuel Fangio driving a Maserati 1953

Juan Manuel Fangio driving a Maserati 1953

Background imageMail Newspapers Collection: Shirley Bassey on stage

Shirley Bassey on stage
inger, Shirley Bassey performing on stage - 1973

Background imageMail Newspapers Collection: Comedian Les Dawson

Comedian Les Dawson
Les Dawson in drag 1978

Background imageMail Newspapers Collection: Alice Cooper with his snake Katrina

Alice Cooper with his snake Katrina
Alice Cooper, American rock star, with his snake Katrina, at London Airport 1971

Background imageMail Newspapers Collection: The Bentley Boys at Le Mans

The Bentley Boys at Le Mans
The Bentley Boys - Frank Clement, Joseph Dudley Benjafield, Sir Henry Tim Birkin, French racing driver Jean Chassagne and Woolf Barnato at Le Mans for the 24 hours Grand Prix D Endurance in their

Background imageMail Newspapers Collection: Hull Rugby League Club 1982

Hull Rugby League Club 1982. Including David Topliss, (centre with ball)

Background imageMail Newspapers Collection: Danny La Rue in 1965

Danny La Rue in 1965
Danny La Rue, female impersonator in 1965

Background imageMail Newspapers Collection: HMS King George V, Royal Navy Battleship Part of the Royal Navy

HMS King George V, Royal Navy Battleship Part of the Royal Navy
HMS King George V, battleship, part of the Royal Navy Reserve at Gareloch on the Clyde, Scotland

Background imageMail Newspapers Collection: Tracks leading into Newcastle station

Tracks leading into Newcastle station

Background imageMail Newspapers Collection: Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson
Pilot Amy Johnson 1936

Background imageMail Newspapers Collection: Actor Tom Baker as Dr Who, with his robot dog K-9, and assorted friends at the US Embassy 1978

Actor Tom Baker as Dr Who, with his robot dog K-9, and assorted friends at the US Embassy 1978
Actor Tom Baker as Dr Who, with his robot dog K-9, a dalek and assorted friends at the US Embassy 1978

Background imageMail Newspapers Collection: Nina Simone in 1965

Nina Simone in 1965

Background imageMail Newspapers Collection: Viv Richards in action against England

Viv Richards in action against England
Viv Richards, West Indian cricketer, in action against England in 1984

Background imageMail Newspapers Collection: Arthur Lowe as Captain Mainwaring

Arthur Lowe as Captain Mainwaring 1970

Background imageMail Newspapers Collection: Mallard steaming over Ribblehead Viaduct

Mallard steaming over Ribblehead Viaduct
The steam locomotive engine Mallard crossing the Ribblehead Viaduct in Lancashire in 1995

Background imageMail Newspapers Collection: SS Canberra in Harland and Wolff Belfast Shipyard 1960

SS Canberra in Harland and Wolff Belfast Shipyard 1960
P&O liner SS Canberra in Harland and Wolff Belfast Shipyard 1960

Background imageMail Newspapers Collection: French mime artist Marcel Marceau during rehearsals at the Picca

French mime artist Marcel Marceau during rehearsals at the Piccadilly Theatre in London 1962

Background imageMail Newspapers Collection: Oliver Reed

Oliver Reed, actor in 1969

Background imageMail Newspapers Collection: Barbra Streisand in 1969

Barbra Streisand in 1969

Background imageMail Newspapers Collection: Stevie Wonder in London

Stevie Wonder in London
Singer Stevie Wonder in London in 1965

Background imageMail Newspapers Collection: Haile Selassie I Emperor of Ethiopia

Haile Selassie I Emperor of Ethiopia
Haile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia, at the Ethiopean Embassy in London, 1954

Background imageMail Newspapers Collection: Dave Allen, Irish comedian

Dave Allen, Irish comedian, 1967

Background imageMail Newspapers Collection: HMS Brazen, passing through Tower Bridge

HMS Brazen, passing through Tower Bridge
HMS Brazen, Royal Navy Frigate ship leaving London, passing through Tower Bridge

Background imageMail Newspapers Collection: England celebrate winning the Rugby World Cup

England celebrate winning the Rugby World Cup
The England rugby squad and coaching team celebrate their win at the 2003 Rugby World Cup Final in Sydney, Australia. Final score Australia 17 England 20

Background imageMail Newspapers Collection: Vera Lynn 1947

Vera Lynn 1947
Singer Vera Lynn, The Forces Sweetheart in 1947

Background imageMail Newspapers Collection: Danny La Rue, female impersonator 1965

Danny La Rue, female impersonator 1965
Danny La Rue, female impersonator, in front of mirror backstage, 1965

Background imageMail Newspapers Collection: Actor Leslie Phillips

Actor Leslie Phillips 1961

Background imageMail Newspapers Collection: Ken Dodd with tickling sticks 1968

Ken Dodd with tickling sticks 1968

Background imageMail Newspapers Collection: Hylda Baker

Hylda Baker
Actress Hylda Baker in 1963

Background imageMail Newspapers Collection: Train passing Manchester United Football Ground, 1935

Train passing Manchester United Football Ground, 1935
Manchester United grandstand platform under construction, with steam train passing Old Trafford Main Stand and the train station around the time it was built in 1935

Background imageMail Newspapers Collection: The Mallard, steam engine

The Mallard, steam engine
Mallard, railway engine in 1990

Background imageMail Newspapers Collection: The Queen Mary ocean liner at Southampton

The Queen Mary ocean liner at Southampton
RMS Queen Mary at Southampton, in the background is the Majestic 1936

Background imageMail Newspapers Collection: The launch of HMS Eagle aircraft carrier

The launch of HMS Eagle aircraft carrier
Launch of HMS Eagle, Royal Naval aircraft carrier by Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II) in Belfast, 1946

Background imageMail Newspapers Collection: Royal Navy ships preparing for the Royal Jubilee Review 1935

Royal Navy ships preparing for the Royal Jubilee Review 1935
Aerial view of Navy ships HMS Hood, training ship Iron Duke, HMS Resolution, HMS Revenge and HMS Ramillies, all preparing for Royal Jubilee Naval Review, 1935

Background imageMail Newspapers Collection: The Queen Mary Cruise Ship in the Clyde river

The Queen Mary Cruise Ship in the Clyde river
The Queen Mary is turned around in the Clyde by tug boats, 1936

Background imageMail Newspapers Collection: Flying under the Eiffel Tower

Flying under the Eiffel Tower
Lieut. Collot, flying through the base arch of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France 1926

Background imageMail Newspapers Collection: 40th Anniversary for the Flying Scotsman

40th Anniversary for the Flying Scotsman
Driver John Hill and fireman Raymond Spiller aboard The Flying Scotsman on its 40th anniversary run from London to Edinburgh

Background imageMail Newspapers Collection: Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip arrive at Smith Lawn in horse & carriage

Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip arrive at Smith Lawn in horse & carriage
Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip arrive at Smith Lawn, Guards Polo Club, Windsor in horse & carriage June 1984



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"Unfolding History: Mail Newspapers Capture Iconic Moments with Legends and Icons" Sir David Attenborough shares a moment of pure joy with a vibrant cockatoo, reminding us of the beauty in nature's diversity. James Hunt, the epitome of adrenaline-fueled success, celebrates his victory by swigging champagne, embodying the spirit of triumph. The Goons - Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe, and Peter Sellers - unite in uproarious laughter during their 1972 performance, leaving audiences in stitches. Morecambe and Wise grace our screens with their timeless humor in 1966, enchanting generations with their impeccable comedic timing. HMS Hermes proudly sails through treacherous waters as Royal Navy's formidable aircraft carrier R12; an emblem of strength and national pride. Stirling Moss takes a serene pause from his racing endeavors to savor a comforting cup of tea amidst the fast-paced world he conquers on wheels. Les Dawson effortlessly tickles funny bones as he delivers punchlines that resonate with audiences seeking genuine laughter and wit. Shirley Bassey commands the stage with her mesmerizing voice and captivating presence; she embodies elegance and power personified. Roy Orbison's hauntingly beautiful melodies touch hearts worldwide; his music transcends time to evoke emotions that linger long after each note fades away. Amy Johnson soars through skies defying gender norms as an aviation pioneer who fearlessly blazed trails for future generations to follow their dreams above clouds. Actor Tom Baker dons his iconic role as Dr Who alongside K-9, his loyal robotic companion at the US Embassy in 1978 – showcasing science fiction's ability to captivate imaginations across borders. Viv Richards showcases unparalleled skill against England on cricket grounds – a testament to determination and talent that inspires sports enthusiasts worldwide.