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Background imageUnion Flag Collection: Rally Round the Flag: Every Fit Man Wanted, 1914, (1935). Creator: Unknown

Rally Round the Flag: Every Fit Man Wanted, 1914, (1935). Creator: Unknown
Rally Round the Flag: Every Fit Man Wanted, 1914, (1935). Recruiting poster appealing to British men to join up and fight in the First World War

Background imageUnion Flag Collection: The Death of Major Peirson, 6 January 1781, 1783. Artist: John Singleton Copley

The Death of Major Peirson, 6 January 1781, 1783. Artist: John Singleton Copley
The Death of Major Peirson, 6 January 1781, 1783. France invaded Jersey on 5 January 1781 and, following the fall of its capital St Helier, the governor surrendered the island

Background imageUnion Flag Collection: Napoleon goes aboard the Northumberland for his journey to St Helena, 8 August 1815, (c1850)

Napoleon goes aboard the Northumberland for his journey to St Helena, 8 August 1815, (c1850). Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) surrendered to a British naval officer

Background imageUnion Flag Collection: Design for Scouts Enrolment Card, (1944). Creator: Robert Baden-Powell

Design for Scouts Enrolment Card, (1944). Creator: Robert Baden-Powell
Design for Scouts Enrolment Card, (1944). A scout stands under the scouting motto: Be Prepared. On the right is an image of St George, patron saint of England, killing the dragon

Background imageUnion Flag Collection: The Lady Chapel, Liverpool Cathedral, 1926

The Lady Chapel, Liverpool Cathedral, 1926. Designed by Giles Gilbert Scott and built on St James Mount, in the centre of Liverpool, this is the second largest Anglican cathedral in the world

Background imageUnion Flag Collection: British military discipline, 19th century

British military discipline, 19th century. A soldier, tied to the triangle, being flogged with a cat-o-nine-tails. In 1867 Parliament abolished flogging in the services

Background imageUnion Flag Collection: Jamaica House, Cherry Garden Street, Bermondsey, London, 1826

Jamaica House, Cherry Garden Street, Bermondsey, London, 1826

Background imageUnion Flag Collection: The Union Jack Flies Over Tobruk, 1942

The Union Jack Flies Over Tobruk, 1942. From The War Illustrated Volume 6 edited by Sir John Hammerton. [The Amalgamated Press Ltd, London, 1942]

Background imageUnion Flag Collection: South view of the Tower of London with boats on the River Thames, 1776

South view of the Tower of London with boats on the River Thames, 1776

Background imageUnion Flag Collection: The Cenotaph, Whitehall, London

The Cenotaph, Whitehall, London. The Cenotaph is the site of the annual national service of remembrance when those who fell in the Great War and subsequent conflicts are remembered

Background imageUnion Flag Collection: William IV, King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1830, (1932). Artist: Rosalind Thornycroft

William IV, King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1830, (1932). Artist: Rosalind Thornycroft
William IV, King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1830, (1932). The last Hanoverian king of Britain, William (1765-1837) succeeded his elder brother, George IV

Background imageUnion Flag Collection: Defeat of the Insurgents by Sir John Colborne at St Eustache, 25 November 1837, (1877)

Defeat of the Insurgents by Sir John Colborne at St Eustache, 25 November 1837, (1877). Battle between the British and the French during the Canadian Rebellions of 1837

Background imageUnion Flag Collection: Field Marshal Douglas Haig reviewing Canadian troops, Drocourt-Queant, 31 August 1918, (1926)

Field Marshal Douglas Haig reviewing Canadian troops, Drocourt-Queant, 31 August 1918, (1926)
Field Marshal Douglas Haig reviewing Canadian troops, Drocourt-Queant, France, 31 August 1918. Two days later the Canadians attacked and broke through the German defences of the Drocourt-Queant Line

Background imageUnion Flag Collection: Visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to Denmark: arrival at the Castle of Bernstorf, 1864

Visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to Denmark: arrival at the Castle of Bernstorf, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson
Visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to Denmark: arrival at the Castle of Bernstorf, 1864. The future King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra in Scandinavia

Background imageUnion Flag Collection: H.M.S. TRAFALGAR (Brit.), between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

H.M.S. TRAFALGAR (Brit.), between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
H.M.S. TRAFALGAR (Brit.), between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageUnion Flag Collection: Sketches from British Columbia: Lilloett, on the Fraser River, 1864. Creator: Unknown

Sketches from British Columbia: Lilloett, on the Fraser River, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Sketches from British Columbia: Lilloett, on the Fraser River, 1864. '...a bird's-eye view, of the little town of Lilloett, situated on the right bank of the Fraser River

Background imageUnion Flag Collection: Launch of the Turkish iron-clad frigate Sultan Mahmoud, at the Thames Ironworks, Blackwall, 1864

Launch of the Turkish iron-clad frigate Sultan Mahmoud, at the Thames Ironworks, Blackwall, 1864. Creator: Smyth
Launch of the Turkish iron-clad frigate Sultan Mahmoud, at the Thames Ironworks, Blackwall, 1864. Ship '...built for the Sultan of Turkey by the Thames Ironworks Company...of 4221 tons burden;

Background imageUnion Flag Collection: Arrival of the Governor-General of India at the Lahore railway station, 1864. Creator: C. R

Arrival of the Governor-General of India at the Lahore railway station, 1864. Creator: C. R
Arrival of the Governor-General of India at the Lahore railway station, 1864. Engraving of a photograph by Messrs. Raybon and West

Background imageUnion Flag Collection: Farewell banquet to the 109th Regiment at Kurrachee, 1864. Creator: Unknown

Farewell banquet to the 109th Regiment at Kurrachee, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Farewell banquet to the 109th Regiment at Kurrachee, [modern Karachi, Pakistan], 1864. '...the European residents...gave a farewell entertainment to that gallant corps...the whole regiment

Background imageUnion Flag Collection: The Peninsular and Oriental Company's new paddle-wheel steamer Nyanza, 1864. Creator: Smyth

The Peninsular and Oriental Company's new paddle-wheel steamer Nyanza, 1864. Creator: Smyth
The Peninsular and Oriental Company's new paddle-wheel steamer Nyanza, 1864. A ship built by the Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding Company from designs by Mr. G. C

Background imageUnion Flag Collection: Kilties enter 71st Regt. Armory, July 1917. Creator: Bain News Service

Kilties enter 71st Regt. Armory, July 1917. Creator: Bain News Service
Kilties enter 71st Regt. Armory, July 1917. Canadian Highlander soldiers (Kilties) entering the 71st Regiment Armory, Park Avenue (between East 33rd and 4th streets), New York City

Background imageUnion Flag Collection: Captured German mine-layer, 1916. Creator: Bain News Service

Captured German mine-layer, 1916. Creator: Bain News Service
Captured German mine-layer, 1916. A UC-5 German mine-layer submarine which was captured by British forces on April 27, 1916.

Background imageUnion Flag Collection: The International Exhibition: the New Zealand Court..., 1862. Creator: Unknown

The International Exhibition: the New Zealand Court..., 1862. Creator: Unknown
The International Exhibition: the New Zealand Court - from a photograph by the London Stereoscopic Company, 1862. '...some articles of furniture

Background imageUnion Flag Collection: Laying the foundation-stone of Brean Down Breakwater, Weston-Super-Mare, 1864. Creator: Unknown

Laying the foundation-stone of Brean Down Breakwater, Weston-Super-Mare, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Laying the foundation-stone of Brean Down Breakwater, Weston-Super-Mare, 1864. 'View of...the moment when the stone was lowered from the little steam-boat the Wye

Background imageUnion Flag Collection: Laying the foundation-stone of the Brisbane Bridge, Queensland, New South Wales, 1864

Laying the foundation-stone of the Brisbane Bridge, Queensland, New South Wales, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Laying the foundation-stone of the Brisbane Bridge, Queensland, New South Wales, 1864. 'The foundation-stone of the new bridge to connect the north and south portions of the city...was laid

Background imageUnion Flag Collection: Laying the Foundation-Stone of the Fettes College, Edinburgh, 1864. Creator: Unknown

Laying the Foundation-Stone of the Fettes College, Edinburgh, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Laying the Foundation-Stone of the Fettes College, Edinburgh, 1864. Engraving from a photograph by Mr. M'Craw. 'A hundred boys at least will be taught in the school, fifty of them boarders

Background imageUnion Flag Collection: Laying the Foundation-Stone of the Low-Lights Dock at Tynemouth, 1864. Creator: Unknown

Laying the Foundation-Stone of the Low-Lights Dock at Tynemouth, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Laying the Foundation-Stone of the Low-Lights Dock at Tynemouth, 1864. Rain-soaked celebrations marking the start of work at the mouth of the River Tyne

Background imageUnion Flag Collection: Opening of the Cape Town and Wellington Railway: arrival of the first train..., 1864

Opening of the Cape Town and Wellington Railway: arrival of the first train..., 1864. Creator: Unknown
Opening of the Cape Town and Wellington Railway: arrival of the first train at Wellington Station, 1864. 'This is the only considerable railway undertaking begun in South Africa

Background imageUnion Flag Collection: Festival at Hartford Mill, Oldham, given by Mr. Platt to 8000 of his workpeople, 1864

Festival at Hartford Mill, Oldham, given by Mr. Platt to 8000 of his workpeople, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Festival at Hartford Mill, Oldham, given by Mr. Platt to 8000 of his workpeople, 1864. 'In celebration of the attainment of his majority by Mr. Henry Platt, son of Mr

Background imageUnion Flag Collection: The Prince and Princess of Wales embarking at Dundee for Denmark on Saturday last, 1864

The Prince and Princess of Wales embarking at Dundee for Denmark on Saturday last, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The Prince and Princess of Wales embarking at Dundee for Denmark on Saturday last, 1864. '...the Prince and Princess of Wales, with their infant son, Prince Albert Victor

Background imageUnion Flag Collection: Lord Palmerston inaugurating the statue of the late Sir G. C. Lewis at Hereford, 1864

Lord Palmerston inaugurating the statue of the late Sir G. C. Lewis at Hereford, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Lord Palmerston inaugurating the statue of the late Sir G. C. Lewis at Hereford, 1864. The British prime minister unveils a statue by Carlo Marochetti. 'The figure is cast in bronze, and is 7 ft

Background imageUnion Flag Collection: Cecil Arden, May 1918. Creator: Bain News Service

Cecil Arden, May 1918. Creator: Bain News Service
Cecil Arden, May 1918. Cecil Arden (1894-1989), an American mezzo-soprano and contralto opera singer, appearing at a World War I Liberty Bond rally in front of Federal Hall, Wall Street

Background imageUnion Flag Collection: Cecil Arden, May 1918. Creator: Bain News Service

Cecil Arden, May 1918. Creator: Bain News Service
Cecil Arden, May 1918. Cecil Arden (1894-1989), an American mezzo-soprano and contralto opera singer, appearing at a World War I Liberty Bond rally in front of Federal Hall, Wall Street

Background imageUnion Flag Collection: Liberty Parade, 1917 or 1918. Creator: Bain News Service

Liberty Parade, 1917 or 1918. Creator: Bain News Service
Liberty Parade, 1917 or 1918. Women with American and British flags marching in a parade to support Liberty bonds during World War I, New York City.

Background imageUnion Flag Collection: H.M.S. Partridge, 1893. Creator: Unknown

H.M.S. Partridge, 1893. Creator: Unknown
H.M.S. Partridge, 1893

Background imageUnion Flag Collection: The Crystal Palace at Toronto, Canada, 1858. Creator: Unknown

The Crystal Palace at Toronto, Canada, 1858. Creator: Unknown
The Crystal Palace at Toronto, Canada, 1858. Engraving from a sketch by Mr. R. H. Mackay. This industrial palace was erected for the purpose of holding within its walls the annual exhibitions of

Background imageUnion Flag Collection: Inauguration of the Ceylon Railway: East End of the Banquet Bungalow, 1858. Creator: Unknown

Inauguration of the Ceylon Railway: East End of the Banquet Bungalow, 1858. Creator: Unknown
Inauguration of the Ceylon Railway: East End of the Banquet Bungalow, 1858. Engraving from a photograph by Mr. Parting. The centre of attraction was, of course, the magnificent bungalow

Background imageUnion Flag Collection: Celebration at Jersey of the Opening of the Channel Islands Telegraph, 1858. Creator: Unknown

Celebration at Jersey of the Opening of the Channel Islands Telegraph, 1858. Creator: Unknown
Celebration at Jersey of the Opening of the Channel Islands Telegraph, 1858. View of...the scene of popular excitement on the occasion in the streets of St. Helier

Background imageUnion Flag Collection: Trophy erected by the English Residents at Dinan in Honour of the Visit of the Emperor

Trophy erected by the English Residents at Dinan in Honour of the Visit of the Emperor and... 1858. Creator: Unknown
Trophy erected by the English Residents at Dinan in Honour of the Visit of the Emperor and Empress of the French, 1858. Their Imperial Majesties the Emperor

Background imageUnion Flag Collection: Her Majesty leaving Cherbourg, 1858. Creator: Smyth

Her Majesty leaving Cherbourg, 1858. Creator: Smyth
Her Majesty leaving Cherbourg, 1858. Queen Victoria returns to England on the Royal Yacht....a farewell visit was paid by the Emperor and Empress;

Background imageUnion Flag Collection: The Cherbourg Fetes - the Royal Yacht passing the Needles, 1858. Creator: Richard Principal Leitch

The Cherbourg Fetes - the Royal Yacht passing the Needles, 1858. Creator: Richard Principal Leitch
The Cherbourg Fetes - the Royal Yacht passing the Needles, 1858. Queen Victoria travels to France. On Thursday week the Victoria and Albert, on her way to Cherbourg

Background imageUnion Flag Collection: The Royal London Yacht Club Match, 1858. Creator: Unknown

The Royal London Yacht Club Match, 1858. Creator: Unknown
The Royal London Yacht Club Match, 1858. Sailing on the Thames. The race was with third-class boats only, and three prizes were contended for

Background imageUnion Flag Collection: Torchlight Demonstration of Firemen at Fredericton, New Brunswick, 1858. Creator: Unknown

Torchlight Demonstration of Firemen at Fredericton, New Brunswick, 1858. Creator: Unknown
Torchlight Demonstration of Firemen at Fredericton, New Brunswick, [Canada], 1858....a demonstration...in honour of Queen Victoria's birthday...[one of] the many proofs of the loyalty of our

Background imageUnion Flag Collection: The Royal Visit to the City: Arrival of the Prince and Princess of Wales at Guildhall Yard, 1876

The Royal Visit to the City: Arrival of the Prince and Princess of Wales at Guildhall Yard, 1876. Creator: Unknown
The Royal Visit to the City: Arrival of the Prince and Princess of Wales at Guildhall Yard, 1876. The future King Edward VII

Background imageUnion Flag Collection: Arrival of the Prince of Wales at Malta, 1876. Creator: Unknown

Arrival of the Prince of Wales at Malta, 1876. Creator: Unknown
Arrival of the Prince of Wales at Malta, 1876. The future King Edward VII returns to England via the Mediterranean....at ten in the forenoon...the [Royal Navy warship] Serapis

Background imageUnion Flag Collection: Lieutenant Cameron at the Meeting of the Royal Geographical Society, 1876. Creator: C.R

Lieutenant Cameron at the Meeting of the Royal Geographical Society, 1876. Creator: C.R
Lieutenant Cameron at the Meeting of the Royal Geographical Society, 1876. The lecture which was delivered by [British explorer

Background imageUnion Flag Collection: The Prince of Wales landing at St. John, New Brunswick... 1860. Creator: Unknown

The Prince of Wales landing at St. John, New Brunswick... 1860. Creator: Unknown
The Prince of Wales landing at St. John, New Brunswick, [Canada], - from a drawing by our special artist G. H. Andrews, 1860. His Royal Highness [future King Edward VII] reached the harbour of St

Background imageUnion Flag Collection: The members of the fire companies drawing the Prince of Wales through Carleton... 1860

The members of the fire companies drawing the Prince of Wales through Carleton... 1860. Creator: Unknown
The members of the fire companies drawing the Prince of Wales through Carleton, a suburb of St. John, New Brunswick, 1860. The future King Edward VII visits North America



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