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"Returned: A Glimpse into the Past through Captivating Moments" Felix Dzerzhinsky: The enigmatic figure returns, leaving a lasting impact on history. Dr

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Felix Dzerzhinsky
FELIX DZERZHINSKY Polish/Russian agitator, banished to Siberia, exiled for part in 1905 rising, returned 1917, head of secret police (Cheka) etc

Background imageReturned Collection: Ration Book July 1942

Ration Book July 1942
A Ministry of Food ration book issued in July 1942, to be returned if lost to the Greenwich food office

Background imageReturned Collection: Dr. Beebe climbing out of his bathysphere, August 1934

Dr. Beebe climbing out of his bathysphere, August 1934
Photograph of Dr. William Beebe and his two-ton iron bathysphere off St. George, Bermuda, 11th August 1934. Dr. Beebe and his photographer, Otis Barton

Background imageReturned Collection: Folklore / Yetis

Folklore / Yetis
Photograph of an unidentified footprint, taken by Eric Shipton and Michael Ward as they returned from the Himalayas

Background imageReturned Collection: American Indians. Sitting Bull addressing a meeting of brave

American Indians. Sitting Bull addressing a meeting of brave
Sitting was an inspirational Sioux Chief, who together with Crazy Horse, defeated Custer and tried to prevent the American Indians being forced into reservations

Background imageReturned Collection: Giant pacific octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini) swimming freely after release from captivity

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

Background imageReturned Collection: Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg with family

Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg with family
Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg (1884-1966), fourth and youngest daughter of Prince Alfred of Edinburgh and his wife, Maria Alexandrovna (later Duke and Duchess of Saxe-Coburg)

Background imageReturned Collection: The Signing of the Japanese Peace Treaty, San Francisco, 195

The Signing of the Japanese Peace Treaty, San Francisco, 195
Photograph showing Shigeru Yoshida, the Japanese Premier, signing the Peace Treaty at San Francisco, 4th September 1951. This treaty, signed by 48 other countries of the United Nations

Background imageReturned Collection: Da Vinci / P Journal 1913

Da Vinci / P Journal 1913
LEONARDO DA VINCI Italian artist shows his famous Mona Lisa painting to Francois I, who buys it: years later it is stolen, but then returned

Background imageReturned Collection: AMUNDSEN / THE FRAM

AMUNDSEN / THE FRAM
Roald Amundsen, the first to reach the South Pole, did so on 14 December 1911 and returned home safely. The Fram

Background imageReturned Collection: HMS Warrior R31

HMS Warrior R31
Royal Navy - HMS Warrior R31, a Colossus-class light aircraft carrier, in March 1946. (Warrior was loaned to the Royal Canadian Navy from 1946 to 1948 as HMCS Warrior)

Background imageReturned Collection: HMS Bonaventure - an Astraea-Class second-class cruiser

HMS Bonaventure - an Astraea-Class second-class cruiser
Royal Navy - HMS Bonaventure, an Astraea-Class second-class cruiser of the Royal Navy, ordered as part of the eight-ship Astraea class under the Naval Defence Act of 1889

Background imageReturned Collection: Strong Cheese repels diner and waiter

Strong Cheese repels diner and waiter
One of the Market Reports illustrated postcard series. Cheese: " Supply much stronger, but very little demand." This commodities phrasiology is illustrated by a waiter struggling to cope

Background imageReturned Collection: Frank Wild (1873-1939)

Frank Wild (1873-1939)
Photographic portrait of Frank Wild, the British naval officer and explorer, London, c.1916. Wild had just returned to Britain following his role as second in command during Ernest Shackletons

Background imageReturned Collection: Florence Nightingales carriage at the seat of war

Florence Nightingales carriage at the seat of war
Born in Italy in 1820, she moved to England with her wealthy family and was educated at home by her father. Although it was not deemed suitable for ladies of Florences social standing to become

Background imageReturned Collection: Amundsen / Taking Bearing

Amundsen / Taking Bearing
Roald Amundsen, the first to reach the South Pole, did so on 14 December 1911 and returned home safely. Amundsens men determining the exact location of the S. Pole

Background imageReturned Collection: Douglas DC-3S N1R

Douglas DC-3S N1R (msn 4129) of the BROOKLYN DODGERS (Brooklyn National League Baseball Club), marked with Dodgers World Champions just behind the entry door

Background imageReturned Collection: Queen launches the ship that bore her name

Queen launches the ship that bore her name
In September 1938 HM the Queen launched the ship that bore her name. In October 1946 the Queen returned to the Clyde. She accompanied the vessel during the speed trials off the Isle of Arran

Background imageReturned Collection: RMS Carnarvon Castle Passing the Needles, 1927

RMS Carnarvon Castle Passing the Needles, 1927
Illustration of the Union-Castle Line Royal Mail Motorship Carnarvon Castle passing the Needles, Isle of Wight, on its way to South Africa

Background imageReturned Collection: Sheep farming, shepherd leading flock of crossbred mule ewes down town high street

Sheep farming, shepherd leading flock of crossbred mule ewes down town high street, returning back to farm for lambing, Wendover, Buckinghamshire, England, January

Background imageReturned Collection: Saro P.531-2 - Scout AH.1 XR436

Saro P.531-2 - Scout AH.1 XR436
Army Air Corps - Saro P.531-2 / Scout AH.1 XR436 (msn S2/8444), a pre-production P.531-2, at Eastliegh on 11 March 1961. Took part in a demonstration tour to India

Background imageReturned Collection: Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan 11162

Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan 11162 (msn 440-454, CL-66C / CV-540). A CL-66C Napier Eland powered Cosmopolitan, at Burbank after disposal by RCAF without Eland engines

Background imageReturned Collection: Sikorsky HH-3F Pelican 1483

Sikorsky HH-3F Pelican 1483
United States Coast Guard - Sikorsky HH-3F Pelican 1483 'Elizabeth City' (msn 65.660). (Crashed on 29 January 1979 off the coast of Mexico)

Background imageReturned Collection: Sikorsky HH-3F Pelican 1483

Sikorsky HH-3F Pelican 1483
United States Coast Guard - Sikorsky HH-3F Pelican 1483 (msn 65.660). (Crashed on 29 January 1979 off the coast of Mexico, while performing SAR mission for a vessel reported run aground)

Background imageReturned Collection: HMS Wakeful - W-Class Destroyer

HMS Wakeful - W-Class Destroyer Date: 1939

Background imageReturned Collection: Regulus Returned to Carthage (engraving)

Regulus Returned to Carthage (engraving)
6266335 Regulus Returned to Carthage (engraving); (add.info.: Regulus Returned to Carthage. After a work by Benjamin West and Valentine Green. Marcus Atilius Regulus, circa 307 BC- circa 250 BC)

Background imageReturned Collection: Rooks have Returned, 1871, oil on canvas, by Alexei Savrasov (1830 - 1897)

Rooks have Returned, 1871, oil on canvas, by Alexei Savrasov (1830 - 1897), Russian artist of the Realism Movement
5305400 Rooks have Returned, 1871, oil on canvas, by Alexei Savrasov (1830 - 1897), Russian artist of the Realism Movement.; (add.info.: Rooks have Returned, 1871, oil on canvas)

Background imageReturned Collection: Martin B-26C-T XB-LOX

Martin B-26C-T XB-LOX Ay Jijos ! of PEMEX Built as Martin B-26C-20-MO Marauder 41-35071 for the United States Army Air Force, 35071 was modified to AT-23B and later redesignated TB-26C

Background imageReturned Collection: White stork (Ciconia ciconia) pair mating on their nest at sunset, Knepp estate, Sussex

White stork (Ciconia ciconia) pair mating on their nest at sunset, Knepp estate, Sussex, UK, April 2019. This is the first recorded instance of White storks nesting in the UK for several hundreds of

Background imageReturned Collection: HMS Encounter, 2nd class protected cruiser, Challenger class

HMS Encounter, 2nd class protected cruiser, Challenger class
Royal Navy - HMS Encounter, a 2nd-class protected cruiser of the Challenger class, operated by the Royal Navy (RN) and Royal Australian Navy (RAN), as HMAS Encounter

Background imageReturned Collection: HMAS Yarra - River-Class Torpedo Destroyer

HMAS Yarra - River-Class Torpedo Destroyer
Royal Australian Navy - HMAS Yarra / HMS Yarra, a River-Class Torpedo Destroyer, making way at speed, on the River Clyde during manufacturers trials in 1910. Yarra was built by William Denny & Bros

Background imageReturned Collection: Avro Lancaster ASR. VII G-ASXX

Avro Lancaster ASR. VII G-ASXX
Avro Lancaster ASR.VII G-ASXX (ex NX611, ex Aeronavale), at the Biggin Hill Air Fair in May 1965, shortly after arriving in the UK from Tahiti

Background imageReturned Collection: Fallen heroes from the Falklands come home. Sixty four bodies are brought back in Union

Fallen heroes from the Falklands come home. Sixty four bodies are brought back in Union Jack draped containers aboard the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Sir Bedivere. Southampton

Background imageReturned Collection: Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker 57-2589

Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker 57-2589
United States Air Force - Boeing KC-135A-BN Stratotanker 57-2589 (MSN 17725) 13 December 1958: First flight. 21 January 1959: 55th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, Offutt AFB, NE

Background imageReturned Collection: Boeing Model 83 NX7133

Boeing Model 83 NX7133 (msn 1039, aka XF4B-1 number 1, A8129), first flown on 25 June 1928. The first of two XF4B-1s (Model 83 and Model 89), which remained Boeing-owned

Background imageReturned Collection: St Stephens crypt

St Stephens crypt
Although St Stephens Chapel was destroyed by fire in 1834, the crypt below St Stephens Hall, the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft, which had fallen into disuse before the fire

Background imageReturned Collection: Hanworth Air Park - 1932 - Graf Zeppelin D-LZ127

Hanworth Air Park - 1932 - Graf Zeppelin D-LZ127
The German airship Graf Zeppelin D-LZ127 at Hanworth Air Park conducting sight-seeing flights over London. On 18 August 1931, the German airship Graf Zeppelin (D-LZ127) visited Hanworth

Background imageReturned Collection: White stork (Ciconia ciconia) pair performing an up-down display with bill clattering

White stork (Ciconia ciconia) pair performing an up-down display with bill clattering on their nest in an Oak tree, Knepp estate, Sussex, UK, April 2019

Background imageReturned Collection: White stork (Ciconia ciconia) male landing with nest material and joining his mate

White stork (Ciconia ciconia) male landing with nest material and joining his mate on their nest in an Oak tree at sunset, Knepp estate, Sussex, UK, April 2019

Background imageReturned Collection: White Star Line, RMS Olympic, dinner menu card (back)

White Star Line, RMS Olympic, dinner menu card (back)
Signed First Class dinner menu card (back) for Titanic?s sister ship RMS Olympic dated September 20th 1911. This is a significant date as Olympic collided with Royal Naval cruiser HMS Hawke

Background imageReturned Collection: North American AT-6D Harvard III EZ407

North American AT-6D Harvard III EZ407 (msn 88-16712), of the Royal Navy Historic Flight at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton

Background imageReturned Collection: Bell UH-1H iroquois AE-413

Bell UH-1H iroquois AE-413 (msn 13560, ex 73-22077, later G-HUEY). A Fuerza Aerea Argentina (Argentine Air Force) helicopter captured at Stanley and repatriated to the UK

Background imageReturned Collection: Fairchild C-119F-FA Flying Boxcar O-18037

Fairchild C-119F-FA Flying Boxcar O-18037 (msn 10915, 51-8037), at Wright Field, Wright-Patterson AFB, for display at the Air Force Museum, with Boeing KB-50J 49-0389

Background imageReturned Collection: McDonnell F-4D Phantom 66-0267

McDonnell F-4D Phantom 66-0267
United States Air Force - McDonnell F-4D-29-MC Phantom 66-0267 (msn 1934, base code HS), of the 31st Tactical Fighter Wing, based at Homestead Air Force Base

Background imageReturned Collection: Comic Postcard - Surprise at return of sober husband

Comic Postcard - Surprise at return of sober husband
Comic Postcard - A housewife explaining her surprise to a Policeman that her husband has returned home sober - there MUST be something suspicious...!!! Date: circa 1910

Background imageReturned Collection: Miles M. 3A Falcon Major G-AEEG

Miles M. 3A Falcon Major G-AEEG
Miles M.3A Falcon Major G-AEEG (msn 216), at Coventry - Baginton Airport in August 1965. Built and test-flown as U-20. To Sweden October 1936 as SE-AFN. Later returned to UK and again became G-AEEG

Background imageReturned Collection: Canadair F-86E Sabre G-ATBF

Canadair F-86E Sabre G-ATBF
Canadair F-86E-6-CAN Sabre G-ATBF (msn 507, ex 53-19607 - XB733 - 19607 13-2'), at Biggin Hill in July 1968. Ordered for the Royal Canadian Air Force as 19607

Background imageReturned Collection: Short S. 25 Sandringham 4 VP-LVE

Short S. 25 Sandringham 4 VP-LVE
Short S.25 Sandringham 4 VP-LVE Southern Cross (msn SH.55c, ex JM715), of Antilles Air Boats, registered in British Virgin Isles. View from the cabin during take-off at Calshot, in October 1977



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"Returned: A Glimpse into the Past through Captivating Moments" Felix Dzerzhinsky: The enigmatic figure returns, leaving a lasting impact on history. Dr. Beebe emerges from the depths of the ocean, his bathysphere voyage captivating minds in August 1934. Sitting Bull's powerful words resonate as he addresses a gathering of brave American Indians, their spirit returned to inspire generations. Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and her family grace us with their presence once more, capturing hearts with their regal elegance. Witness the historic moment when peace was restored as the Japanese Peace Treaty is signed in San Francisco, 1951 - a return to harmony. Da Vinci's journal resurfaces in 1913, offering an intimate glimpse into the genius mind that forever changed art and science. In July 1942, ration books make a comeback amidst wartime struggles - reminding us of resilience during times of scarcity. Amundsen's legendary ship "The Fram" returns to remind us of his audacious polar expeditions that pushed human limits beyond imagination. Strong cheese takes center stage as it repels both diner and waiter alike - its pungent return evoking strong reactions. Ethel Le Neve's portrait reemerges from obscurity, shedding light on her mysterious connection to one of history's most infamous murderers. Frank Wild lives again through memories captured between 1873-1939; his adventurous spirit continues to inspire explorers worldwide today. Florence Nightingale's carriage arrives at war-torn battlefields once more - symbolizing compassion and dedication returning amidst chaos. In this collection of captivating moments from different eras and realms, we witness how people or events have made a significant impact upon returning to our consciousness—each hinting at stories that shaped our world and continue to intrigue us.