Jake Welch
More ideas from Jake
The only surviving Union Jack flag from the Battle of Trafalgar, sold at auction today. The huge flag, that is littered with holes from shot damage and still has a whiff of gunpowder, flew from the jackstaff of HMS Spartiate at the historic battle 204 years ago.  After the victory over Napoleon's French army, the crew lowered the flag and presented it to Lieutenant James Clephan for his outstanding performance.

The only surviving Union Jack flag from the Battle of Trafalgar, sold at auction today. The huge flag, that is littered with holes from shot damage and still has a whiff of gunpowder, flew from the jackstaff of HMS Spartiate at the historic battle 204 years ago. After the victory over Napoleon's French army, the crew lowered the flag and presented it to Lieutenant James Clephan for his outstanding performance.

Sword-pistol 'brandished by Lord Nelson' at Battle of Trafalgar. He was a Supreme commander and led the British to victory over the French and Spanish navies at Trafalgar was fatally injured during the battle. The piece was made by H.W. Mortimer of the finest silver of the time, ca. 1805.

Sword-pistol 'brandished by Lord Nelson' at Battle of Trafalgar. He was a Supreme commander and led the British to victory over the French and Spanish navies at Trafalgar was fatally injured during the battle. The piece was made by H.W. Mortimer of the finest silver of the time, ca. 1805.

Red outfitted warriors: How British troops looked during the battle as portrayed in the iconic 1970 film Waterloo.

Red outfitted warriors: How British troops looked during the battle as portrayed in the iconic 1970 film Waterloo.

Uniforms of British Army.RIFLEMAN: Elite Soldiers of the Wars against Napoleon

Uniforms of British Army.RIFLEMAN: Elite Soldiers of the Wars against Napoleon

The Battle of Prestonpans - part of the Jacobite rebellion of 1745 and re-enacted by modern day warriors every year!

The Battle of Prestonpans - part of the Jacobite rebellion of 1745 and re-enacted by modern day warriors every year!

Winter Mist, Corfe Castle by antonyspencer, via Flickr - Corfe Castle, Dorset, UK ~ The castle stands above the village and dates back in some form to the 10th century. It was the site of the murder of Edward the Martyr in 978. During the English Civil War it was a Royalist stronghold and was besieged twice, in 1643 and again in 1646. It is currently owned by the National Trust and is open to the public.

Winter Mist, Corfe Castle by antonyspencer, via Flickr - Corfe Castle, Dorset, UK ~ The castle stands above the village and dates back in some form to the 10th century. It was the site of the murder of Edward the Martyr in 978. During the English Civil War it was a Royalist stronghold and was besieged twice, in 1643 and again in 1646. It is currently owned by the National Trust and is open to the public.

King George V (right) and his cousin Tsar Nicholas II in German military uniforms in Berlin before the war. There is a close physical resemblance between the two monarchs

King George V (right) and his cousin Tsar Nicholas II in German military uniforms in Berlin before the war. There is a close physical resemblance between the two monarchs