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Centrefire Semi-Automatic Pistol with Stock from Germany dated about 1899 on display at the Royal Armouries in Leeds

The Mauser C96 “Broomhandle” had become very fashionable and the Mauser was most advanced and expensive. Such weapons were used by the Boers in South Africa, this one being seized by the Royal Scots Fusiliers.  The wooden holster-stock has been carved with ’R.S. Fusiliers, Boer War, 1899-1900-01-02’ set around a South African Republic coin.

The coin is the Krugerrand named after the man on it, Paul Kruger the third President of the South African Republic and famous for his opposition to the British Empire during the Second Boer War. He was a controversial figure not just for fighting the Empire but also for his treatment of Black Africans in the Republic


“British pilot rescued after Pacific action. June 1945, on board a carrier of the British Pacific Fleet operating against the Japanese. A British naval pilot who was shot down close inshore was rescued by a Supermarine Walrus amphibian aircraft which landed under the guns of Japanese coastal batteries, picked up the Avenger pilot and returned him to the deck of the carrier.”

(IWM: A 29813, A 29719)

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Uniform of a Musketeer in the 2nd Company of the King’s Household from France dated between 1814-1815 on display at the Musée de l'Armée in Paris

With the return of the House of Bourbon during the Restoration following the end of the Napoleonic Wars, the regiments of the King’s Household were restored by Louis XVIII in 1814. Musketeers protected the King during his travels around the kingdom.
French flag captured by Admiral Lord Nelson is size of a tennis court
The flag, which was taken from the French ship Généreux, is roughly the size of a tennis court. It will be on display at Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery from July to October this year.

“This device being used here is called an outrigger. The tail wheel is locked at the end of it and slung outboard. Chocks are fixed fore and aft of the undercarriage wheels so that this Chance-Vought Corsair is kept securely in position while taking up a minimum of deck space on board HMS Khedive, part of the East Indies Fleet as she operates in eastern waters.”

(IWM: A 29037)