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  • A MIDDLE EAST SOLDIER REVISITS BRITAIN: LIFE IN WARTIME DURHAM, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

    A MIDDLE EAST SOLDIER REVISITS BRITAIN: LIFE IN WARTIME DURHAM, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

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

    A busy scene showing shoppers going about their daily business on Silver Street in Durham. On the left, the clothing store 'Burton' can be seen. In the background, at the end of the street is the Castle Hotel and a shop named 'W Duncan...

  • WEST INDIANS IN BRITAIN DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    WEST INDIANS IN BRITAIN DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information official photographer

    West Indian Labour Force in Britain: In the sleeping quarters of a war workers' hostel, a group of Jamaican technicians relax by reading newspapers and letters from home.

  • COAL MINERS: EVERYDAY LIFE IN A MIDLANDS COLLIERY, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    COAL MINERS: EVERYDAY LIFE IN A MIDLANDS COLLIERY, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

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

    Miners at a colliery somewhere in the Midlands receive sun ray treatment. The original caption states that "'As good as a week at Blackpool!' is the general opinion".

  • A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WARTIME HOUSEWIFE: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WARTIME HOUSEWIFE: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

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

    Mrs Day separates cardboard and tin from her household rubbish, ready for salvage, outside the basement of her home in South Kensington, London.

  • THEY ALSO FIGHT WHO ONLY STAND AND WAIT: WAR INDUSTRY IN AN OLD COUNTRY HOUSE, 1942

    THEY ALSO FIGHT WHO ONLY STAND AND WAIT: WAR INDUSTRY IN AN OLD COUNTRY HOUSE, 1942

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

    Men at work in the garage attached to Mr and Mrs Clark's country house, now used as a small factory producing communications equipment. A car can be seen in the background.

  • INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL: LIFE AT PAUNTLEY COURT, A SCHOOL AND HOME FOR FRENCH AND BELGIAN REFUGEES, PAUNTLEY, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, 1943

    INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL: LIFE AT PAUNTLEY COURT, A SCHOOL AND HOME FOR FRENCH AND BELGIAN REFUGEES, PAUNTLEY, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, 1943

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

    Madame Pollet, schoolmistress at the French-speaking school held in an old mill near Pauntley Court, helps her 7 year old daughter Anne Marie with her work in the schoolroom. The Pollets are originally from Tournai in Belgium.

  • BIRTH OF A BRITISH TANK: TANK PRODUCTION IN ENGLAND, 1941

    BIRTH OF A BRITISH TANK: TANK PRODUCTION IN ENGLAND, 1941

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

    Two factory workers work inside a Crusader tank at a factory somewhere in England, 1941. The photograph is taken looking into the tank through the turret opening, and shows just how cramped these armoured fighting vehicles were.

  • STUDENT NURSE: LIFE AT ST HELIER HOSPITAL, CARSHALTON, SURREY, 1943

    STUDENT NURSE: LIFE AT ST HELIER HOSPITAL, CARSHALTON, SURREY, 1943

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

    Using the model of a head Sister-Tutor Mackenzie demonstrates how to put on a scalp bandage to a group of student nurses at St Helier Hospital. According to the original caption, this hospital is famous around the world and students come here from many...

  • GEORGE FORMBY - FARMER: EVERYDAY LIFE ON THE FARM WITH GEORGE FORMBY, THE PENNINES, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

    GEORGE FORMBY - FARMER: EVERYDAY LIFE ON THE FARM WITH GEORGE FORMBY, THE PENNINES, ENGLAND, UK, 1945

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

    George Formby trims cuttings from a hedge on his farm in the Pennines, to re-use them as pea sticks in the kitchen garden. The original caption states that Formbys have a "very big kitchen garden to look after".

  • STEN GUN PRODUCTION IN BRITAIN, 1943

    STEN GUN PRODUCTION IN BRITAIN, 1943

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

    Mrs Lushby (left) and colleagues at work in a small 'factory' producing breech blocks from steel bars. This 'factory', previously used as a hen house, was owned by Mr C W (Charles) Packard, an engineer and former haulage contractor,...

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