Royal Marines handling ammunition on board HMS 'Illustrious', World War II, c1939-c1943 (1944)
Royal Marines handling ammunition on board the aircraft carrier HMS 'Illustrious', World War II, c1939-c1943 (1944). 'The marine supply party in the aircraft-carrier Illustrious is passing ammunition up to the 4-5-inch guns in the mounting above. The white hoods and gloves, always worn in action, protect them against burns'. From "The Royal Marines - The Admiralty Account of Their Achievement 1939-43". [His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1944].
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Ready to start 'legging' a canal boat, London, c1890 (1903). Artist: Unknown
Ready to start 'legging' a canal boat, London, c1890 (1903). Two 'leggers' ready to move the canal boat through the tunnel, by propelling the boat with their feet against the tunnel wall. Horse-drawn canal boats required leggers to continue their journey through tunnels, whilst the horse moved on above. From Living London, Vol. II, by George R. Sims. [Cassell and Company, Limited, London, Paris, New York & Melbourne, 1903]
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