PA Images is the photographic arm of the UK and Ireland's national news agency, PA Media. With a library of over 20 million images and an archive that dates back 150 years, PA Images has captured some of the most iconic moments in history, including special moments in the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth and the royal family plus 100 years of memorable events in sport, news, entertainment and politics.
The collections below bring to life memorable events in UK history that have had wide-ranging impacts in Australia and worldwide.
Above, from left to right: (1) The King and Queen stand amid bomb damage at Buckingham Palace in September 1940; (2) Students take first aid lessons during a London County Council First Aid training course in September 1940; (3) Prime Minister Winston Churchill inspects Home Guard personnel in Hyde Park, London on July 1941; (4) A British Army Bren Gun Carrier drives near the body of a German Afrika Korps soldier by the side of the road after the decisive Battle of El Alamein on November 1942; (5) Members of the Women's Land Army (Land Girls) from various parts of the country walk with pitchforks over their shoulders in November 1943; (6) Huge crowds at Trafalgar Square celebrate VE (Victory in Europe) Day at the end of the Second World War in London in May 1945.
Above, from left to right: (1) West Germany's Wolfgang Weber (left) slams a goal past England's Ray Wilson (centre) and goalkeeper Gordon Banks (right) in the dying seconds of the match on July 30 1966; (2) England's Martin Peters, George Cohen, Jack Charlton, Bobby Moore, Ray Wilson and Bobby Charlton parade the Jules Rimet trophy around Wembley following their 4-2 victory; (3) England captain Bobby Moore is presented with the trophy by Queen Elizabeth; (4) The England team is pictured in November 1966.
Above, from left to right: (1) Spectators arrive on the Long Walk in Windsor ahead of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in May 2018; (2) Amal Clooney and George Clooney arrive at St George's Chapel; (3) Prince Harry arrives with the best man, the Duke of Cambridge; (4) The bride arrives; (5) Meghan and Harry kiss on the steps of St George's Chapel after the ceremony.
Above, from left to right: (1) Prime Minister David Cameron announces his resignation in June 2016 after Britain voted to leave the European Union in a historic referendum that threw Westminster politics into disarray; (2) Prime Minister Theresa May signs the Article 50 letter as she prepares to trigger the start of the UK's formal withdrawal from the EU in March 2017; (3) Anti-Brexit protesters stand outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London in September 2019; (4) Prime Minister Theresa May becomes the latest political casualty of Brexit, announcing she is standing down as Tory party leader in May 2019; (5) New Prime Minister Boris Johnson waves outside 10 Downing Street after meeting Queen Elizabeth and accepting her invitation to become prime minister.
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