Queen Alexandra handing a special cup to Dorando to commemorate his great effort to win
JHL392601 Queen Alexandra handing a special cup to Dorando to commemorate his great effort to win the Olympic marathon in July, 1908 (b/w photo) by Grant, Thomas E. & Horace Grant (20th Century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Alexandra of Denmark (1844-1925), Queen of the United Kingdom 1901-10 as consort of Edward VII; Dorando Pietri (1885-1942), Italian athlete; the marathon was from Windsor to Shepherd's Bush (26 miles, 385 yards) and Dorando ran the race in 2 hours, 54 minutes; he was eventually disqualified for having help to finish the race;); British, out of copyright
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17th century Salon de la Paix, Chateau de Versailles, illustration from the '
REV326673 17th century Salon de la Paix, Chateau de Versailles, illustration from the Dictionnaire de l'ameublement et de la decoration by Henry Havard, volume 4, plate 36, Paris, Maison Quantin, 1878 (colour litho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Peace Room; tome 4, planche 36; ameublement; Havard (1838-1921) art inspector; Mangonot del;); French, out of copyright
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Major Robert Rogers, 1780 circa (engraving)
5922469 Major Robert Rogers, 1780 circa (engraving) by Unknown artist, (18th century); National Army Museum, London; (add.info.: Major Robert Rogers, 1780 circa
A'Le Major Robert Roger Commandant en Chef Les Troupes Indiennes au Services des AmericainsA'.
Engraving, published, 1780 circa.
Major Robert Rogers (1731-1795) was an English-American colonial frontiersman and soldier who raised and commanded RogersA Rangers during the French and Indian wars, operating primarily in the Lake George and Lake Champlain regions of New York. A highly mobile light infantry force, the Rangers undertook many raiding and reconnaissance operations along the frontiers of French Canada. They were one of the few non-Indian forces able to operate in the inhospitable forests and mountains of North America.
Later on, during the American War of Independence (1775-1783), Rogers was initially offered a commission by the Continental Congress, but declined on the grounds that he was a British officer. He later changed his mind and wrote to George Washington asking for a command, but instead Washington had him arrested as a possible spy. He was eventually released and later offered his services to the British. In August 1776 he established the Queen's Rangers, but was forced to retire the following year on health grounds due to his chronic alcoholism.
Rogers also wrote a remarkable guide for leading A'RangingA operations entitled A'Robert Rogers 28 Rules of RangingA'. Both the Queen's York Rangers of the Canadian Army and the US Army Rangers claim Rogers as their founder, and today his words are still quoted on the last page of the latter unitA's handbook.); A© National Army Museum ; out of copyright
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