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Naval history and photographs of some of the Navy's great Commanders during the early 1900's and throughout the history of the Royal Navy.

The Right Honourable Winston S Churchill, First Lord of the Admiralty.  c.1914

H.S.H. Prince Louis of Battenberg, First Sea Lord.  c.1914

First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill.  (photo published 1914).

One of the most brilliant of the younger generation of British statesmen, Mr. Winston Churchill obtained cabinet rank in his thirty-fourth year.  In 1910 he was appointed Home Secretary, and in October 1911 he became First Lord of the Admiralty.  Thanks to his untiring advocacy, Parliament had constantly voted increasing supplies for the Navy, which in 1914 was admitted on all hands to be in the highest possible state of efficiency.

Winston Churchill later became Prime Minister during World War 2, and one of the greatest Prime Ministers Britian ever had.

 
Captain Robert Falcon Scott RN 1868-1912

He commanded the National Antarctic Expedition of 1900-4 and the British Antarctic Expedition which sailed in 1910to carry out research and survey work. He reached the South Pole on 18th January 1912, a few weeks after Admundsen, but his party of five were overwhelmed by a blizzard on the return journey and perished.  

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Vice-Admiral Arthur Knyvet Wilson VC CB in 1902.

Vice Admiral Wilson was in charge of the Channel Squadron in 1902. He had a notable career apart from the inspiring occasion when at El Teb, on February 29th 1884 he won the Victoria Cross for preventing a gap in the square from being rushed by the enemy, whom he held in check single-handed first with his sword, and, when that broke with his fists. As a middy Admiral Wilson served in the Black Sea during the Russian War, and he was also at the capture of the Peiho Forts in 1858 and at the attack on Canton. He was an experienced administrator and commander and also the inventor of the double-barrelled torpedo tubes.

Vice Admiral Sir David Beatty (1871-1936.)

Joined the Royal navy in 1884 at the age of 13. joined HMS Alexandria in 1886 to 1888, going to HMS Cruiser in 1888. serving next on HMS Duke of Wellington and HMS Ruby in 1889 to 1990. HMS Excellent `1890-1892 and agin to HMS Ruuby. HMS Camperdown 1893 for two years and in 1895 moving to HMS Trafalgar to 1896. HMS Victory 1896. First Command HMS ranger 1897 taking part in the Nile Campaign and Sudan 1897 top 1900. Took pare in the Tienstan Campaign in China on Board HMS Barfleur, and back to HMS Duke of Wellington 1900/1902.HMS Juno 1902, HMS Arrogant 1903-1904.HMS Suffolk 1904/1905. becoming naval Advisor to the Army Council in 1906 for 2 years. Joined HMS Queen 1908 to 1910. in 1912 became secretary to the First Sea Lord until 1913. then becoming Commander of the battle cruiser HMS Lion, joining the 1st battle squadron 1913-1916/ transferring to HMS Princess royal in 1915 and participating in the battle of Dogger bank.  back to HMS Lion in time for the battle of Jutland 1916. In 1916 becoming the Commander in chief of the Grand Fleet until after world war one in 1919. during this time  on Board HMS iron Duke 1916-1917, and HMS Queen Elizabeth 19171-1919. going to HMS president at the end of 1919. Finally becoming First Sea Lord 19191 until 1927,  

 

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Vice Admiral Sir Stanley Colville  

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His Majesty the King with the Prince of Wales and Prince Edward of Wales 

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The King

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Vice-Admiral Sir Cyprian Bridge KCB 1901.

Sir Cyprian Bridge was selected to succeed Sir E Seymour as Commander-in-Chief of His Majesty's Naval forces on the China Station in 1901.

Vice-Admiral name unknown pictured c.1920s. 

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The Nore's Commander-in Chief Sir W R Kennedy and his staff c.1901.

Admiral Sir W R Kennedy was also the author of a book called "Hurrah for the Life of a Sailor!" and contributed many articles on sport in the Navy for the Navy and Army Illustrated. The officers around him are Captain H C Bigge, Flag-Lieutenant Henry C R Brocklebank, and the Admiral's secretary, Staff Paymaster Andrew Hume.

Admiral Lord Charles Scott KCB and his staff c.1900

Admiral Lord Scott was Commander-in-Chief at Plymouth during the early 1900s. On his left is his Flag-Captain Sir Richard Poore who himself had a distinguished war record, and next to him is Staff Paymaster W Le G Pullen, the admiral's secretary. The officer standing on the Admiral's right is Flag-Lieutenant the Hon. Lionel J O Lambart.

Admiral Lord Charles Thomas Montagu-Douglas-Scott (d.1911) was the 4th son of the 5th Duke of Buccleuch. He was captain of "The Bacchante" 1879-1882, the ship on which the Duke of Clarence and the future George V served as cadets. He was Commander in Chief of the Australian Station 1889-1892 and then of Plymouth 1900-1903

Admiral Sir Nathaniel Bowden-Smith, KCB and his Staff c.1900

Admiral Sir Bowden-Smith was in command at the Nore from July 1899 until 1900 when he was succeeded by Vice-Admiral Sir W R Kennedy. Although the Nore was not the most important naval station, it held an essential position, and a great deal of work was done there during Sir Bowden-Smith's command. Admiral Bowden-Smith was in the actions in the Escape and Fatshan Creeks and the capture of the Peiho forts in 1858, and he was wounded in China in 1859. He was also Commander-in Chief on the Australian Station as well as holding many other offices. The officers pictured with him are Captain H C Bigge (flag captain), Flag-Lieutenant W R Willis and Mr F G W Taylor, secretary.

Admiral Sir M. Culme-Seymour.

Sir Michael Culm-Seymour G.C.B. shown in undress uniform of his rank as Admiral.  He was the Commander in Chief in the Mediterranean from 1893 to 1897.  He replaced Sir George Tryon who was lost on board HMS Victoria.  Admiral Sir Michael Culme - Seymour was previously was Commander in Chief in the Pacific and in the Channel during the 1880's.

Vice Admiral Richard Wells, Commander in Chief at the Nore. 1896

The popular and capable officer in whose charge as Commander in Chief at the Nore are our two dockyards and naval arsenals of Chatham and Sheerness, will, in less than twelve months time, complete the fiftieth year of his service on the active list.  Vice-Admiral Wells, as a sub-Lieutenant, saw considerable service in the Arrogant paddle wheel frigate in the Russian War; he was the Commander of the Bombay line of battleship when she was burnt at Rio in 1864, and before his present appointment commanded in Chief on the Cape and West Coast of Africa station.  When he hauled down his flag in Simon's Bay the ship's company of his flagship presented him with a silken Vice-Admiral's flag as a token of esteem and affection.

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Flag Lieutenant Arthur Halsey. 1896

Lieutenant Arthur Halsey is Flag Lieutenant to Vice-Admiral Wells, the Commander in Chief at the Nore.  He entered the Service in 1883, and became Lieutenant in 1892.  Lieutenant Halsey is shown wearing aiguilettes on his left shoulder, the badge in the Naval Service of an officer on the staff.

Midshipman Gerard A Wells.  1896

Midshipman Gerard Aylmer Wells is the son of Vice-Admiral Wells, Commander in Chief at the Nore.  He entered the Royal Navy from the Britannia training ship in January last year, and has since been serving in the Channel Squadron in the first class cruiser Blenheim.

Admiral of the Fleet H.R.H. The Duke of Saxe-Coburg Gotha, K.G., A.D.C.  (1895)

First known as Prince Alfred and then as Duke of Edinburgh, the second son of the Queen, from the age of fourteen until recently has been intimately connected with the Royal Navy.  Entering the Service in 1858, ten years later he made his well remembered voyage round the world as Captain of the Galatea hoisting his flag as Rear-Admiral just ten years after that.  The Duke has held command of the Channel Squadron, been Admiral-Superintendent of Naval Reserves, Commanded in the Mediterranean, and was also Commander-in-Chief at Devonport, between the years 1890 and 1893.  As a Flag Officer the Duke of Edinburgh's great ability in handling a Fleet was universally recognised.

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Admiral Sir Michael Culme-Seymour, Bart., G.C.B. (1895)

Admiral Sir Michael Culme-Seymour is the son of one distinguished Admiral and the grandson of another; a gallant officer, who as Captain, gained the family baronetcy for winning two brilliant frigate-actions in the Napoleonic war.  Sir Michael has seen much service - in Burmah, in the Russian War (both in the Baltic and the Black Sea), and in China.  He has been Private Secretary to the first Lord, A.D.C. to the Queen, Commander-in-Chief in the Pacific and in the Channel and now commands in the Mediterranean, where he has brought his Fleet into a state of the highest efficiency.

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Admiral of the Fleet The Hon. Sir Henry Keppel, G.C.B. (1896)

Sir Harry Keppel is the Grand Old Man of the British Fleet.  Born in the same year with Gladstone and Tennyson, 1809, and entering the Navy at the age of twelve, he first saw active service in the East Indies in the early thirties of the present century, and in the Carlist War.  Since that time Sir Harry has taken part in every war in which the Fleet has been engaged dwon to his promotion to Admiral of the Fleet in 1875, including the first and second Chinese Wars, and the Russian War, where he served as Captain in both the Baltic and the Black Sea.  Sir Harry's geniality is proverbial, he is a universal favourite with all ranks and classes, and everyone is anxiously awaiting the issue of his autobiography, for Sir Harry's stories have a reputation the world over.

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Captain Rt. Hon. Lord Charles W. D. Beresford, R.N., C.B. (1896)

This distinguished and brilliant Naval Officer is as well known outside the Sea service as he is in that profession, and is a favourite everywhere.  The enterprise which elicited the signal, "Well done, Condor," at the bombardment of Alexandria, exhibited his gallantry and daring, no less than the judgement and skill displayed when in charge of the city afterwards demonstrated his capacity as an administrator.  In the House of Commons his breezy speeches never fail to fill the benches.  Our illustration from a photograph taken in January 1895 at Chatham shows him in the frock coat and cap which form the everyday uniform of a Naval Captain.  The gallant sailor will be 50 on the 10th February next, and it is the hope of all his friends to soon see him hoist his flag as an Admiral.

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Lieutenant Commander Holbrook VC. Holbrook won his VC during the Dardanelles campaign.

Commander Holbrook (centre) with some of his crew.

Vice-Admiral the Rt.-Hon. Lord Walter Talbot Kerr.  (1895)

Lord Walter Kerr, now (1895) commanding the Channel Squadron, entered the Royal Navy in 1853.  He served as Naval Cadet in the Baltic during the Russian War, and as Midshipman with the "Shannon" Naval Brigade in India during the Mutiny.  He has been secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty, A.D.C. to the Queen, Second in command of the Mediterranean Fleet, and Second Sea Lord at the Admiralty.  Lord Walter wears the Humane Society's Silver Medal for saving a bluejacket's life, and is as courteous and clever as he is brave.

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Captain HRH The Duke of York, R.N., K.G., K.T., A.D.C.

The Duke of York began his naval career by entering the "Britannia" in 1877 together with the late Duke of Clarence.  Two years later the princes joined the "Bacchante" serving in her, first as naval cadets and then as midshipmen, throughout her historic cruise.  From 1886 to 1888 Prince George (as the Duke was then) served as Lieutenant in the Mediterranean.  In 1889 he commanded Torpedo Boat No.79 in the manoeuvres, and in the next year commissioned the gunboat "Thrush" for the North America and West Indies station.  In August, 1891, he was promoted Commander, and commanded the "Melampus" in the manoeuvres of 1892.  Since then he has not served afloat.  Prince George was created Duke of York and promoted Captain in January 1893, just six months before his marriage with Princess May.

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Lieutenants from one of the World's navies but not of the Royal Navy. 

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Spitfire Mk9. of 56 squadron patrol the D-Day landings.

Normandy Beach Head Patrol by Geoff Lea.
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 No one will ever know exactly what caused Max Immelmanns demise, but what is known is that his propeller was seen to disintegrate, which caused a series violent oscillations that ripped the Fokker E.III apart, the tail breaking away before the wings folded back, trapping the young German ace in his cockpit. The popular belief is that his interrupter gear malfunctioned, causing him to shoot away part of his own propeller, but British reports attribute Immelmanns loss to the gunnery of Cpl J H Waller from the nose of FE.2b 6346 flown by 2Lt G R McCubbin on Sunday, 18th June 1916. Immelmann was flying the spare E.III 246/16 as his own E.IV had been badly shot up earlier that day.

Immelmanns Last Flight by Ivan Berryman.
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The B-17 Flying Fortress 'Memphis Belle' returns from one of her 25 mission over France and Germany.  Memphis Belle, a  B-17F-10-BO, USAAF Serial No.41-24485, was supplied to the USAAF on July 15th 1942, and delivered to the 91st Bomb Group in September 1942  at Dow Field, Bangor, Maine.  Memphis Belle deployed to Scotland at Prestwick on September 30th 1942 and went to RAF Kimbolton on October 1st, and then to her permanent base at Bassingbourn on October 14th.1942.  Memphis Belle was the first United States Army Air Force heavy bomber to complete 25 combat missions with her crew intact.  The aircraft and crew then returned to the United States to promote and sell war bonds.  The Memphis Belle B-17 is undergoing extensive restoration at the National Museum of the United States Air Force at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.

Coming Home by Tim Fisher (AP)
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 The relief of Bastogne turned the tide in the Battle of the Bulge and Hitlers final great offensive of World War II lay in ruins. P47 Thunderbolts of the 406th Fighter Group, in company with P38 Lightnings, support the advancing armor of General George Pattons US Third Army as they prepare to relieve the battered 101st Airborne Division from their heroic defence of Bastogne during the final climax to the Battle of the Bulge, 24 December 1944. The Battle of the Bulge was one of the largest land battles of WWII with more than a million American, British and German troops involved, incurring huge casualties on all sides and this release pays tribute to the sacrifice of Allied Forces, during this important milestone in World War II. <br><br><b>Published 2005.</b

Thunderbolts and Lightnings by Nicolas Trudgian. (Y)
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After take off a Sunderland of Coastal Command flies low over its base at Rosneath on the Gareloch, as Royal Navy battleships lay at anchor around the naval base of Faslane, near Helensburgh, Scotland during 1945.

Sunderland Over the Gareloch by Geoff Lea (P)
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Sunday Afternoon by Geoffrey R Herickx. (Y)
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 A pair of English Electric Lightning F3s of 111 squadron depart. Reheat selected, they accelerate rapidly to blast off, cascading spray from a rain-soaked runway. This is the classic interceptor, with superb handling qualities and unmatched climb-to-height performance. The Lightning is the only British-designed and built fighter capable of achieving twice the speed of sound. The RAF took delivery in 1960 and they remained in front-line service until phased out in 1988. The last of the classic single-seat fighters, the Lightning enters the hall of fame alongside the Camel, Fury, Hurricane and Spitfire. The artist was once able to fly a two-seat version- Lightning T5- at just over 1000mph- which he describes as an unforgettable experience.

Thunder & Lightnings by Gerald Coulson. (Y)
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 Developed from the Supermarine Seagull, the Walrus was to prove itself a useful and capable workhorse in almost every theatre of the Second World War. Here, HMS Rodney despatches her Shagbat from the catapult atop C turret.

Ships Company by Ivan Berryman (Y)
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HMS Glowworm, burning severely after receiving hits from the mighty Admiral Hipper, is depicted turning to begin her heroic sacrifice off the Norwegian coast on 8th April 1940. Hugely out-gunned and already crippled, Glowworms captain, Lieutenant-Commander Roope rammed his destroyer into the side of the Admiral Hipper, inflicting a 40 metre rip in its armour belt before drifting away and exploding. 38 British sailors were rescued from the sea and Roope was awarded a posthumous VC for his bravery, the first earned by the Royal Navy in WWII.

The Attack on the Admiral Hipper by HMS Glowworm by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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 Fully dressed and resplendent, HMS Hood is pictured preparing for King George Vs review of the Fleet in July 1935 as other capital ships take up their positions around her. Ramillies can be seen off Hoods port bow, Resolution astern, whilst just beyond her boat deck, the mighty Nelson gently nudges into position.

HMS Hood by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 Completed in 1916, the Resolution was one of the finest capital ships in the Royal Navy, serving in many theatres with her sister ships, Royal Sovereign, Royal Oak, Ramillies and Revenge, she is shown here in 1936.

HMS Resolution by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 The newly converted Command Helicopter Cruiser HMS Blake leaves Grand Harbour Malta at the end of the 1960s.  In the background, the old Submarine Depot ship HMS Forth lies at anchor at the very end of her long career.

HMS Blake by Ivan Berryman.
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 The view across Battleship Row, viewed from above Ford Island as the USS Nevada gallantly makes her break for the open sea, coming under heavy attack from Japanese A6M2s from the carrier Hiryu. The Nevada was eventually too badly damaged to continue and was beached to avoid blocking the harbour entrance. In the immediate foreground, the lightly damaged USS Tennessee is trapped inboard of USS West Virginia which has sunk at her moorings, leaking burning oil and hampering the daring operations to pluck trapped crew members from her decks, while just visible to the right is the stern of the USS Maryland and the capsized Oklahoma.
Attack on Pearl Harbor by Ivan Berryman
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 HMS Broadsword and the aircraft carrier Hermes battle their way through the storm on their way to the Battle for the Falklands.

Storm Force to the Falklands by Anthony Saunders (Y)
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 Forming part of the Eastern Task Force covering the landings at Normandy in June 1944, the cruiser HMS Mauritius is shown in company with the monitor HMS Roberts and the cruiser HMS Frobisher shelling German batteries at Merville, Houlgate and Benerville as the combined British and American forces embark upon what would become known forever as D-Day.

Operation Neptune by Ivan Berryman.
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 The allied invasion of Normandy Operation Overlord was the greatest sea-bourne military operation in history. Key to its success and at the heart of the invasion were the Landings of the British 50th division on Gold beach and the Canadian 3rd Division on Juno beach. They provided a vital link between the landings of the British 3rd Division on Sword beach and the Americans on Omaha and Utah beaches. They were also crucial in securing the beachhead and the drive inland to Bayeux and Caen.
Glosters Return by David Griffin (Y)
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The campaign of Leipzig forced Napoleon to retire to the west of the Rhine, in the course of which he defeated a force of Germans at Hanau near Frankfurt on 30th October 1813.

The Battle of Hanau by Horace Vernet (B)
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DHM259P. News from the Front by Mark Churms. (P)

News from the Front by Mark Churms. (P)
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 Kharkov, Russia, February - March 1943.  After abandoning Rostov and Kharkov in the face of the Soviet Winter Offensive, Field Marshal Erich von Manstein set about the recapture of both.  Among those taking part in the ensuing counterattack was the newly promoted tank gunner Erich Barkmann, of 2nd Company 2nd SS Panzer Grenadier Division, who had just been given command of his own Panzer III.

The Long Road to Kharkov by David Pentland. (P)
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 1st Battalion in action at Escaut Canal, Belgium, May 1940. The last Highland Regiment to wear a kilt in battle, attacking the Germans at the River Escaut.  From the Diary of Captain R. Leah, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders : Tuesday 21st May : Bn left Ere about 2 a.m. to march back. Fortunately Coy Cmdr. were required for some sort of recce and we went in C.O.s car.  Arrived Taintignies 3 a.m. and self went out again with Wilkie in C.O.s car to look for for C Coy which had gone astray, and to see Q.M. about Bn rations in Wez-Velvain.  Could not find either.  Met the Battalion arriving from Ere when I left the village at 3 a.m.  Got back myself at 4 a.m. found empty house which I entered by window and slept well for 5 hours. Officers mess going in house beside M.T. park, and had good breakfast.  Fairly quiet morning and orders to move this afternoon to Bn assembly position S of Wez-Velvain.  Thence we were directed to Merlin and prepared for counter-attack to drive enemy off Western side of Escaut.

The Charge of the 1st Battalion Queens Own Cameron Highlanders by David Rowlands (AP)
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 Portraits of Sir Thomas Fairfax and Prince Rupert of the Rhine. Sir Thomas Fairfax (1612-71) Captain general of the Parliamentary New Model Army and his opponent Prince Rupert of the Rhine (1619-82) nephew of King Charles 1st and general of Royalist Horse. Centre section of the painting depicts cavalry engagement during the battle of Marston Moor.

Opposing Generals of Horse - Battle of Marston Moor by Chris Collingwood. (Y)
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Very few of the British soldiers made it through the barbed wire defences, and even fewer to the German trenches.  By the end of the first day the British losses were 60,000 men.

The Battle of the Somme - At the German Trenches by Jason Askew. (P)
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 Depicting Napoleon overlooking the arrival of the Guard Horse Artillery.

Arrival of the Horse Artillery at Eylau by Benigni. (Y)
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 Sous-Lieutenant Ferdinand de la Riloisiere of 1st Regiment of Carabiniers, moments before he received a mortal wound, in the charge of the 2nd reserve cavalry Corps, against the reavski Redoubt. Despite his injury he survived for several days after the battle and was presented with the cross of the Legion of Honour only hours before his death.

La Moscowa, The Battle of Borodino, 7th September 1812 by Mark Churms. (Y)
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B49. Damon Hill/ Williams FW.17 by Ivan Berryman

Damon Hill/ Williams FW.17 by Ivan Berryman
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Monte Carlo - June 1st 2003 and Juan Pablo Montoya put in an outstanding drive, pushing his Williams BMW to victory in the Monaco Grand Prix. His triumph in what is possibly the most prestigious race of the season allowed him to celebrate his first win since Italy in 2001.

Harbour Master by Gerald Coulson. (Y)
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Legends of English Football by Robert Highton - Gold Edition. (Y)
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SC34. Throwing the Discus by Eduard Joseph Danton.

Throwing the Discus by Eduard Joseph Danton.
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 The Intercontinental Formula was first organised by British Racing Drivers Club to allow the racing of cars with 2000cc to 3000cc engines. At the time the 1500cc limit of Formula 1 had been instituted by the international ruling body in the belief that the smaller cars would mean safer racing. In reality this meant that the relatively easy to handle Formula 1 cars could be driven by less experienced drivers almost as fast as the most experienced master drivers. The result was that the car with fractionally more power was the deciding factor in winning the race, rather than the better driver but this also compromised track safety. The introduction of the Intercontinental Formula was seen as more of a challenge for the drivers, with the larger and more powerful cars requiring greater skill and experience than to drive the 1500cc cars of Formula 1. The 13th International Trophy on Saturday 6th May 1961 was the first race of the season to carry World Championship points and consisted of 80 laps of Silverstone, a total of 233 miles. Stirling Moss, having already won the International Sports Car Race in a Lotus earlier that day, was driving Rob Walkers 2.5 litre Cooper Climax and qualified 2nd on the grid despite being unhappy with the steering of his car. The starting grid front row was Bruce McLaren, Stirling Moss, Jack Brabham and Graham Hill and by the time the race started at 2.30pm a heavy rain meant that the track was not only soaked but also covered in oil and rubber from the previous races. World Champion Jack Brabham made a superb start, passed Moss and was first into Copse and by lap 4 Moss was in 3rd place led by Surtees and Brabham. Due to appalling conditions and poor visibility many of the cars were spinning or leaving the track and by lap 13 Brabham and Moss were 1st and 2nd with the rest of the field some distance behind. Moss now poured on the pressure and for the next few laps he tried to pass as he harried Brabham in a duel for the lead. The pair were now beginning to lap the tailenders and, at around a quarter of the distance Moss was held up by Flockhart, Brabhams team member, who had allowed Brabham to pass. Moss gestured angrily to Flockhart as he was unable to follow Brabham and, as the rain paused for a while the pace became faster. Suddenly and quite dramatically Moss passed both Flockhart and Brabham and within 2 laps had gained 5 seconds on the World Champion. As the rain returned in a deluge Moss mercilessly pushed on, increasing his lead to 1.5 minutes by the halfway mark. Although he could have taken things easily at this point Moss drove on relentlessly at a seemingly impossible pace and was now lapping most of the field for a second time. By the ¾ stage he completed his humiliation of Brabham by passing him for a second time to lap him representing a 3 mile lead. Moss eventually won the race in 2hrs 41 mins 19.2 secs, 1.5 laps ahead of Brabham and at least two laps ahead of the rest of the field in what were treacherous conditions. At the end of the race Moss summed up the experience as a nice ride, having proved himself to be one of the greatest and fastest drivers in the world under any conditions. Sir Stirling Moss believes this to be one of his finest ever drives.

A Moment of Triumph by Gerald Coulson. (Y)
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 Damon Hill, World Champion

King of the Track by Stuart Coffield
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Jenson Button - Canada 2011 by Stephen Doig. (P)
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Florida Pearl is an Irish-bred race horse, who raced in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Florida Pearl was owned by Mrs Violet O'Leary and trained by top Irish trainer Willie Mullins.  The 2001/02 season proved to be successful for Florida Pearl, winning the John Durkan Memorial Chase.  Florida Pearl then returned to Kempton to win the King George VI Chase beating Best Mate in December.  He returned back to England for his next start in the Grade 2 Martell Cup Chase where he cruised to an 11 length victory over Cyfor Malta.  The painting shows Florida Pearl over the one of the nineteen fences to win the Martell Cup at Aintree in 2002, with Jockey  Barry Geraghty.

Florida Pearl by Stephen Smith.
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