Michael Collins 1890-1922) Irish Nationalist, Sinn Fein leader, founder and director
Michael Collins 1890-1922) Irish Nationalist, Sinn Fein leader, founder and director of intelligence of the Irish Republican Army 1919, minister for finance in the provisional government of the Irish Free State 1922, and for ten days Head of State before being killed. Born in County Cork, he became an active member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood and in 1916 fought in the Easter Rising. In 1918 he was elected a Sinn Fein member to the Dail, and became a minister in the Republican Provisional government. In 1921 he and Arthur Griffith were mainly responsible for the treaty that established the Irish Free State. During the ensuing civil war, Collins took command and crushed the opposition in Dublin and the large towns within a few weeks. When Griffiths died Collins became head of the state and the army, but he was ambushed near Cork by fellow Irishmen on 22nd August and killed. Topfoto stills library picture library stock archive vintage Ireland Irish Rebellion 1916
Lord Louis Mountbatten attends London naval wedding. The marriage of Commander
Lord Louis Mountbatten attends London naval wedding.
The marriage of Commander Wilfred Pearse Gandell, of HMS Revenge, and Miss Lilian Campbell, took place at Holy Trinity, Brompton.
The bride and bridegroom leaving. Lord Louis Mountbatten ( right ) is seen forming one of the officers guard of honour.
12 April 1923
The Queen dressed in her uniform as Colonel-in-Chief of the Coldstream Guards
The Queen dressed in her uniform as Colonel-in-Chief of the Coldstream Guards and riding side-saddle, turns round to smile at her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, when she inspected the guards duriing the ceremony of the Trooping the Colour on Horse Guards Parade on 10th June 1954.
The picture was taken by Herbert Ludford and won first prize in the Royal Class of the Annual British Press Pictures of the Year.