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Russian Auxiliaries.  Russian Auxiliary ships including Russian Auxiliary Minelayers, Auxiliary Netlayers, Auxiliary Minesweepers, Dispatch Vessels and Auxiliary Dispatch Vessels.
Auxiliary Minelayers/Netlayers
The Baltic fleet 1914-1917
Name Launched Displacement Speed Armament Commissioned Fate
Bureya 1915 250t 12kts 95 mines October 1916 1918 to Germany
Dyuna 1868 594t 8kts - May 1916 -
Ilmen 1912 2160t 12kts 2-3in, 400 mines July 1915 1918 German Preussen
Irtysh 1916 230t 12kts 95 mines October 1916 -
Khoper 1866 1100t 11kts - May 1916 -
Lena - 2400t 12kts 370 mines - -
Lovat 1912 600t 9kts 80 mines October 1915 -
Msta 1883 1955t 8kts 360 mines June 1916 1918 German Russland
Mologa 1903 450t 11kts 80 mines August 1915 lost 14.6.16
Ob 1905 780t - - - 1918 to Finland
Sheksna 1904 450t 12kts 80 mines July 1915 1918 to Germany
Svir 1911 1800t 10kts 2-3in, 550 mines June 1916 1918 to Germany
Terek - - - - May 1916 -
Ural - 2400t 10.5kts 4-3in, 360 mines June 1915 -
Zeya 1915 250t 12kts 95 mines October 1916 lost 1918
The Black Sea Fleet 1914-1917
Ayu-Dag 1898 1765t 9kts - January 1916 -
Beshtau 1907 1120t 10kts 2-3in, 100 mines September 1914 1916 became transport
Dikhtau 1907 1110t 7.5kts 2-3in, 120 mines September 1914 1916 became transport
Elborus 1893 1050t 9kts - January 1916 1917 renamed Chorokh
General Brusilov - - - - November 1916 -
General Ruzitski 1916 400grt 11kts - September 1916 -
Gidra 1889 300t 9kts - December 1916 -
Kiev - - - - January 1917 -
Mina 1913 180t 10kts 80 mines June 1916 -
Oleg - - - - November 1914 lost 24.12.1914
Penaj - - - - Nov 1914 -
Titaniya 1879 128t 9kts - September 1916 -
Tsesarevich Georgi 1896 1130t 14kts 1-6in howitzer, 3-75mm, 1-37mm AA, 280 mines September 1914 -
Velikaya Knyazinya Kseniya 1895 2700t 14kts 1-6in howitzer, 3-75mm, 2-37mm AA, 160 mines August 1914 -
Veliki Knyaz Aleksei 1890 2400t 14kts 1-6in howitzer, 3-75mm, 1-37mm AA, 200 mines August 1914 -
Veliki Kynaz Konstantin 1891 2500t 13kts 1-6in howitzer, 3-75mm, 1-37mm AA, 200 mines September 1914 Sold 1924
The Siberian Flotilla 1911-1917
Monogugai 1891 2500t 9kts 7-47mm, 310 mines 1911 Transport 1916.
Shika 1897 3500t 11kts 4-4.7 (120mm), 8-75mm, 4 MG, 500 mines 1911 -
Ussuri 1901 3200t 10.5kts 3-4.7in (120mm), 4-47mm, 2 MG, 500 mines 1911 1916 transferred to Artic, lost 1.8.18.
Auxiliary Minesweepers
The Baltic Fleet 1914-1917
Name Launched Displacement Speed - - Fate
No1 1892 450t 10kts - - Mined 16.9.15
No2 - 570t 11kts - - 1918 to Finland
No3 (i) 1912 600t 9kts - - October 1915 minelayer Lovat
No3 (ii) 1875 245t - - - 1918 to Finland
No4 (i) - 600t 9kts - - lost 23.10.15
No4 (ii) 1894 1100t 10kts - - -
No4 (iii) 1914 200t - - - 1918 to Estonia
No5 - 580t 10kts - - Mined 27.5.16 
No6 1889 700t 8kts - - lost 22.8.15
No7 (i) 1890 590t 9kts - - Mined 22.9.14
No7 (ii) 1904 700t 8.5kts - - 1918 German Vulkan
No8 (i) - 600t 9kts - - Mined 22.9.14
No 8 (ii) 1910 700t 8.5kts - - 1918 German Andromeda
No 9 1911 700t 9kts - - -
No 10 1911 700t 8.5kts - - 1918 German Priamus
No11 1898 800t 8.5kts - - -
No12 1901 600t 8.5kts - - -
No14 - 140t 10kts - - -
No15 - 140t 13kts - - 1918 to Finland
No16 - 140t 8.8kts - - 1918 to Finland
No17 - 140t 10.5kts - - 1918 to Finland
No18 1906 499t 13.5kts - - 1918 Estonian Ristna
No19 1906 501t 13kts - - 1918 Estonian Suurop
No20 1904 450t 12kts - - July 1915 minelayer Sheksna
No21 1903 450t 11kts - - August 1915 minelayer Mologa
No22 - 750t 12kts - - stranded November 1917
No23 1882 800t 10kts - - -
No24 - 150t 9kts - - Renamed Shchit 1920
Alesha Popovich 1913 350t 8kts - - 1918 to Finland
Dobrynya 1911 325t 11kts - - 1918 to Finland
Dulo 1915 100t 9.5kts - - 1918 to Finland
Garpun 1915 310t 10kts - - -
Ilya Muromets 1910 330t 12.5kts - - Mined 23.8.17
Kitoboj 1915 310t 10kts - - Fleed to Allies 13.6.19
Kometa 1888 322t - - - 1918 to Finland
Mikula 1911 300t 11kts - - 1918-1922 Finland
Namet 1915 310t 10kts - - -
Nevod 1915 310t 10kts - - -
Planeta (i) 1858 287t - - - Patrol ship Pregrada
Planeta (ii) 1893 134t - - - 1918 to Finland
Potok Bogatyr 1913 370t 11kts - - 1918 to Finland
Stvol 1915 100t 9.5kts - - 1918 to Finland
Svyatogor 1911 400t 11.8kts - - 1918 to Latvia
Tsapfa 1915 145t 9.5kts - - 1918 to Finland
Tumba 1915 145t 9.5kts - - 1918 to Finland
Yakor 1915 400t 10kts - - -
The Black Sea Fleet 1914-1917
T211 - 682t - - - -
T220 - 1100t - - - -
T221 1904 894t 9kts - - -
T222 1905 623t 9kts - - -
T223 1905 776t 8.5kts - - -
T224 1896 783t 8kts - - -
T225 1897 783t 11kts - - Became gunboat III Internatsional 1919
T226 1914 613t 8kts - - -
T227 1904 644t 7.5kts - - -
T228 1891 690t 8kts - - -
T229 1895 650t 9kts - - -
T230 1905 671t 10kts - - -
T231 - - - - - -
T232 1910 579t 10kts - - -
T231 (i) - - - - - Stranded 1916
T233 (ii) 1883 426t 7.5kts - - -
T234 1910 510t 8kts - - -
T235 1896 472t 8.5kts - - -
T236 1904 537 8kts - - -
T237 1904 530t 8kts - - -
T238 1915 519t 9kts - - -
T239 1911 551t 9kts - - -
T240 - 295t 9kts - - -
T242 1887 800t 10kts - - -
T246 - 215t - - - Became dispatch vessel
T247 1872 400t - - - -
T248 1883 800t 7.5kts - - -
T249 - 800t - - - -
T250 - 515t - - - Lost 10.3.16
T251 1891 510t 7.5kts - - -
T252 (i) - - - - - Lost 1916
T252 (ii) - - - - - -
T253 - 500t - - - -
T254 - 100t - - - -
T255 - 200t - - - -
T256 - 100t - - - -
T257 - 100t - - - -
T258 - 100t 9kts - - -
T259 1877 180t 9kts - - -
T260 1910 590t 9.5kts - - -
T261 1910 453t 9kts - - -
T262 1896 328t 8kts - - -
T263 (i) 1895 328t 4kts - - Deleted 1917
T263 (ii) - - - - - Became gunboat Chervonyj Kazak
T264 1890 281t 7.5kts - - -
T265 1893 318t 7.5kts - - -
T266 1902 225t 10kts - - -
T272 - - - - - -
T273 1913 102t 10kts - - -
T274 - 82t - - - -
T280 - 201t - - - -
T281 1871 100t 8kts - - -
T282 1883 173t 7kts - - -
T283 1874 500t 7kts - - -
T290 1895 470t 12kts - - -
T291 1895 490t 8kys - - -
T292 1896 300t 9kts - - -
T293 1901 480t 10kts - - -
Batum - 1273t - - - -
Kharaks - 1324t - - - -
Khersonets - 1324t - - - -
Mechta - 2792t - - - -
Rossiya - 1573t - - - -
Truvor  - 2629t - - - -
Vesta - 1273t - - - -
Vityaz - 1845t - - - -
The Artic Ocean Flotilla 1914-1917
T1 1909 219t 10kts - - 1918 to Britain, returned
T2 1907 215t 10kts - - 1918 to Britain, returned
T3 1912 242t 10kts - - 1918 to Britain, returned
T4 1912 320t 8kts - - 1920 surveying ship Mezen
T5 1912 225t 10kts - - Deleted 1923
T6 1899 220t 11kts - - 1918 British Greataxe
T7 1908 104t 9.5kts - - Deleted 1923
T8 (i) 1894 351t 8.5kts - - Became transport July 1916
T8 (ii) 1912 158t 10.5kts - - Deleted 1940s
T9 1894 208t 8kts - - 1918 to Norway
T10 1890 170t 9kts - - Lost 14.10.17
T11 1908 300t 9kts - - Lost December 1917
T12 1908 332t - - - 1918 British Steamaxe
T25 1905 500t - - - Deleted 1923
T26 1905 500t - - - Deleted 1923
T27 1908 500t - - - Deleted 1923
T28 1908 500t - - - Deleted 1923
T29 1904 500t - - - Deleted 1920
T30 1906 261t - - - Deleted 1920
T31 1907 195t - - - 1918 British Sureaxe
T32 1907 195t - - - Deleted 1920
T33 1908 270t - - - 1918 British Silveraxe
T34 1908 270t - - - 1918 British Firmaxe
T35 1908 181t - - - Deleted 1923
T36 1910 263t - - - 1918 British Coalaxe
T37 1911 276t - - - Deleted 1923
T38 1911 275t - - - Deleted 1922
T39 1907 270t - - - Deleted 1923
T40 1909 251t - - - Deleted
T41 1899 191t - - - 1918 British Frostaxe
T42 1899 187t - - - Deleted 1923
T43 1905 283t - - - Did not reach Russian waters
T44 1910 244t - - - -
T45 1911 244t - - - -
Aleksandra 1886 288t - - - Became transport 1916
Avans 1884 263t 8kts - - Patrol boat Olen 1916
Kovda 1902 1225t - - - Dispatch vessel July 1916
Orezund 1908 195t - - - Lost 20.12.15
Sever 1894 179t - - - Lost 20.12.15
Svyatoi Nikolai 1858 141t 7kts - - Lost 20.12.15
Vera 1903 360t 10kts - - Lost 20.12.15
Yug 1906 191t - - - Lost 10.12.15
The Siberian Flotilla 1914-1917
Ayaks - 190t - - - 1922 to Japan
Paris - - - - - 1922 to Japan
Patroki - 200t - - - 1922 to Japan
Uliss - - - - - 1922 to Japan
Dispatch Vessels/Auxiliary Dispatch Vessels
The Baltic Fleet 1914-1917
Abrek 1896 650t 21kts - - -
Astarta 1899 220t 14kts - May 1916 -
Berkut 1904 325t 14.5kts - - -Scuttled 1918
Borivoi August 1916 - - - - -
Chajka 1903 1300t 12kts - June 1915 -
Dyuna 1868 594t 8kts - August 1915 Became minelayer May 1916
Eros 1892 444t 8kts - - -
Glesingfors - - - - - -
Grif 1898 723t - - November 1916 Scuttled 1918
Ilza (i) 1872 588grt - - October 1914 Hulked December 1915
Ilza (ii) - - - - October 1915 -
Imperator Nikolai II 1898 915t 12kts - August 1915 -
Kondor 1904 325t 14.5kts - - Scuttled 1918
konstantin 1866 1100t 11kts - August 1915 Became minelayer May 1916
Krechet 1898 2800t 12.5kts - 1915 Deleted 1920s
Kronstadt - - - - August 1914 -
Luna - - - - August 1914 -
Neptun - - - - October 1914 -
Nevka - - - - August 1914 -
Okhranny 1897 235t - - 1915 1918 to Estonia
Oranienbaun - - - - December 1915 Became minelayer May 1916
Orel 1896 126t - - - -
Pregrada 1858 287t - - - -
Roksana 1893 95.5t - - - -
Skatdden 1901 251t 10kts - 1907 -
Ruslan December 1916 - - - - -
Slavnyi  August 1914 - - - - -
Sneg 1914 248t - - 1917 1918 German Reval
Strazh 1874 207t 8.5kts - 1914 Stranded September 1916
Ust Narova 1895 716grt 11kts - October 1914 1918 to Estonia
Viola - - - - - -
Voron - - - - - -
Yastreb 1916 1150t 12kts 2-4in 1916 Deleted 1920s
Zarnitsa 1891 1086t 14.7kts 2 guns June 1915 -
Zarya - - - - August 1914 Deleted 1914
The Black Sea fleet 1914-1917
Graf Ignatev - 510t 10kts - September 1917 -
Kolchida 1897 990t 14kts 3-75mm 1913 -
Nagentor 1894 200t 9kts - July 1917 -
Sulin 1898 510t 10kts - September 1917 -
Odessa - 202t - - October 1917 -
Yastreb 1911 390t 14.5kts 4-47mm - -
The Artic Ocean Flotilla 1914-1917 
Bakan 1898 885t 11kts 2-47mm, 2-37mm 1914 Deleted 1950s
Edinenie 1913 914t 16kts - June 1916 Lost 30.8.17
Gorislavna 1898 1650t 15kts 1-100mm August 1916 -
Inej 1909 220t 11.5kts - January 1917 -
Kolguchev - - - - May 1916 -
Kovda 1902 1225t - - 1916 Mined 7.8.16
Kupava 1915 450t 12kts 1-75mm September 1916 Deleted 1950s
Ludmila 1911 3817t 15kts 2-120mm July 1917 1918 to Britain
Mlada 1900 1792t 15kts 2-120mm January 1917 1918 to Britain
Olen 1884 263t 8kts - 1916 -
Orlik - - - - March 1917 -
Pechenga 1889 1205t 20kts - November 1916 -
Poryv 1908 825t 15kts - June 1917 -
Rassvet 1896 1164t 14kts - July 1916 1918 to Britain
Rogdaj  1915 3600t - - August 1917 Sold 1920s
Snezhinka 1916 180t 16kts 1-47mm August 1916 -
Sokolitsa - - - - March 1917 1918 to Britain
Strepet - 450t 7kts - 1916 -
Tajmyr 1908 1500t 12.5kts 2-75mm 1916 Extant 1950s
Voskhod 1896 751t 14kts - June 1916 -
Yaroslavna 1900 1940t 20kts 2-120mm, 4-47mm, 2 MG July 1915 Renamed Vorovski 1920s, deleted 1950s
Zlata - 900t 14kts - May 1917 Didnot reach Russian waters
The Caspian Flotilla 1914-1917
Araks 1901 740t 12.5kts 4-47mm 1901 -
Astrabad 1900 326t 12kts 4-47mm March 1911 -
Geok-Tepe 1882 1100t 11.5kts 4-47mm - -
Krasnovodsk 1882 214t 7kts 2-75mm - -

 

 

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 With Italys entry into WW II on June 10, 1940, the epic two-and-one-half-year siege of Malta began. Symbolizing the defiant resistance of the people and defenders of that tiny island, the legend of Faith, Hope, and Charity grew from a handful of Gloster Sea Gladiators which initially comprised Maltas sole aerial defense. Until the arrival of the more modern Hawker Hurricanes, these obsolescent biplanes fought the Regia Aeronautica alone in the skies above Malta. Only six or seven Gladiators were assembled from the shipment of eighteen crated aircraft which had been delivered by the HMS Glorious. Others were utilized for spare parts, and three had been dispatched, still crated, to Egypt. Though hugely outnumbered, the defenders fought on, raising the morale of the citizens of Malta, and denying the Italians mastery of the sky. Suffering from a constant shortage of spare parts, tools and equipment, the devoted ground support crews were never able to keep more than three Gladiators operational at any point in time. Only one of these Gladiators was totally lost in aerial combat, and the sole surviving aircraft was presented to the people of Malta, and today stands in their National War Museum as a proud symbol of courage and endurance. In Stan Stokes painting, a Sea Gladiator, piloted by Flight Lt. James Pickering, tangles with a Fiat C.R. 42 over Malta in 1940 while an Italian Savoia S.79 tri-engined bomber passes by in the background. The Gloster Gladiator represented the zenith of development of the classic biplane fighter aircraft, a design formula which characterized an entire era from WW I until the advent of the monoplane fighter just before WW II. Glosters naval model of the Gladiator was equipped with a Bristol Mercury VIIIA engine providing a maximum speed of 253 MPH, a rate of climb of 2300 feet per minute, an operational ceiling of 32,200 feet, and a range of 415 miles. The Gladiator was armed with four .303 inch Browning machine guns, and incorporated several advanced features including an enclosed cockpit and wing flaps. One top RAF ace, Sqd. Ldr. Pattle, attained eleven victories flying the Gladiator. A total of 527 Gladiators were produced, and the aircraft served in twelve different countries. The Italians were overly persistent in their emphasis on biplane fighters, stemming from their successes with these highly maneuverable machines during the Spanish Civil War. Employing distinctive Warren-truss type interplane bracing the C.R. 42 was powered by a Fiat A74 R.C. 38 engine providing a maximum speed of 274 MPH and a range of 485 miles. The C.R. 42 was more lightly armed than the Gladiators it opposed, possessing only two 12.7mm Breda machine guns. The C.R 42 served on all of Italys fronts including North and East Africa, France, Britain, the Balkans, and Russia. Exported to Hungary, Sweden and Belgium, the C.R. 42 ironically served alongside the Gladiator in other theaters of operation during WW II.
Faith Hope and Charity by Stan Stokes. (C)
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Search Party Reaction by David Rowlands. (Y)
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 Douglas C-47s of the 439th Troop Carrier Group, 94th Troop Carrier Squadron, approach the Drop Zone above Normandy on the night of 5th / 6th June 1944 at the start of Operation Overlord.

Drop Zone Ahead by Ivan Berryman.
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 From the day they began their aerial campaign against Nazi Germany to the cessation of hostilities in 1945, the USAAF bomber crews plied their hazardous trade in broad daylight. This tactic may have enabled better sighting of targets, and possibly less danger of mid-air collisions, but the grievous penalty of flying daylight missions over enemy territory was the ever presence of enemy fighters. Though heavily armed, the heavy bombers of the American Eighth Air Force were no match against the fast, highly manoeuvrable Me109s, Fw190s and, late in the war, Me 262 jet fighters which the Luftwaffe sent up to intercept them. Without fighter escort they were sitting ducks, and inevitably paid a heavy price. Among others, one fighter group earned particular respect, gratitude, and praise from bomber crews for their escort tactics. The 356th FG stuck rigidly to the principle of tight bomber escort duty, their presence in tight formation with the bombers often being sufficient to deter enemy attack. Repeatedly passing up the opportunity to increase individual scores, the leadership determined it more important to bring the bombers home than claim another enemy fighter victory. As the air war progressed this philosophy brought about an unbreakable bond between heavy bomber crews and escort fighter pilots, and among those held in the highest esteem were the pilots of the 356th. Top scoring ace Donald J Strait, flying his P-51 D Mustang Jersey Jerk, together with pilots of the 356th Fighter Group, are seen in action against Luftwaffe Fw 190s while escorting B-17 bombers returning from a raid on German installations during the late winter of 1944. One minute all is orderly as the mighty bombers thunder their way homeward, the next minute enemy fighters are upon them and all hell breaks loose. <br><br><b>Published 2003.<br><br>Signed by three of the top pilots from the 356th Fighter group.</b>

Ace of Diamonds by Nicolas Trudgian (Y)
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 Set in a spectacular mountain scene, Nicolas Trudgians print records the last days of air combat as World War II drew to a close. The most feared of the Luftwaffes remaining units were those equipped with the remarkable Me262 fighter jet, but they were vulnerable to attack during take-off and landing. Commanding JV-44, General Galland countered the threat by employing Fw190 Dora 9s to fly top cover. Nicolas Trudgians painting depicts the colourful Fw190 of Hptm Waldermar Wubke of JV-44 as he prepared to scramble Red Three at Ainring airfield in may 1945. <br><br><b>Published 2000.<br><br>Signed by two Luftwaffe Knights Cross holders who flew the Fw190D-9 operationally during World War II.</b>

Mountain Wolf by Nicolas Trudgian
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 A sight never to be repeated. Concorde G-BOAE gracefully drifts above London with Buckingham Palace immediately below, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, the River Thames and the London Eye in the middle distance. On 24th October 2003, the world said goodbye to this elegant airliner, bringing to a close almost thirty years of commercial supersonic travel.

Concorde over London by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 Whilst flying with A Flight of 85 Squadron on 30th July 1940, Geoffrey Allard encountered a pair of Messerschmitt Bf.110s about 40 miles from the coast, apparently patrolling near a convoy.  After Squadron Leader Townsend, flying  Red 1, had made two unsuccessful attacks, Allard closed to 150 yards and began to fire continuously, eventually closing to just 25 yards, whereupon the starboard engine of the Bf.110 began to disintegrate. This was just one of eight victories that Allard claimed during the Battle of Britain to add to a previous eight that he had scored flying Hurricanes during the Battle of France.

Close Combat by Ivan Berryman. (B)
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 Under the watchful eye of his more experienced tutor a trainee pilot gets his first taste of the Spitfire Mk.IIa, airborne from Tangmere early in 1941.  the nearest aircraft is P7856 (YT-C) which enjoyed a long career, surviving until 1945.

The Fledgling by Ivan Berryman. (B)
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HMS Thunderbolt by Ivan Berryman. The submarine HMS Thunderbolt moves away from the depot ship Montcalm.  Another submarine, HMS Swordfish is alongside for resupply.

HMS Thunderbolt by Ivan Berryman.
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 D for Donald of 270 squadron, Royal Air Force, out of Freetown, West Africa operating in the Atlantic Ocean. It was during routine operation search that D for Donald surprised U515 on the surface and immediately attacked the submarine. U515 in putting up stiff resistance blew a large hole in the hull of D for Donald and the magazine of the starboard side 0.5 twin Browning was hit and the subsequent shrapnel wounded both blister gunners. U515 escaped but was sunk by an American naval hunter group a year later. D for Donald limped back to base and managed to make the beach before it would sink completely.
Catalina Attack by John Wynne Hopkins (P)
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Bismarck, now complete and newly painted in full Baltic camouflage, returns to Hamburg for the last time as the harsh winter of 1940/41 relents and the pride of the German Kriegsmarine prepares for real action.  In the distance, the pre-Dreadnought Schleswig-Holstein awaits her next commission, the old ship alternating between vital ice-breaker and air defence duties at this time.  The Bismarck would in May 1941 put to sea and engage and sink HMS Hood only to be caught by the British battleships Rodney and King George V.  Bismarck was pounded into a floating wreck, finally being sunk by the torpedoes of HMS Dorsetshire.  From her crew of 2300 only 110 would be rescued by HMS Dorsetshire and HMS Maori.

Bismarck Entering Hamburg Harbour by Ivan Berryman
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 In support of the American landings at Utah and Omaha beaches, the USS Texas slugs it out with German heavy gun emplacements during the D-Day landings.

Gunline Omaha - USS Texas by Randall Wilson.
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Depicting Titanic with the sun going down for the last time.

Titanic by Robert Barbour (AP)
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DHM1307P.  Queen Elizabeth at Southampton by Ivan Berryman.

Queen Elizabeth at Southampton by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 The destroyer HMS Kelly passes close to the old carrier HMS Eagle as she escorts a convoy in the Mediterranean early in 1941.

HMS Kelly by Ivan Berryman.
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 The submarine depot ship HMS Maidstone is pictured off Hong Kong with a quintet of British submarines alongside for replenishment, namely (left to right) an S-class, a U-class, a T-class and two more U-class.

HMS Maidstone by Ivan Berryman (P)
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 Assault in the vicinity of Thiepval by the Ulster division-1st July 1916.  The 11th Royal Irish Rifles, moving forward from the A line of trenches, and moving forward to attack the B line of trenches, the attacking infantry are preceded by Bombers - seen carryng grenades in green canvas buckets - who are engaged in throwing grenades in anticipation of the rifle company assault on the enemy trenches; an activity barely changed since the days of Marlborough.  The rifle companies are armed with the Lee Enfield SMLE - a superb rifle, though expensive to make.  The advance is made with bayonets fixed, as trench clearing involved numerous hand to hand confrontations and bayonet fights.  The rifle companies are supported by  two Lewis gun teams per company.  Note that visible in the painting is a man carrying an orange painted steel marker, painted on one side only. The markers are to to indicate to British artillery observers as to the most forward positions taken by the British advance.  Naturally, one does not present the orange side to the enemy!

The Great Folly of 1916 by Jason Askew. (P)
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DHM504.  The Cameron Highlanders at Waterloo by Brian Palmer.

The Cameron Highlanders at Waterloo by Brian Palmer.
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Confederate Infantryman of the 19th Virginia by Chris Collingwood.
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 Under pressure from Stalin to open a second front in Europe, Operation Jubilee was designed ostensibly as a reconnaissance in force on the French coast, to show the feasibility of taking and holding a major defended port for a day, in this case Dieppe. The plan devised by Lord Louis Mountbatten failed due to inadequate naval and air support, carrying out the landing in daylight and general lack of intelligence of the target. Here new Churchill tanks of the 14th Canadian Tank Regiment (The Calgary Regiment), with men of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry and Fusiliers Mont-Royals, struggle to fight their way off the beach. Only a handful of men penetrated into the town itself, and eventually the remaining troops were ordered to withdraw. Out of 5086 soldiers who landed only 1443 returned.

Disaster at Dieppe, France, 19th August 1942 by David Pentland. (Y)
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 Baron de Donops Brigade at the Battle of Waterloo, 5.30pm, 18th June 1815.  After four hours of fighting, the squadrons of Napoleons 3rd Cavalry Corps finally join the massed assaults on the battered allied infantry squares.  With the 42 year old marechal de camp Frederic-Guillaume de Donop at their head, the 2nd and 3rd Cuirassier Regiments break from a trot into a canter as they clear the ridge.  The heavy cavalry are smashed against the steadfast bayonets of the redcoats and countercharged by light horsemen.  In one of these encounters the general himself is terribly wounded and falls from his horse. His son (aide-de-camp) is also injured.  Both are reported missing and presumed captured.  Although the generals body is not found,it is certain that he met his death in the muddy fields of Waterloo alongside many of his brigade.  In 1895 his name is inscribed on the north face of LArc de Triomphe in Paris in recognition of his service to France.

La Charge (Donops Cavalry at Waterloo) by Mark Churms. (Y)
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  Objective Steel, 26th February 1991.  Just before the start of the ground offensive, the artist was invited by 3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers to join them in the desert, and jumped at the opportunity.  After various adventures with other units in trying to reach their location in the flat, featureless terrain, I was attached to the crew of a Warrior Armoured Fighting Vehicle of C Company, Callsign Zero Charlie, commanded by Captain Bob Keating.  The Battlegroup made a wide sweep around the enemy and attacked them unexpectedly from the west.  The area codenamed Objective STEEL consisted of dugouts, trenches and artillery pieces.  In this painting, soldiers are dismounting from Warriors with fixed bayonets to capture Iraqi artillery, which was uselessly pointing to the South.  The green pennant flying from an antenna denotes C Company.  The black desert rat painted on the rear stowage bin was the badge of 4th Armoured Brigade.  The battlegroup halted around the final Iraqi gun positions on STEEL at 1445 hours, and about 800 prisoners in all were taken.  I was able to take some photographs of the enemy's 155 mm guns here.  The ground was littered with MLRS bomblets.  At 1502 hours, nine British soldiers were killed and 12 seriously injured as a result of a tragic mistake by US Air Force pilots, who engaged and destroyed two of the Warriors of C Company.  David Rowlands was asked to depict these two vehicles, call signs Two Two and Two Three, in this painting.

Assault on Iraqi Artillery Positions, 3rd Fusiliers Battle Group by David Rowlands. (GL)
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French Grenadier of the Old Guard on Sentry while Napoleon and his staff are shown in the distance.

The Grenadier by Edouard Detaille.
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First China War.

The Madras Foot Artillery at the Assault on Chin-Kiang-Foo, 21st July 1842 by David Rowlands. (B)
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Race horses gallop to the finish shown in this racing painting by Mark Churms.

The Finish by Mark Churms.
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MC0042P. Tomahawk by Mark Churms.

Tomahawk by Mark Churms. (P)
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SP4.  Desert Orchid by Mark Churms.

Desert Orchid by Mark Churms.
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 Valentino Rossi on his way to a seventh Moto GP World Championship in the 2009 season on his Yamaha, scoring thirteen podium finishes, including six race wins, leaving him 45 points clear of his nearest rival.

Valentino Rossi by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 The English football team for 2002.
England by Peter Deighan.
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 A cricketing genius, Sir Garfield Sobers excelled at all aspects of the game.  One of his most memorable moments being the six consecutive sixes hit off one over. 

Sir Garfield Sobers by Gary Keane.
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 Highbury legend David Seamans glittering career has made him one of the most popular players in the modern game. David has won two FA Cups, two English titles and a European Cup Winners Cup as well as being an ever present in the England side winning over 60 caps. Davids remarkable penalty saves in Euro 96, when England so nearly reached the final, made him Englands player of the year and fittingly David was awarded a testimonial for his loyal service to Arsenal at the end of the 2001 campaign.

David Seaman by Robert Highton. (Y)
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SFA15.  Bollocks by Chris Howells.

Bollocks by Chris Howells.
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