Taken on board H M S Victory showing the sceen of a gun deck in action during the Battle of Trafalgar October1805 against the combined fleets of the French and Spanish Navies, during the Napoleonic wars.
In Tennyson’s poem, the eponymous lady is cursed for gazing directly upon Sir Lancelot. She floats downstream to her death. A painting by John William Waterhouse.
One of the crew climbing aboard a Boeing B17 Flying Fortress. The B17 was primarily employed by United States Army Air Force in daylight precision strategic bombing campaign of World War 2 against Germany’s industrial and military targets. The United States Eighth Air Force was based at many Airfields in Central and Southern England.