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  • EX-POSTMAN DELIVERS THE GUNS: MERCHANT NAVY TRAINING IN BRITAIN, 1942

    EX-POSTMAN DELIVERS THE GUNS: MERCHANT NAVY TRAINING IN BRITAIN, 1942

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

    William Charles Piper (standing second from right) and his ship mates guide the lifeboat as it is swung in board, as part of their training at the Royal Navy Training Establishment for Merchant Seamen. This photograph was almost certainly taken at HMS...

  • A REST BREAK HOME FOR NURSES: EVERYDAY LIFE AT A HOSTEL FUNDED BY THE BRITISH WAR RELIEF SOCIETY, BEDFORD HOTEL, BUXTON, DERBYSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    A REST BREAK HOME FOR NURSES: EVERYDAY LIFE AT A HOSTEL FUNDED BY THE BRITISH WAR RELIEF SOCIETY, BEDFORD HOTEL, BUXTON, DERBYSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    Dinner is served by chef Mr Adams and warden Miss Falkhous, in the kitchen of the rest break home for nurses in Buxton. Mr Adams had been the chef at the Bedford Hotel, before it became the nurses' hostel. Also visible is one of the home's...

  • AT WORK IN A BRITISH SHELL FACTORY, ENGLAND, C 1940

    AT WORK IN A BRITISH SHELL FACTORY, ENGLAND, C 1940

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

    Jospeh Fry, aged 67, works on a collection of medium shells at a factory somewhere in England. Mr Fry is an 'all-round shell hand' and has been working in shell production since he was 17 years of age.

  • BOSTON MARKET: THE COUNTRY MARKET AND MAY FAIR, BOSTON, LINCOLNSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    BOSTON MARKET: THE COUNTRY MARKET AND MAY FAIR, BOSTON, LINCOLNSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    Two South African soldiers try their luck at a shooting game at the May Fair, Boston, Lincolnshire. Various items of Utility crockery can be seen on a table behind the counter, awarded as prizes if the target is hit.

  • INVASION VILLAGE: EVERYDAY LIFE IN ORFORD, SUFFOLK, ENGLAND, 1941

    INVASION VILLAGE: EVERYDAY LIFE IN ORFORD, SUFFOLK, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    A wide view of the village of Orford, taken from the top of the castle tower, showing houses and vehicles. Dominating the skyline is the tower of St. Bartholomew's Church, visible on the left of the photograph, just in front of the fields and trees...

  • REHABILITATION: THE WORK OF QUEEN MARY'S HOSPITAL, ROEHAMPTON, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    REHABILITATION: THE WORK OF QUEEN MARY'S HOSPITAL, ROEHAMPTON, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    A patient at Queen Mary's Hospital, Roehampton who suffers from arthritis, works on a bicycle fretsaw. The aim of this machine is to keep all the limbs in action together, increasing flexibility and co-ordination.

  • AMERICANS IN BRITAIN: THE ARRIVAL OF THE CIVILIAN TECHNICAL CORPS, BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND, 1941

    AMERICANS IN BRITAIN: THE ARRIVAL OF THE CIVILIAN TECHNICAL CORPS, BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    Civilian Technical Corps members Henning (from Champaign, Illinois), Manning (from Del Rio, Texas) and Gates (from Brooklyn, New York) enjoy a breakfast of bread and jam, probably at their billet at Annerley Court Hotel in Bournemouth. Note that the...

  • WARTIME IN THE SCILLIES: EVERYDAY LIFE ON THE SCILLY ISLES, APRIL 1941

    WARTIME IN THE SCILLIES: EVERYDAY LIFE ON THE SCILLY ISLES, APRIL 1941

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

    Posters on display in the window of a shop on Tresco, Scilly Isles, promote War Weapons Week, which will be held between 14th and 20th April. The slogans used are 'Lend to Defend', 'Scilly can knock them silly with £sd' and '...

  • A PICTURE OF A SOUTHERN TOWN: LIFE IN WARTIME READING, BERKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    A PICTURE OF A SOUTHERN TOWN: LIFE IN WARTIME READING, BERKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    Housewives crowd around the cart of a travelling vegetable seller on Wolseley Street in Reading. The road is lined with rows of terraced workmen's houses, and a milkman can be seen to the right of the photograph, delivering the morning milk....

  • A PICTURE OF A SOUTHERN TOWN: LIFE IN WARTIME READING, BERKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    A PICTURE OF A SOUTHERN TOWN: LIFE IN WARTIME READING, BERKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    Young children enjoy an afternoon nap at the Pennsylvania Wartime Nursery, Reading. A female teacher can be seen in the background, keeping an eye on them as they sleep on small wooden cots. This nursery is funded by donations from Reading's...

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