Picture of the day French artist Emile Jean-Horace Vernet, known for his paintings of battles and portraits, was born on the 30th June 1789. Read more...
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We are delighted to represent the Home Front History Collection, which is dedicated to keeping alive the spirit of remembrance for the generation on Britain's Home Front during WW2. The collection is launched with some fascinating photographs featuring the Corps of Canadian Firefighters, a volunteer unit involved in efforts to quell blazes during bombing raids on the UK.
The National Archives is the UK Government's official archive with over a thousand years of history in documents, posters, maps, advertisements, manuscripts and more. Included among the treasures available through us is Shakespeare's will, Wilde's death certificate, letters from the Titanic and stunning Victorian textiles by Christopher Dresser.