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  • SELF-SUPPORTING VILLAGE: LIFE IN HOVINGHAM, YORKSHIRE, OCTOBER 1942

    SELF-SUPPORTING VILLAGE: LIFE IN HOVINGHAM, YORKSHIRE, OCTOBER 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    Mrs Hackett (left) and Miss Emily Sawdon collect left over wheat tops from the fields into a sack, Hovingham, Yorkshire. These wheat tops will be used to supplement the poultry feed rations in the village.

  • LONDON SCHOOLS IN WARTIME: SCHOOL LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    LONDON SCHOOLS IN WARTIME: SCHOOL LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    Children at Ancona Road School in South East London sort salvaged milk bottle tops, pieces of metal from bombs and newspapers into various piles for collection.

  • THE WOMEN BEHIND THE GUNS: MUNITIONS PRODUCTION IN BRITAIN, 1940

    THE WOMEN BEHIND THE GUNS: MUNITIONS PRODUCTION IN BRITAIN, 1940

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    Two women make up a cordite charge at an arms factory, somewhere in Britain.

  • CIVIL DEFENCE AND WELFARE SERVICES IN WARTIME BRITAIN: THE WORK OF THE REST CENTRE, 1942

    CIVIL DEFENCE AND WELFARE SERVICES IN WARTIME BRITAIN: THE WORK OF THE REST CENTRE, 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    A bombed-out family enjoy a meal at a rest centre. Checked table cloths and flowers provide a welcoming and cheery atmosphere to those who have lost their homes through air raids. One of the two welfare workers visible in the photographs brings a cup...

  • CABBAGES AND PRIMA DONNAS:  LIFE IN WARTIME COVENT GARDEN, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

    CABBAGES AND PRIMA DONNAS: LIFE IN WARTIME COVENT GARDEN, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    73 year old Mrs Jane Connell is a third generation market trader at Covent Garden. Here we see her, with her niece Margaret, selling watercress.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE BOMBER COMMAND, 1942-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE BOMBER COMMAND, 1942-1945.

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    A sergeant armourer checks the fuze of a 1,000-lb GP bomb before it is winched by hand into the bomb bay of a Short Stirling of No. 218 Squadron RAF at Downham Market, Norfolk.

  • CHESS IN THE CITY: EVERYDAY LIFE AT THE GAMBIT CHESS ROOMS, BUDGE ROW, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    CHESS IN THE CITY: EVERYDAY LIFE AT THE GAMBIT CHESS ROOMS, BUDGE ROW, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    A view of many games in progress at the Gambit Chess Rooms in London. Many of the players are City workers, who are playing in their lunch hour (lunch is available here at the club), but there are service personnel too, including an American, visible in...

  • ANGLO-AMERICAN RECIPROCAL AID: THE WORK OF THE 'POST EXCHANGE', 1942

    ANGLO-AMERICAN RECIPROCAL AID: THE WORK OF THE 'POST EXCHANGE', 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    American soldiers buy sweets, tissues, toothpaste, tobacco and notepaper from clerks Private Julian Desrosiers, Corporal Herman Boy and Private Albert Black at the London Post Exchange.

  • MANSION BECOMES MATERNITY HOME: LIFE AT BROCKET HALL, WELWYN, HERTFORDSHIRE, 1942

    MANSION BECOMES MATERNITY HOME: LIFE AT BROCKET HALL, WELWYN, HERTFORDSHIRE, 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    Miss E F Stock (right) tends to a large crop of beans in the grounds of Brocket Hall. Miss Stock was a Sister at City Road Maternity Hospital and now keeps the Brocket Hall hospital supplied with vegetables. Behind her, another nurse assists a new...

  • CATTLE MARKET: EVERYDAY LIFE AT CATTLE MARKETS IN KENT, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    CATTLE MARKET: EVERYDAY LIFE AT CATTLE MARKETS IN KENT, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    Local butcher George Challis (centre) smokes his pipe as he selects sheep in a pen at Maidstone cattle market.

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