Flight-deck firefighters set about their work on HMS Formidable after a 1945 kamikaze attack. In all, 44 men were killed and 83 wounded in kamikaze attacks on the British fleet, whose pilots shot down more than 40 enemy aircraft, the majority of them suicide bombers

Flight-deck firefighters set about their work on HMS Formidable after a 1945 kamikaze attack. In all, 44 men were killed and 83 wounded in kamikaze attacks on the British fleet, whose pilots shot down more than 40 enemy aircraft, the majority of them suicide bombers

80-G-182252: Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941. A Japanese Navy "Zero"…

80-G-182252: Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941. A Japanese Navy "Zero"…

Bargain! A car is offered as a competition prize, entry for which is just one shilling. The sign 'help the spastics' is an outdated reference to people with cerebral palsy and is no longer acceptable to use

Amazing collection of colour slides shows how Britain once looked

Bargain! A car is offered as a competition prize, entry for which is just one shilling. The sign 'help the spastics' is an outdated reference to people with cerebral palsy and is no longer acceptable to use

Caught: Charles Hutchinson (above) and his mother were caught when the man's body was found almost a year after the murder

Historical turn of the century mug shots

Caught: Charles Hutchinson (above) and his mother were caught when the man's body was found almost a year after the murder

Pioneer: Equipped with a camera he designed himself and a train with a darkroom built into it, Prokudin-Gorsky travelled across Russia taking images. Pictured is a Muslim war veteran, complete with traditional uniform and dagger, in Dagestan, south west Russia, in 1094

Beautiful 100-year-old images look like they were taken on Instagram

Pioneer: Equipped with a camera he designed himself and a train with a darkroom built into it, Prokudin-Gorsky travelled across Russia taking images. Pictured is a Muslim war veteran, complete with traditional uniform and dagger, in Dagestan, south west Russia, in 1094

Back to basics: Men are pictured travelling on the handcar railway near Petrozavodsk on the Murmansk railway in 1915. During the First World War the tracks became a vital supply route for troops, arms and heavy artillery brought in from the coast

Beautiful 100-year-old images look like they were taken on Instagram

Back to basics: Men are pictured travelling on the handcar railway near Petrozavodsk on the Murmansk railway in 1915. During the First World War the tracks became a vital supply route for troops, arms and heavy artillery brought in from the coast

Myrtle Hetrick

Historical turn of the century mug shots

Herbert Cockran

Historical turn of the century mug shots

Smart girl: Bertha Liebbeke was a pickpocket back in 1903, one who would faint on men to take their wallets

Historical turn of the century mug shots

Smart girl: Bertha Liebbeke was a pickpocket back in 1903, one who would faint on men to take their wallets

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