The Defence of Rorke's Drift during the Zulu War, 22nd January 1879. A painting by Lady Elizabeth Butler, specially commissioned by Queen Victoria to commemorate the bravery of the soldiers who fought off a Zulu attack on a field hospital, although massively outnumbered. On the right, Private Frederick Hitch distributes ammunition to the soldiers, an act of courage for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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Field of Remembrance
Faces on crosses of some of Britain's armed forces who have died in Afghanistan, are seen at the Garden of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey in London.
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LCC-LFB Change from brass to cork fire helmets
A significant landmark when on 14 July 1934 the LFB started to replace its traditional brass helmet with a new compressed cork design. It would be four years before the changeover was completed. The death of a firefighter, when his brass helmet touched a live cable during firefighting operations, brought about the policy change. Here the brass helmet, introduced by Captain Eyre Massey Shaw (Metropolitan Fire Brigade), a symbol of London's firemen for over seventy years, meets a modern, safer replacement.
© London Fire Brigade / Mary Evans Picture Library