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History of the Turkish Navy, from the Osmanieh class Broadside Ironclads of the Ottoman Empire to the Turkish naval ships of today's Navy.

As a result of the Treaty of Sevres the Turkish Navy was scaled down to a coastal defence force. Turkey itself was unstable with revolts against the Ottoman empire in the years after the end of World War I. 

The despatch boat Fuat (Fuad) in 1897

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The Sultan's Yacht Stamboul in 1897. She was a paddle-wheel ship of 900 tons built in England in 1865 and used by the Imperial household. Photograph shows the yacht at anchor in the Bosphorus off the Dolma-backcheh Palace.

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Turkish marines were traditionally used to mount the guard at the naval arsenal. This photograph shows them in a parade as guard of honour to the Sultan, near the mosque of Yildiz on the occasion of the Selamlik Festival in 1897.

Admiral Hassan Pasha, Turkish Minister of Marine in1897.

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Ships Name Launch Date Fate
Battleships   VIEW FULL LIST
Osmaniye Class                                  View Class
Osmanieh 2nd September 1864 Stricken in 1913 and broken up for scrap.
Mahmudieh 13th December 1864 Stricken in 1913 and broken up for scrap.
Orkanieh 26th June 1865 Stricken in 1913 and broken up for scrap.
Abdul Aziz January 1865 Stricken in 1913 and broken up for scrap.
Assari Tevfik Class                                   View Class
Assari Tevfik 30th November 1868 She took part in the Dardanelles operation on 18th January 1913 and was damaged by gun fire and later received more damage from Bulgarian guns and eventually became a wreck on 25th January 1913.
Assari Shevket Class                                View Class
Assari Shevket 1868 Originally an Egyptian ship called Kahira she was taken over by Turkey. Stricken in 1910 and broken up for scrap.
Nijimi Sevket 1868 Originally an Egyptian ship called Musafer she was taken over by Turkey. She served in the first world war and then became a depot ship before being broken up for scrap in 1929.
Avni Illah Class
Avni Illah 21st April 1869 Refitted in 1903-07. Sunk by Italian cruisers Giuseppe Garibaldi and Varese on 24th February 1912.
Muin-I-Zaffer June 1869 She became a training ship from 1913 until stricken in 1929 and broken up for scrap.
Idjalieh Class
Idjalieh 1878 She served as a training ship in 1900 and became an accommodation ship during 1914-1918. Broken up for scrap in 1922.
Fethi Bulend Class
Fethi Bulend 1870 Sunk on 31st October 1912 by a Greek torpedo ship at Salonika with the loss of 14 crew.
Mukaddami Khair 28th October 1872 She was the first ironclad built in Turkey. Stricken in 1910 and broken up for scrap.
Messudieh Class
Messudieh 28th October 1874 She served as a stationary guardship near Chanak in the Dardanelles at the start of the war. Sunk on 13th December 1914 by the British submarine B11.
Hamidieh Class
Hamidieh January 1885 Originally called Nusretiye she was renamed in 1881. Stricken in 1910 and broken up for scrap.
Resadiye Class
Resadiye 3rd August 1913 Taken back by the British on 1st August 1914 and renamed HMS Erin. The rest of this class were never completed.
Yavuz Sultan Selim (Goeben) Originally a German ship named Goeben. Renamed Yavuz in 1936 and was refitted in 1938 and 1941. Broken up and used for scrap in 1971.
Kurkürsk Friedrich Wilhelm Renamed Heireddin Barbarossa after being bought
Coastal Defence Ships
Feth Ul Islam Gunboat 1864 Four sister ships were scrapped before 1900. Stricken in 1910 and broken up for scrap.
Turgut Reis (Torgud Reis) Ex - Brandenburg Class German Battleship
Cruisers
Mehmet Selim Class
Mehmet Selim August 1879 Broken up for scrap in 1913.
Heibetnuma Class
Heibetnuma 30th January 1890 Stricken in 1909 and broken up for scrap.
Lufti Humayun Class
Luft Humayun 16th August 1892 Stricken in 1909 and broken up for scrap.
Abdul Hamid Class
Abdul Hamid 25th September 1903 Renamed Hamidieh after the revolution in 1908. Torpedoed by a Bulgarian torpedo boat near Varna on 21st November 1912, but managed to limp to Constantinople. Took part in the bombardment at Odessa on 29th October 1914 and became a training ship from 1914-1918. Stricken in 1948 and broken up for scrap.

Abdul Hamid, renamed Hamidieh

Hamidieh

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Hamidieh.

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Abdul Mecid Class
Abdul Mecid (Medjidieh) 25th July 1903 Renamed Medjidieh in 1903. Mined off Odessa after taking part in the bombardment and sank. Salvaged by the Russians and commissioned as Prut on 29th October. Captured by the Germans at Sevastopol then returned to Turkey on 12th May 1918. Underwent a major refit in 1927. Stricken in 1948 and broken up for scrap.

Turkish cruiser Medjidieh

Destroyers
Berk I Efsan 1892 Sold for scrapping in 1927. 
Tayyar 1893 Stricken in 1913.
Samsoun 1907 Discarded in the 1930s.
Muvanet-I-Milet 1909 Discarded in the 1920s.
Adatepe Class
Adatepe 19th March 1931 Discarded during the 1950s.
Kocatepe 7th February 1931 Discarded during the 1950s.
Tinaztepe Class
Tinaztepe 27th July 1931 Discarded in 1957.
Zafer 20th September 1931 Discarded in 1957.
Demirhisar Class
Demirhisar 1941 Discarded in 1960.
Gayret 15th December 1940 Broken up for scrap in 1946.
Muavenet 24th February 1941 Discarded in 1960.
Sultanhisar 1941 Discarded in 1960.
Ex - US Gleaves Class
Gaziantep (ex - Lansdowne) (D344) Acquired 1950 Discarded 1973
Gelibolu (ex - Buchanan) (D346) Acquired 29th April 1949 Discarded 1976
Gemlik (ex - Lardner) (D347) Acquired 1950 Stricken 1981
Giresun (ex - McCalla) (D345) Acquired 29th April 1949 Discarded 1973
Ex - British M Class
Alp Arslan (ex - Marne) (D348) Acquired 29th June 1959 Discarded early 1970s
Kilic Ali Pasha (ex - Matchless) (D350) Acquired 29th June 1959 Discarded early 1970s
Maresal Fevzi Cakmak (ex - Meteor) (D349) Acquired 29th June 1959 Discarded early 1970s
Piyale Pasa (ex - Milne) (D351) Acquired 29th June 1959 Discarded early 1970s
Ex - US Fletcher Class
Icel (ex - Preston) (D344) Acquired 15th November 1969 Stricken 1981
Iskenderun (ex - Boyd) (D343) Acquired 1st October 1969 Stricken 1981
Istanbul (ex - Clarence K Bronson) (D340) Acquired 14th January 1967 Stricken 1987
Izmir (ex - Van Valkenburgh) (D341) Acquired 28th February 1967 Stricken 1987
Izmit (ex - Cogswell) (D342) Acquired 1st October 1969 Stricken 1980
Ex - US Allen M Sumner Class
Muavenet (ex - Gwin) (DM357) Acquired 22nd October 1971 Damaged 2nd October 1992, Stricken 1993
Zafer (ex - Hugh Purvis) (D356) Acquired 15th February 1972 Stricken 1993, Broken up 1994
Ex - US Gearing Class   View Class
Adatepe (ex - Forrest Royal) (D353) Acquired 27th March 1971 Stricken 1993.  Broken up 1994
Maresal Fevzi Cakmak (ex - Charles H Roan) (D351) Acquired 29th September 1973 Broken up 1995
Gayret (ex - Eversole) (D352) Acquired 11th July 1973 Extant 1995
Kocatepe (ex - Harwood) (D354) Acquired 17th December 1971 Sunk 22nd July 1974
Kocatepe (ex - Norris) (D354) Acquired 7th July 1974 Stricken 1993
Tinaztepe (ex - Keppler) (D355) Acquired 30th June 1972 Laid up 1984
Savastepe (ex - Meredith) ( D347) Acquired 7th December 1979 Extant 1995
Kilic Ali Pasa (ex - Robert H McCard) (D349) Acquired 5th June 1980 Extant 1995
Piyale Pasa (ex - Fiske) ( D350) Acquired 2nd June 1980 Extant 1995
Yucetepe (ex - Orleck) (D345) Acquired 1st October 1982 Extant 1995
Ex - US Carpenter Class
Anitepe (ex - Carpenter) (D347) Acquired 20th February 1981 Extant 1995
Alcitepe (ex - Robert A Owens) (D346) Acquired 16th February 1982 Extant 1995
FRIGATES   View Full List
Berk Class Frigates
Berk  (D358) 25th June 1971 Still in service
Peyk  (D359) 7th June 1972 Still in service
Ex - German Koln  Class Frigates
Gelibolu  (D360) ex German Karlsruhe received 28/3/82  
Gemlik  (D361)   ex German Emden received 23/9/83 Scrapped 1994
Yavoz  Class Frigates
Yavuz  (F240) 7th November 1985  Still in Service
Turget Reis (F241) 30th May 1986  Still in Service
Fatih  (F242) 24th May 1987  Still in Service
Yilderim  (F243) 22nd July 1988  Still in Service
Barbaros  Class Frigates
Barbaros  (F244) 26th October 1994  Still in Service
Oruc Reis (F245) 28th July 1994  Still in Service
Salihreis  (F246) 1996  Still in Service
Kemalreis  (F247)  1998  Still in Service
Muavenet  Class Frigates (ex US Knox Class)  VIEW CLASS
Muavenet  (F250)  (ex. USS Capodanno) Received 30/7/93  Still in Service
Adatepe (F251)   (ex. USS Fanning) Received 31/7/93   Stricken Being Used for Parts 
Kocatepe  (F252) (ex. USS Reasoner) Received 30/8/93  Still in Service
Zafer  (F253)   (ex. USS Thomas C Hart)  Received 30/8/93  Still in Service
Ege  (F254)     (ex. USS Ainsworth) Received   20/5/94  Still in Service
Karadeniz   (F255) (ex. USS Bowen) Received  27/5/94  Still in Service
Akdeniz  (F256)   (ex. USS Donald B Beary) Received 3/6/94 Stricken Being Used for Parts 
Trakya   (F257)  (ex. USS McCandless) Received 5/6/94  Still in Service
Gaziantep Class Frigates (ex US Oliver Hazard Perry Class)
F490 Gaziantep (ex USS Clifton Sprague) Acquired 1998 In Service
F491 Giresun (ex USS Flatley) Acquired 1998 In service
F492 Gemlik (ex USS Antrim) Acquired 1998 In service
F493 Geliboli (ex USS Reid) Acquired 1999 In service
F494 Gokceada (ex USS Mahlon S Tisdale) Acquired 1999 In service
F495 Gediz (ex USS john A Moore) Acquired 2000 In service
Torpedo Boats
Timsah 1885 Stricken in 1910.
Simir I Hidsum 1884 Stricken in 1910.
Mecidiye 1885-1890 Stricken in 1910.
Mahabet 1887 Stricken in 1910.
Gilyom 1886 Stricken in 1910.
Nasr 1888-1892 Stricken in 1910.
Ejder 1890 Stricken in 1910.
Younous 1902 Discarded in the late 1920s.
Drach 1905 Discarded in the late 1920s.
Sivrihisar 1906 Discarded in the 1930s and broken up for scrap.
Submarines
Birindci Inonu Class
Birindci Inonu 1st February 1927 Discarded sometime in the 1950s.
Ikindci Inonu 12th March 1927 Discarded sometime in the 1950s.
Dumlupynar Class
Dumlupinar (Dumlupynar) 4th March 1931 Sunk in collision, April 4th 1952.  Collided with Swedish Cargo ship 'Naboland'.  Information supplied by Kay Toker.
Sakarya Class
Sakarya 2nd February 1931 Discarded sometime in the 1950s.
Gur Class
Gur 1932 Discarded sometime in the 1950s.
Atilay Class
Atilay 1938 Lost on 14th July 1942.
Yildiray 26th August 1939 Discarded in 1957.
Saldiray 23rd July 1938 Discarded in 1957.
Baltiray Class
Baltiray 28th August 1938 Captured by the German Navy at the start of the war and renamed UA. Scuttled on 3rd May 1945.
Burac Reis Class
Burac Reis 19th October 1940. Discarded in 1957.
Murat Reis 20th July 1940 Discarded in 1957.
Oruc Reis 19th July 1940 Discarded in 1957.
Ulac Ali Reis 1st November 1940 Sunk on 18th April 1943.
 

Turkish Submarine Mustedieh Ombashi, ex French Turquoise. From The Romance of A Submarine (c1930) by G Gibbard Jackson

Beached Turkish Destroyers.

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Beached Turkish Destroyers with British ships moored in the background.

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NL125 Osman Gazi at Malta.

Landing ship, launched 1994.

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NL125 Osman Gazi at Malta.

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NL125 Osman Gazi at Malta.

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NL125 Osman Gazi at Malta.

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A579 Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Pasa at Malta.

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A579 Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Pasa at Malta.

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A579 Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Pasa at Malta.

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A579 Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Pasa at Malta.

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A579 Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Pasa at Malta.

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A579 Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Pasa at Malta.

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A579 Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Pasa leaving Malta, 23rd July 1993.

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A579 Cezatirli Gazi Hasan Pasa at Malta.

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A579 Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Pasa at Malta, 19th July 1993.

Ex-German Rhein Class support Ship, ex-Ruhr.  transferred to the Turkish Navy 9th November 1976.

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A579 Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Pasa at Malta, 19th July 1993.

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A579 Cezayirli Gaza Hasan Pasa at Malta, July 2002.

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A579 Cezayirli Gaza Hasan Pasa at Malta, July 2002.

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A577 Sokulla Mehmet Pasa at Malta.

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A577 Sokulla Mehmet Pasa at Malta.

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A577 Sokulla Mehmet Pasa at Malta.

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A577 Sokulla Mehmet Pasa at Malta.

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A577 Sokulla Mehmet Pasa at Malta, September 2001.

Ex- German Isar class support ship Isar, transferred 30th September 1982.

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A577 Sokulla Mehmet Pasa at Malta, September 2001.

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A577 Sokullu Mehmet Pasa at Malta, July 2002.

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A577 Sokullu Mehmet Pasa at Malta, July 2002.

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A577 Sokulla Mehmet Pasa at Malta, February 2002.

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A577 Sokulla Mehmet Pasa at Malta, September 2001.

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M263 Erdek at Malta, April 2003.

Ex - French Circe Class Minehunter (ex M716 Ceres), commissioned 1998.

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M264 Erdemli at Malta, November 2000.

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M264 Erdemli at Malta, November 2000.

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M264 Erdemli at Malta, November 2000.

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M264 Erdemli at Malta, November 2000.

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M264 Erdemli at Malta, November 2000.

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M264 Erdemli at Malta, November 2000.

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M264 Erdemli at Malta, November 2000.

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M262 Enez at Malta.

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M262 Enez at Malta.

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M262 Enez at Malta, February 2002.

Edincuk Class Minehunter, (ex - French Circe Class M716), launched 1973, transferred 1998.

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M262 Enez at Malta, february 2002.

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M262 Enez at Malta, February 2002.

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M262 Enez at Malta, February 2002.

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M517 Sapanka at Malta, April 2003.

Samun Class Minesweeper, commissioned 1965.

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M517 Sapanka at Malta, April 2003.

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 HMS Norfolk and HMS Belfast of Force I are shown engaging the Scharnhorst which has already been hit and disabled by both HMS Duke of York and the cruiser HMS Jamaica.  Scharnhorst was never to escape the clutches of the British and Norwegian forces for, having been slowed to just a few knots by numerous hits, fell victim to repeated torpedo attacks by the allied cruisers and destroyers that had trapped the German marauder.

HMS Norfolk at the Battle of the North Cape by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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HMS Coventry comes under air attack from aircraft off Tobruk, 14th September 1942.  As well as losing the anti-aircraft cruiser HMS Coventry, the Allies also lost  HMS Zulu and six coastal craft sunk by bombing as they were returning from Tobruk.  HMS Coventry was rated as one of the most effective anti-aircraft ships in the entire British navy, downing more aircraft than any other ship.

HMS Coventry by Ivan Berryman.
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The Pedestal Convoy of August 1942 was one of the most heavily protected convoys in the history of sea warfare.  Fourteen of the fastest cargo ships of the time were protected by 4 carriers, 2 battleships, 7 cruisers and 32 destroyers.  The destroyer HMS Ashanti is in the foreground of the painting.  Also depicted are the carrier HMS Indomitable, with her Hurricanes cirling the convoy overhead, and the cargoe ship Port Chalmers to the right of the picture.

Pedestal Convoy by Anthony Saunders (Y)
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 The destroyer HMS Kelly passes close to the battleship HMS Royal Sovereign as she escorts a convoy in the Mediterranean near Malta.

HMS Kelly passes HMS Royal Sovereign by Ivan Berryman (Y)
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 Showing visible signs of her tangle with British cruisers at the Battle of the River Plate, the German pocket battleship Graf Spee slips into the neutral waters of the Montevideo roadstead for light repairs.  This was to be the last haven for the Graf Spee which was later scuttled at the harbour mouth, her commander Kapitan zur See Langsdorff believing a large British fleet to be waiting for attempted escape into the South Atlantic.

Admiral Graf Spee by Ivan Berryman.
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 Type 21 frigate HMS Ambuscade (F172) is shown passing the swing bridge as she enters Taranto Harbour.

HMS Ambuscade by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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 The Last of the heavy Cruisers built by Germany (5 in total) The picture shows Admiral Hipper making her first sortie on the 18th February 1940, accompanied by the Scharnhorst and the Gneisenau on Operation Nordmark. (Search for allied convoys on the route between Britain and Norway)

The Narvik Squadron by Anthony Saunders. (Y)
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B114.  HMS Carmania sinking the German armed liner SS Cap Trafalgar off Ilha da Trindade, South Atlantic. 14th September 1914.  By Ivan Berryman.
HMS Carmania sinking the German armed liner SS Cap Trafalgar off Ilha da Trindade, South Atlantic. 14th September 1914. By Ivan Berryman.
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MILITARY PRINTS

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With the Highland charge across the wide expanse of Culloden Moor easily repelled by the government army and the enemy advancing to the right. The Pretender, Prince Charles, hangs his head in concession as the realisation dawns on the Jacobite troops that defeat has been thrust upon them by their own command.

Culloden, End of the 45 by Mike Shaw.
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The painting depicts the hand picked force led by General Mouton storming over the burning main Isar bridge and forcing an entry into the town of Mosseburg.
Passage Du Pont de Landshut by Louis Hersent (Battle of Landshut, 21st April 1809) (B)
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 After the fall of the stronghold of Alesia in 52BC, Vercingetorix was the last Gallic Chieftain to submit to Caesar. Vercingetorix is shown arrivng on horseback at the gate of the Roamn fort, with Caesar shown a distance away in the fort. Henri Motte studied under Jean-Leon Gerome, and most of his works were shown at the Salon des Artistes Francais in Paris. His major works were of historical pieces such as this one and Hannibal Crossing the Rhone, both of these receiving a bronze medal at the 1900 Universal Exhibition in Paris. He was awarded Chevalier de la Legion dHonneur in 1892.

Vercingetorix Surrendering to Caesar by Henri-Paul Motte. (Y)
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Battle of Moscow by Louis Lejeune (Y)
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The story of the SAS through all major theatres they were involved in. From the start, North Africa 1941, Malaya 1952-1956, Borneo1965-1966, Aden 1967, Oman 1971-1976, Iranian Embassy 1980, Falklands Conflict 1982, Iraq 1991. The middle area shows Col. D. Stirling DSO, and the four single figures depict the different section, Boat, Mountain, Air and Mobility.

The SAS Full Circle by Graeme Lothian. (P)
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DHM229.  Crossing the Ford by H Bellange.
Crossing the Ford by H Bellange.
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DHM889P.  Winter Fishing by Alan Herriot.

Winter Fishing by Alan Herriot (P)
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VAR128. Pinned Down (Highlanders Engage Boers) by John Farquharson
Pinned Down (Highlanders Engage Boers) by John Farquharson
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SPORT PRINTS

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SP4.  Desert Orchid by Mark Churms.

Desert Orchid by Mark Churms.
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 England 1 Germany 0, Euro 2000.  On the 17th of June 2000 England once again faced their old nemesis Germany in a Group A qualifying match at Euro 2000.  England entered the game knowing that they had not defeated Germany in a competitive match since the famous World Cup victory in 1966.  Germany made four changes to the side that had drawn with Romania including the introduction of midfielder Sebastian Deisler, whilst England had been forced to replace Tony Adams and Steve McManaman with Martin Keown and Dennis Wise due to injury.  As expected the game started at a frenetic pace and Jancker made things difficult for England's central defenders early on with his height and strength.  England appeared to be lacking cohesion and allowed Germany to take control of the game.  Deisler brought the German crowd to their feet with a clever run down the right hand side and minutes later Hamaan had their first strike on goal which was hit directly at David Seaman.  England were looking for a flash of inspiration and it was very nearly delivered as Michael Owen managed to meet Phil Neville's cross with his head but only managed to direct the ball on to the post.  Paul Scholes in typical fashion drove a ferocious volley, which was tipped just over the bar, and suddenly it appeared that England were beginning to find some weaknesses in certain areas of the German side.  At the interval little separated the two sides however, England started the second half with a steely determination.  After just seven minutes David Beckham earned his side a free kick in a very dangerous position on the England right.  With good movement from the forwards in the German area Beckham swung a speculative cross into the six yard box.  Owen, beaten by the pace, failed to connect but man of the match Alan Shearer anticipated the kind bounce and without hesitation headed the ball back across Kahn and into the right hand side of the German goal.  The England captain had broken the deadlock and instilled in his side the belief that they could finally defeat their oldest rivals.  Germany threw everything they had at England but Keegan's team were equal to the task in every area of the pitch.  As the final whistle blew a huge roar erupted from the England supporters as Alan Shearer's goal had ended over thirty years of frustration and sealed his place in the history books as one of England's greatest ever strikers.

Perfect Finish by Peter Cornwell.
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Heroes of Goodison Park by Doug Harker. (Y)
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B40. Jean Alesi/ Benetton B.196

Jean Alesi/ Benetton B.196 by Ivan Berryman
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 Michael Schumacher wins again!

From Pole to Flag by Graham Bosworth
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 It was Saturday 4th May 2002, the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.  Wonderful goals by Ray Parlour and Freddie Ljungberg for Arsenal were too much for their London rivals Chelsea to capture the FA Cup.  Four days later, on Wednesday 8th, Arsenal rode into Old Trafford.  This time a goal by Sylvain Wiltord on his 100th appearance for the club was enough for Arsene Wenger's team to overcome Manchester United and clinch the Premiership title, maintaining a record of scoring in every league game of the season.  For the second time in four years under their long-serving and inspirational captain Tony Adams, Arsenal had performed the classic double of English football, the third in their history making 2001-02, a season never to be forgotten.

The Double 2001 / 2002 by Gary Keane. (Y)
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This signed art print was produced at the end of 2000 after the Olympics of that year, and has been sold out from the publisher for many years.  We have the last few publishers proofs of this edition available.  This superb art print celebrates the ultimate achievement for any athlete, the winning of an Olympic gold medal.  In the modern era athletes from Great Britain have won 178 gold medals and Gary Keane's montage celebrates some of the highlights from those achievements.  It captures the determination and effort required to win, as well as the euphoria when the realisation that a life long dream has finally become a reality.  This print is not only a tribute to those featured but also to all other competitors and medal winners who have strived to bring glory and honour to Great Britain.  As the Olympic Games enter a new century and a new chapter in history, it is hoped that this reminder of past glories will also help to inspire those competing for gold in the future.  This limited edition print is signed by six gold medal winners : <br>LYNN DAVIES - 1964 TOKYO Men's Long Jump.<br>MARY PETERS - 1972 MUNICH Pentathlon.<br>DALEY THOMPSON - 1980 MOSCOW Decathlon & 1984 LOS ANGELES Decathlon.<br>TESSA SANDERSON - 1984 LOS ANGELES Javelin.<br>SALLY GUNNELL - 1992 BARCELONA 400 metre Hurdles.<br>STEVEN REDGRAVE - 1984 LOS ANGELES Rowing Coxed Fours, 1988 SEOUL Rowing Coxless Pairs, 1992 BARCELONA Rowing Coxless Pairs, 1996 ATLANTA Rowing Coxless Pairs (and since signing this print, also 2000 SYDNEY Rowing Coxless Fours).

British Olympic Legends by Gary Keane
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Champion racing horse West Tip at Cheltenham race course.

West Tip by Mark Churms.
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