The Ironside family
The Ironside family
by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 12 September 1935
Given by Bassano & Vandyk Studios, 1974
Sittersback to top
- (William) Edmund Ironside, 1st Baron Ironside (1880-1959), Field Marshal and farmer. Sitter in 12 portraits. Identify
- Mariot Ysobel (née Cheyne), Lady Ironside (died 1984), Wife of 1st Baron Ironside. Sitter in 8 portraits. Identify
- Edmund Oslac Ironside, 2nd Baron Ironside (1924-), Field Marshal. Sitter in 7 portraits. Identify
Artistback to top
- Bassano Ltd (active 1901-1962), Photographers. Artist associated with 42746 portraits.
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1935back to top
Current affairsStanley Baldwin starts his third term as Prime Minister after Ramsay Macdonald resigns due to ill health. Coincidentally, Baldwin's first term in office also came about when the Prime Minister of the time, Bonar Law, stepped down due to illness in 1923.
Art and scienceRobert Watson-Watt demonstrates Radar, showing how an aircraft can be tracked by detecting radio waves reflected off it. During the war, Watson-Watt established a network of machines and operators that helped detect the approach of enemy aircraft in the Battle of Britain.
Penguin publishes its first paperback books, making reading more portable and affordable to a wider audience.
InternationalItaly invades Abyssinia. The invasion of the country now known as Ethiopia was part of Mussolini's plan to create an Italian Empire. It was also an attempt to avenge Abyssinia's victory over the Italian army at Adowa in 1896.
Germany introduces conscription, breaking the disarmament clause of the Treaty of Versailles.
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