🇬🇧🇮🇪Warriors of the British Isles🇬🇧🇮🇪: In this photograph colorized by me, a British and Irish soldier, who is wearing a Vickers steel helmet, socialize with each other on the North Irish Border, some time in the late 1920s or early 1930s. Following the establishment of the Irish Defense Forces in the 1920s, the Irish began looking for a standard issue helmet. In 1926 the Irish government would approach the German consulate for the newest model of the Stahlhelm, although Germany was prohibited to export them due to the Treaty of Versailles. An order for 5,000 steel helmets, based off of the German Stahlhelms used in World War 1, was placed with Vickers & Co. Ltd, London in 1927. Having a close resemblance to the Stahlhelm, the Vicker’s sides were gently sloped and ranks were usually displayed on the front. The Vickers would remain in use up until 1940, where it was replaced by the British MKII helmet. #BritishIsles#Ireland#Britain#IrishDefenceForces#VickersSteelHelmet#Interwar#BritishArmy#IrishHistory#SteelHelmet#stahlhelm#colorizations#FiannaFáil
Nash nailing the British sunshine today. This inter war work could be mistaken for his son’s, although there is less of his quirky imagination and a little more vibrancy in the 🎨 #nash#gnashers#interwar . #alltoohuman#modbrit
Georges Clemenceau was elected as President of the Paris Peace process in the aftermath of WW1. His task was to steer the global powers towards a new world order, out of the chaos of the end of several empires, and the destruction of countless lives across the world. Waging war is easy in the sense that there is a clear objective - to survive and be victorious. Making peace means having to confront differences of opinion and learn to compromise, with a vision for the greater good. That is not easy, especially when national wounds ran deep and reparations were demanded by the victors to cover the incalculable costs, and ultimately the fragile peace only lasted for 20 years.⠀
"The NAB has local historical, aesthetic and representative significance as part of a group of bank and insurance buildings constructed in the Newcastle CBD in the 1910s-1930s which transformed the streetscape of Hunter Street in particular and consolidated its position as the city’s premier business thoroughfare. As part of this group it signalled a new phase of commerce in the city, based on heavy industry, and gave banking and insurance a modern presence in the city in purpose-built premises. The building has local aesthetic significance, making an important contribution to the Hunter Street streetscape as a substantial and attractive Inter-War Palazzo style structure on the prominent corner of Hunter and Bolton Streets."
Town hall .
"Newcastle City Hall is of historic and aesthetic significance to the State of NSW as an imposing civic building embodying the civic pride of NSW's second city in a restrained inter-war classicism. City Hall is an outstanding example of the Inter-War Academic Classical style in NSW. The building's planning, construction and history of use demonstrates the evolution of local government in Newcastle, reflecting the growth, development and increased power of local government across the twentieth century in New South Wales. The style of the building is illustrative of significant social and aesthetic values of the inter-war period in NSW, demonstrating a desire to hold onto traditional forms of architectural stylism particularly in public architecture, in the face of modernism and social and political change"
G-CYBA, a Curtiss HS-2L based at Jericho Beach for it's entire Canadian military service life. Apparently it was the first one of its kind to be assembled at Jericho Beach, and was TOS on September 24, 1920. Two years later, it was Struck off Strength July 29, 1922. No mention of what happened to G-CYBA that caused it to be retired, but these old wooden flying boats eventually just "wore out". The hulls would soak up water and effectively become non-airworthy! #vancouver#interwar#caf#rcaf
Boyle notice | one of my favourite pieces in the Crawford collection, Machines of Learning (1938) by Alicia Boyle is unnervingly prescient, particularly with its pre-Orwellian porcine iconography.
George Orwell’s Animal Farm was published seven years later.