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"Unyielding Defences: From Hadrian's Wall to Kenilworth Castle, the Art of Protection" Hadrian's Wall J940488: Standing tall for centuries

Background imageDefence Collection: Stokesay Castle K970749

Stokesay Castle K970749
STOKESAY CASTLE, Shropshire. West Range and South Tower from the courtyard

Background imageDefence Collection: Cliffords Tower

Cliffords Tower
Grade I listed castle keep in York, North Yorkshire. IoE 462999

Background imageDefence Collection: HMS Bonaventure - an Astraea-Class second-class cruiser

HMS Bonaventure - an Astraea-Class second-class cruiser
Royal Navy - HMS Bonaventure, an Astraea-Class second-class cruiser of the Royal Navy, ordered as part of the eight-ship Astraea class under the Naval Defence Act of 1889

Background imageDefence Collection: Bethune-Cookman College, Daytona Beach, Florida, 1943. Creator: Gordon Parks

Bethune-Cookman College, Daytona Beach, Florida, 1943. Creator: Gordon Parks
Daytona Beach, Florida. Bethune-Cookman College. Girl welder in the NYA (National Youth Administration) school

Background imageDefence Collection: The oath of Justinian II

The oath of Justinian II
908883 The oath of Justinian II by Stewart, Allan (1865-1951); (add.info.: Hutchinsons History of the Nations published Hutchinson & Co circa 1920)

Background imageDefence Collection: Fencing (litho)

Fencing (litho)
7183341 Fencing (litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Fencing. Illustration for Encyclopedia of Sports, Games and Pastimes (Fleetway)

Background imageDefence Collection: Thus did one hundred men keep three thousand savages at bay (colour litho)

Thus did one hundred men keep three thousand savages at bay (colour litho)
871946 Thus did one hundred men keep three thousand savages at bay (colour litho) by Skelton, Joseph Ratcliffe (fl.1888-1916); Private Collection; (add.info.: illustration from Romance of Empire)

Background imageDefence Collection: Keep then the Sea, Which is the Wall of England

Keep then the Sea, Which is the Wall of England
HJA248913 Keep then the Sea, Which is the Wall of England, from The Illustrated London News Royal Naval and Military Review Number, 20th July 1935 (litho) by English School

Background imageDefence Collection: Uk Army Aeroplane No. 207 a Maurice Farman Type Royal Ai?

Uk Army Aeroplane No. 207 a Maurice Farman Type Royal Ai?
Uk Army Aeroplane No. 207 a Maurice Farman Type Royal Airforce 2 Squadron Aircraft Date: 1910s

Background imageDefence Collection: Doonagore Castle, Co Clare, Ireland, 16Th Century Tower House Overlooking The Atlantic Ocean

Doonagore Castle, Co Clare, Ireland, 16Th Century Tower House Overlooking The Atlantic Ocean

Background imageDefence Collection: Southwark Cavalry

Southwark Cavalry. Aquatint by and after Thomas Rowlandson, 1799 (c). From a volume of 86 aquatints entitled ?Loyal Volunteers of London and Environs

Background imageDefence Collection: Westminster Cavalry

Westminster Cavalry. Aquatint by and after Thomas Rowlandson, 1799 (c). From a volume of 86 aquatints entitled ?Loyal Volunteers of London and Environs

Background imageDefence Collection: Uhlans at Liege

Uhlans at Liege
A detachment of German Uhlans charging a fort at Liege, Belgium, only to encounter the barbed wire defences constructed by order of General Liman, commander of the Belgian troops in Liege

Background imageDefence Collection: Air Raid Precautions (ARP) poster : Sheffield needs your help

Air Raid Precautions (ARP) poster : Sheffield needs your help
Original at Local Studies MP 1726 L

Background imageDefence Collection: Thames Barrier, Millennium Dome (O2 Arena) and Canary Wharf at night, London, England

Thames Barrier, Millennium Dome (O2 Arena) and Canary Wharf at night, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageDefence Collection: Plasma cells, TEM

Plasma cells, TEM
Plasma cells. Coloured transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of plasma cells. Plasma cells are mature B lymphocytes (white blood cells) that produce and secrete antibodies during an immune response

Background imageDefence Collection: Kent authorities have speeded up the traffic marking signs on all secondary roads

Kent authorities have speeded up the traffic marking signs on all secondary roads to aid drivers should there be a general black out enforced

Background imageDefence Collection: London during the Blitz While services are being held in London, commemorating the

London during the Blitz While services are being held in London, commemorating the second anniversary of The Battle of Britain

Background imageDefence Collection: RSR 2 / 6th Battalion, Fort Lahore

RSR 2 / 6th Battalion, Fort Lahore
Royal Sussex Regiment Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: RSR Uncat Acc 3284 Vol 2 2/6th Batt/267 Presumed 1918. Photograph

Background imageDefence Collection: Conwy Castle - being lit up at dusk - November - North Wales - UK

Conwy Castle - being lit up at dusk - November - North Wales - UK
GUY-97 Conwy Castle - being lit up at dusk - November North Wales - UK Guy Rogers Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageDefence Collection: Brown Tree Snake - Port Moresby - Papua new Guinea

Brown Tree Snake - Port Moresby - Papua new Guinea
EL-1085 Brown Tree Snake - in threat posture Port Moresby, Papua Colubridae: Boiga irregularis Eric Lindgren Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageDefence Collection: LFB-AFS convoy and fire exercise

LFB-AFS convoy and fire exercise
Part of the Civil Defence Corps until it was disbanded in the late 1960s, the Auxiliary Fire Service consisted of volunteer firefighters who would attend a fire station for drill and training

Background imageDefence Collection: Blitz in London -- AFS firefighters, WW2

Blitz in London -- AFS firefighters, WW2
Blitz in London -- a personal photograph, taken by a colleague, of life in the AFS at a sub-station, showing firewomen on the Heavy Unit of Sub-station 67Z

Background imageDefence Collection: Colditz Castle, Colditz, Saxony, Germany, Europe

Colditz Castle, Colditz, Saxony, Germany, Europe

Background imageDefence Collection: Obidos castle, a medieval forstress, today used as a luxury Pousada hotel, in Obidos, Estremadura

Obidos castle, a medieval forstress, today used as a luxury Pousada hotel, in Obidos, Estremadura, Portugal, Europe

Background imageDefence Collection: The Cathar castle of Aguilar in Languedoc-Roussillon, France, Europe

The Cathar castle of Aguilar in Languedoc-Roussillon, France, Europe

Background imageDefence Collection: Coastal defence battery near Middelkerke, Belgium, WW1

Coastal defence battery near Middelkerke, Belgium, WW1
A gun of the Cecilie coastal defence battery near Middelkerke in West Flanders, Belgium, during the First World War. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageDefence Collection: Poster advertising the Special Constabulary

Poster advertising the Special Constabulary, seeking fit men and women for part-time voluntary service. Civil Defence is Common Sense. Ask for details at your local police station. 1940s

Background imageDefence Collection: Worton, Wiltshire - WWII - Civilian Fire Fighters

Worton, Wiltshire - WWII - Civilian Fire Fighters and their trailer fire engine! Date: circa 1941

Background imageDefence Collection: Martello Tower, Corsica

Martello Tower, Corsica Date: 1809

Background imageDefence Collection: Phagocytosis of fungal spores, SEM

Phagocytosis of fungal spores, SEM
Phagocytosis of a fungus spore. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a neutrophil (blue) phagocytosing (engulfing and destroying) spores from the fungus Aspergillus fumigatus (red)

Background imageDefence Collection: Neutrophil cell trapping bacteria, SEM

Neutrophil cell trapping bacteria, SEM
Neutrophil cell trapping bacteria. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of bacteria (rod-shaped) being trapped by a neutrophil cell

Background imageDefence Collection: Macrophage cells, SEM

Macrophage cells, SEM
Macrophage cells. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of macrophage white blood cells. Macrophages are cells of the bodys immune system

Background imageDefence Collection: CIVIL WAR: BLACK TROOPS. Guard House and African American guards of the 107th U. S

CIVIL WAR: BLACK TROOPS. Guard House and African American guards of the 107th U. S
CIVIL WAR: BLACK TROOPS. Guard House and African American guards of the 107th U.S. Colored Infantry Regiment at Fort Corcoran, Arlington, Virginia, during the American Civil War

Background imageDefence Collection: Policeman and policewoman with gas masks

Policeman and policewoman with gas masks
A policeman and a policewoman wearing civilian gas masks outside Harrow Road Police Station (X Division) before the outbreak of World War Two. The respirator is contained in the canvas bag

Background imageDefence Collection: England / Lyme Regis

England / Lyme Regis
Jane Austens Corner by the harbour of Lyme Regis, Dorset. The start of The Cobb sea defence is just visible to the left of the picture

Background imageDefence Collection: Camber Castle N100285

Camber Castle N100285
CAMBER CASTLE, Rye, East Sussex. General view

Background imageDefence Collection: Vampire Squid. Going in to 'pineapple' defensive posture. California USA

Vampire Squid. Going in to "pineapple" defensive posture. California USA
DOW-292-N Vampire Squid - going into pineapple defense posture California, USA Vampyroteuthis infernalis Steve Downer Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageDefence Collection: Polyphemus Moth - Intimidation posture. The eyed-wings look like an ired gaze. Arizona, USA

Polyphemus Moth - Intimidation posture. The eyed-wings look like an ired gaze. Arizona, USA
PPG-1555 Polyphemus Moth - intimidation posture, the eyed-wings look like an ired gaze Arizona, USA Antheraea polyphemus oculea Pascal Goetgheluck Please note that prints are for personal display

Background imageDefence Collection: Atlas Moth - Male Malaysia

Atlas Moth - Male Malaysia
PPG-1513 Atlas Moth - Male Malaysia Attacus atlas Distribution Southeast Asia. Some say the hooked wing tips resemble snake heads

Background imageDefence Collection: WW1 poster, Pour la Liberte du Monde (For the Freedom of the World)

WW1 poster, Pour la Liberte du Monde (For the Freedom of the World), subscribe to the national war loan. Date: circa 1916

Background imageDefence Collection: The Republican Hercules defending his Country, pub. 1797 (hand coloured engraving)

The Republican Hercules defending his Country, pub. 1797 (hand coloured engraving)
2966814 The Republican Hercules defending his Country, pub. 1797 (hand coloured engraving) by Gillray, James (1757-1815); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageDefence Collection: The defence of Arcot, c. 1950 (litho)

The defence of Arcot, c. 1950 (litho)
1122731 The defence of Arcot, c.1950 (litho) by Valda, John Harris (d.1941); Private Collection; (add.info.: Newnes Pictorial Knowledge published by George Newnes Limited c.1950); English

Background imageDefence Collection: European Cup Perliminary Round First Leg match at Goodison Park

European Cup Perliminary Round First Leg match at Goodison Park. Everton 0 v Inter Milan 0 (Inter won 1-0 on aggregate). September 1963

Background imageDefence Collection: Ferniehirst Castle, Jedburgh, Borders, Scotland, 1924-1926. Artist: Valentine & Sons Ltd

Ferniehirst Castle, Jedburgh, Borders, Scotland, 1924-1926. Artist: Valentine & Sons Ltd
Ferniehirst Castle, Jedburgh, Borders, Scotland, 1924-1926. Ferniehirst Castle was originally built by the Ker family in around 1470

Background imageDefence Collection: Roman soldiers making a tortoise with their shields, 1605

Roman soldiers making a tortoise with their shields, 1605. This tactic of the Roman infantry was intended to protect the soldiers from projectiles

Background imageDefence Collection: Old Bill and Co. August 1940

Old Bill and Co. August 1940
" Hey! Mind what yer doin ! Thats the second time you ve got me with that fifth column o yours!" Bruce Bairnsfather pokes fun at rumours of German spies




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"Unyielding Defences: From Hadrian's Wall to Kenilworth Castle, the Art of Protection" Hadrian's Wall J940488: Standing tall for centuries, this ancient fortification symbolizes the strength and resilience of Roman defence. Deceiving the invader as to the state of the tide: Crafty tactics employed by coastal defenders throughout history, using nature itself as a weapon against would-be invaders. Defence of Chateau de Hougoumont - Battle of Waterloo: Witnessing fierce resistance within its walls, this historic chateau became an emblem of unwavering defence during one of Europe's most decisive battles. Portchester Castle K991184: A formidable stronghold overlooking Portsmouth Harbour, Portchester Castle has guarded England's shores for over nine centuries. Tower of London & Tower Bridge 21766_20: The iconic duo that has watched over London since medieval times – a testament to enduring protection and steadfast guardianship. Iron-age British Camp hill fort and the Malvern Hills in autumn, Great Malvern, Worcestershire: Nature intertwines with ancient defences in this breathtaking landscape where history meets beauty. Thames Barrier on River Thames and Canary Wharf in the background, London, England: An engineering marvel designed to protect London from devastating floods while showcasing modern defensive strategies against nature's fury. Roman latrine J000112: Even mundane structures like latrines played their part in safeguarding Roman forts by maintaining hygiene standards essential for troop health and morale. Bamburgh Castle K021974: Perched atop a rugged Northumberland cliffside, Bamburgh Castle stands as both a historical treasure trove and an impregnable fortress guarding England's northeastern coast. Housesteads Roman Fort J930498 along Hadrian’s Wall J080005 .