Miners Strike/Orgreave damage
A twisted sign, felled concrete posts and a broken wall tell the story of violence outside a coking plant in Orgreave, South Yorkshire. The plant was invaded by striking miners who stoned police in riot gear as the miners strike entered its 15th week. * 45 arrests were made and 15 miners a 7 policemen were injured.
'Mr. Churchill contemplates the ruins of the House of Commons, bombed in May 1941', 1941 Artist: Unknown
'Mr. Churchill contemplates the ruins of the House of Commons, bombed in May 1941', 1941 (1955). Incendiary bombs which fell on the nights of 10 and 11 May 1941 caused the greatest damage to the Palace of Westminster and the Commons Chamber was entirely destroyed by fire. The Palace was damaged by air raids on fourteen different occasions during the war. From Churchill: The Man of the Century - A Pictorial Biography, edited by Neil Ferrier. [L.T.A. Robinson Limited, London, 1955]
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Street fighting in Stalingrad
Photograph: Street fighting in Stalingrad. A picture from Axis sources shows German soldiers, glad of the shelter of a crater in a Stalingrad street. It is the toughest job of the war yet, as the German caption admits. Every house, every heap of rubble, the roofs of factories and the cellars of buildings - They all spit fire at the aggressor. What is described a ?The decisive battle? for the city is now raging. German infantry shelter in a crater during the bitter Stalingrad fighting. Both men are armed with MP40 machine pistols, the standard German submachine during the Second World War. Over one million were made between 1939-1945. Picture issued: 17 October 1942. British Official Photograph: 774/H. Keystone. One of 26 British and Soviet official photographs, 1941-1945. Mounted on card with original associated typescript captions. Covering aspects of the campaign between the German Army and Soviet Forces on the Eastern Front, 1941-1945. Includes the Battle of Stalingrad, World War Two, Eastern Front (1941-1945) 1942-1943. Date: 1942
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