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Background imageWeapon Collection: The Scales of Justice above the Old Bailey Law Courts, Inns of Court, London, England, UK

The Scales of Justice above the Old Bailey Law Courts, Inns of Court, London, England, UK

Background imageWeapon Collection: Ancient Greeks holding the pass of Thermopylae, 480 BC

Ancient Greeks holding the pass of Thermopylae, 480 BC
Greeks under Leonidas holding off the Persian invasion at Thermopylae, 480 BC. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWeapon Collection: Recruitment poster, Join the Royal Artillery

Recruitment poster, Join the Royal Artillery and know the pride of being a gunner. 1940s

Background imageWeapon Collection: Tattoed Caledonian Pict Warrior Fierce Scotland

Tattoed Caledonian Pict Warrior Fierce Scotland
A tattoed Caledonian or Pict warrior. From Cassell's Illustrated History of England, published 1857

Background imageWeapon Collection: Weapon / Anti-Aircraft Ww2

Weapon / Anti-Aircraft Ww2
German anti-aircraft battery (probably on the French Channel coast) Date: 1940

Background imageWeapon Collection: Bayeaux Tapestry portraying the Norman Conquest

Bayeaux Tapestry portraying the Norman Conquest
Norman invasion of England in 1066 A.D. Color lithograph reproduction of part of the Bayeux tapestry

Background imageWeapon Collection: New British Sten gun by G. H. Davis

New British Sten gun by G. H. Davis
The Sten gun: the new British machine gun, introduced during the Second World War, explained in detail. It is a simplified Tommy-gun that fires almost any type of 9mm ammunition at 550 rounds per

Background imageWeapon Collection: Battle of Hastings IC008_018

Battle of Hastings IC008_018
BATTLE ABBEY, East Sussex. Battle of Hastings 1066. Reconstruction drawing by Jason Askew

Background imageWeapon Collection: Dover Castle siege J020152

Dover Castle siege J020152
DOVER CASTLE, Kent. The siege of 1216. Reconstruction drawing by Peter Dunn, English Heritage Graphics Team, of the French attack on the collapsed North Gate, East tower

Background imageWeapon Collection: Rime of the Ancient Mariner - I shot Albatross

Rime of the Ancient Mariner - I shot Albatross
Vintage engraving by Gustave Dore of a scene from the Rime of the Ancient Mariner, With my crossbow I shot the Albatross. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is the longest major poem by the English poet

Background imageWeapon Collection: BATTLE OF CRECY, 1346. The Battle of Crecy, 26 August 1346. Detail from Chroniques de Froissart

BATTLE OF CRECY, 1346. The Battle of Crecy, 26 August 1346. Detail from Chroniques de Froissart, 14th century manuscript

Background imageWeapon Collection: French uniforms during the Napoleonic Wars

French uniforms during the Napoleonic Wars
French army uniforms: infantry 1814-1825, grenadier 1812-1815, and cavalry 1805-1812. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageWeapon Collection: British 25-pounder field gun by G. H. Davis

British 25-pounder field gun by G. H. Davis
Considered at the time to be the best field gun in the world: the British 25-pounder. Diagrammatic drawings of a famous British weapon

Background imageWeapon Collection: Four Royal Australian Air Force F-111 aircraft

Four Royal Australian Air Force F-111 aircraft
February 14, 2006 - Four Royal Australian Air Force F-111 aircraft head out to the ranges on Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, during Red Flag 06-1

Background imageWeapon Collection: Da Vincis crossbow

Da Vincis crossbow. Late 19th Century reproduction of a page from a notebook written by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), showing his design for a giant crossbow. Published circa 1894-1904

Background imageWeapon Collection: Bronze age arrow head J930088

Bronze age arrow head J930088
ANCIENT MONUMENTS LABORATORY. Early Bronze Age Conygar Hill type barbed and tanged arrow head found at Irthlingborough

Background imageWeapon Collection: Viking raid under Olaf I

Viking raid under Olaf I
Viking raid along the English Channel led by Olaf Tryggvason, 900s AD. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWeapon Collection: Roman legionary soldier IC048_145

Roman legionary soldier IC048_145
Reconstruction drawing by Nick Hardcastle depicting a Roman legionary soldier stationed at Hadrians Wall in about 120AD, with a section of the wall being constructed in the background

Background imageWeapon Collection: Rorkes Drift

Rorkes Drift
The Defence of Rorkes Drift during the Zulu War, 22nd January 1879. A painting by Lady Elizabeth Butler, specially commissioned by Queen Victoria to commemorate the bravery of the soldiers who fought

Background imageWeapon Collection: French soldiers uniforms, 1790s

French soldiers uniforms, 1790s
French hussar, cavalry, and infantry uniforms, 1795-1796. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageWeapon Collection: Japanese warrior woman with naginata

Japanese warrior woman with naginata
Japanese warrior woman with a large Naginata. A naginata is a pole weapon that was traditionally used in Japan by members of the samurai class

Background imageWeapon Collection: Ancient Roman costume

Ancient Roman costume from the time of the late Roman Republic -- warriors, legionnaires (infantry soldiers), a cavalryman, a centurion, an emperor in purple (red), an ensign bearer

Background imageWeapon Collection: Bronze Age

Bronze Age
Illustration of objects from a Bronze Age

Background imageWeapon Collection: Dover Castle siege J020153

Dover Castle siege J020153
Dover Castle, Kent. The siege of 1216, reconstruction artwork by Peter DUNN. The French undermining the Barbican & attacking the breach

Background imageWeapon Collection: Prehistoric spear-thrower

Prehistoric spear-thrower. Artwork of how a spear-thrower (or atlatl) is used to throw a feathered dart. At top and centre, the dart is loaded. At bottom, it is being thrown

Background imageWeapon Collection: Knights of medieval Germany

Knights of medieval Germany
German knights in armor from 1300, 1315, and 1360. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageWeapon Collection: Assyrian king in his chariot

Assyrian king in his chariot returning from battle. Color lithograph reproduction of a bas-relief sculpture from Nineveh

Background imageWeapon Collection: Battle of Hastings J960036

Battle of Hastings J960036
BATTLE ABBEY, East Sussex. Battle of Hastings 1066. Reconstruction drawing of the battle scene with soldiers by Ivan Lapper

Background imageWeapon Collection: Battle of Hastings J000010

Battle of Hastings J000010
BATTLE ABBEY, East Sussex. Battle of Hastings reconstruction drawing looking over the heads of the English towards the Norman ranks, by Peter Dunn (English Heritage Graphics Team)

Background imageWeapon Collection: The apprentice boys of Derry shutting the gates

The apprentice boys of Derry shutting the gates
Some of the thirteen apprentice boys of Derry (also known as Londonderry) who shut the gates of the Protestant Irish city against a Jacobite (Catholic) army who then laid siege in 1688-89

Background imageWeapon Collection: WW2 poster, The British Commonwealth of Nations Together

WW2 poster, The British Commonwealth of Nations Together. 1941

Background imageWeapon Collection: Sectional view of a Mills grenade, WW1

Sectional view of a Mills grenade, WW1
Drawing reproduced from a German weekly newspaper article which gave particulars of British and Russian hand grenades. Figs. 1, 2, 3 & 4 illustrate the Mills grenade. Date: 1918

Background imageWeapon Collection: Tsar Bomba nuclear weapon display

Tsar Bomba nuclear weapon display
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Background imageWeapon Collection: The seat of a hero: Spitfire pilots cockpit, 1940

The seat of a hero: Spitfire pilots cockpit, 1940
The cockpit, with its amazing array of dials, is the epitome of intensive mechancial warfare of World War Two. Date: 1940

Background imageWeapon Collection: Mikhail Kalashnikov, Russian gun designer

Mikhail Kalashnikov, Russian gun designer
Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov (born 1919), Russian gun designer, holding the first-ever AK-47 assault rifle, at an official 60th anniversary event, held in 2007 in Moscow, Russia

Background imageWeapon Collection: Use of an arquebusse, 16th century

Use of an arquebusse, 16th century
Spanish arquebusier, 1500s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background imageWeapon Collection: Celtic bronze swords

Celtic bronze swords
Bronze swords of the Celts, found in Ireland. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration of artifacts

Background imageWeapon Collection: Dover Castle siege J020156

Dover Castle siege J020156
DOVER CASTLE, Kent. The siege of 1216. Reconstruction drawing by Peter Dunn (English Heritage Graphics Team) of a trebuchet

Background imageWeapon Collection: Cynric fighting the Britons at Old Sarum in 552 AD J030101

Cynric fighting the Britons at Old Sarum in 552 AD J030101
OLD SARUM, Wiltshire. Cynric of Wessex fighting the Britons at Searobyrg (Old Sarum) in 552 AD. Reconstruction drawing by Peter Dunn, English Heritage Graphics Team

Background imageWeapon Collection: Birdoswald Roman Fort J050055

Birdoswald Roman Fort J050055
HADRIANs WALL: BIRDOSWALD ROMAN FORT. Reconstruction drawing of the granaries in the mid 3rd century AD. hadrian

Background imageWeapon Collection: The Subzeppmarinellin by Heath Robinson, WW1 cartoon

The Subzeppmarinellin by Heath Robinson, WW1 cartoon
The subzeppmarinellin for making sure of your enemy. All bases covered with this combined submarine and zeppelin from the imagination of William Heath Robinson during the First World War. Date: c.1916

Background imageWeapon Collection: WW2 poster, Back Them Up

WW2 poster, Back Them Up! Showing a British commando raid on a German-held port in Norway. Date: 1940s

Background imageWeapon Collection: Austrian Kaiserjaeger soldier, WW1

Austrian Kaiserjaeger soldier, WW1
Austrian Kaiserjaeger (Tyrolean regiment) soldier during the First World War. He is wearing an Edelweiss flower in his cap. Date: 1914

Background imageWeapon Collection: Africa, Zulu shield

Africa, Zulu shield

Background imageWeapon Collection: Brimstone air-to-ground missile on a triple launcher

Brimstone air-to-ground missile on a triple launcher

Background imageWeapon Collection: Battle Of Thermopylae

Battle Of Thermopylae
Persian archers kill the last of the Spartans at the Battle of Thermopylae, August 480 BC. 300 Spartans, under King Leonidas I

Background imageWeapon Collection: First English Civil War: Siege of Lathom House, 1644

First English Civil War: Siege of Lathom House, 1644
Royalist stronghold Lathom House in Lancashire defies Parlimentarian pressure and raises the royal standard. The ensuing siege lasted three months, but was eventually lifted

Background imageWeapon Collection: Longbowmen during the Hundred Years War

Longbowmen during the Hundred Years War
French archers from the town of Rheims, 1400s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration




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"Unleash the Power: Join the Royal Artillery and Become a Force to be Reckoned With. " Step into history with our recruitment poster, inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry portraying the Norman Conquest. Witness the evolution of weaponry as we introduce you to the new British Sten gun by G. H. Davis, designed for ultimate precision and efficiency. Relive iconic battles like never before - from the Battle of Hastings IC008_018 where warriors fought valiantly with their weapons, to modern warfare using cutting-edge technology such as the British 25-pounder field gun also crafted by G. H. Davis. Take flight in style alongside four Royal Australian Air Force F-111 aircraft, equipped with state-of-the-art weaponry that ensures dominance in aerial combat. Discover ancient artifacts that showcase mankind's ingenuity when it comes to weapons - from a Bronze Age arrowhead J930088 that once pierced through enemies' defenses, to Da Vinci's crossbow which revolutionized long-range warfare. Travel back in time and witness how Ancient Roman costumes were adorned with formidable weapons, reflecting their military prowess and strategic brilliance. Explore prehistoric times where survival depended on skillful use of tools like spear-throwers - an innovation that changed hunting forever. Marvel at an Assyrian king in his chariot, symbolizing power and control over vast territories through advanced war tactics and superior weaponry. Finally, let justice prevail under The Scales of Justice above the Old Bailey Law Courts in London. Recognize that even within legal systems there exists a metaphorical weapon used for truth-seeking and maintaining order. From ancient times to modern innovations, weapons have shaped civilizations throughout history. Join us today and become part of this legacy.