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Occupied Collection

"Occupied: A Tapestry of Resilience and Freedom" Amidst the chaos of war, there are those who rise above

Background imageOccupied Collection: Free French - Honour the Maquis

Free French - Honour the Maquis. The Maquis were rural guerrilla bands of French Resistance fighters, called maquisards, during the Occupation of France in World War II Date: circa 1941

Background imageOccupied Collection: Traffic jam on the M25 Motorway near London, England, UK

Traffic jam on the M25 Motorway near London, England, UK

Background imageOccupied Collection: Eilean Donan Castle

Eilean Donan Castle, on Loch Duich, Ross-shire, Scotland. Originally occupied by a vitrified fort, it was replaced in the 13th century by this castle

Background imageOccupied Collection: Carnaby Street, London, England, UK

Carnaby Street, London, England, UK

Background imageOccupied Collection: Grand Place, Brussels, Belgium

Grand Place, Brussels, Belgium

Background imageOccupied Collection: Flatiron Building, Broadway, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

Flatiron Building, Broadway, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America, North America

Background imageOccupied Collection: Buddist celebration of Losar

Buddist celebration of Losar (Tibetian New Year) where Buddists throw flower in the air, Bodnath, Katmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageOccupied Collection: De Gaulle Declaration

De Gaulle Declaration
De Gaulles declaration to occupied France that France has lost a battle but has not lost the war, reassuring his country that victory will eventually restore France

Background imageOccupied Collection: Map / Europe / Balkans C1850

Map / Europe / Balkans C1850
The Turkish-occupied territories in Europe, comprising all the Balkans apart from Greece

Background imageOccupied Collection: Corniche, Beirut, Lebanon, Middle East

Corniche, Beirut, Lebanon, Middle East

Background imageOccupied Collection: The Castro district

The Castro district, a favorite area for the gay community, San Francisco, California, USA ALPHA

Background imageOccupied Collection: Open air cafes and restaurants, Nice, Cote d Azure, Provence, France, Europe

Open air cafes and restaurants, Nice, Cote d Azure, Provence, France, Europe

Background imageOccupied Collection: Map / W Indies / Hispaniola

Map / W Indies / Hispaniola
The island of Hispaniola, now occupied by Haiti to the west, the Dominican Republic to the east

Background imageOccupied Collection: French Flag 1908

French Flag 1908
An old soldier in German- occupied Strasbourg is permitted to display the French flag

Background imageOccupied Collection: Festival Stilt Dance and Dancers - Dalian, Manchukuo, China

Festival Stilt Dance and Dancers - Dalian, Manchukuo, China
Manchukuo - a puppet state of the Empire of Japan in Northeast China and Inner Mongolia from 1932 until 1945. It was founded as a republic, but in 1934 it became a constitutional monarchy

Background imageOccupied Collection: Royal Caledonian Orphan Asylum, Bushey, Hertfordshire

Royal Caledonian Orphan Asylum, Bushey, Hertfordshire
The Royal Caledonian Orphan Asylum at Bushey, designed by William Emerson. The buildings is now occupied by the Purcell School for Young Musicians. Date: circa 1905

Background imageOccupied Collection: The Char Minar (Charminar) triumphal arch in Hyderabad

The Char Minar (Charminar) triumphal arch in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Background imageOccupied Collection: Alfred Rosenberg

Alfred Rosenberg
ALFRED ROSENBERG Leading proponent of National Socialist ideology. In 1941 he was appointed Minister for the Eastern Occupied Territories

Background imageOccupied Collection: Mr Howard Carter

Mr Howard Carter
Howard Carter (1874-1939) British egyptologist, famed for his discovery of Tutankhamens tomb. Born in 1874, he went to Egypt as a draughtsman in 1891 and studied the inscriptions

Background imageOccupied Collection: French poster of the occupation

French poster of the occupation
Populations abandonnees, faites confiance au soldat allemand! World War Two propaganda poster of occupied France encouraging the abandoned population to have confidence in German soldiers

Background imageOccupied Collection: Dutch poster advertising a National Collection

Dutch poster advertising a National Collection on behalf of the Fatherland (ie the German Reich), during the Second World War. May 1944

Background imageOccupied Collection: De Gaulle Declaration 2

De Gaulle Declaration 2
De Gaulles declaration to occupied France that France has lost a battle but has not lost the war, reassuring his country that victory will eventually restore France

Background imageOccupied Collection: Historic tram, busy street, Istikla Caddesi, Istanbul, Turkey, Europe

Historic tram, busy street, Istikla Caddesi, Istanbul, Turkey, Europe

Background imageOccupied Collection: Looking south down Rush and Wabash Streets in the Near

Looking south down Rush and Wabash Streets in the Near North of downtown Chicago, Illinois, USA

Background imageOccupied Collection: Sunrise in St

Sunrise in St. Marks Square, San Giorgio Maggiore in background, Venice, Veneto, Italy

Background imageOccupied Collection: Bastia Harbour, Corsica, France, Europe

Bastia Harbour, Corsica, France, Europe

Background imageOccupied Collection: Yacht harbour east of the old town of St. Malo, Brttany, France

Yacht harbour east of the old town of St. Malo, Brttany, France

Background imageOccupied Collection: Monte Carlo, Monaco

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Background imageOccupied Collection: Manaus, Brazil, South America

Manaus, Brazil, South America

Background imageOccupied Collection: Battle of Four Courts

Battle of Four Courts
The Battle of the Four Courts. The Four courts occupied by the IRA who were opposed to the Treaty of Peace between Great Britain and Ireland

Background imageOccupied Collection: Crown Prince Wilhelm of Germany in his car on a French road occupied by Germans during WWI

Crown Prince Wilhelm of Germany in his car on a French road occupied by Germans during WWI
3502702 Crown Prince Wilhelm of Germany in his car on a French road occupied by Germans during WWI, from The Pageant of the Century

Background imageOccupied Collection: Invading German cavalry in Brussels during WWI, from The War Illustrated Album Deluxe, pub.1915

Invading German cavalry in Brussels during WWI, from The War Illustrated Album Deluxe, pub.1915
3502680 Invading German cavalry in Brussels during WWI, from The War Illustrated Album Deluxe, pub.1915; (add.info.: Invading German cavalry in Brussels during WWI)

Background imageOccupied Collection: Map illustrating the advance of the Russian Army of Invasion in the east of Germany (litho)

Map illustrating the advance of the Russian Army of Invasion in the east of Germany (litho)
3252895 Map illustrating the advance of the Russian Army of Invasion in the east of Germany (litho); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageOccupied Collection: A lookout tower covered in graffiti along the Israeli West Bank Barrier wall, Bethlehem

A lookout tower covered in graffiti along the Israeli West Bank Barrier wall, Bethlehem, West Bank, Palestine

Background imageOccupied Collection: Hexagonal basalt columns at the Hexagon Pool ‎(Breichat HaMeshushim) in the Meshushim Reserve

Hexagonal basalt columns at the Hexagon Pool ‎(Breichat HaMeshushim) in the Meshushim Reserve, part of the Yehudiya Forest Nature Reserve, central Golan Heights

Background imageOccupied Collection: German troops commandeering much needed bread in the Place du Marche, Liege, Belgium (litho)

German troops commandeering much needed bread in the Place du Marche, Liege, Belgium (litho)
3252889 German troops commandeering much needed bread in the Place du Marche, Liege, Belgium (litho); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageOccupied Collection: British occupation of Istanbul, Turkey

British occupation of Istanbul, Turkey
circa 1919

Background imageOccupied Collection: Theatre, Portugal Street

Theatre, Portugal Street
A theatre has occupied this site for centuries and still does today

Background imageOccupied Collection: Sasebo, Japan - Sasebo Station

Sasebo, Japan - Sasebo Station
Japan - Sasebo Station, Sasebo, a city on Japans Kyushu Island. Note the fine 1950 Ford Tudor Sedan on the right and the evidence of the American occupation (jeeps and military trucks)

Background imageOccupied Collection: Huaca San Miguel, Parque de las Leyendas, Lima, Peru, 2015. Creator: Luis Rosendo

Huaca San Miguel, Parque de las Leyendas, Lima, Peru, 2015. Creator: Luis Rosendo
The Huaca San Miguel is a Pre Hispanic archeologic site located in Parque de las Leyendas, Park of the Legends, also known as Huaca Tres Palos, Tree Stick Huaca

Background imageOccupied Collection: View of Nimrod fortress (Qal at al-Subeiba) on the slopes of Mount Hermon, northern

View of Nimrod fortress (Qal at al-Subeiba) on the slopes of Mount Hermon, northern Golan Heights

Background imageOccupied Collection: Abandoned Syrian tank on the slopes of Mount Avital / Tall Abu an Nada, Merom Golan

Abandoned Syrian tank on the slopes of Mount Avital / Tall Abu an Nada, Merom Golan, northern Golan Heights

Background imageOccupied Collection: Abandoned Israeli bunker overlooking Syria on Mount Avital / Tall Abu an Nada, Merom

Abandoned Israeli bunker overlooking Syria on Mount Avital / Tall Abu an Nada, Merom Golan, northern Golan Heights

Background imageOccupied Collection: Nahal Meshushim Reserve, part of the Yehudiya Forest Nature Reserve, central Golan

Nahal Meshushim Reserve, part of the Yehudiya Forest Nature Reserve, central Golan Heights

Background imageOccupied Collection: The Hexagon Pool ‎(Breichat HaMeshushim) in the Nahal Meshushim Reserve

The Hexagon Pool ‎(Breichat HaMeshushim) in the Nahal Meshushim Reserve, part of the Yehudiya Forest Nature Reserve, central Golan Heights

Background imageOccupied Collection: Ancient Arabic inscriptions at Nimrod fortress (Qal at al-Subeiba), northern Golan

Ancient Arabic inscriptions at Nimrod fortress (Qal at al-Subeiba), northern Golan Heights

Background imageOccupied Collection: Nimrod fortress (Qal at al-Subeiba), a ruined Ayyubid castle on the slopes of

Nimrod fortress (Qal at al-Subeiba), a ruined Ayyubid castle on the slopes of Mount Hermon, northern Golan Heights




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"Occupied: A Tapestry of Resilience and Freedom" Amidst the chaos of war, there are those who rise above, fighting for liberty and honoring the indomitable spirit of resistance. From the Free French to the courageous Maquis fighters, their unwavering determination echoes through history. Eilean Donan Castle stands as a symbol of defiance against oppression, its ancient walls witnessing countless battles fought in pursuit of freedom. Carnaby Street in London becomes a vibrant tapestry where rebellion meets fashion, embodying the rebellious spirit that refuses to be silenced. In Brussels' Grand Place, an emblematic square steeped in history, we find unity amidst adversity. The Buddhist celebration of Losar reminds us that even during occupation, faith can transcend boundaries and bring solace to weary hearts. As traffic jams on the M25 Motorway near London test our patience, let us remember that resilience is born from perseverance. Just as De Gaulle's Declaration ignited hope for a liberated France, so too does it inspire us to never surrender our dreams. The iconic Flatiron Building in Manhattan's Broadway serves as a testament to New York City's enduring spirit – a beacon of hope rising above adversity. In San Francisco's Castro district lies another tale of resilience; this LGBTQ+ community thrives despite facing discrimination head-on. A glimpse into Europe's past reveals maps depicting borders shifting like tides across Balkans C1850—a reminder that occupation may come and go but cannot extinguish national identity or cultural heritage. Open-air cafes and restaurants along Nice's Cote d'Azure invite locals and visitors alike to savor life’s simple pleasures amid challenging times. And finally, Hispaniola emerges on an old map—its contours reminding us that even after centuries under foreign rule; nations can reclaim their independence with unwavering determination. "Occupied" encapsulates stories etched within historical landmarks—the triumphs over tyranny, the resilience of communities, and the unyielding pursuit of freedom.