The cover of The Illustrated London News from the 26th of November, 1864.
The main story is about the reelection of US President Abraham Lincoln. Less than half a year later the President was assassinated.
This painting, created in 1919, shows the German fleet surrendered in Scotland in 1918, eleven days after the end of the First World War. The caption by Britain’s Imperial War Museum is below:
The German Fleet at Anchor off Inchkeith, Firth of Forth – after the Surrender, 22nd November 1918.
22nd November 1906: the McAdam family of Ashfield, Cootehill, County Cavan (which falls in modern-day Republic of Ireland).
The photograph was taken by H. Allison & Co. Photographers, and is held in the public record office of Northern Ireland.
H.M.S. Electra, struck by a “whirlwind” on the passage from Auckland, New Zealand to Sydney, New South Wales on the 20th of November 1856.
The battle resulted in a British victory and German defeat.
Field kitchen of the 2nd Battalion of the Manchester Regiment on a water-logged site. X
Water refilling point on the Ancre River. X
A Royal Flying Corps working party in a mine crater at Beaumont Hamel, captured in the battle. 13th November. X
A British Army Chaplain helps a wounded German prisoner on the first day of the battle. X
At the time of its release much of the world was at war, and Repp predicted a dire future for America seven years from then. The following month Japan finally succeeded in drawing the United States into the conflict.
These images were taken in London in early November of 1918, as the First World War drew to a close.
On the 5th of the month captured German field guns were put on display along the Mall, stretching from Admiralty Arch to Buckingham Palace.
On the 13th of November the guns were taken to Trafalgar Square, where people attempted to set them alight in a bonfire.
From the collection of the Imperial War Museums.
Is anyone thinking about Christmas yet? I am!
May I draw your attention to these (real) gold and silver foil Christmas cards for sale, available to be shipped worldwide, featuring a Christmas quote from the final pages of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice:
And, if you’re not sure how shiny they’ll actually be in real life, here are some other Christmas cards from the same supplier I have bought in the past. (English Christmas cards and Ukrainian Christmas cards.)