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"HMS Invincible Returns from the Falklands in 1982: A triumphant homecoming after a courageous battle

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Elton John, arrives back in London after his successful tour of Russia. Pictured, Elton John with the football which was presented to him by the top Russian Club Moscow Dynamo. 31st May 1979

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Elton John, arrives back in London after his successful tour of Russia. 31st May 1979

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HMS Invincible Returns from the Falklands in 1982
HMS Invincible returns to massive celebrations following the Falklands Conflict in 1982. Lined up on deck are Sea King helicopters from 820 Naval Air Squadron

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Mallory and Irvine at the Second Step, Everest, 1924
Illustration showing an artists impression of George Leigh Mallory (top) and Andrew Irvine climbing up the Second Step on Everest, 1924

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Erebus and Terror, Franklins last trip
The Erebus and Terror leave England on the Franklin polar expedition, never to return

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Portsmouth, Southsea & Isle of Wight Aviation Poster
Poster, Portsmouth, Southsea & Isle of Wight Aviation Ltd, Spithead Air Ferry to and from the island, winter fare seven shillings and sixpence return, seven services daily

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REMBRANDT, Harmenszoon van Rijn, called (1606-1669). Return of the Prodigal Son. 1668. Baroque art. Oil on canvas. RUSSIA. Saint Petersburg. State Hermitage Museum

Background imageReturn Collection: The Return from Calvary (colour litho)

The Return from Calvary (colour litho)
5223755 The Return from Calvary (colour litho) by Schmalz, Herbert Gustave (1856-1935) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Return from Calvary)

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Fishing boats entering the harbour at Gorleston-on-Sea, Norfolk. Britain was once described by a politician as " built on coal and surrounded by fish"

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Sandbanks Chain Ferry No. 1 - Entrance to Poole Harbour
The No.1 steam-powered Sandbanks chain ferry. Sandbanks Ferry is a vehicular chain ferry which crosses the entrance of Poole Harbour in the English county of Dorset

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Three Coldstream Guards -- Crimean Braves
Three Coldstream Guards posing in uniform, with their weapons, in a photograph entitled Crimean Braves. The men are Joseph Numa, John Potter and James Deal

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Captain Oates Dies
The young Captain Oates leaves Captain Scotts tent in a blizzard on the return trip from the South Pole and is never seen again

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Persephone & Demeter
Persephone (Proserpina) is reunited for the Spring and Summer with her mother Demeter (Ceres) until each Autumn and Winter, when she must return to her husband Pluto (Hades)

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Suffragette Demonstration Hyde Park 1908. Advertisement for an excursion train to London from Ipswich on Sunday June 21st 1908

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Virgils Tomb (1785). Wright, Joseph of Derby 1734-1797. Wright travelled in Italy from 1774-76 and produced many fine drawings of classical subjects and geological curiosities

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Some of the Officers of the British Antarctic expedition
Officers on board the Terra Nova on its return to New Zealand in February 1913 after the discovery of the bodies of Captain Scott and his companions. From left to right. Back row, Mr

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Female Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja) in flight. Returning to its nest. Pousada Currupira d Araras, south west Brazil

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Menton, France - Waterfront Scene. Date: 1899

Background imageReturn Collection: The Adventure of Black Peter, Sherlock Holmes

The Adventure of Black Peter, Sherlock Holmes
The Return of Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure of Black Peter, Sherlock Holmes story by Arthur Conan Doyle. " He sank down upon the sea-chest

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The Adventure of the Norwood Builder, Sherlock Holmes
The Return of Sherlock Holmes, the Adventure of the Norwood Builder, a Sherlock Holmes story by Arthur Conan Doyle. " A wild-eyed

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Western Airways Poster
Poster, Norman Edgar (Western Airways) Ltd, showing prices and times from Bristol to various destinations by Air Express Daily, including special day returns. 20th century

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Paul Emil von Lettow-Vorbeck, German army officer
Paul Emil von Lettow-Vorbeck (1870-1964), general in the Imperial German Army and commander of the German East Africa Campaign during the First World War

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Vostok 1 spacecraft after landing, 1961
Vostok 1 descent module after landing in the Saratov region of Russia, in the USSR, on 12 April 1961. Vostok 1 was the first spacecraft to take a human into space

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Queen Victoria and children in mourning at Windsor
Queen Victoria with her daughters, Vicky (Crown Princess of Prussia, standing behind), Alice (kneeling) and her son Prince Alfred, mourning Prince Albert

Background imageReturn Collection: George Leigh Mallory (1886-1924)

George Leigh Mallory (1886-1924)
Photographic portrait of George Leigh Mallory, the British climber who took part in three expeditions to Everest in the 1920 s, pictured in 1924

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American Troops landing on D-Day; Second World War, 1944
Photograph showing American troops storming one of the Normandy beaches on D-Day, 6 June 1944. This image shows the first tanks charging through the water to the shore

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Grenadier Guards Depart
The Grenadier Guards march through Trafalgar Square, London, preparatory to departing for the Crimea whence many of them will not return

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Judas Iscariot
Though one of the Twelve Disciples, he betrays on Jesus in return for 30 pieces of silver, but later repents and hangs himself in a potters field

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The Lighthouse of Newlyn, Cornwall, 1893 (oil on canvas)
3327178 The Lighthouse of Newlyn, Cornwall, 1893 (oil on canvas) by Forbes, Stanhope Alexander (1857-1947) ; 290x225 cm; Manchester Art Gallery

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Captain Oates 1912
LAWRENCE EDWARD GRACE OATES Member of Captain Scotts expedition which reached the South Pole in January 1912; lost his life in a blizzard on the return trip

Background imageReturn Collection: The Adventure of the Second Stain, Sherlock Holmes

The Adventure of the Second Stain, Sherlock Holmes
The Return of Sherlock Holmes, the Adventure of the Second Stain, a Sherlock Holmes story by Arthur Conan Doyle. " The Premier snatched the blue envelope from his hand." Date: 1904

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UNAMUNO, Miguel de (1864-1936). Miguel de Unamuno reading in a garden. Photography taken after his return from exile. Published

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Spies Sent to Canaan
Moses sends spies into Canaan to assess the quality of the land : they return with fine grapes, so the Hebrews decide to go there despite the hostility of the Canaanites

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Churchill / Horse / 1915
WINSTON CHURCHILL He resigns his parliamentary seat to return to the army during the early months of the First World War

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Music / Opera / Verdi / Aida
AIDA Act II, Scene II: the triumphal return of Radames

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Lusitania Torpedoed
Lusitania torpedoed by a German submarine on her return journey from New York to Liverpool

Background imageReturn Collection: Odysseus returns to his wife Penelope

Odysseus returns to his wife Penelope
Odysseus returns to his wife, Penelope, and his dog, Argos

Background imageReturn Collection: West Derby Union, Liverpool - Belmont Road workhouse

West Derby Union, Liverpool - Belmont Road workhouse
The Belmont Road workhouse opened in 1890 by Liverpools West Derby Union. It catered primarily for able-bodied inmates and vagrants, providing daily out-relief in return for manual labour. Date: 1925

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Tribute - Return. Florence Mary Anderson / Molly MacArthur (1893-1972) had two distinct styles of illustration. From the middle of the 1920s

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Boeing Stratocruiser G-ANTY BOAC London Airport
BOAC Stratocruiser Coriolanus joined the fleet in 1954 flying the transatlantic route. In 1959 Coriolanus flew the final scheduled Stratocruiser service

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Giant pacific octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini) swimming freely after release from captivity, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, Pacific Ocean

Background imageReturn Collection: Illustration, A Song of the English, Lighthouse

Illustration, A Song of the English, Lighthouse
Illustration to A Song of the English, a patriotic set of poems by Rudyard Kipling (first published in the English Illustrated Magazine)

Background imageReturn Collection: WW1 - Troops returning to front, Victoria Station, London

WW1 - Troops returning to front, Victoria Station, London
WW1 - British troops gathered by Victoria Station, London. They prepare for their return to the front after leave. Grouped together under the street lights at the station

Background imageReturn Collection: British soldiers boarding buses, Western Front, WW1

British soldiers boarding buses, Western Front, WW1
British soldiers boarding double decker buses on the Western Front in France during World War One. They are returning for a rest after hard fighting at Monchy. Date: circa 1917

Background imageReturn Collection: OROZCO: BENITO JUAREZ, 1867. The return of Benito Juarez (1806-1872) to Mexico City, 15 July 1867

OROZCO: BENITO JUAREZ, 1867. The return of Benito Juarez (1806-1872) to Mexico City, 15 July 1867. Detail of a mural, 1972, by Antonio Gonzalez Orozco

Background imageReturn Collection: Mr & Mrs John D. Rockefeller 3rd return from Honeymoon

Mr & Mrs John D. Rockefeller 3rd return from Honeymoon
Mr and Mrs John D. Rockefeller III (1906-1978) return from their Honeymoon in Bermuda on the Monarch of Bermuda, 15th December 1932

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Civvy Street
26th January 1946: Egerton Savory, whose progress during World War II was documented by Picture Post, returning home after being demobbed from the army, the day he dreamed of if full of doubts

Background imageReturn Collection: British Hovercraft Corporation BH7 Mk2, 12 April 1972

British Hovercraft Corporation BH7 Mk2, 12 April 1972, on its return to HMS Daedalus, Lee-on-Solent, after nine weeks of trials in the Baltic Sea. Date: 1972



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"HMS Invincible Returns from the Falklands in 1982: A triumphant homecoming after a courageous battle, marking a momentous return for the brave souls who fought for their nation's honor. " "Mallory and Irvine at the Second Step, Everest, 1924: Legends of mountaineering making their daring ascent towards greatness. Their valiant efforts still echo through time as we remember their audacious return to conquer the world's highest peak. " "Erebus and Terror, Franklins last trip: The haunting tale of exploration turned tragedy unfolds as these ill-fated ships make their final journey. Their eerie return reminds us of the perils faced by those who dared to venture into uncharted territories. " "Portsmouth, Southsea & Isle of Wight Aviation Poster: An invitation to embark on an airborne adventure awaits. Let your imagination take flight as you explore new horizons and experience the thrill of returning safely back down to earth. " "The Return from Calvary (colour litho): A poignant depiction capturing Christ's ultimate sacrifice and his triumphant resurrection. This vivid artwork serves as a powerful reminder that even in darkness, hope will always find its way back into our lives. " "REMBRANDT, Harmenszoon van Rijn, called (1606-1669): Celebrated master painter whose brushstrokes brought life to countless canvases. His artistic genius continues to captivate audiences worldwide with each stroke serving as a testament to his unparalleled talent and everlasting legacy. " "Three Coldstream Guards -- Crimean Braves: Heroes adorned in red uniforms march proudly upon their victorious return from Crimea. These gallant soldiers embody resilience and valor amidst adversity while reminding us of the sacrifices made for freedom's sake. " "Persephone & Demeter: Mythical figures entwined in a tale of love lost and found again.