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July 15, 1915 - To meet the Royal Navy’s demand for coal, mine owners increased working hours. The miners responded with a resolution in 1914 demanded British neutrality, but a letter sent by Winston Churchill convinced many of them to aid the war effort. In 1915 miners in South Wales went on strike. This obstacle to the British war economy convinced many in Parliament to take over the minefields, and in 1916 Lloyd George put them in control of the state.

July 1915 - Coal Miner Strike in Wales Pictured - Coal miners and their ponies. Working in the coal mines was a labor-intensive and dangerous task, but vital to the British economy.

Battlefields in front of Nashville where the United States forces commanded by Major General Geo. H. Thomas defeated and routed the Rebel army under General Hood, December 15th & 16th, 1864 Surveyed and drawn under the direction of: Gen. Tower, by M. Peseux. C. S. Mergell, auth. Printed at Topl. Engr. Office, Dept. Cumbd., Chattanooga.

Battlefields in front of Nashville where the United States forces commanded by Major General Geo. H. Thomas defeated and routed the Rebel army under General Hood, December 15th & 16th, 1864 Surveyed and drawn under the direction of: Gen. Tower, by M. Peseux. C. S. Mergell, auth. Printed at Topl. Engr. Office, Dept. Cumbd., Chattanooga.

// a map of the 54 invasions of Great Britain (and "the places at which foreign troops have landed on British soil since 1066 (and all that), seen in the Illustrated London News for 27 March 1909)

Map of the 54 invasions of Great Britain (the places at which foreign troops have landed on British soil since 1066 (and all that), seen in the Illustrated London News for 27 March

Rare. The earliest "Lafreri-school" map of Holland | Jan van Deventer | Netherlands | Guided Tours | www.sightseeingholland.com

The original map by Jacob van Deventer was lost, but this copy by the Italian Michele Tramezini survived. This map is in the Lafreri Atlas, after one of the leading map-publishers of the period, Antonio Lafreri.